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[News] Pendrive Linux in Review, Fun with the GIMP

  • Subject: [News] Pendrive Linux in Review, Fun with the GIMP
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 07:55:51 +0000
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Pendrive Linux to the rescue!

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| Since most laptop and desktop computers 
| these days can boot from a USB drive, one 
| of the handiest utilities in my toolbox is 
| an installation of Pendrive Linux.
| Pendrive Linux gives you a bootable, 
| fully-working linux system on a USB stick. 
| I use a 2GB ByteStor flash drive 
| personally, with the default install of 
| the Pendrive Linux system. From what I've 
| read, you can go as far as to install 
| larger systems like Ubuntu on a flash 
| drive, but I've stuck to this slightly 
| more compact system (more out of laziness, 
| to be honest).


Space Explorer, a sci-fi digital painting tutorial

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| Before I was forced to switch to Linux by 
| the untimely death of my Windows computer 
| i had a working graphics tablet. My 
| graphics tablet was a wonderful thing, 
| very comfortable to use, very responsive 
| and surprisingly cheap. Unfortunately it 
| was also very new to the market and there 
| is still no Linux support for it, although 
| some super nerds have gotten it going on 
| Ubuntu. Anyway back in those days when it 
| was still working I would spend hours 
| sketching away with it in either GIMP or 
| Photoshop as the fancy took me, and this 
| illustration is the result of one of those 
| happy sketching sessions with my ol' Wacom 
| Bamboo - OK actually, as you can read in 
| this series of GIMP tutorial posts, it 
| took two or three sessions to get this 
| complex digital painting to the stage you 
| see it here.
| [...]
| Now comes the fun part, all that's left to 
| do is keep adding little details, 
| smoothing rough bits and doodling on other 
| interesting bits, like the vegetation at 
| the feet of the spaceman and the monster 
| in the image.



Damn Small indeed.

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| I now have an operation version of Linux on a Pendrive. It might be worth
| noting that the ink in the pen dried up a long time ago. I look at my handy
| little pendrive and smile. Then I look at the pile of notes I wrote while I
| was trying to get it to work. For the moment I will continue to bask in my
| Linux victory and for now I think I will put the notes in my computer room.

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