January 6, 2005

The place to 'see' Linux and Open Source

Chris writes "Last week OSDir.com surpassed their 100th Linux and open source screenshot tour, which has become an invaluable resource to the open source community.

Last fall they joined forces with LinuxBeta.com to make OSDir's screenshot tours page a unique and outstanding service for those who want to 'see' Linux and open source applications in action. LXer.com conducted this informative interview with the founder of these screenshot tours in August of last year. "Editors of Linux news sites like LXer see a lot of new community websites come up. Most new sites are good, but occasionally you find that real jewel of a site which is unique, new, and most importantly, useful. Chris Haney's new website... is one such site.", said LXer.

These screenshot tours are an excellent supplement to written reviews of distributions and applications.

Novell.com, OpenOffice.org, UbunutLinux.org, and Linux.org are a few examples of sites that are using and referencing OSDir screenshot tours.

Many review writers now reference these screenshot tours in their articles. One of the great things about the screenshot tours is that the day of downloading ISOs then needing that extra computer, drive, or partition to have a look at it have virtually come to an end. Now it's a simple as heading over to OSDir's screenshot tours page. OSDir tries to add a different distribution to their list each time a screenshot tour is done, while keeping up with new releases. OSDir also has a forum to discuss these distribution and software releases and their screenshot tours.

So now for the goods. Here's a look at all the screenshot tours done by OSDir, from Agnula to Zesktop:

AGNULA/DEMUDI 1.2.0-rc3
Aurox 10.0 Beta 1
AUSTRUMI 0.9.0
Barnix 20-8-2004 XPde
BeatrIX 0.1b
BeatrIX Linux November 04
Berry Linux 0.47
BIG LINUX 2.0 Beta 3
BLAG19999.00071 Alpha
CentOS 3.3
CentOS 3.4 Beta
Conectiva Linux Live CD 0.5 beta
Conectiva Live 20040828
Damn Small Linux 0.8
Damn Small Linux 0.8.4
Debian-Installer pre-rc1
Debian-Installer pre-rc2
Debian-Installer RC 2
DNALinux 0.37
eduKnoppix 2.0.0
Enlightenment DR 16.7.1
Evolution 2.0
Feather Linux 0.5.7
Fedora Core 3
Fedora Core 3 Test 1
Fedora Core 3 Test 2
Fedora Core 3 Test 3
FreeSBIE 1.1
Frugalware 0.1
Games Knoppix 3.7
Gnome 2.8
Gnome 2.8 - more
Gnoppix 0.8.1
Gnoppix 0.8.1b4
gnuLinEx 2004 Live Beta
GNUstep Live CD 0.5
Guadalinex 2004 RC4
Guadalinex 2004 RC5
Guadalinex 2004 RC6
Hakin9 Live 2.3.D
Hikarunix 0.2
K-DEMar 2.4 Lyra
Kaella 1.2 Beta 2
Kalango 3.0-beta2
KANOTIX 09-2004-A
KDE 3.3
Knoppix 3.6
Kurumin Linux 3.3
Kurumin Linux 4.0 Alpha 1
Libranet 2.8.1
Lineox Enterprise Linux 4.0 Beta
Lycoris Desktop/LX 1.3
Lycoris Desktop/LX 1.4
Mandrake Community 10.1
Mandrakelinux 10.1 beta 1
Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official
Mandrakelinux 10.1 RC1
Mandrakelinux 10.2 Cooker
Mandrakelinux Move 2.0
MAX: MAdrid_LinuX 1.2
MoLinux 1.0
MoviX2 0.3.1rc2
Novell Linux Desktop 9
OnebaseGo-2.1-KDE3.3b2
OpenOffice.org 1.1 Calc
OpenOffice.org 1.1 Draw
OpenOffice.org 1.1 Impress
OpenOffice.org 1.1 Writer
Overclockix 3.7
PCLinuxOS Preview 8
Progeny Debian 2.0 RC1
ProMEPIS 2005 Beta 2
Quantian 0.5.9.4
SAM Mini Live Linux 1.1
SAM Xmas Fun 2004
SimplyMEPIS 2004 RC3
SimplyMEPIS 2004 RC4
SimplyMEPIS 2004.04
SLAX 4.1.4
SLAX 4.2.0 Professional
Slo-Tech Linux 2.1
SUSE LINUX 9.1
SuSE Linux 9.2 Live (Gnome)
SuSE Linux 9.2 Live (KDE)
Syllable LiveCD4
Tao Linux 3.0 Update 3
Thunderbird 0.8
Thunderbird 1.0
Trustix Secure Linux 2.2 Beta 1
Ubuntu Linux 4.10
Ubuntu Linux 4.10 Live (Arabic)
Ubuntu Linux 4.10 Live (French)
Ubuntu Linux 4.10 Live (Mandarin)
Ubuntu Linux 4.10 Live (Portuguese)
Ubuntu Linux 4.10 Live (Russian)
Ubuntu Linux 4.10 Live (Spanish)
Ubuntu Linux 4.10 preview
Ubuntu Linux 4.10 RC
UHU-Linux Live 2.2
UserLinux mini-CD beta
Vidalinux Desktop OS 1.1 Download
Vidalinux Desktop OS beta2
Vine Linux 3.1
Xandros Desktop OS OCE
Xfld 0.1
XPDE 0.5.1
YaST
ZESKTOP Live CD"

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