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.
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I want to setup a few Debian webcam servers on my property for surveillance. I just dug out an older Gateway E-4200 500 Pentium III desktop tower from my attic. It’s been up there baking in the heat and freezing in the cold for 477 days. I discovered this after pulling the computer down from the attic and powering it up. Debian noted during startup that it had been 477 days since the hard drives were checked. After the scan, Debian 5 Lenny loaded right up. Amazing! (more…)
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…)