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AntiX M8.0 Public Test 1 is now available

Posted 12-29-2008 at 01:53 PM by masinick

A fast, easy to use, surprisingly solid test system called AntiX has been released for public testing.

AntiX is my favorite small, fast system. I use it when I am going to be doing primarily Web browsing because it boots so fast, I can start it up, call up my Web browser, check for Spam messages in my Email, clean out the unwanted messages, then scan my Inbox and do the same, retaining the messages I want, to be later stored in a POP3 Email client. I can do all of that and get off...
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SimplyMEPIS 8.0 now has a Release Candidate!

Posted 12-29-2008 at 01:48 PM by masinick

SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Release Candidate 1 was quietly made available a few days before Christmas, then publicized a few days later. This software is based on Debian Lenny software, which is also in Release Candidate status. Both Debian and MEPIS represent some of the most solid, stable software that you can get on any system at any price.

I recommend this software, released or not, for anyone who wants a solid, pleasant, efficient, usable desktop system.
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sidux 2008-04 has been released

Posted 12-29-2008 at 01:45 PM by masinick

Just before Christmas the sidux 2008-04 collection of CDs and DVDs was released; the Preview 1 test had been released just about a week beforehand.

sidux is a cutting edge desktop oriented system that features the Debian Sid software, containing only DFSG (Debian Free Software Guidelines) approved software on the official media, but firmware and other non-free software is well explained in their documentation, and optional tools are made readily available for those who choose to extend...
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opensuse 11.1 and Mandriva one 2009

Posted 12-29-2008 at 07:37 AM by bhupendra

Over the past week I have have tested opensuse 11.1 and Mandriva 2009 in Virtual Box 2.06.
OpenSuSe demanded a minimum of 1.0GB ofRAM memory, just ;like its cousin, Vista. The OS was slow. Mouse integration didnot work. It was very unstable. Had to give up. All my efforts with opensuse
Mandriva2009 w3orked like a charm. Mouse integration works straight out of thwe box, unlike all other Linux distros. The desktop looks fantastic. First impressions; It looks fantastic, so I am going...
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memcpy to access pci memory/ io space

Posted 12-29-2008 at 02:37 AM by vimalkumar.s

Hi everyone,

I am writing linux driver for custom pci module. In various linux device driver books i studied it is mentioned that readb/readw/readl and writeb/writew/writel functions should be used to access pci memory space and inb/outb functions should be used to access pci io space.

I want to do bulk data transfer and also it is time critical. In this case I through instead of using writeb/outb and readb/inb in a for loop it is better to use memcpy() which will avoid...
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