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

Available immediately, VSIDO II Velociraptor

Available today, as of 2:00 pm, is VSIDO II Velociraptor. On Jan 17th this year, VastOne, aka, Terry Ganus released “the Kraken”, better known as VSIDO Linux. It has been a smashing success! Terry has essentially brought SID to a place, where any user, can reliably count on it as their main desktop OS. SID is known in the Debian world as the “Unstable” step brother to Debian’s ‘current’ stable release, Debian 7.0, codename Wheezy. (Many Linux designers have a ‘codename’, which in Debian’s case is always referenced to a “Toy Story” character from the children’s film. Sid is the angry next door neighbor kid who is mentally unhinged. The current stable release is Wheezy, the penguin from “Toy Story 2” with ‘Jessie’ being the name of Wheezy’s successor) SID would be better described, (and Debian would be better served) if they changed this moniker from “Unstable” to “Rolling Release”. Not quite the bleeding edge of Linux, it will always be up-to-date, as well as have the latest packages available to it. But, this article isn’t about Debian or SID as read more