My Linux-based IPCop firewall / router has been online for 34 days without interruption. Pretty amazing to witness coming from a system that’s over 12 years old.
Posts Tagged ‘Linux Distributions’
Over the last few days I have been downloading and installing different Linux distributions to try them out. My Linux journey started over ten years ago but didn’t take off full time until a few years ago when I installed Ubuntu. Shortly after using Ubuntu I felt it was too commercialized for my tastes, it started to remind me of Microsoft. My journey carried me over to the Debian world, and I have been using that since then.
Having some extra free time I have been able to try out other Linux distros. PCLinuxOS is one of them. My first impressions of the operating system compared to the others two I already reviewed (Puppy Linux and Linux Mint) is that it’s like the Windows XP of Linux operating systems. It has a very basic and bland appearance. It reminds me of a bare-bones tank. It’s strong, stable, secure, and without thrills. (more…)
I really enjoy using Linux a lot. My adventures with Linux started over ten years ago. I am far from being a Linux expert, but I am getting to the point now where I am pretty comfortable tackling challenges, experimenting with configurations, and using the command line. My Linux journey started with Ubuntu. But quickly I started to feel like Ubuntu was becoming the Microsoft of Linux. It’s very commercialized and extremely popular. Using Ubuntu no longer gave me that “I am unique and cool feeling because I use Linux and most everyone else doesn’t.”
So then I ventured in to Debian. And let me tell you, Debian is amazing. Currently that is my main Linux flavor that I use full time. I just updated to 6.0 Squeeze and it’s a huge improvement over 5.0 Lenny. That said, I have the desire to try even more Linux distributions. I have had my eyes on Puppy Linux for a couple of months, and finally just installed Puppy Linux Lucid 5.2.8. Wow! This operating system is really cool. My first impressions so far is that it’s stable, super easy and super QUICK to install, and it’s very aesthetically pleasing. (more…)