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1 • No subject (by Anonymous on 2006-07-31 09:11:08 GMT from Honolulu, United States) |
Thanks, Susan. You did a wonderful job.
2 • Well done (by David on 2006-07-31 09:11:43 GMT from Bickley, United Kingdom)
Well done, Sue!
3 • Partitioning with Zenwalk / Zenlive (by Akuna on 2006-07-31 09:14:11 GMT from Nantes, France)
As an alternate way of using fdisck /cfdisk from Zenwalk 2.8 installation CD, you could simply prepare your partitioning with Gparted from Zenlive-2.6.1. ;-)
4 • Congrats (by CoolGoose on 2006-07-31 09:16:49 GMT from Bucharest, Romania)
Another great distrowatch weekly by Susan ;)
5 • Thanks Susan! (by Chris Smart on 2006-07-31 09:22:42 GMT from , Australia)
Susan, you've done a great job filling in for Ladislav and we certainly appreciate it. Thanks!
6 • Distrowatch and Slackware (by Ben Woods on 2006-07-31 09:28:13 GMT from Perth, Australia)
It has been good reading over the past 3 weeks. I have liked it.
Also, its good to see that many of the initial DW posts were on slackware... hopefully we will be seeing another slack post soon eh? ;)
7 • Thank you, Susan (by AC on 2006-07-31 09:28:29 GMT from , United States)
Please do feel free to come back anytime.
8 • No subject (by God on 2006-07-31 10:25:42 GMT from Kanpur, India)
Susie we love you ^_^
9 • Good job! (by Mark W. Tomlinson on 2006-07-31 11:49:35 GMT from Duluth, United States)
Good job, Susan! Thanks for so ably filling in & giving Ladislav some probably much-needed "decompression" time...
10 • Kororaa (by Matthew Vermeulen on 2006-07-31 12:20:17 GMT from Perth, Australia)
So kororaa live cd (also installable) isn't xgl enable on boot? or does that count as a discontinued distro?
Besides that, thanks a lot susan...
11 • Debian-based LiveCDs (by aerial cartwheel on 2006-07-31 12:30:38 GMT from Berlin, Germany)
The mini-review of ZenWalk lists some "easy to use, installable LiveCDs" (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, MEPIS, PCLinuxOS, Mandriva One). These are all great products but I'd like to add to this list some LiveCDs that use Debian's package pool: Kanotix (KDE), Parsix (GNOME, based on Kanotix), Dreamlinux (XFCE, based on Kanotix kernel and Morphix tools). Also, there are the venerable Knoppix (KDE), the minimalist Damn Small Linux (Fluxbox and JWM), and grml that comes with a variety of light-weight window managers and uses zsh instead of bash.
I use Debian (testing/unstable) as my main workstation and I've been very happy with the number of packages that are available for Debian, as well as with their up-to-dateness and high quality. Furthermore, I've been impressed by Debian's high system intergration (most applications seem to "just work" out of the box after installation), the configuration tools that are available for most tasks, and by Debian's own menu system that makes all the installed applications easily available. Internationalization/localization is also excellent in Debian. Plus it suits my personal ideological stance that by using Debian I support the world's largest not-for-profit GNU/Linux distro. All these reasons make me think that using Debian's package pool is a great advantage to any LiveCD.
12 • Some Podcasts Now Point To OGG Files (by Ronald L. Gibson on 2006-07-31 12:34:09 GMT from Sylmar, United States)
There are some Podcasts that use to point to MP3 files, now point to OGG files. Will there be a link to the MP3 files. My player does MP3 & WMA.
13 • no. # 10 (by susan on 2006-07-31 13:10:39 GMT from , United States)
I meant that I think Berry to be the only one that offers XGL enabled at boot for KDE. Kororaa uses gnome, right?
And thanks everyone for all the nice comments. I appreciate it so much.
14 • Is linux gaining the market? (by RIGODOR on 2006-07-31 13:19:06 GMT from Philippine, Philippines)
Check out certcities.com's top 10 certification of the year...
nicwe work dw!
