India Infoline News has a paragraph on the talk given by Klaus Knopper at last week’s Linux Conference in India. It’s in the second half of the article.
DistroWatch Weekly has a review of Mockup, a LiveCD featuring KDE and QT 4
jclark.org has a writeup on recovering files from a Windows box using an Ubuntu LiveCD.
IBM Developerworks has more reviews, this time of educational LiveCDs.
IBM Developerworks has six LiveCD reviews posted for recovery and entertainment.
Lots of images and links, and good information as usual.
Linux.com has a review of the shiny new SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3.
The SimplyMEPIS installer is a bit different from other installers you might be used to. Rather than using an Anaconda-like installer or a text-mode installer like Debian’s or Ubuntu’s, you install SimplyMEPIS using a custom MEPIS installer after you boot into a live CD environment.
NewsForge says that MEPIS, one of the most popular LiveCD-used-as-an-installer distros MEPIS, is considering basing itself off of Ubuntu instead of Debian. According to the article, users probably won’t notice much difference if it does change, as the MEPIS interface, tools, installer, etc would all stay the same.
DesktopLinux.com is reporting on the release of Damn Small Linux 2.2.
IBM Developerworks has a fewreasons to distribute software using Linux LiveCDs. I know I’ve moved to trying out new desktop environments using LiveCDs before taking the time to install and configure them.
Linux LiveCDs contain the operating system and applications all on a single CD and are a handy way to distribute software when compactness, portability, and/or security matter.
DistroWatch.com has one of the first reviews of BackTrack, the results of WHAX (Whoppix) and Auditor security LiveCDs joining together.
Once on the desktop, you will immediately notice the “BackTrack” submenu on the KDE panel. This is the most exciting part of this distribution, a place were all the specialist utilities can be accessed from. It is pointless to list them all here, but let me assure you that the collection is truly astonishing and includes tools for sniffing remote router traffic, cracking Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), “bluesnarfing” (a method of hacking into Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones), scanning networks for vulnerabilities, uncovering weaknesses in the Point-to-Point Tunnelling Protocol (PPTP), decrypting SSL traffic and recovering passwords.
LXer is reporting that a new version of GoblinX has been released, but is only available for purchase.
LinClips.com has a new screencast of Kanotix 2005-04.
ExtremeTech has a chapter of Hacking Knoppix on their site about using Knoppix to fix Windows. Included is useful information on partitioning, making changes to Windows, and Backing up data.
You or someone you know will encounter a seemingly unfixable problem with a Microsoft Windows operating system environment at one time or another. When this occurred in the past, most users would reinstall their operating systems, sometimes wiping out significant amounts of data that was needed on the system. Now you can use Knoppix to (often) correct your Windows system problems without losing any data and save the time associated with reinstalling all of the operating system files and applications.
Blogcritics.org reviews the book Exploring the JDS Linux Desktop, which comes with a LiveCD.
Linux.Ars tells a story of data recovery where downloading and burning an Ubuntu LiveCD is the preferred option vs. recompiling a Fedora kernel which was missing XFS support.
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet mentions the Xen Demo CD in an article about Xen.
EFYTimes is repoting that Klaus Knopper, creator of Knoppix, will be speaking at LinuxAsia 2006.
LinClips.com has a screencast of the latest version of the lightweight Puppy Linux LiveCD.