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[News] Op-ed: PCLinux 2007 Beats Windows XP

PCLinux 2007 WINS!

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| Linux offers an opportunity for schools and businesses to offer their old 
| PII’s and PIII’s to these disadvantaged youngsters instead of clogging 
| landfills.  



PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe - Dual Review

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| While I quite like the Vista-esque swirls and window decorations, Carl wanted 
| me to highlight now much he despises the 2008 theme compared to the 2007. In 
| his words: “It’s a poor attempt at copying Vista that makes the whole thing 
| look amateurish and even quite rough in some places!”   


Eight Distros a Week: Fluxbuntu 7.10

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| Take the massively popular and versatile Ubuntu distro and minimize the 
| impact on system resources so newer machines are raised to a higher level of 
| performance while older machines can utilize it. What would you call it?  
| Fluxbuntu — Ubuntu under the hood with a Fluxbox desktop.


Small Linux distros: Puppy, SLAX and DSL

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| I’ve presented three key Linux mini distributions. There’s a lot more, of 
| course. For example NimbleX and Parted Magic are worth mentioning. Each of 
| the described systems is almost perfect but only in particular aspects. The 
| authors of those systems had different goals and we should remember this when 
| choosing one of them for personal use.    


Distrowar: Fluxbuntu vs. MiniMe

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| Fluxbuntu and MiniMe are ultra-lightweight versions of two equally popular 
| Linux distributions namely Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS. Fluxbuntu kept it light by 
| utilizing a Fluxbox window manager as well as other unhefty pre-installed 
| applications. Meanwhile, MiniMe uses a KDE desktop but with minimum 
| out-of-the-box software packages.    


Solaris Express Community Edition

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| It's been a while since we last checked out a Solaris Express Community 
| Edition (SXCE) build, which represents the most recent work done by the 
| OpenSolaris community in the road leading up to Solaris Nevada, and is 
| usually updated on a bi-weekly basis. With yesterday's release of SXCE Build 
| 81 we had decided to take it for a spin. For those that have never tried out 
| Solaris Express Community Edition, it ships with the GNOME desktop (v2.20.2 
| right now) and a variety of open-source desktop applications that one is 
| accustom to seeing on a Linux box, such as Firefox, Thunderbird, GIMP, and 
| Pidgin.        


Come Fly with Fluxbuntu

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| Fluxbuntu is a must try Linux distribution which I feel has a very bright 
| future ahead. I think new to Linux users will be able to handle it well with 
| minor trouble. But, it might take some time for them to get used to its 
| Fluxbox desktop. Meanwhile, advanced users will love it for its speed and 
| versatility.    
| All in all, Fluxbuntu is very much like Ubuntu. Those who want to try Ubuntu 
| but can’t because of hardware limitations will definitely be fulfilled with 
| Fluxbuntu. Those who have higher-end machines but are into speed and 
| performance might want to consider using Fluxbuntu, as it is definitely 
| lightweight and can make anyone’s powerful computer fly.    
| I totally agree on what is advertised about Fluxbuntu: Lightweight. 
| Productive. Agile. Efficient. Ubuntu. 


Review: TinyFlux 1.0

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| TinyFlux has earned my respect, and while I can't suggest it to new users, I 
| can suggest it to the more seasoned user out there without hesitation.  It 
| should also be good to use on all those computers that have low hardware 
| specs, or anything that is older and has seen greener pastures.   


Fluxbuntu 7.10 RC review

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| It’s Linux. It’s lightweight. You have access to Ubuntu repositories. Good 
| choice of default applications. –> it’s a very good choice for old computers. 
| I’m going to install it on my parent’s computer (P2 @ 400 MHz, 128 MB RAM). 
| As they use it for internet browsing, Fluxbuntu seems almost the perfect 
| choice.    
| Also, some of the programs included with Fluxbuntu may be better, in some 
| cases, than “classic” applications that do the same thing (Claws Mail vs 
| Thunderbird or Evolution, AbiWord vs OpenOffice.org), on any distribution,.  


