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Lubuntu 12.04

Posted 06-05-2012 at 10:19 AM by markyd
Updated 10-16-2013 at 05:34 AM by markyd

In my never ending quest for the distro that does everything, is easy to use and uses zero resources (going to be a long quest) one distro always comes back time and time again, Lubuntu.

Been giving Lubuntu 12.04 a spin on my media PC (ASUS AT3IONT based) and a Dell D600 both installed ok, main gripe was the need to add "smbfs" so I could access my music and movies on my XP based media server ... and the reason for that is the need to mount these drives in /etc/fstab as...
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Puppy Log

Posted 05-17-2012 at 03:25 AM by markyd
Updated 10-16-2013 at 05:36 AM by markyd

Been a big fan of Puppy Linux for many years, having a bootable USB stick in your pocket in the IT game is a very handy thing. When I got a new work laptop (ooooooh!) my Puppy stick broke due to drivers and time for an upgrade. Oh work laptop is a Dell E5420, nothing special but not bad either.

After a bit of a search in the forums someone suggested I try Precise Puppy 5.3 and I was mighty impressed, both the LAN and WI-FI worked, yey! I am not sure how mainstream Precise is as a...
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Posted in Distributions, Puppy
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Fuduntu - Dell D600

Posted 04-02-2012 at 04:33 AM by markyd
Updated 10-16-2013 at 05:37 AM by markyd

After a mostly favourable installation within VMware it was time to take Fuduntu 2012.1 for a spin on my Linux Donkey Test machine, an old Dell 1.8Ghz, D600, 2GB RAM and a PATA SSD, yes you read that right took a lot of hunting to find that baby!

The intall was smooth, no issues and up and surfing within 10-15 minutes, the "updates" took forever and the "porgress/how long do I have to wait indicator" did not leave me very well informed, minor gripe but still, as...
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Fuduntu Again

Posted 03-29-2012 at 07:37 AM by markyd
Updated 10-16-2013 at 05:37 AM by markyd

A couple of rants ....

1) I am sure I said I lived in London during the install and shure that means by default I should get a UK keyboard layout? Not going to rant on to our American friends, us Europeans should contribute more and then make it SOOOOO hard to get a US keyboard ... or default dictionaries to German all the time even after seting to US etc ... that would be fun! Or how about a distro that has all the worlds settings and no US ones at all? Take my hat off to the 'buntu...
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Fuduntu - VirtualMachine

Posted 03-28-2012 at 11:58 AM by markyd
Updated 10-16-2013 at 05:37 AM by markyd

I like the idea of testing out a Fedora based distro (after years of nothing but 'buntu based fun) especially one thats light and has a focus for netbooks, but before I load up my trusty EEEPC-901 I need to give it a whirl in VirtualBox currently on V4.1.8, I know, a newer version is out but I get cheesed of upgrading and all my distro's breaking!

Created a standard Fedora container and attached it to the Feduntu ISO and installation was very sweet, considering it was done in the...
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