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Puppy Linux 2.14: This Hound Has Teeth

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Though worthy Linux distributions from Ubuntu and SUSE run very well, they are also rather large collections (though certainly not as bloated as Windows is!) and this has led to the creation of some smaller incarnations like Damn Small Linux and Feather Linux. The best of these lite Linux versions, though, has got to be Puppy Linux.

30 Days with Ubuntu Linux

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Many people, daunted by Vista's hardware requirements and product activation issues, claim on various boards how they plan to "switch to Linux." We spend 30 days using nothing but Ubuntu Linux to find out if this is truly a viable alternative for the consumer.

Kicking the tires of Mandriva 2007.1 beta 2

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The folks at Mandriva are hard at work preparing the next incarnation of MandrivaLinux systems for home, office, and server applications. Mandriva Linux 2007.1 Beta 2 was announced yesterday and I wanted to take a look. I didn't spend a lot of time in it due to a personal showstopper, but what I saw really nice looking. So, as brief as it may be, I'd thought I'd share my experiences with my visitors.

foresight linux

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To set expectations, this post is part mini-review of Foresight, part comparison to Ubuntu, and just my opinions and thoughts on Foresight after using another distribution for almost 3 years.

Book Review: Code Craft

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Bookshop shelves groan under the weight of books promising to teach programming x, y or z in 21 days, 7 days, 24 hours, 10 minutes, 30 seconds… On the other hand, books devoted to the everyday craft of programming are far less common, particularly those that seek to impart the hard lessons gained from long experience churning out code in the real world. Peter Goodliffe's Code Craft is definitely in the latter camp.

Quick Cruise Around Fedora 7 Test 2

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Fedora 7 test 2 was announced yesterday and since they now put out livecds as well as their install images, I thought I'd take it for a little test drive. Fedora's always been a bit neglected around here, but there are good reasons for that. Honestly, I've never been a big Red Hat fan and Anaconda discriminating against my hard drives didn't help. So, Fedora being delivered in a livecd format gives Tuxmachines a welcomed opportunity to test it.

Testdriving Sidux 2007

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I've been busy testing away at distros lately. I know I haven't produced too many reviews lately, but that's because since receiving my laptop this passed Christmas, distros now have a higher hurdle to clear. I've been testing, but not many are up to the challenge of a commercially available off-the-rack laptop. One "almost there" was VectorLinux which I reviewed for this week's DistroWatch Weekly. Another is the subject of this article: sidux 2007-01.

Dreamlinux 2.2

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Dreamlinux is one of the lesser known distributions, and certainly does not appear in the headlines with the same frequency as Ubuntu or openSUSE. However, it seems to have been ticking along nicely, with the 1.0 release about a year ago. Today, we're looking at DreamLinux 2.2, based on Debian with bits borrowed from Morphix.

FreeBSD 6.2 review

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It's been a long road to recovery, but after years of mediocre releases, and months of delays in the development process, FreeBSD is finally back on its feet with 6.2-RELEASE. Though it is an excellent operating system, it can never hope to compete with commercial GNU/Linux distributions for desktop computers.

KateOS LIVE 3.2 beta — a lightweight dektop

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On February 12th a new beta version KateOS Live 3.2 was released. I decided to give it a try and share my experience with this nice and modern Linux distribution. I downloaded the ISO image of the LiveCD from the KateOS mirror server, burned it and run off the CD. The first thing I noticed was a nice looking splash screen.

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Take A Look At These Good Residence Safety Tips

Most individuals know dwelling security is important, however many people don't understand it. It's greatest to do more analysis on home security and be taught about the totally different programs available. Maintain studying for great tips on house safety.

If you utilize a social media site akin to Facebook it may be tempting to inform everyone that you are planning to go away or are already away. Strive your finest to not put up about being away until you might be back, especially in case your web site shouldn't be private. You by no means know who may very properly be watching and see it as a possibility to interrupt in.

Do not depart your garage doors open, even in case you are presently home. Burglars will try to get in by approach of the garage, and whether it is open, they can simply break by means of the door to your home. Use a keypad that requires a mixture to permit access into your house.

You ought to just bear in mind to have a very good lock on any doorways to the outside. Deadbolts can really provide that further home security that you simply need. Deadbolts cannot be jimmied open as easily as an ordinary knob lock. A door that's not safe is an open invitation for trouble. Go Here

Do not record your full name within the cellphone e book or in your mail box. This may give possible intruders numerous details about you and allow them break into your home loads easier. Instead, only list your final identify and probably your first preliminary, that is a lot safer.

Make positive to rent a house safety company with a good reputation in your community. Test references with your folks and neighbors, in addition to establishments like the Better Business Bureau. Discovering a company with a very good repute is essential since you wish to make sure your company will stand behind their security plan and promises.

One of the most important areas of concern with reference to dwelling security is the landscaping of your home. Do not let your bushes and other landscaping grow to the place it will probably hide entry points into your home. Thieves just love to have the ability to stay hidden while they enter and go away your personal home, so preserve your bushes trimmed.

When people come to your door unexpectedly, ask who's there before you open the door. Even if you dwell in a neighborhood that does not have a excessive crime price, it's still a good idea to be careful. If the particular person on the opposite side is hesitant about replying, never open the door.

If you are planning on happening trip, you have to hire someone to look after your home. Savvy thieves know what to look for when scouting out houses to rob. Uncut grass, newspapers piled up on the doorstep and unshoveled snow on the facet stroll are all signs that a home-owner is away on vacation.

Doing easy issues like putting up a fence, a "large canine" signal or a peephole in the door will help immensely with defending you and your family. Don't take a chance in phrases of your family. Keep in mind the ideas in this article so you can really feel protected and secure.

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