15 • wonderful place (by pete on 2006-07-31 13:22:55 GMT from Vienna, Austria)
u did a great job susan :-)
i discovered distrowatch a few weeks ago , and i vist it on a regularly base now . always on top with the releases . and with this nice, friendly and interesting column every week. thx so much everybody involved with this site .
its one of the nicest places here on the net :-)
love you pete ....
16 • BSD-Curious? (by Mr Funkmaster Burstingfoam, Jr on 2006-07-31 13:27:56 GMT from Savannah, United States)
Wow! There certainly seems to be a lot happening in the world of BSD lately. There are now plenty of live CD's to choose from (my favourite is Frenzy), as well as desktop-friendly implementations of FreeBSD (DesktopBSD & PC-BSD); I just installed DragonFlyBSD and was amazed at how far it has come in the last few months, and with fairly limited project resources, too!
I'll probably go back to my beloved NetBSD though, as they just released a brand new version and I'm aching to give it a try.
17 • BSD (by ikke on 2006-07-31 14:17:47 GMT from Lokeren, Belgium)
"Wow! There certainly seems to be a lot happening in the world of BSD lately. There are now plenty of live CD's to choose from"
Are you serious? Tought there is only Frenzy and TrueBSD (if you understand some Russian). Please give us a few names ...
18 • Clarification on Midnight Commander in Zenwalk (by Béranger on 2006-07-31 15:37:53 GMT from Bucuresti, Romania)
CLARIFICATION: It wasn't properly formulated as "First of all, Midnight Commander (mc) lacks from Zenwalk".
What I wanted to say: mc is not present in the default install!
Of course it *is* present in the repositories!
19 • Good job! (by IMQ on 2006-07-31 15:55:20 GMT from Decatur, United States)
No. Very good job!
Thanks, Susan, for entertaining us while Ladislav entertains himself.
20 • aLinux (by IMQ on 2006-07-31 15:58:38 GMT from Decatur, United States)
Has anyone tried aLinux latest release?
Is that an oversize CD image? Can it be burnt to a DVD media?
From what I can tell, it's a CD image but too large for a normal 700MB blank media.
Just curious. I am going to burn it to a DVD-RW and take it for a spin.
21 • Re: aLinux (by Clint Christopher Canada on 2006-07-31 17:34:10 GMT from Cebu City, Philippines)
As far as I know, 12.7 (the first oversized 770Mb iso image) must be burned to a dvd-r. 12.8 I presume would be also the same.
If you guys have installed aLinux 12.7 in the past, I would suggest you reinstall using 12.8. The jump in gcc and glibc libraries causes problems in synaptic, when my colleague tested it out for upgrade.
22 • Re: aLinux (by Jase on 2006-07-31 17:54:03 GMT from , United States)
You can always burn it to an 800mb CDR.
23 • aLinux (by tom on 2006-07-31 18:16:49 GMT from Helena, United States)
I would try burnig to a 700 mb CD. The size of the iso on HD is not the same as the room it takes on CD and i have burned several "oversized" iso's to CD without problem in the. No direct experinece with aLinux.
24 • Re: #21, #22, #23 (by IMQ on 2006-07-31 20:21:34 GMT from Decatur, United States)
Thanks. I think so too. I will do a DVD-RW to test it.
I don't have any 800MB CDR. I don't recall seeing any in the local stores (Fry's, Best Buy, Circuit Cityu, CompUSA, etc.) either.
The file is too big. I don't think the overzise will fit, even with overburn. Not with a 60MB.
25 • Re: aLinux (by Jase on 2006-07-31 20:49:58 GMT from Detroit, United States)
True, I can only find them online.
26 • Re: 17 (live BSD's) (by Eggbert Ethelready on 2006-07-31 21:44:07 GMT from Savannah, United States)
Check this out:
from a Distrowatch Weekly from last month. They tested
Frenzy, FreesBIE, AnanymOS, OliveBSD, NetBSD Live, & FreeBSD Live CD.
