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Original work by Susan Linton (srlinuxx)

PCLinuxOS Preview-9

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PCLinuxOS is a binary-based Linux distribution presented as a livecd that offers the user a beautiful fully functional complete desktop operating system. Unparalleled in beauty and functionality, PCLOS is perhaps the premier operating system of our time. To borrow a quote, "PCLinuxOS is one of the world’s up and coming providers of a Linux Desktop Solution. With a small but dedicated development team, PClinuxOS delivers Desktop Ready Software that harnesses the power of the Open Source Community."

MiniSlack is no mini Slack

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I have mentioned on more than one occasion that Slackware is one of my most favorite Linux distributions. So when on Friday, June 10, it was announced that Minislack 1.1 is ready, I thought this would be a good time to install and test this mini version. But is MiniSlack a mini Slack?

Tex says Pre-9 close

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Possibly to be announced tonight or in the morning, barring any unforeseen delays, PCLinuxOS Pre-9 is about to be released.

Sneak Peek at PCLOS pre-9

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Pre9 is expected out any day now and Tuxmachines was privy to an exclusive sneak peak at what's new and exciting. Most obvious to the nekked eye is more eye candy. A distro known far and wide for its beauty, PCLOS has topped itself once again.

Sneak Peek at Mandriva 2006

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Mandriva plans on releasing the community version of 2006 on or about August 15 and Official on September 15. With the first beta expected in little over week, I thought it wouldn't be entirely inappropriate to take a look at the current cooker and get an idea of the kinds of things to which we can look forward.

Helios Speaks out on Lobby4Linux

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Ken Starks of Austin, TX, better known as Helios17 around these parts, has begun a quest to further the development of user space applications for the Linux operating system. To this end, he also has opened a website dedicated to the cause. With his goal being to persuade developers to produce software for Linux that will allow users to switch operating systems without losing crucial functionality, he has raised controversial issues and opened important dialogues.

Mini-Review of A mini slack

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Slax Popcorn Edition v 5.0.5

Contained in 124 MB is Slackware scaled down. An attractive desktop experience was had by all. The popcorn edition is a smaller version containing XFCE and Fluxbox as opposed to KDE and is said to be able to run from an usb flash drive. It comes with Firefox for browsing, thunderbird for email and gaim for instant messaging in addition to the file tools included with XFCE and the underlying linux os foundation.

Venture into the Fox's Den

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Finally an old fashioned install iso to break the chain of livecds. Fox 0.8 was released on the 24th, and I've decided to venture into the Fox's Den. Based on Fedora Core and being a relative newcomer, I was anxious to test the improvements Fox Linux has made.

KDE 3.4.1 is Coming Your Way

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KDE 3.4.1 is on it's way. It was tagged on May 23 and your favorite distro's developers are toiling away to make a version available for your desktop. It should be released to the general public in less than a week and perhaps your distro will release their version at the approximate same time. Besides starting on the 4.0 branch of kde, developers have been working hard on improving their stable branch. What's new this release?

An Austrumi Assessment

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Austrumi Linux 0.9.5

Austrumi is a Latvian Linux distribution, with support for English, presented in a 48mb iso, based on Slackware Linux using Blin init scripts. Austrumi released version 0.9.5 earlier this month. It was built on a 2.6.11 kernel and included FVWM for the desktop. It comes with a variety of applications for daily tasks and looks good doing it.

Putting on my Tie & Tails

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Symphony OS Alpha 3 build 070 was released on May 12 and is trying to get us to "Forget what you know about desktop Linux..." and perhaps with their new operating system, they may have a few takers.

Movietime: XXX: State of the Union

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Starring Samuel L. Jackson's wig and Ice Cube's fake "attitude", this film lives up the legacy of the first Triple X, and even surpassed it.

My Mutagenix Monday

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Mutagenix is a suite of four livecd variations from which to choose. It comes in basic Rescue CD, KDE 3.4, xfce, and gnome (freerock .2.0) versions ranging from 99mb to almost 600mb. Quite the bold undertaking for our hero I must say. He defines Mutagenix as "A dynamic and mutable variant of Linux; Any one of several LiveCDs based on Slackware and Linux-Live." Today, I thought I'd boot up two versions of the latest release, Mutagenix 2.6.10-1.

A Damn Small Sunday

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Damn Small Linux released version 1.1 Thursday, May 5 with a few new features and some fixed bugs, yet still a 50MB download. Actually it's a 49.1 MB download. Also avaiable are bootable 128MB USB pen drives and an embedded on usb version (that will run from within a booted os without having to reboot specifically into dsl). I couldn't let this occasion sneak by without notice.

Kickin the Tires: Taking PC-BSD for a Spin

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PC-BSD 0.6 was released yesterday, May 01, and I decided to take it for a test drive. With no prior bsd or unix experience, I had PC-BSD booted and taking screenshots in less than an hour. I wish I could say it was because "I'm just that good!", but no, PC-BSD made it that easy.

Movie Review: The Interpreter

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Starring the impeccably talented Nicole Kidman and seasoned veteran Sean Penn, The Interpreter was a riveting political thriller chocked full of suspense and intrigue with a layer of melancholy on top. Just when you think you have the plot figured out, it twists and then twists again until the unexpected climax.

At the Movies: The Amityville Horror

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This movie gave me goosebumps within the first minute. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George, this movie definitely delivers it's intented payload. There's one phrase that kept going thru my mind as I watched this film:

411 on 2005

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Mandriva, created in 1998, is a fast and stable binary based operating system. Their goal is to be the easiest to use distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system available. Mandriva 2005 is a milestone for MandrivaLinux as it's the first release under the new name. Featuring a 2.6.11.6 kernel, Firefox 1.0.2, The Gimp 2.2, GNOME 2.8.3, KDE 3.3, gcc 3.4.3, openoffice.org 1.1.4, Mandriva is striving to be the operating system of choice not only amongst Linux users, but computer users worldwide - both consumer and enterprise.

Mandriva Screenshots

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Having just recovered from strep throat and having to return to work, I've not had time or energy as of yet to do a proper review of Mandrive 2005. But I have some initial thoughts and screenshots ready for your viewing.

Your Very Own Mandriva

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Here's one method for getting Mandriva 10.2, aka Mandriva 2005, before the public iso release in two weeks.

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