Archive for October, 2005

BeOS rises from the grave, takes the name ZETA

October 31st, 2005 2 comments

NewsForge has an article about the BeOS-based ZETA LiveCD.

It’s Halloween, and what better way is there to celebrate than by reanimating a dead operating system on your PC? The zombie of choice this year is the ZETA Live CD 1.1, the first free download to bring the long-lost BeOS back from the grave.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews

BeleniX LiveCD 0.2 screenshots

October 30th, 2005 Comments off

OSDir has screenshots of the OpenSolaris based LiveCD BeleniX.

Categories: Desktop, Screenshots

Symphony OS Web Site Down due to High Traffic

October 29th, 2005 Comments off

LXer reports that “overwhelming demand for downloadable version of the LiveCD” has caused the project website to become unusable, and the homepage to be replaced with a minimalistic text version.

Categories: Desktop, News

Remastering a Custom Knoppix Distribution, Part 2

October 28th, 2005 Comments off has part 2 of their Remastering Knoppix 3.8 guide up.

Categories: How To

PCLinuxOS .92 Test 1 screenshots

October 28th, 2005 Comments off

With a new release of PCLinuxOS comes new screenshots over at Some screenshots remind me of another non-Linux OS.

Categories: Desktop, Screenshots

GoblinX celebrates its first birthday

October 28th, 2005 Comments off reports GoblinX’s first birthday.

Categories: Desktop, News

Symphony OS Beta 1 PR1 screenshots

October 27th, 2005 Comments off has screenshots of the refreshingly different desktop of Symphony OS Beta 1.

Categories: Desktop, Screenshots

Featured Distribution of the Week: LG3D LiveCD

October 25th, 2005 1 comment’s distro of this week is the LG3D LiveCD. Go read the review.

Your first reaction after booting into LG3D is likely to be that of awe. The panoramic background, 3D visualisation effects of the taskbar and windows, specialist 3D applications such as the background selector on the screenshot below – all these are likely to lead to several hours of exciting desktop entertainment.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews

Minix 3 available for download

October 25th, 2005 3 comments

Heise online has some info on the new Minix release. The install CD also works as a LiveCD, and computer requirements are up to a 386 w/ 16 MB of memory.

Categories: Development, Releases

An open Studio to Go

October 25th, 2005 Comments off

NewsForge has a review of Studio to Go.

Open source software developer and musician Richard Bown wanted to make Rosegarden, a popular MIDI sequencer for Linux, available to all people, even if they weren’t fortunate enough to be using an open source platform.

Categories: Media Production, Reviews

Looking-Glass Based Distro Reviewed

October 24th, 2005 Comments off

We’re linking to Slashdot who is linking to for a review they posted about the new LG3D LiveCD. Read the comments while the site slowly loads in a backgrounded tab of your browser.

Categories: Desktop, News

BeOS successor Zeta with free live CD

October 24th, 2005 2 comments

Heise Online announces that yellowTAB released a Zeta (related to BeOS) LiveCD. The more the better! Now we need free, legal LiveCDs of XP and OS X.

Categories: Desktop, Releases

Remastering a Custom Knoppix Distribution, Part 1

October 21st, 2005 Comments off has a detailed article focused on remastering Knoppix 3.8.

There are many reasons to want to build your own distribution of Knoppix. By doing so, you could have privately-written software distributed in a complete environment, create a reduced toolset for your specific needs (saving valuable space), or explore and release a particular focus (adding to the growing list of pre-fabricated specialized options).

Categories: News

Dine in geek heaven with Dyne:bolicII

October 20th, 2005 Comments off

Computerworld has an article with a lot of quotes from core Dyne:bolic developer Jaromil about the new features going into Dyne:bolicII. A lot of work is going into the new release, with the latest packages, new scripts, fast customization, and low system requirements.

Jaromil says the main addition to version two, currently in beta, is that it will include all the compiler tools required in order to modify it.

Categories: Media Production, News

Run With The Big Dogs On Chubby Puppy Linux

October 20th, 2005 Comments off

LinuxPlanet has a review of a modified Puppy Linux LiveCD.

Chubby Puppy Linux “fills out” the regular Puppy Linux release with the addition of the suite of applications. It’s a full figured Linux version in a fast, lightweight liveCD package.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews

Klax KDE 3.5 Beta 2 screenshots

October 18th, 2005 Comments off

OSDir is back with screenshots of KLAX with a prerelease version of KDE 3.5.

Categories: Desktop, Screenshots

New Releases Around the Corner

October 14th, 2005 Comments off

DistroWatch has news of several large development releases for some of the most popular LiveCDs avaliable. These include Kanotix 2005-04, Damn Small Linux 2.0, and PHLAK LittleBoy!

Categories: Desktop, Releases

Ubuntu 5.10 is Out!

October 13th, 2005 Comments off

Ubuntu (and Kubuntu) 5.10 is officially stable today, with new install ISOs, LiveCDs, and LiveDVDs. Get the Live and Install CDs mailed to you at no cost through Ubuntu’s Shipit program.

Categories: Desktop, Releases

Mandrake Move becomes Mandriva Linux Discovery Live

October 10th, 2005 Comments off

DistroWatch has a few words on the new Mandrake Move, I mean Mandriva Linux Discovery Live.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews

USB FlashDrives The New PC?

October 9th, 2005 1 comment

Slashdot has a link to an entertaining article about the future of computers belonging to removable flash drives and hard drive-less computers. While there are still some obvious roadblocks such as limits to the number of writes, speed, and capacity, these are being improved daily. I’d like to have my customized operating system with all my documents, pics, and music with me wherever I go.

Categories: Desktop, News