Archive for March, 2006

Ubuntu Dapper Flight 6 Available for Download

March 31st, 2006 Comments off

While it doesn’t appear to be officially announced yet, Dapper Flight 6 has been posted to download mirrors. There are many LiveCD improvements, including NetworkManager by default, and an improved Espresso installer. Lots of screenshots of the improved installer, along with other improvements to the hard drive install version of Ubuntu have been posted.

Categories: Desktop, Releases, Ubuntu

Damn Small Linux 2.3: 50mb of Penguin Power

March 30th, 2006 Comments off has a positive review of the new DSL 2.3. They include a good description of the changes since 2.2.

Damn Small Linux 2.3

March 29th, 2006 Comments off

DistroWatch is announcing a new release of Damn Small Linux. Version 2.3 comes with 21 items listed in the changelog.

Knoppix Hacks: Scan for Viruses

March 28th, 2006 3 comments

As seen on Digg, O’Reilly has posted a hack from their Knoppix Hacks book showing how to use a Knoppix CD to scan a Windows machine for viruses.

LiveCD Linux distro supports traditional Chinese

March 26th, 2006 Comments off is reporting the release of a LiveCD which supports traditional Chinese.

Categories: Desktop, Releases

SLAX 5.0.8 Screenshots

March 24th, 2006 Comments off

Along with the new SLAX release comes screenshots of 5.0.8 Standard Edition from

Categories: Desktop, Screenshots, SLAX

Multiple live CDs in one DVD

March 23rd, 2006 1 comment is covering the Spanish-language multiple LiveCD/DVD creation script. They go over how it works and summarize the process in English.

Categories: Desktop, How To

DSL Linux: Small distro that packs a big punch

March 23rd, 2006 Comments off

IBM Developerworks has an overview of Damn Small Linux. Unfortunately, the author keeps referring to it as “DSL Linux”, which, I think, expands to Damn Small Linux Linux. But besides that minor annoyance, the article has quite a good summary of the packages on the DSL LiveCD, and a few tips for using it.

Need a teeny-tiny, business-card-sized, open source operating system that squeezes a lot of software into a little space? Take a look at DSL Linux®. This quick review shows you how to use the miniscule OS, highlights the on-board applications, details how to load and start it, and explains how to save between sessions when using a bootable CD.

SLAX 5.0.8 Released

March 23rd, 2006 Comments off

SLAX is announcing that version 5.0.8 is out. Unlike the last release, all the different SLAX versions (frodo, killbill, popcorn) have been updated, and the long awaited SLAX Server Edition has been released too. All include the 2.6.16 kernel.

MEPIS Linux and Ubuntu/Canonical

March 21st, 2006 Comments off

NewsForge is reporting that the first test release of MEPIS Linux based on Ubuntu packages has been released. The collaboration of two great desktop-oriented Linux distros should bring some interesting results. Currently downloads are only available to the MEPIS subscribers.

Categories: Desktop, MEPIS, Releases

Kanotix Live-CD: Gentle Intro for Beginners

March 21st, 2006 Comments off has an introduction to LiveCDs and Linux using Kanotix.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Kanotix

Ubuntu LiveCD for Intel based Macs

March 20th, 2006 Comments off

A couple weeks ago Mactel-Linux released a remastered Ubuntu Linux LiveCD for the new Intel-based Macs. Download it from here.

Categories: Desktop, Releases, Ubuntu

First look at KNOPPIX 5.0

March 20th, 2006 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly reviews the pre-release LiveDVD of Knoppix 5.0. After reading this review, it sounds like Knoppix 5.0 will be great.

If you are still using KNOPPIX 4.0.x, then prepare yourself for a major update when version 5.0 finally hits the public mirrors in the next few weeks. It’s good; in fact, it’s probably the best KNOPPIX release to-date.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Reviews

PCLinuxOS: A bright, new, Live-Linux OS on the Horizons

March 20th, 2006 Comments off

MozillaQuest Magazine takes an in-depth look at PCLinuxOS .92.

Categories: Desktop, PCLinuxOS, Reviews

RR64 Linux 3.0b1 XGL Video

March 20th, 2006 Comments off

lxnay dEsigN has posted a video of XGL running on KDE using a RR64 Linux 3.0b1 LiveDVD.

Categories: Desktop, RR64, Videos

Linux an easy alternative

March 19th, 2006 Comments off

The has a column describing Linux and Knoppix to its readers.

The developers at Knoppix have a bootable CD and DVD that allow you to stick the disk in your drive, start up the computer and start using Linux, simple as that.

Categories: Desktop, News

RR64 Linux 3.0b1 out

March 18th, 2006 Comments off

lxnay dEsigN has released a new version of the 64-bit RR64 Linux LiveDVD. Included is lots of cool stuff, including XGL for Gnome and KDE. Head over to LinuxTracker for the download.

Categories: Desktop, Releases, RR64

Knoppix 5.0 Screenshots

March 17th, 2006 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Screenshots

Interview with James Haidut writer of Arudius

March 17th, 2006 Comments off has an interview with the creator of Arudius. Arudius is a smaller LiveCD based on MiniSlack.

Categories: Arudius, Interviews, Security

Knoppix 5 Review

March 16th, 2006 Comments off is back with a review of the new Knoppix 5 release. Most likely this is the CeBit edition, as the final 5.0 release is not out yet.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Reviews