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Experiments at Bell Labs show 300Mbps possible over conventional copper twisted-pair DSL

Not content to give up and suckle on the buzzworded cable teat just yet, Bell Labs has just successfully tested a variant of DSL that is capable of up to 800Mbps -- about 100 megabytes per second -- using just a pair of traditional DSL connections. The range is short -- only a few hundred meters -- but the same technology, according to Alcatel-Lucent, is capable of 100Mbps over a 1,000 meter...

Tiny XP Rev 09: Windows XP with cuise control

Installing or reinstalling Windows can be a real hassle. Although Windows XP comes with a basic set of drivers, there's a good chance you'll have to dig out the driver disc for some of your hardware, or scour the Internet for the appropriate files. And many power users apply hundreds of tweaks to Windows for increased performance and stability. Indeed, a simple reinstall can become a full fledged...

Download Squad Week in Review

Whether you're looking for a beta invitation code to a hot new service, tips on making the most of your email service, or a Valentine's day present for that special someone in your life, we've got you covered. Here are some of our favorite Download Squad articles from the week that was. Invites for Digsby and SugarSync This week we looked at two new services in private beta. Digsby is desktop...

Flipping the Linux switch: Damn Small Linux - Not

Last week we took a look at Puppy Linux, a small Linux distro optimized for installation on a flash drive. There are (many) others, of course. One of the most well known, Damn Small Linux, has been around for quite some time. Over the years, the developers of Damn Small Linux (DSL), have masterfully kept that little distribution under 50 MB. This means several things: it is lightweight, and can...

Verizon tees up 20 mbit residential fiber

If you want more Internet access speed, your options are getting more and more. Thanks to services like AT&T's UVERSE Elite offering, next-generation broadband over copper cables is beginning to show up as a legit service (as opposed to the do-it-yourself approach), giving its users effective speeds of up to 6 mbits/second downloading and 1 mbit uploading, or about double what most users can...

Damn Small Linux 4.0 released

Sure, you can carry around a CD or flash drive with Ubuntu or Knoppix in case you need to do boot any PC you run across into Linux quickly. But Damn Small Linux has long been the king of tiny Linux distributions. Weighing in at under 50MB, you can keep this complete operating system on your flash drive or MP3 player and have plenty of room left over for music. DSL version 4.0 is out this week....

The best Linux distro ever: the results

Wow, I am pretty blown away. Almost unanimously everyone said that Ubuntu is the best Linux distro for almost everything you would want to do. I am already a Ubuntu fan, and I thought there would be a huge list of distros because there are so many out there. Ubuntu is the distro I used at work to recover old PC data, and fix PCs when even windows was trashed. It is definitely a killer build and...

Linux as a Windows system recovery option

I have had the problem a thousand times, where one of the sales reps I support comes to me and says that that they can't access Windows or that they get the blue screen repeatedly, or their computer implodes in some other such fashion. They are usually quite distraught until I introduce them to their new best friend. I hold up a live CD containing none other than a Linux distribution. Ubuntu is my...

How to run Linux from a USB flash drive

Ever wanted to take a bootable OS with you in your pocket? AltHack.com has a cool guide on getting Linux running on a USB flash drive, and it looks remarkably simple. It uses the 50MB distribution Damn Small Linux and in about 10 steps you should be up and running. [Via Lifehacker]...