Linux.com: How to Write a Thorough Review of a Linux
"I have never written a review of a Linux distribution, but I've
read more than I can count, and many of them have been maddeningly
incomplete and not worth the time it took to read them. Here's a
list of items you need to talk about in order to write a thorough
review, covering every aspect of the distribution from the initial
download to the final recommendation and everything in between.
"Not every item below applies to every distribution; you need to
choose which items to include and which to ignore. For example, if
the distribution is for an embedded device, there's probably not
much point in discussing window manager themes. However, the more
you include, the better your review will be. You can cover some of
this information in a simple table, but many of the points deserve
"There are some idiots I've encountered in my time but none so
crazy as the guy who wants to define what a Linux review should
comprise. His qualifications to offer such a definition are
perfect--he has never written a review himself but he has read
plenty of them.
"We only need a couple more experts like this and you can start
rewriting the Ramayana. Or maybe the Mahabharata. Who better to
lecture on the writing of a novel than a man who has never written
one? There is more than a mite of truth in the saying, 'those who
can't do, teach...'"