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Easy ISO Handling

ISO 9660 The ISO 9660 standard was developed over 20 years ago. It is the official standard for CD-ROM. A physical CD conforming to the standard can be read by any CD-ROM drive in any OS and if it happens to be a music CD, it will play in any CD player.  The file extension ...

The Amazing Puppy

Lightweight Distributions A lightweight distribution is one that requires minimal memory and fewer system resources. Some popular examples are Damn Small Linux, Knoppix, and Puppy. There are several reasons that you might want to have one or more of these handy. A previous article discussed using Knoppix as a rescue disk. Let’s consider a few ...

A Quick Look at KDE 4

A controversial (see all the comments)  article on tuxmachines.org caught my interest. It was another salvo in the never ending GNOME vs. KDE war. In the past I have tried out KDE and decided that, for me, it was okay but I preferred the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) philosophy behind the GNOME desktop. The ...

Knoppix to the rescue

Knoppix has released version 6 of their “small” distribution. You can find a download link here. As you know, Knoppix was either the first or amongst the first to be available as a livecd. It was soon apparent that the livecd could be used as a rescue disk. With the proper programs installed the livecd ...

Three Productivity Tools I Could Live Without

There are some things in life that you can live without but why would you want to? Especially when they are FREE! Virtual Desktops The taskbar can get crowded and unorganized. Virtual Desktops have the effect that you are sitting in front of several computers at one time. On one computer you’re watching your email, ...