Archive for the ‘Lightweight Desktop’ Category

Damn Small Linux sneaks up on v3.0

June 2nd, 2006 Comments off

DesktopLinux researches all the new stuff in the new Damn Small Linux release.

Tons o’ Screenshots

June 2nd, 2006 Comments off

OSDir has recently posted many screenshots of new releases, here they are:

Notice the installer icons on the desktops of all the *buntu screenshots.

Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 2.00

June 1st, 2006 Comments off

Puppy Power

May 31st, 2006 Comments off

Remastering DSL: A Short HOWTO with a Long Preamble

May 27th, 2006 Comments off

Linux Forums has a good article on remastering Damn Small Linux.

SLAX 5.1.6 Released

May 23rd, 2006 Comments off

SLAX has a new release several days after their last one. The main reason for this release is the addition of safe NTFS write support.

Life’s too short for Linux, or so David Fearon thought until he needed an OS in a rush

May 23rd, 2006 Comments off

This article from PC Pro has some pretty opinionated ideas about which OS is the best to get work done in, and while I don’t agree with many of them, the author does have some nice things to say about DSL and SLAX.

Puppy Linux 1.0.9 CE

May 22nd, 2006 3 comments has a review of the latest Puppy Linux. As always, lots of screenshots are included.

I found the menus chocked full of applications and utilities. There was a multitude of Puppy specific configuration utilities for just about everything from net connection, wireless, sound, modem, printer, and more.

Damn Small Linux 2.4 Released

May 16th, 2006 Comments off

A new version of DSL is out, some notabe additions are a C compiler and rsync.

PCLinuxOS MiniMe 0.93: A ride on the Lighter side…

May 10th, 2006 Comments off has a review of PCLinuxOS MiniMe 0.93. The review moves from LiveCD to hard drive distro after the installation step.

Same Austrumi – Only Better

May 10th, 2006 Comments off has another good LiveCD review, this time of the lightweight Austrumi. Enlightenment is the window manager, which makes the many screenshots worth checking out.

Slax 5.1.4 – Your Pocket OS

May 10th, 2006 Comments off has a thorough review of Slax 5.1.4.

Slax recently released version 5.1.4 of their amazing “pocket os” and since it had been almost a year since our last look, we thought we’d better find out what 5.1.4 was like. Much like its predecessor, it has a whole lot chocked into a small kde-based download. At 192 mb, is it worth the download?

DistroWatch Weekly Interview

May 8th, 2006 Comments off

The new DistroWatch Weekly has an interview with the developers of Damn Small Linux. There is much talk about their new DSL-N release.

PCLinuxOS 0.93 “MiniME” Development Release

April 21st, 2006 1 comment

DistroWatch has announced PCLinuxOS 0.93 MiniME, a lightweight, PCLinuxOS based LiveCD. OSDir brings the eye candy with screenshots. With PCLinuxOS releasing a lightweight version, and Damn Small Linux recently coming out with a heavier version, is the future of Linux LiveCDs two-disc, heavy and lightweight releases? GoblinX, GRML, Knoppix, Mepis/MepisLite, SLAX SE/SLAX Popcorn, and Ubuntu/Xubuntu are a few others who already separate release versions into the two camps.

Damn Small Linux – NOT

April 21st, 2006 Comments off