distro Archive

RIPLinux 7.7

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Don’t worry, Linux is not dead yet. And the $TITLE is not about a new RIP implementation on Linux. The name stands for Recovery Is Possible and it’s in fact a Slackware-based Live OS. It can be used for various tasks like maintenance, troubleshooting, rescuing an installed system, or

Is this the future of Linux?

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I’ve been planning on writing a post about iMagicOS ever since version 2009 came out. I was surprised to see that someone could launch such a poor product and ask money for it. However, I was determined to just let it go, thinking that the developers were probably young,

FreeBSD 7.1

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The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team recently announced the availability of FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE, the second 7-STABLE release (7.0 was released a year ago, in February). FreeBSD 7.1 improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 7.0 and introduces some new features. The changelog includes kernel changes, new hardware support, storage and filesystem

Slackware 12.2 installation

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Slackware 12.2 was recently released. The announcement reveals important new features such as 2.6.27.7 kernel, HAL support and new development tools. A complete list of packages can be found here. Slackware still uses a text installation and manual partitioning is needed before the setup is started. I’ve recorded a