Linux World - a smorgasbord of penguins !

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    This is a thread devoted to the wonderful world of penguins.Mainly posts will concern distros but deviation will occur as in this first post. :lol:

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    The above statement says it all. For instance you can install Ardour on any linux distro and find information concerning the usage of it at the Arch wiki, Slakermedia, the Debian documentation, at the Centos site and many wiered and wonderful nooks and cranny's on the net. [​IMG]

    So on with my first offering.

    Slackermedia


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    http://slackermedia....u.php?id=ardour

    If you look at the handbook there is a list of applications each has its own page and gives details about the program along with strengths and weaknesses that the program contains. For example the opening application is ARDOUR,


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    PORTEUS

    Today, December 29, 2016, the development team behind the Porteus (formerly Slax Remix) Linux-based operating system series proudly announced the final release of Porteus 3.2.2.

    It seems there is some love for Porteus in Asia too,

    http://www.techphylu...l-released.html

    One of my favourite USB distros. It is not meant to be installed on a pc though you can do a frugall install. The best way to run it is from a usb stick with the "toram" feature enabled. Porteus is a neat way to investigate the KDE environment.

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    AV Linux 2016 news

    AV Linux

    AV Linux is not your everyday distro and whilst it can be used as a normal day to day os you should be aware that it really organised to be used as a tool for multimedia production. So there are some aspects of this well made distro that are slightly outside the norm. Taking heed of the creators notice to new users would be a very very sensible idea,

    Also for anyone deciding to try AV Linux out as a live os from cd or usb it is vital that you take notice of this,

    Apart from creating an excellent distro the developer deserves credit for promoting torrents as the preferred way of downloading the distro.

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    @floppybootstomp might find this of interest.
     
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    Just was going to say I bet Mr Boots would be interested in that distro.
     
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    The Linux distribution that's always in the black (2002)



    Oh my oh my commercial linux, what ever will happen next , will the world end ? [​IMG]

    Wait up that was fifteen years ago and the world has not ended yet. Phew thank goodness for that. [​IMG]
     
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    I have skimmed through this, very interesting. I will have to set aside some time to go through it properly. :user::nod:
     
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    Apparently he is a real penguiista as this reply from my posting elsewhere shows.

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    If you want privacy you need to run Linux (2017)


    With folk like Russia and China adopting Linux or are using linux in some fashion in everyday life I wonder how long linux will stay secure. :cool:
     
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    Open source has won, and Microsoft has surrendered

    A neat thought provoking article which dovetails nicely with this news.

    The top 5 Microsoft announcements you likely missed this year

    All very interesting stuff.

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    All I am doing is waiting, and waiting for the fallout :eek:
     
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    Well I do not see Microsoft going bust anytime soon and I could care less if they do or do not. I would like to see their tight grip on the computing world broken and it looks like it is finally happening. Lets just hope they do not find some way to grab control and lock in all of the open source stuff they are using.

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    As people are becoming more technically minded and inquiring especially the young people just out of school and college and want to experiment I can see more Linux Distro's being downloaded and used.
     
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    I can see that younger generation coming out School and Colleges who have inquiring minds dabbling with Linux and although it will not kill off Microsoft but I think it will in the long term reduce the hold they have on the market. I have a friend who is a IT technician who at the moment is working for a small IT support company as the senior technician and has secured a new job as a technician for a large ISP he has had to give 3 months notice to his original company.
    He has only got knowledge of Microsoft, the new company who support large server banks so in away he is starting at the bottom as he will have to learn Linux to be able to maintain them as most server banks run Red Hat and similar so he will be able to expand his IT knowledge, he is looking forward to the new challenge.
     
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    Welcome to Devuan Jessie 1.0 RC2

    Above seems to cover everything about this os so if you want more info then there is plenty to read on the main site.

    Apart from the Refract fork which has those handy transferable tools for refractainstaller, refractasnapshot and refracta2usb, there are some other interesting forks.

    Good Life Linux

    Minimal and base LXDE, Openbox, and Xfce operating systems.

    Brought to you by:goodlifelinux

    [​IMG]heads ::: the libre privacy distro

    Exe GNU/Linux. (Devuan GNU/Linux with Trinity Desktop)


    There are other forks but these particularly caught my eye. The GoodLife as it is suited for older hardware plus it is a very minimal base to build your own custom os, reminds me a tad of the Arch way.
    Tails because it is a systemd free security os and Exe due to its Trinity environment plus it is developed in the UK.

    Enjoy

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    Refracta 8.0 Is a Pint-Sized Powerhouse (2106)

    I find this an interesting fork due to the tools mentioned the most interesting being the, refracta2usb, which apparently works in Debian aswell. It could be a neat way of making a full backup of a working system for Debian users or anyone using a Debian fork, if it works with Debian forks of course.

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    Very interesting AB, might dabble in the future.:nod:
     
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    For all you Ubuntu and Mint fans here is an article to stimulate the old grey cell.

    Distro watch for Ubuntu lovers: What's ahead in Linux land (2017)

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    How will that affect Linux Mint Cinnamon which is based on Ubuntu?:eek:
     
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    Whatever "that" may or may not be... nothing dramatic will happen. Besides, Mint already offers a "Debian Edition".

    HERE is Shuttleworth's comment. My take is that this is a case of making a virtue of necessity — I mean, honesty, did anyone like Unity? ANYONE?
     
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    Well I never liked the look of Unity so I never even gave it a trial run. :eek:
     
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