Feb 242012

The SliTaz contributor team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the first release candidate for SliTaz 4.0. SliTaz can boot in 10-12 seconds on fairly new hardware and with the new 4in1 ISO you can install a full SliTaz desktop with only 48MB of RAM. The 4in1 ISO is able to auto detect the memory and can boot SliTaz in text mode, to a minimal X environment or a full graphical desktop.

SliTaz 4.0 will have more than 3000 well tested packages in its repository and the RC series lets us track the latest bugs. From our last Cooking release the packages have all been rebuilt twice to ensure build quality.

This RC1 ISO will prompt you with a new graphical menu and a graphical language and keyboard set up. The ISO features a new desktop layout and artwork as well as a new command line installer with a CGI/web interface accessible via TazPanel. You can download this new ISO from the mirror: SliTaz 4.0-RC1.

May 312010

I have been avoiding Facebook like the plague. I’ve been receiving invites from friends since 2005 but I had real concerns over privacy. Due to recent press over Facebook’s privacy woes it turns out I was justified.

The feature set of Facebook is hugely impressive and I do admit I’ve long wanted to sign up and share my pictures, status updates and more with family and friends – but only family and friends.

While reading about alternatives to Facebook I came across Diaspora. This is the first piece of software I’ve been genuinely excited about in years. The idea is that you host the open-source server running your social profile. That means you have complete comtrol over what you share. I even have a computer waiting for the task.

I’ve pledged $10.00 to support Diaspora and I can’t wait to see the final product.

You can make your own contribution to Diaspora using the Kickstarter widget in my sidebar.