Kevin Shockey on the O’Reilly Developer Weblogs writes about SNAPPIX, a LiveCD with a completly open source Java development environment. He makes good points that open source software can be difficult and frustrating to setup, which can turn people away from software which would otherwise fit their requirements.
According to their wiki for the Fedora Core 5 release, work has already started on an official Fedora LiveCD or DVD.
This information can be seen here: FC5Future – Fedora Project Wiki
NewsForge reports on Debian, its history, and other popular distributions based on Debian. Knoppix and other LiveCDs are covered well in this article.
Nothing about the list has changed, but I thought it sounded better, and would be more memorable, if I changed the title from “The LiveCD List” to “FrozenTech’s LiveCD List”. FrozenTech is my other website, which I use to publish reviews and stories I have written. It will soon, I hope, have some new articles focused on LiveCDs.
There’s an update to SimplyMEPIS out, adding support for more hardware, and the Traveller Disk feature. The Traveller Disk feature allows, among other things, syncing of several MEPIS desktops using a USB keydrive.
OSDir.com has added screenshots of SLAX Popcorn Edition to its enormous screenshot directory.
I’ve redone this LiveCD News. A custom written homepage with a phpBB backend, while fun, was a lot of work to maintain. WordPress is a much better idea. I’m not going to port the old stories over, but you can still view them at the LiveCD Forums.
If you’re not sure which book to get, I highly recommend Knoppix Hacks. It covers a wide variety of tasks for which a Knoppix LiveCD can be used, including ways to fix misbehaving Windows machines.