Linux has become the de facto open-source operating system (OS), although there are niche alternatives like flavors of BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution). A variety of incarnations target minimal memory platforms such as Ubuntu Core/Snappy and Android Things.
“If your computer having problems or lags while using Windows operating systems, you’ll discover some fast and lightweight OS in this article. There is another post where we discussed best alternative operating systems that are not specifically for old PC’s”
Clonezilla-SysRescCD is something we have been looking for since months. In our Linux Page (in Spanish) we have posted a brief (full of links) review about this rescue Cd in its 1.3.0 version. Clonezilla-SysRescCD is a very interesting merge (multi boot CD) between Clonezilla and SystemRescueCD which allows you to solve many (better quite all, for what we read) “disasters”; that can be made by everyday pc users like us. Just to sum up the features contained in Clonezilla-SysRescCD we add some brief notes about the two different “parts”; contained in it. Clonezilla is a fast and reliable OpenSource clone system (OCS) which supports ext2, ext3, reiserfs, xfs, jfs, fat and ntfs partitions. On the other hand SystemRescueCD, based on a bootable Linux OS, allows you to repair your system and/or recover your data after a crash. We simulated some “disasters”; on an old Pentium4 (running Windows XP) and the results we obtained were substantially very positive.
In our Linux Page we have posted a brief review about NimbleX: a customizable Live CD based on Slackware. To build your own distro you have only to connect to NimbleX site and follow the simple instructions on the screen. The number of available programs is not huge but with a couple of tests you can built a very good personalized Live CD without knowing anything about programming (unfortunately, it is possible to create only one Live CD every day). You can also customize the background and the boot audio greeting using your favorite images and messages. NimbleX is so easy and fast to use that it’s a pleasure to use it. Recommended!
Today, in our Linux Page, we want talk again about bootable Linux on pendrives. This time we discovered that the guys from http://pendrivelinux.com/ released a new USB portable Linux: Ubuntu 6.10. We tried to use Ubuntu 7.04 instead 6.10 and… it works (in our test: Windows installation on 1GB pendrive)! As for Knoppix 5.1.0 (see our post on January 26, 2007) also this portable version of Ubuntu 7.04 is easy to be installed on a USB key and it’s full of interesting features. For the installation you have to carefully follow the instruction contained on the specific pendrivelinux pages (more instruction also available for installation using Linux). Please don’t be worried after the first reading because all the necessary steps are well explained and if you follow them it’s really not possible to make mistakes! Enjoy it!
In our Linux page Frank posted a detailed review about DreamLinux 2.2 MME (multimedia edition). This distribution, available in Portuguese and English has a very clean graphical interface and is built to facilitate Linux beginners. In fact, not only DreamLinux is very updated for office pourposes but it contains many useful application for multimedia, programming, science and graphics. Moreover, DreamLinux has an “easy install” resource which easily help you to install new compatible Linux applications. The tutorials page (written in English) contains many useful tips for DreamLinux beginners. We like DreamLinux especially because the packages are updated and because it offers good graphic interfaces.
This week in our Linux page we have posted a review about the “test 2” version of the new PCLinux 2007. This distro is well built and we weren’t able to find any bugs. PCLinux 2007 is built on the Kernel 188.8.131.52-dev5 and has a good 3D graphics support. Moreover it contains more features than the previous one and it’s very easy to use and personalize. For these reasons we think that it really is one of the most complete and stable distribution we have recently found on the net!
Knoppix 5.1.1 is one of the most interesting and complete Linux built to be booted directly from a USB key. This Linux version is very easy to be installed on a USB key and it’s full of interesting features. Moreover, it can be personalised adding new programs or simply personalising it with new themes or the icons you most like! In our Linux Page you find all the information to install and enjoy it! After few days with Knoppix 5.1.1 I am sure you will start loving Linux and all its wonderful features!
Today, Frank posted in our Linux Page a brief but effective post about SuperGamer2 which is the new -revised and improved- version of SuperGamer; perhaps, one of the most interesting bootable Linux versions created for video players. This DVD Linux is full of very interesting games and its compatibility is higher than never. In fact the people from SuperGamer have updated the hardware drivers and solved some problems they discovered in the first version. Now SuperGamer (based on PCLinuxOS) can be used in more motherboards than in the past and I think they are working on a better version of this wonderful bootable DVD Linux!
If the graphics is all for you or if you are enthusiastic only for of 3D environments you must try LG3DLiveCD: the new Linux Live CD for advanced graphics lovers! Today, in our Linux Page, Frank has posted a brief but effective review about this new “looking glass” Linux distribution. LG3DLiveCD is a project hosted and developed by Java.net: the Sun Microsystem website for Java projects. The 3D effects are astonishing and this live CD represents a fantastic -computer graphics- experience also for beginners or for “just for a look” people. Try it and, please, let us know your comments! Thanks!