Category: Review

  • Review #6: Ubuntu on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    Ubuntu Linux is certified by Canonical Ltd. to run on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. These instructions are for the old 3rd generation that I bought from Lenovo in 2015, but Ubuntu Linux 16.04 is also certified to run on the 5th generation, but I have not tested these instructions on the 5th generation of Lenovo […]

  • Review #5: The Imitation Game

    I just watched The Imitation Game from 2014 by director Morten Tyldum and enjoyed it. The movie tells the story of Alan Turing, the British mathematician who broke the Enigma codes during World War II by building the Bombe machine that probably saved 14 million lives and shorted the war by 2 years. The story […]

  • Review #4: Motorola Nexus 6

    Nexus 6 is the latest Google flagship phone model from Motorola with the latest Android 5.0 release (“Lollipop”). The 6.0 inch Quad HD display (1440×2560 pixels) is acceptable. The 4K (3840×2160) camcorder is very good. The 2 megapixel front-facing camera is OK. The Android battery gauge indicates that the battery charges from 40% to 100% […]

  • Review #3: Android 5.0 on Google Nexus 5

    I have been following and using Android phones since the first public release of Android 1.5 on the Android Dev Phone 1 manufactured by HTC. Android 5.0, dubbed “Lollipop”, is the fifth release of Android and is now available for Google Nexus 5 devices. (Android 4.4.4 source code is available in the branch tagged ‘android-4.4.4_r1’ […]

  • Review #2: OS X on MacBook Air

    The first computer I tried was an IBM PC. Then we got a second-hand Amiga 500. My main computer before I moved to Oslo in 1997 was the Amiga 1200 with the Miami TCP/IP stack. Then, a friend helped me build an IBM-compatible PC that ran the Linux-based operating system distribution known as Red Hat […]

  • Review #1: Google Nexus 10

    Nexus 10 was launched by Google and manufactured by Samsung in late 2012. The Nexus 10 is my first Android tablet and comes with a 10.6-inch screen and Wifi-only network connectivity. I bought the Nexus 10 for 3090 NOK from and it arrived in the local post office after 3 days. The CPU is […]