Mandriva Linux One 2006.0 Beta Screenshots

More screenshots from, this time of Mandriva Linux One 2006.0 Beta, its new LiveCD with installer. Putting an installer on a LiveCD seems to be popular right now, as Gentoo just released theirs yesterday, and Ubuntu is testing one on their beta-flight-6.04 pre-releases. It seems that Knoppix, MEPIS, PCLinuxOS, Kanotix, SLAX, and everyone else I’m missing were early to the “LiveCD with installer” party.

Rubuntu In the Works has news about a developer looking to combine some of the hottest computing commodities available today: Ubuntu, Ruby on Rails, and LiveCDs.

I am working on a linux distro liveCD called Rubuntu. Which is, you guessed it, a ruby/raisl (sic) centric ubuntu livecd that has the option to install to your HD if your so inclined. I hope to have my build system for this set up this weekend so i can start pumping out a few betas while I tweak it to perfection.

Don’t forget to click on the link at the bottom of that page to see the full usenet discussion.

Ubuntu Dapper Adds Graphical Installer Goodness

Tectonic brings us news that the next testing version of Ubuntu 6.04 “Dapper Drake” has been released. Flight 4 includes some major changes, including a graphical installer on the LiveCD named Espresso. This means it’s now possible to browse the web with Firefox while installing Ubuntu.

Not LiveCD related, but cool anyways, is that after installation the Universe repository includes packages for the experimental XGL 3D desktop.

CD images for Flight 4 of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Edubuntu are available.

The “Rundfunker” reviews a custom made computer whose purpose is to scan the local network for audio files and play them. The little computer boot from a modified version of Knoppix called Troubadix loaded on a compactflash card.

Troubadix is a specially customized linux (Knoppix-derivative) that differs from other mini-distributions by containing the complete Knoppix kernel 2.6, MySQL 4.1, Apache2, PHP5, OpenSSH and Sun’s JRE 1.4.2 – however no X and thus no window-manager. Since Troubadix is booted from a compact flash card, no moving parts are installed in the housing that could be damaged during transport.