Fluxbuntu 7.10 RC on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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| In short, this is something that has been needed for a long time — a cool and 
| clean Ubuntu derivative that’s at once lightweight and comprehensive. If 
| you’re a past Ubuntu user and you have a 500Mhz machine in the closet, this 
| is what you’d want on it. I would recommend this over Xubuntu for anyone in 
| the sub-1Ghz range, any day of the week.    
| Try it. You’ll like it.


A weekend with fluxbox.

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| My biggest problem with using fluxbox is not fluxbox itself. I wanted it to 
| be able to save some resources for my aging computer but I still needed to 
| use KDE programs. So I checked my resource usage with pure KDE and then with 
| fluxbox and KDE programs. There was no difference in resource usage.    


Fluxbox on Gutsy, just to be different

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| Just for giggles, I installed Fluxbox on Gutsy today ... which isn't
| really very daring, since the repositories have only been open for
| a day or two, and there?s very little in there that has changed.


Fluxbuntu - Light weight Ubuntu-based Linux distribution featuring Fluxbox
window manager

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| Fluxbuntu is a light-weight, standards-compliant, Ubuntu-based Linux
| distribution featuring the Fluxbox window manager.The project's primary
| goal is to develop an operating system that would run on a wide range
| of mobile devices and computers, both low-end and high-end.Recently
| since they started development on the PowerPC Architecture they also
| started development on support for the sony Playstation 3.
| Fluxbuntu now Officially supports most of the major architectures
| plaforms: i386, PowerPC, AMD 64bit & Intel 64bit and Itanium 64bit.


Tweak PCLinuxOS 2008 Minime into Full blown distribution

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| I think Minime is a boon for people like me, who do not want the overhead of 
| software like CUPS, bluetooth etc, but still want the user friendly interface 
| of PCLOS.  
| PCLOS Control Center is a one stop shop for all system configurations, it 
| mimics Mandrake Control Center and is as intuitive as the famous YAST from 
| OpenSUSE. This is where we can make system wide changes, such as enabling or 
| disabling system services, add or remove users to the system, configure the 
| firewall, configure hardware, etc.    
| PCLOS promises to be radically simple and Minime gives a glimpse of that, 
| surely we can expect a great distro in form of PCLinuxOS 2008. 
| What I miss in Minime is KDE4 packages, which I hope to find when PCLOS 2008 
| is released. 


MiniMe, a Bite of PCLinuxOS 2008

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| MiniMe as the name implies, is a stripped-down version of PCLinuxOS. It 
| serves as a foretaste of what has yet to come since the development of 
| PCLinuxOS 2008 is still underway. Nevertheless, MiniMe is pretty much 
| functional and can be installed and used as a complete desktop operating 
| system.    
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| MiniMe is definitely worth a try. The installation is outstanding, its 
| performance is great, and its ease-of-use is unbelievable. No wonder the 
| popularity of PCLOS keeps on strengthening and its users and community 
| members are steadily growing.   
| MiniMe is just an appetizer, but I’m already half-full. I can’t wait for the 
| complete version of PCLinuxOS 2008 to come out. 


PCLinuxOS 2008 ‘MiniMe’

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| The tendency of Linux distributions to get bigger and pack more and more into 
| their liveCD/DVDs (e.g., Sabayon, MIB Games Mandriva remaster) while 
| convenient can slow your system down considerably; it’s nice to see that some 
| see the need for a more bare bones effort that allows you to pick and choose 
| for your particular needs.    
| Well worth the download and test drive; see if you can resist making your 
| system a dual boot with this very zippy and configurable effort from TexStar  
| and company and all the fine developers at PCLinuxOS. 


PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniME Preview !

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| PCLinuxOS is an English only Live CD initially based on Mandrake Linux that 
| runs entirely from a bootable CD. Data on the CD is decompressed on the fly, 
| allowing up to 2GB of programs on one CD, including a complete X server, KDE 
| desktop, OpenOffice.org and many more applications all ready to use. In 
| addition to the Live CD, you can also install PCLinuxOS to your hard drive 
| with an easy-to-use Live CD Installer. Additional applications can be added 
| or removed from your hard drive using a friendly apt-get front end via 
| Synaptic Package Manager.       


PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniME


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