27 • Thank you Susan, Dr. W. T. Zhu, and Beranger !! (by Bill Savoie at 2006-07-31 22:18:47 GMT from Church Hill, United States)
Thank you all for putting together Distrowatch while Ladislav gets his time to re-connect to family, friends and vacation. We all need down time. I have enjoyed Distrowatch for three years. I always look forward to Monday. I feel like a boy scout sitting around a fire, listening to stories from the old wise ones. It is all about how the sharing takes place, how technology moves around and is prefected. I don't like being an American (USA) and Distrowatch lets me see how creative people living all over the world make Linux happen. We have two models of technology one that is open and one that is not. Actually, at 60 years old, I know that America some 25 years ago was the place that allowed the Internet and new technologies to start. When Little Richard was on the radio in California it was a cool place to live! I wish we were stll that open to the new. Today we seem mostly about fear, and small minded ideas. Sorry world..wealth has it's negative effects..Now it is your turn. The Dollar is bound to bust and fall against the EURO, as we fight and build more war toys..When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn.. May the next empire be a real 'world government' and not just this one side takes all that we have now. Sorry Linux lovers to take such a dark view.. We may need to move out of software developement and move into world development.
28 • Zenwalk (by smartjak on 2006-07-31 23:14:32 GMT from Plano, United States)
Zen is a distro that been over looked and I hope its two mentions on Distrowatch will correct that matter. Clean, light, easy to use and configure makes it a keeper. I think it has all the good points of Slackware and none of its short comings. (forgive me Slackers). Give it a try. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
29 • I love optimisim (by Paul at 2006-08-01 00:21:53 GMT from Saint Louis, United States)
Susan, thanks for keeping up the traditional praise of all things Linux. One thing I really love about Distrowatch is how the masters seem to get practically every distro working with bedrock stability... while my amateur results are decidedly mixed.
There's always a note of encouragement here... which is unique in a craft where there is virtually no limit to how discouraging things can get.
30 • Great job (by Wazoo on 2006-08-01 01:27:44 GMT from Littleton, United States)
Thanks, Susan, for the clear writing and excellent historical annotations of our favorite website.
31 • job done well (by xtudiux on 2006-08-01 03:04:45 GMT from Naga, Philippines)
the job is well done susan...thumbs up....both
32 • #27 (by anon on 2006-08-01 08:53:22 GMT from Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation)
Bill, if you don't like the U.S., leave (I did).
The LAST thing the world needs is "world government." In the words of RWR, "government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem."
33 • To Beranger (by mikz on 2006-08-01 12:02:46 GMT from Moscow, Russian Federation)
Beranger wrote on Zenwalk:
With the recent release of both ZenLive Linux 2.6.1 and Zenwalk Linux 2.8, this distribution ... hits it big. In a world of easy to use, installable LiveCDs ... this might be the chance to prove that the Slackware base does not impede a distro to keep up with the current standards.
SLAX (http://www.slax.org/) installs on a hard drive instantly, and SLAX is based on Slackware. ;^)
34 • #27, #32 (by another anon on 2006-08-01 12:43:09 GMT from Cincinnati, United States)
Distrowatch is a daily read for me. I am hooked on Linux and enjoy seeing how different distros evolve.
I come to DW for this, not for political rants which do *not* belong here. If I were a moderator, I would rm stuff like that (and this one also). Let's stay on subject...
35 • Zenwalk (by tom on 2006-08-01 15:11:59 GMT from Helena, United States)
First, Thank you Susan for maintaining Distrowatch.
Second, Thank you Beranger for the review of Zenwalk. I have been using Zenwalk for a few versions now and have been quite happy. It is light and free of bloat. It seems distro's are becoming more and more bloated these days. This is also the greatest weakness of Zenwalk- limited repository. Somewhat compatible with Slackware repository, although use with caution.
As to Abiword, I find I often use (leafpad) mousepad for basic text. Open Office is nice if needed, but bloated. Dillo works well as a fast browser and is less bloated then Firefox.
Netpkg takes a while to get used to, but it works well and has been improving. If you prefer you can install slapt-get/Gslapt.
I run Zenwalk with Fluxbox and it is very fast.
mikz. I have tried SLAX and agree with your assessment. I have had problems with SLAX, however. first hardware detection is poor and I was unable to boot the last version of SLAX. I will give the latest release a try.
