Re: reviewing Open Source software

Subject: Re: reviewing Open Source software
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 09:37:54 -0700

Jane Carnall wrote:

Looking for websites that review Open Source software for non-developers.
Not that review the code, but that review the packages available in terms of
functionality, ease of use, learning curve, etc, for the end-user without
much technical knowledge.

Where to start? Freshmeat lists what's new, but only gives brief descriptons of the software. Try LinuxPlanet for good in-depth reviews, especially of Debian.

Several other places, listed in no particular order:

- Linux Magazine
- Linux Journal
- Duke of URL

But, probably the best way to find reviews is to go to Linux Today or Linux Weekly News/daily. Both sites do an excellent job of rounding up all the articles, news releases, and columns about Linux, so you can find what interests you in a few minutes of scanning.

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com

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