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|], it is now a Dwarf Planet.

! Ubuntu

Check out [Ubuntu Linux|] for a more secure browsing environment — for example on MySpace. Download the [Desktop Edition|] of Ubuntu and give it a try.

Ubuntu Desktop Edition will [boot from the CD or DVD drive|] 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|] for free.

One of our callers also recommends [Damn Small Linux|], especially for older, slower computers.

! Virus and Such

Take a look at [last week’s show|] for virus protection links.