36 • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (by Sphinx on 2006-08-01 18:14:15 GMT from Sacramento, United States)
"We recommend to add an option vga=791 or vga=793 at boot time, to avoid the ugly 25x80 text screen."
, no respect for the ancient weapons..
37 • Puppy has full NTFS write support (by bk on 2006-08-01 23:20:59 GMT from , Australia)
This should not go unnoticed, it's a momentous occassion!
Puppy Linux, a teensy 71MB distro with full suite of applications, now has native
NTFS write support, using the new ntfs-3g driver. This is an open-source gpl
driver, and so far has withstood testing by a few dozen people. It works perfectly.
The linux-ntfs driver site has mentioned this driver and state that it is beta-quality
for now and after testing they will look at merging it into the official code base. But,
our experience is it just works.
With puppy you can now boot the live-cd then save the session to a NTFS partition.
The ntfs-3gs driver compiled statically is quite small and is in the initrd, so the NTFS
partition can be recognised at bootup and the previously saved session loaded.
38 • SymphonyOS for next DW donation? (by EEDOK on 2006-08-02 17:39:57 GMT from Edmonton, Canada)
Isn't the next donation next week?
39 • SymPHONY OS - NO donation (by Pringles on 2006-08-02 19:10:39 GMT from Olympia, United States)
I don't know why people are trying to get donations there. There was some pretty bad press over at OSNews, and they are now up and running with the begging they did on the site as well as at OSNews. Don't buy into this project - if they can't keep the lights on and have to beg, they're not going to manage themselves well. I vote NO for SymPHONY OS.
40 • donation (by Anonymous on 2006-08-02 20:37:12 GMT from Eschborn, Germany)
Please donate to FreeNAS.
It turns every old box into a home-NAS and it is free!
41 • SymPHONY OS? (by UltraZelda64 on 2006-08-03 04:31:16 GMT from Alliance, United States)
Not that I care much for Symphony OS myself, but using lame capitalization techniques to bring out a specific word in the name of a product/word to make fun of it is pretty pathetic...
I can't say that I would like Symphony to get a donation (for one thing, I don't know how the donation system works, and there are probably dozens of projects out there that I don't know about that would be more worthy...). But come on, can't you people get past the elementary school way of making fun of things? Or better yet, leave out the childish remarks completely?
42 • Paws for thought . . . (by Lobster on 2006-08-03 06:13:57 GMT from Rochdale, United Kingdom)
"Puppy Linux, a teensy 71MB distro with full suite of applications, now has native NTFS write support,"
To think I left that out of my Puppy presentation . . .
NTFS support means Puppy can dual boot (loads and runs from CD - save files in one NTFS file on an XP computer) with Windows.
Being Puppy it will run and load from CD faster that Windows boots from HD. Then it will run faster then other Linux versions. All your XP files are available in Puppy. Lan Puppy now available. Community Editions and Gnome support on its way . . . KDE-Puppy available . . .
I was reading on the Ubuntu forum that Puppy 'does not get the recognition it desertves'
So many great distros. So little bandwidth . . .
Run Puppy Run
Be frisky, fun and free
43 • Lobster, your slideshow rocks ! (by Caraibes on 2006-08-03 22:50:03 GMT from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
I am very proud that the Dominican Republic is mentioned on the 1st page !!!!
44 • Ubuntu Classroom (by Misty on 2006-08-05 19:03:28 GMT from Elizabethtown, United States)
"Appropriately, the first class topic is an Introduction to Internet Relay Chat (IRC) scheduled for August 5 and August 6"
Ah, good to see how many of you are here on our IRC channel. Now, our first lesson is "How to Get on IRC".
(My apologies, folks.)
45 • 44 (by AC on 2006-08-05 19:55:38 GMT from , United States)
LOL. Misty you rule
46 • Dreamlinux (by Anonymous on 2006-08-06 07:12:10 GMT from Honolulu, United States)
I just checked out DreamLinux which someone mentioned in a post above. It's beautiful visually.
Now if it just had ROX Filer installed by default.
47 • Ubuntu Christian Edition (by Ariszló on 2006-08-06 09:27:55 GMT from Budapest, Hungary)
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