Monday, October 31, 2005

Break time

Still keeping busy.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Work is keeping me busy

I have not been blogging much at all lately. Work has been keeping me busy, and family time has occupied me when I am home.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Mitrax and Wolvix

I tried out two more Live CD distros this week, first Wolvix, then Mitrax. Of the two of them, Mitrax has a lower release number, but for my interests, it better suits my needs, at least for a Live CD distro. Mitrax boots quite rapidly, nearly as quickly as most of my disk based operating systems, but it is quite functional for the simple kinds of things I do with Live CDs.

Mitrax boots in about a minute on my Dell Dimension 4100 desktop system, loads into RAM, ejects the CD, and runs a snappy version of FVWM, which is nicely customized. I did have to set up my network configuration to indicate that I use a DHCP based network, but that step was provided on an easily accessible menu, which gives you choices, including DHCP. From there, Web browsing and other services were readily available.

One of the better efforts in Live CDs, especially considering its early stages of development. Worth downloading and trying out.

I'll stick with Libranet for everyday use, but I'll keep this Live CD around for times when I want a fast system loaded into RAM.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Libranet alive and well

In another blog, I posted an entry, expressing concern over the future of Libranet. Tal Danzig, the primary developer of Libranet, wrote a note to my blog and clearly stated that Libranet was not going away or disappearing, but it wasn't going to be given away to the open community either. I was quite pleased to find out that Tal still plans to continue with Libranet, and that he is merely taking a "breather" to decide which direction to head next.

I am an avid supporter of Libranet, and I am very pleased to find out that Libranet intends to remain what, in my mind, is my preferred system for personal use.