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Interoperability, getting things that are mainstream on other platforms to work on Linux platforms

Like media, devices, software applications, networking tools.

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testing on linux-internet only distro

Posted 04-19-2009 at 05:27 PM by pereznet
Updated 04-19-2009 at 05:30 PM by pereznet

Sorry, about not posting sooner.
unlike most bloggers, I actually have a life and a job.
Ha ha ha , just kidding.

I have been testing PClinuxOS, Damn Samll Linux


PCLinuxOS is a great distro. The install was a snap.I was able to use everything write out of the install.I mean everything; networking, internet, MS apps-Wine, viewing Quicktime, WMP movies, really cool stff.

Hardware installation was also very easy. The only thing I had a problem with was a Netgear Wireless PCI 802.11g card that I would needed drivers for.

Also a problem was installing on a DELL Inspirion 4000 PIII. The Live CD freezes half-way through the boot process.

Again I am looking for out of the box- functionality. Probably could change the boot kernel to syslinux, and it would work.

As far internet centric apps that are cross-platfrom compatible, PCLinuxOS looks good so far. Netbeans runs and delpoys Glassfish v.2 and v.3. Nice!

I could totally depoly PCLinuxOS in a business network settitng. As long as the laptops and PC's are all P4 and newer.


DSL is a new distro for me, I started testing last week.

It did install on the Dell Inspirion 4000. Everything works well. Needs more drivers for Wifi cards. My CISCO AIRONET card works great, the TrendNet G card did not install.

However, I am impressed with the look and feel of DSL. Very quick, modern and seemless for a mininalist linux disrto.

I have not fully explored DSL yet but I am pretty stoked about DSL so far.

I am, however, a little worried about the future of DSL. I would like to see a blog update on this from them.

keeping ypu posted
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