Archive for August, 2005

Upgrade to free software for italian schools

August 31st, 2005 Comments off

NewsForge reports that 20,000 LiveCDs will be distributed to students and teachers in Italy. Less than three weeks ago there was an announcement that 64,000 LiveCDs would be distributed to students in France. If only I was given a Linux CD while in school, I’m sure my first computing years in front of BASH would have had a better impact on me then all the time I spent in DOS.

about 20 thousand live-cd will be delivered to students and teachers, with the collaboration of Alpikom [7]. All the students and families will have, for free, the same software environment and all the applications used in the computer classes at school.

Categories: Desktop, Education, News

MepisLite Review

August 31st, 2005 Comments off has a review of MepisLite.

MepisLite has a carefully selected assortment of applications that are lightweight, quick and powerfully.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews

MEPIS founder Woodford gets personal in MadPenguin interview

August 30th, 2005 Comments off has highlights from the recent interview with the creator of MEPIS.

Categories: Desktop, News

Games Knoppix DVD coming soon

August 30th, 2005 Comments off

Read the announcement here.

Categories: Gaming, News

MEPIS announces final test iteration of v3.3.2

August 29th, 2005 Comments off announces the last test release version of SimplyMEPIS 3.3.2.

Other new features in 3.3.2 include built-in software RAID and dmcrypt support

Categories: Desktop, News

MEPIS: the miniature monster of Morgantown, West Virginia

August 29th, 2005 Comments off

Mad Penguin has an interview with the founder of MEPIS.

Categories: Desktop, News

Freespire Review

August 29th, 2005 Comments off

GNUMAN.COM has a short review of the new Freespire LiveCD. Looks like it’s not perfect, but then, it is the first release.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews

Freespire attempts to morph Linspire into free distro

August 26th, 2005 Comments off reports on Freespire, a Linspire, uh, inspired project. Currently in LiveCD form.

Categories: Desktop, News

Try Linux for free: make your own install CD

August 25th, 2005 1 comment

PC World has an introduction to Linux through LiveCDs. Good to pass on to those getting started.

Ubuntu Linux, our 2005 World Class winner for Best Linux Distribution, has a live CD version available for download. You may be asking yourself, “How do I download a CD-ROM?”

Categories: News

Kadischi: generator of Live-CD for Fedora Core family

August 25th, 2005 Comments off

LXer has news of a LiveCD Generator for Fedora called Kadischi. I’m not sure yet how similar this project is to Gentoo’s Catalyst.

Categories: News

DevelopGo – A Programmer’s Platform

August 24th, 2005 Comments off

OSDir, or (are they the same?) has a review of DevelopGo. Worth reading if you’re interested in the various development LiveCDs.

Although I am a Windows Programmer, I was searching for such a Live CD that would allow me to experiment with different types of
toolkits and IDEs available in Linux.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews

GoblinX Mini 1.2.0 Reviewed

August 24th, 2005 Comments off has a review of the new GoblinX Mini LiveCD.

GoblinX has never lacked in providing a stunning experience from their desktop image right through to their themes ,which is carried into their bundled applications.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews

Windows Got Ya Down? Try a Remix

August 23rd, 2005 Comments off

Wired has a piece on the many modified copies of Windows floating around on the torrent sites. Some of them sound extremely useful, including the bootable WinPE along with several WinXP installers on a single DVD. Of course, none of these are legal, but it’s still amazing how much people have been able to do with closed software. Imagine how much farther they could have gotten if they could modify the source code too.

In addition to two Chinese variants of Windows, the Super WinPE disc includes dozens of boot-time utilities for troubleshooting system snafus. One is an experimental “pre-installation environment” that uses a “mini-Windows XP” for system scanning and file recovery, similar to the popular Knoppix LiveCD version of Linux.

Categories: Desktop, News

New Book: Peter van der Linden’s Guide to Linux

August 23rd, 2005 Comments off

NewsForge has a product announcement about a new book with a Linspire LiveCD.

Van der Linden walks the reader through running the Linux live CD (no installation necessary.)

Categories: Desktop, News

KNOPPIX 4.0 DVD – joys and problems

August 22nd, 2005 Comments off

DistroWatch has some info on the new Knoppix 4.0.1 DVD, including a suggestion to wait for the next version, 4.0.2, to be released because of a UnionFS bug.

With the LinuxTag edition it took us about 7 minutes to get from the boot prompt to the full KDE desktop, but the new release gets there in half the time on the same system.

Categories: Desktop, News

Newbie Adventures in Knoppix and Fedora

August 21st, 2005 Comments off

Groklaw has a long, detailed account of a Windows user trying out Knoppix for the first time. An entertaining read.

The grandmother is our own brooker, who decided to try to save a relative’s files on an ailing XP computer using a Knoppix CD.

Categories: News, Rescue

OnebaseGo 3.0 Review

August 20th, 2005 Comments off has another review, this time of the OnebaseGo 3.0 LiveCD. Overall the reviewer appreared to like it.

The feature that most amused me in OnebaseGo is “Docking”. Do not be confused by that name. It is actually “remastering” the LiveCD in an easy way. The “docking” gives the ability to remaster the OnebaseGo Live CD with your own settings and software without requiring a hard-disk installation.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews

Because Beauty is Basic

August 20th, 2005 Comments off reviews the new GoblinX Mini LiveCD. Lots of screenshots to get a feel of the unique desktop.

The desktop is a unique experience due to the original theme and color scheme chosen by the developers.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews

amaroK Live v1.3 – Coming Soon !

August 18th, 2005 Comments off

amaroK’s LiveCD how-to is awesome!

Categories: How To

More Whax and Auditor hacking demos

August 18th, 2005 Comments off

digg has a link to a webpage which has all the Whax and Audior hacking demos available in a single download. Use these to become a computer security expert and get a high paying job.

I’ve scoured the net to locate every single movie and flash demo for Whax (formerly known as Whoppix) as well as Auditor.

Categories: News, Security