Archive for July, 2005

Mono Live Rulez!

July 31st, 2005 Comments off

Over at O’Reilly’s site, Kevin Shockey, the same person who recently reviewed the Snappix LiveCD, takes a look at Mono Live.

In addition to the core mono-based tools MonoDevelop, MonoDoc, and xsp, the Live CD also includes Postgres, pgAdmin III, and Glade.

Categories: Development, Reviews

Assess system security using a Linux LiveCD

July 31st, 2005 1 comment

IBM Developerworks discovers four security based LiveCDs and writes up some good information about them.

Categories: Reviews, Security

Mutagenix 2.6.11-1 screenshots

July 29th, 2005 Comments off

Mutagenix is a pretty impressive LiveCD based on SLAX. Check out its screenshots at OSDir.

Categories: Screenshots

Whax Stand-alone Penetration-testing Live distro Review

July 29th, 2005 1 comment has a good review of WHAX 3.0. If you’re wondering why you would want to download WHAX, this review will answer that question.

when you open the ‘k’ menu, you will notice the top menu ‘Whax tools’; this menu is what sets Whax apart from the crowd. the ‘Whax tools’ menu is divided into easy and obvious sub-menu’s, from enumeration to fuzzers and bluetooth utilities.

Fuzzers? Anyone want to add that to Wikipedia?

Categories: Reviews, Security

WHAX 3.0 Screenshots

July 29th, 2005 1 comment

WHAX 3.0 screenshots over at OSDir.

Categories: Screenshots, Security

Klax KDE 3.4.2 LiveCD is Out

July 28th, 2005 Comments off

KDE 3.4.2 has been released, and with it is Klax. Klax allows one to test out the new KDE environment quickly, without any setup or configuration.

Categories: Releases

The Network Admin’s Ultimate Custom Rescue CD

July 27th, 2005 Comments off

Enterprise Networking Planet has a well written article about LiveCDs, focusing on their usefulness to network administrators.

In the beginning was tmsrtbt,

Categories: Rescue, Reviews

Berry Linux 0.60 Screenshots

July 27th, 2005 Comments off

And again, OSDir with the screenshots. Berry Linux 0.60

Categories: Screenshots

Puppy Linux 1.0.4 Screenshots

July 26th, 2005 1 comment

OSDir is back with more screenshots, this time of Puppy Linux 1.0.4.

Categories: Screenshots

Damn Small Linux 1.3.1 Released, Screenshots

July 25th, 2005 Comments off

DSL 1.3.1 is on the mirrors, but is not yet updated on their homepage. OSDir is very prompt with screenshots of the new release.

Categories: Releases, Screenshots

LiveLAMP Ready for Testing. In need of ISO mirrors.

July 24th, 2005 Comments off

LXer is reporting, and has a link, to the recently released education-focused LiveLAMP LiveCD. They’re looking for mirrors.

Categories: News

Bio-protected USB stick boots Debian Linux

July 23rd, 2005 Comments off is reporting on something new. It’s a bootable USB drive with an embedded fingerprint scanner. You get to carry your desktop wherever you go, plus it stays secure. It’s always nice to see companies creating innovative products.

The COS can boot x86 computers capable of booting from USB, or from CD-ROM thanks to a downloadable initrd kernel image.

I’m not sure where the fingerprint scanner goes with the CDROM version, I’m guessing you still need the USB stick.

Categories: News

Weekend Homework

July 22nd, 2005 Comments off

If you have not already done this, go download Puppy Linux and Damn Small Linux. The combined size will only be 110 MB, and you’ll have some amazing capabilites. After you’ve got them running, see how simple it is to install them onto a keydrive, or to have them load into memory so you can add programs, change settings, and then burn the results (using the now-free CD burner) to create your own custom LiveCD. One fun thing you could do is create a LiveCD which automatically boots up, loads any shared music directories on your network, and starts playing the songs in random order. Now you have a use for that Pentium 133 laptop that’s been sitting in your closet.

Categories: Site Announcements

Fervent Software Announce Studio to Go! v1.50

July 20th, 2005 Comments off

SourceWire has the press release for the new Studio to Go! LiveCD. Studio to Go! is a professional audio studio preconfigured on a Linux LiveCD.

Categories: Releases

Kate OS 2.1 LIVE screenshots

July 20th, 2005 Comments off

OSDir has screenshots of Kate OS LIVE. Nice looking desktop.

Categories: Screenshots

Run GNU/Linux from a USB pen drive

July 20th, 2005 Comments off

NewsForge has an article describing how to get SLAX installed and running from a USB pen/key/jump/thumb drive. Useful information that can probably be applied to other LiveCDs as well.

Slax is a powerful and complete bootable distro based on Slackware, equipped with kernel 2.6, ALSA sound drivers, Wi-Fi card support, X11-6.8.2 with support for many GFX cards and wheel mice, and KDE 3.4.

Categories: How To

Puppy Linux 1.0.4 Released

July 20th, 2005 Comments off

Puppy Linux 1.0.4 is out. Check out the multitude of changes here.

Categories: Releases

SLAX Linux Live 5.0.6

July 19th, 2005 Comments off

SLAX 5.0.6 is out, here is the changelog.

Categories: Releases

Slashdot | Elive Beta: Enlightenment Sans Commitment

July 18th, 2005 1 comment

Slashdot has a posting about Elive, and while it’s .1 off on the downloadable version, it’s still has a couple interesting comments. Also has a link to more OSDir screenshots, but they’re nothing compared to the video on the official Elive site.

Categories: News, Screenshots

Guardian Unlimited | Online | Knoppix has it covered

July 18th, 2005 Comments off

The Guardian Unlimited has an overview of the new Knoppix 4.0 LiveDVD. I like the tagline:

With access to 50,000 free programs, why bother with a system that only comes with 50, asks Glyn Moody

Categories: News