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My Linux Netbook Expectations 1

I have taken the plunge and pre-ordered a TouchBook from AlwaysInnovating. Those of you following my articles will ask “Why?” Didn’t you say that these gadgets were overpriced? Yes, I did and yes, it is. If I wait a year it will be cheaper, improved and the software will no longer be “beta.” So why? ...

LiveCD vs LiveUSB vs USB Install

In a previous article I mentioned that a livecd image booted from a USB flash drive is not the same as a Linux distribution installed to a flash drive. This article will explore that idea in a a little more detail. There is a website, pendrivedrivelinux.com, that contains numerous tutorials on how to create a ...

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 ...

Here Today(!) .. Gone Tomorrow(?) 3

Part One .. Netbooks Over the years I have found only one truth that is infallable in regards to computer rekated technology. What is new and good today will be out-of-date in a year or so and most likely obsolete in four or five. In the last two decades I have not purchased any computer, ...