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[News] Reviews of Slax Linux and Foresight Linux

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Review: Slax 6.0.7

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| Overall, I’m very impressed with how fast it runs if you have the necessary 
| RAM. The program selection is decent - could be a little better. 


Foresight 2.0.5 review - First Impressions

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| Foresight 2.0.5 is a really nice looking system with a nice default set of 
| packages. 
| Unfortunately it seems a bit incomplete and would need more testing before
| it´s released.  
| For some reason the shutdown option on the menu disappeared and I had to do a 
| shutdown from the terminal. 
| For the time being this distribution will not have a place in my heart or my 
| computer hard drive. 
| Too bad since it´s nice looking.



Foresight Linux Kids Edition 1.0 ScreenShots

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| I finally found a good Linux Distribution for kids. My daughter who is
| turning 5 soon completely loved the learning games on Foresight, especially
| TuxTyping. I highly recommend this OS for us Linux Geeks that have kids. It
| has a nice set of learning games, fun to play games, OpenOffice, and more. I
| just feel it is lacking a good proxy wizard so that kids are not allowed to
| hit certain sites. I feel any distro targeted at kids and learning should
| have a great proxy wizard. Well I hope you enjoy the screenshots below.


Download Foresight Mobile Edition

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| Foresight Mobile Edition is a Linux distribution for your netbook or ultra
| portable PC that features a rolling release schedule that always keeps your
| desktop up to date; a revolutionary package manager, Conary; a customized


Foresight Linux Goes Mobile

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| Foresight Linux's development team just rolled out a mobile version of their
| distribution. This new release is no lightweight at 530MB, but it does offer
| a whole range of functionality and pre-installed software along with a Gnome
| desktop that was specially created for smaller displays


Foresight Kid's can inspire young minds

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| My 4-year-old granddaughter test drove Foresight Kid's Edition and had a
| wonderful time. Her previous computer experience didn't include menu
| operation as far as I knew, but she had observed its use. Up until this point
| she had been accustomed to finding the icons for Tuxpaint and Frozen Bubble
| on the desktop. Possibly due to the contrast, she was first drawn to the
| Trash icon, but it didn't take long before she was clicking the menu start
| button. When the menu unfolded, she moved the cursor to the snaky Nibbles
| icon and clicked.
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| Foresight Kid's Edition is a useful system for children of all ages. From an
| educational tool to an everyday desktop, Foresight Kid's seems to be quite
| flexible despite its emphasis on young ones. It would be particularly handy
| for setting up a system for children using an older computer you were
| thinking of throwing out, or a replacement for other systems that are prone
| to dangerous malware.


Foresight Kid's Edition

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| Foresight Kid's Edition is a Linux distribution for children that features a
| number of education and entertainment applications, as well as the benefits
| of the Foresight GNOME Edition: a rolling release schedule that always keeps
| your desktop up to date; a revolutionary package manager, Conary; a
| customized GNOME desktop environment and an innovative set of excellent, up
| to date software applications.



SLAX on USB Drive

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| To claim that the technology pushes ahead in such a speed that the article 
| will be rendered obsolete very soon is like preaching platitudes. I’d like to 
| end the article then with a few words of timeless meanings.  
| Firstly, every program is aimed and is designed to run in a well defined 
| environment. Changing distribution media for GNU/Linux systems will not lead  
| to new functionality. It may create circumstances to run faster (or slower), 
| but SquashFS as a read-only system will remain as such, regardless of the 
| media. Changing` hardware is not enough. Just as the application coded for 
| uniprocessor machines will not run faster on computers with 100 cores. Even 
| so, it’s not the cores that matter.     
| Secondly, the best answers to some problems are standard solutions. I asked 
| 17 friends of mine to check if their machines were able to start system from 
| USB. Needless to say, without BIOS update. All in all only 17 out of 25 
| computers passed the test.    


SLAX 6.0: How does it work?

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| The problem is that I do change distros very often and were it not for the 
| frequent manual changes of the config files, the never ending checking 
| whether the versions of the system’s parts are correct… Well, for a server, 
| which it suffices to configure only once and for all, it’s an excellently 
| tailored distro. Or if one would like to select reasonable software, have it 
| installed, then configure it carefully, and finally burned it as a LiveCD… 
| Yes… and have the logo of a green clover added just for luck… Wow, that’d be 
| something!       


SLAX, the Shrunken Slackware

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| All things considered, SLAX is without doubt, a distro to beat in terms of 
| speed, functionality, and stability. It is filled with handy applications 
| ideal for productive use. SLAX LiveCD can also be reliably utilized to rescue  
| a broken system and it can be fully customized if you want to create your own 
| CD or even a SLAX based distribution. Certainly, SLAX fits this tongue 
| twisting description: "SLAX is a shrunken Slackware."    


How to create a GNU/Linux live USB stick with SLAX

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| SLAX is a great operating system. And we haven’t even scratched the surface 
| of what it can do. You can create your own SLAX, build your own modules, and 
| even install SLAX to a hard drive. And best of all, you now have a GNU/Linux 
| system to show off to your friends.   


Slax: The Do-It-Yourselfer's Linux  

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| One can change Knoppix or Kubuntu, again with non-trivial effort, but why 
| bother? Why not consider a Linux distro, which starts out lean-and-mean and 
| can be easily changed and adapted to suit your specific needs and tastes? I'm 
| referring to a Linux distro that's downright friendly to Windows, making it 
| easy for Linux newbies to gradually learn about Linux without abandoning [the 
| ever-comfortable] Windows. I'm talking about Slax.     


Slax KillBill Edition -- first impressions

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| I've already burned CDs of the plain Slax and the smaller Popcorn
| edition, meant to install on 128 MB flash media. I'll try these in
| the Dell, and hopefully soon in the Thin Puppy (the Maxspeed Maxterm
| thin client I'm using to write this post). If it works, will I have 
| to rename that machine Thin Slax? Yes, I will.


About MySLAX Creator

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| MySLAX creator allows you to create your own customised Slax
| live cd in Windows XP/2000/NT. 

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