WorldChanging.com has a writeup of the Ars Technica article posted about LiveCDs used in disaster recovery situations.
OSDir has screenshots of Tilix 1.0.
Linux.com reviews the MitraX LiveCD. Looks like an interesting LiveCD, it even comes with the Offile NT Password and Registry Editor, in case you need to reset a password on a Windows machine.
MitraX boots notably faster than similar live CD distributions. In less than half a minute, MitraX boots into the FVWM-95 desktop, which looks like Windows 95 and works in a similar fashion. This is a smart choice because it is practical and lightweight. For this kind of distribution, it’s more than enough.
SearchSecurity.com has posted an article about breaking into a Windows box using Knoppix. It seems a little odd to me that this is considered “breaking into a computer”, when in the second part of the article the computer is doing exactly what it was setup to do (ie. boot off a cdrom).
OSDir has screenshots of ATmission 2.0-01 (reloaded).
KDE.NEWS has info on the new amaroK Live CD. If you’ve never tried amaroK, it’s worth installing, or downloading the LiveCD if you happen to be stuck on Windows.
Ars Technica put up another thorough article detailing the needs of computer stations and labs setup after hurricane Katrina for the survivors. Hannibal goes over what he learned, talks about current solutions, and details what needs to be improved.
One of the most unexpected and least visible aspects of hurricane Katrina’s aftermath was the critical role that information technology played in the relief effort. Throughout the Gulf Coast, shelter workers and residents built and used improvised computer labs consisting of donated, Internet-connected PCs and printers.
DistroWatch’s Featured Distribution of the Week this week is the excellent Puppy Linux. Puppy is a lightweight LiveCD worth checking out by everyone.
DistroWatch has news thatAuditor and WHAX are merging into a distro called Backtrack, and PHLAK is going to support developing large and small versions of itself.
Amnews.com has a general review of SLAX.