Distro Spoiled

 

opensuse raptorFor the last couple of weeks, I have been test driving another Linux distro for fun.  And, it has been fun!  You don’t realize how nice you have something until you throw it up against something else!  The same holds true for Operating Systems.

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been driving openSUSE 13.1’s equivalent of SID basically.  It is their same concept as Debian’s with the unstable SID branch.  I do not have a bad word to say about it.  The ISO I used was the KDE live build read more

Confessions of a VSIDO Tester!

vsido_banner_by_lwfitzI’ve been working on a Linux project for over a year now.  OK, first confession here, it hasn’t been work.  Actually, I was lucky enough to have been the third individual to fully install and begin this testing process.  Since “The Beginning”, a few have fallen by the wayside.  Life happens.  For those of us still participating in the adventure that has become VSIDO, this has been a whale of a ride!  It has been truly reassuring to see that Linux really is a community driven project.  One that doesn’t have to fear the fickle decision making process of a Corporate board of directors concerned only with dollar signs, and bottom lines.

Over the past two months, version 2 of VSIDO, codename Velociraptor has been released.  At the same time, the user base has read more

Introducing VSIDO

red_VSIDOHey everyone! The last couple of months have been happily spent testing a very nice, nay, a GREAT Debian based all-in-one distro with all you need, minus the ‘bloat’ of most of the other distros currently available.

Ease of use, coupled with all the productivity and out of the gate things a typical Linux user needs make this the best, “hands down”, Linux distro I’ve ever had the pleasure to use.  Now that it is ‘in the wild’ I’m going to post the link where you can download this beauty and get it running on your own machine.  In most cases, (well, to be honest, every case I know of) you can be installed, up, and productive, in less than twenty minutes flat.  That’s pretty hard to beat in todays world of software bloat.  Don’t just listen to me, try it out for yourself!  You can download it from here

Jed read more

No Thanks, I have Linux!

As most in the computer field are aware, (unless you live under a snow drift in the Arctic) Microsoft has released the latest version of their OS, Windows 8.  I will state right now, for the record, that I have not tried it and, as a matter of fact, never even saw it in action, save a YouTube video I watched touting it’s features.  I’ve only recently switched to Linux full-time, though I did dual-boot using Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit for a couple of years.  (and before that I dual-booted using WinXP and Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron, which was my first outing using the Ubuntu distro back in April 2008)  During that stint, the dual-boot was a waste of drive space considering I almost never booted into the MS OS.  Sometime around April or May of this year that all changed with the arrival of a laptop I had purchased in Feb. that I had installed Ubuntu 10.10 on.

The laptop came with a 256 GB SSD drive that, like I said, I installed Ubuntu on.  (I went with 10.10 read more