June 11, 2002

Tonight on the Linux Show: We be Phat dude

Jeff Gerhardt writes: Tuesday, June 11th, 2002, from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL, tonight LIVE on
www.thelinuxshow.com.
At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, Doc
Searls (Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ Pavlicek; have another strange and wonderful show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!

Segment One- The News. We will cover THE HOT NEWS of the last few weeks tonight. In particular, we will talk about the Caldera news and TLS plans for the summer (Road Trip any one).

Segment Two- Phat Linux 4.0 Phat Grows Up.

Tonight we are joined by Cameron Cooper the Wunderkind founder of Phat Linux. We first had Cameron on the show in the summer of 1999 when we first became aware of the product. At the time he was 15 years old, so at the age of 19 Cameron has done what the vast majority of companies were unable to do during the "dot com bust" and that is survive the washout. And, in our opinion he did it through innovation. Phat is a perfect product for getting the technically impared to experience Linux.

The partitioning demands of a ordinary Linux distributions make installing Linux very intimidating for many Windows users. Often times this can even defer experimenting. This is why Phat Linux was created.

Phat Linux doesn't require a seperate hard drive partition, to be installed. It can be installed in a folder of a Windows FAT32 partition. This means Phat Linux can be installed on the same partition as Windows, without conflicting with Windows. Because of this ability, your run of the mill Windows
users are free to install Linux on their computer without the fear of losing valuable information. Phat Linux will install like a regular Windows application, but run as any other Linux installation would.

Phat is no longer the only product that will allow such a demonstration mode to be built on a Windows C drive, but it is the first to get it to work right, and in our opinion, is still the benchmark product for this niche.

Phat Linux also comes with a complete desktop environment. The packaged environment, XIMIAN GNOME, is a complete desktop environment built completely of free software.

Phat Linux was, in 2000, one of our winners for product of the Millenium.

Please join us on the show, and check our IRC Chat(irc.thelinuxshow.com
#linuxshow).
Remember tune in at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et. NOTE: we are now on
Daylight Saving Time in the US.
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