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sidux, antiX, and SimplyMEPIS

Posted 11-17-2008 at 01:55 PM by masinick
Updated 11-17-2008 at 02:31 PM by masinick

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...
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My current distro favorites are antiX and sidux

Posted 09-05-2008 at 03:40 PM by masinick

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...
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I now have four working home systems, two desktops and two laptops

Posted 06-25-2008 at 01:03 PM by masinick

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...
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Learning about the particulars of IDE/EIDE disk drives

Posted 01-28-2006 at 08:43 PM by masinick

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,...
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