GeekSpeak for 2006-08-26

What is Pluto Again?

Geeks Lyle Troxell, Drew Meyer, and Miles Elam discuss the recent Pluto controversy (it’s a “dwarf planet” now) and take your calls with questions and comments of technology.


! Pluto

Pluto is [no longer a planet|http://www.physorg.com/news75645703.html], it is now a Dwarf Planet.

! Ubuntu

Check out [Ubuntu Linux|http://www.ubuntu.com/] for a more secure browsing environment — for example on MySpace. Download the [Desktop Edition|http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop] of Ubuntu and give it a try.

Ubuntu Desktop Edition will [boot from the CD or DVD drive|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LiveDistro] and provide an environment that does not write to your Windows installation.

Keep in mind that you will need a [CD-R|Compact Disk Recordable] drive and CD-ROM burning software in order to make an Ubuntu CD on your computer. Alternatively you can have an Ubuntu CD [mailed to you|https://shipit.ubuntu.com/] for free.

One of our callers also recommends [Damn Small Linux|http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/], especially for older, slower computers.

! Virus and Such

Take a look at [last week’s show|http://geekspeak.org/shows/2006/08/19] for virus protection links.