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Posted 11-17-2008 at 01:55 PM bymasinick Updated 11-17-2008 at 02:31 PM bymasinick
sidux 2008-03 has been an excellent release in the third quarter of this year. I wonder what Q4 will bring to sidux 2008-04? Last year, we got a 2007-04 and a 2007-04.5 Christmas Edition. Will we see that again? Great software, this is my daily default desktop system, cutting edge, fast, flexible, yet surprisingly solid.
Nevertheless, I have an extremely solid desktop system to back up sidux, the always stable (even in TEST form!) SimplyMEPIS. I have 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, and now the...
I have preferred Debian based distributions for several years now. During 2008, two of them have really stood out for me, not for newbie appeal, but for a combination of simplicity, speed, great administration tools, and configurability.
My favorites this year are sidux and antiX.
sidux is what I call Debian Sid on steroids and mood stabilizers. Sid always has some of the most current software available, but occasionally the package versions get out of sync or create...
My original desktop system was the Dell Dimension 4100. I used it as both my main testing system and as my daily desktop system since 2001. Just this year, I retired it from every day desktop use and now use it as a desktop test machine, occasionally using it as my desktop. My main desktop is now another Dell system, a Latitude D600 laptop. My other desktop unit is a reconstructed Compaq/HP D530 desktop unit. I run it exclusively to test software. My newest system is a Lenovo 3000 Model Y410...
I have a Western Digital 40 GB disk drive in my 5-6 year old Dell Dimension 4100 desktop system. It has given me very good service life, and it is still functioning fine, but I figured while it is still working, it would be a good time to get another drive and install both drives on the system. I do not have a second IDE controller, and I did have a fairly full complement of devices: the 40 GB WD hard drive, a DVD/ROM, a CD/RW drive, a Zip Drive, and a floppy drive. IF I understand correctly,...