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Reviews of software and GNU/Linux distributions for the most part
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Cool tool: Blender, for all your 3D needs

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If I were a 3D modeller able to manipulate a virtual 3D object into something resembling anything but a cube, I would definitely use Blender.

Damn, I like Damn Small Linux

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Some Linux distributions are more just clever tricks than anything useful.

Take, oh I don't know, the Free60 Project, which means to bring Linux to the Xbox 360 game console.

Then, there are those distributions like Damn Small Linux (DSL), which may sound like it's just a neat trick, but which is actually darn useful.

Secure All Around: Mini Book Reviews

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Three different security books--all good in their own ways--for three different kinds of security needs.

Wolvix 1.0.4, the adventure continues

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Linux
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Another one of my favorite Linux distributions released an updated version a coupla days ago and I've been anxious to test it out. Wolvix 1.0.4 was released on December 1 and it includes lots of updates and enhancments. Tuxmachines even tried the manual hard drive install today and spent most of the day playing around in it.

grrrrrr-rr4

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In my continuing search to find a binary gentoo installer, one that will install a complete working system in much the same manner as SuSE, Mdv, or PCLOS from a graphical environment that I can then rebuild for my arch/system/requirements at my leisure, I tried RR4

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Installing SUSE Linux 10.0 on a laptop

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SUSE

Both Mandrake Linux 10.1 and Fedora Core 4 installed fine on this machine, but both had problems. Let's delve into these problems a bit before we look at whether SUSE did any better.

Higher Order Perl: A Book Review

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If you're an experienced Perl programmer, HOP up to the next level with this book.

Damn! This is one small Linux Distribution

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What is unique about DSL is that it is one of the first distribution which contains a GUI environment contained in its small size and targeted at the ordinary user.

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Book Review: Linux Debugging and Performance Tuning

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Where Self Service Linux was tightly focused on debugging problems, Linux Debugging and Performance Tuning takes a look at finding performance snags and tweaking them out of a system. See if this book would make a good addition to your reference library in our latest review.

Review: Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

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Intuitive controls make Internet browsing and sending e-mail simple. If you use a PDA, then you should feel right at home.

Mutagenix 2.6.14.2-1 Reviewed

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Mutagenix has always been one of Tuxmachines favorite pet projects and when they released version 2.6.14.2, we just had to take a look.

Henry's Damn Small Review

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My name is Henry the Adequate, and I am a superhero.

Now that I am also a computer expert it is only right that I share my experience with those less fortunate, who do not have access to the powers of my enormous brain. To that end I present my first distro review...

KDE 3.5 Unannounced

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Although 3.5.0 is unofficially released as RC2 temporarily while final tagging occurs, it thinks it's final. It states in all the about's and in the control center that it is indeed 3.5.0, as well as in the tarball name and svn directories. It's not announced yet, but it was said that rc2 will be renamed to final if no real showstoppers appear. I've only had one little problem myself, so I suspect an announcement probably next week. Here a little sneak peak.

Firefox 1.5 Review

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At first glance, Firefox 1.5 (we tested RC3) doesn't seem much different from Firefox 1.0. And in case you're considering a download, 1.5 RC3 is rock-solid.

Kanotix 2005-04-RC17

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Kanotix 2005-04-RC17 was released a few days ago and tuxmachines is running really behind in their reviews. However, this was one I wanted to make sure I completed. I've reviewed several distros that are based on Kanotix and the time was right to finally review the source. However, if I really want to get down to where the rubber meets the road, I'm going to have to review Knoppix. Saving that for another time, today we look at Kanotix 2005-04-RC17.

Goodgoat - A shortcut to Gentoo?

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Continuing my search for an easy shortcut to gentoo, tuxmachines has taken a little looksee at GoodGoat. Goodgoat Linux is an installable liveCD that uses the portage (gentoo) package manager. It is presently on DistroWatch's waiting list, yet I had high hopes. Would this be the one?

PCLOS .92 - It just works

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Once upon a time there was a packager from Texas whose rpms became so popular he had to make a distro to contain them. He searched high and low for most beautiful eye candy. He patched and pre-linked applications until they screamed with speed. He tweaked and compiled until they were stable. He added gui tools, drivers, and plugins until every user could work like a pro. He kept working on that distro, release after release, until this very day. That distro is known as PCLinuxOS, and the day version .92 was released, cries of joy were heard throughout the land as many microsoft slaves and linux grunts were set free. Free, free, free at last. Texstar has set us free.

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