Update: Happy Easter

Hi Folks, just wanted to say Happy Easter to one and all and also apologise for the lack of new reviews lately. The good news is my drive trays arrived and the new Studio/testing machine has been built. I’ll get onto installing Arch on a fresh drive next week after much delay. It’s been a bit of a hectic time with Easter and all. Excuse, excuses.

I’m actually away at the moment for a friends wedding and writing this on the free wi-fi in my hotel room. I’m pleased to report the Ubuntu XPS m1330 travels very well 🙂

Hope you all enjoy the holiday and I’ll catch up with you next week, as a great man once said:

“Four day weekend?! Woo hoo!” – Homer Simpson

Take it easy,



  1. You probably already know this but Ubuntu 8.04 beta has arrived! PCLinuxOS 2008 is also available in the minime format. OpenSuse 11 is now in late Alpha. Just sayin’.

  2. I did know about those releases but thanks for reminding me, I’ve got a lot to get through it seems. I’ve also been keeping an eye on Dream Linux and I want to try the new 3.0 release when I get the chance.

    I’ll get cracking after Easter 🙂

  3. Hi Dan

    I’d love to read your review on arch linux. It seems like a lot of configuring to me but maybe it’s worth it.

    I have made some research on that distro and on the forums people say pacman is faster than apt-get on debian, which would be blazingly fast 😉

    Oh, i don’t believe you’ve already tried sidux yet, have you? Well you should! 😉 Because it is a bleeding edge distro with a rolling release, actually taking the right packages out of debian sid without compromising your system.

    The developers are doing a very good job trying to make sid “safe” and easy to handle with some very handy scripts like smxi, the swiss knife of all scripts!

    You’ll certainly have an influence on my decision on (not) installing arch linux next to my sidux
    partition on my laptop.



  4. Thanks for the kind comments, I’m glad you like the reviews. I have got Sidux on my hit list actually and I know a lot of people who like it. I’ll be sure to check it out 🙂

  5. Yeah, i think Sidux might be a contender in the new future. I am going to install Arch at work later this week to see what all the fuss it about. I was just playing around with PCLOS 2008 today.

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