Archive for January, 2006

DistroWatch Weekly – News About Morphix

January 30th, 2006 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly has some news that Morphix may release some new ISOs soon. They’ll definitely be welcome.

Categories: Desktop, Releases

First Look: Symphony OS Build 122

January 30th, 2006 Comments off

DistroWatch has a preview of the latest alpha release of Symphony OS. SymphonyOS provides a unique desktop environment that differs greatly from Windows, OS X, Gnome, KDE, or XFCE.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews

Linux : It’s A Virtual World

January 30th, 2006 Comments off has an article up about VMware, QEMU, and Linux. It includes several mentions of different LiveCDs, along with providing a free download of a Puppy Linux VM.

No more than 20 minutes after I started, I had a fully functioning Puppy VM up and running.

Categories: Desktop, How To

SLAX Standard Edition 5.0.7 is Out!

January 29th, 2006 Comments off

For the many changes, including upgrades to KDE 3.5 and 7.0, check out the SLAX changelog page. Then go download it!

Categories: Desktop, Releases

Gentoo RR4 Linux 2.65.1 Screencast

January 28th, 2006 Comments off added a flash screencast of RR4 2.65.1. While the RR4 ISO comes as a LiveDVD, the desktop of this screencast looks different than the default boot, leading me to believe they either changed desktop settings, or installed it for the screencast.

Categories: Desktop, RR4, Videos

Parsix GNU/Linux – A Gift from Ancient Persia to the world

January 27th, 2006 Comments off

DebCentral has a review of the Parsix GNU/Linux LiveCD based on Knoppix and Gnome.

Parsix GNU/Linux is a new twist on an old theme. It is one of a number of remixes of the Kanotix/Knoppix line, but with some very interesting differences.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews

PCLinuxOS gets its own website

January 26th, 2006 Comments off is reporting that PCLinuxOS has a new website. See it directly at

Categories: Desktop, News

POV-Ray illustrates complexity of changing licenses

January 26th, 2006 Comments off

NewsForge talks with Klaus Knopper about how different open source software licenses impact Knoppix derivatives.

Knoppix, one of the distributions specifically permitted to redistribute POV-Ray, doesn’t include the raytracer. Knoppix creator Klaus Knopper said he is concerned that either he, or someone who creates a Knoppix derivative, could run into trouble with the license.

Categories: Desktop, Interviews, News

A Techie’s Trusty Seven

January 25th, 2006 Comments off

The security section of Enterprise IT Planet has an article about seven useful tools for computer security. Coming in at number seven is WHAX.

And finally, every security practitioner should have a live CD of some sort. I prefer WHAX, but there are many, many live CD distros available tailored to specific purposes.

Categories: News, Security

GParted LiveCD

January 23rd, 2006 Comments off

GParted’s 33 MB LiveCD whose only purpose is partitioning is now at versoin 0.1. This makes a nice business card sized utility CD.

Interview: Alan Baghumian, Parsix GNU/Linux

January 23rd, 2006 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, Interviews

Cheat Knoppix 4 to Improve Performance – Part 4. Computer on a Disc and a USB Key

January 19th, 2006 Comments off

MozillaQuest Magazine has part 4 of their Knoppix performance tweaking series posted.

Categories: News

23 Things to Do With a Thumb Drive

January 19th, 2006 Comments off mentions Damn Small Linux and Puppy Linux in this article about thumb drives.

Categories: Desktop, News

Cheat Knoppix 4 to Improve Performance Part 3. Advanced Cheating

January 17th, 2006 Comments off

MozillaQuest Magazine has part 3 of their Cheat Knoppix 4 to Improve Performance article up.

Today, in Part 3, this tutorial shows you how to chain Knoppix cheat codes so that you can use several of them in the same Knoppix session. It also shows you how to find lots more Knoppix cheats.

Categories: Desktop, News

GhostWriter: A Linux distro for writers

January 17th, 2006 2 comments has a review of a LiveCD made for writers.

GhostWriter is a live CD that provides a small number of tools for writers of short stories, novels, and screenplays. But GhostWriter can be used by someone authoring works of non-fiction as well. It’s easy to use and has a small footprint. In fact, there’s nothing to install — you run GhostWriter off a CD.

Categories: Media Production, Reviews

More About the Anonym.OS LiveCD

January 16th, 2006 Comments off
Categories: News, Secure Desktop

DapperFlight3 Released

January 16th, 2006 Comments off

The third “flight” release of Ubuntu Dapper is upon us, and along with a multitude of interface tweaks, there are significant changes to the LiveCD.

The new Live CD is faster and persistent.

Categories: Desktop, Releases

Booting from USB

January 15th, 2006 1 comment has a tutorial on creating a bootable USB device with a Puppy Linux LiveCD.

Booting a computer from your USB flash drive may seem like a daunting task, but it is actually quite easy.

Categories: Desktop, How To

Anonymity on a Disk

January 15th, 2006 Comments off

Wired News is covering an OpenBSD-based LiveCD aimed at providing a secure desktop and browsing experience to the user.

To many privacy geeks, it’s the holy grail — a totally anonymous and secure computer so easy to use you can hand it to your grandmother and send her off on her own to the local Starbucks.

Categories: News, Secure Desktop

Grafpup Linux live CD for graphic designers

January 14th, 2006 Comments off reviews Grafpup, and ends up liking this lightweight LiveCD.

What would you get if you were to combine good graphic programs such as the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), Inkscape, and CinePaint with other open source biggies such as Scribus and Nvu? The answer: Grafpup Linux, a live CD heaven for all graphic designers.

Categories: Media Production, Reviews