Archive for May, 2006

Hola Tuquito 2.0 Beta 3

May 31st, 2006 Comments off has a great review of Hola Tuquito with lots of screenshots.

Puppy Power

May 31st, 2006 Comments off

Elive 0.5 Beta Screenshots

May 30th, 2006 Comments off

OSDir has some nice looking screenshots of the latest Elive beta.

Categories: Desktop, Elive, Screenshots

Remastering DSL: A Short HOWTO with a Long Preamble

May 27th, 2006 Comments off

Linux Forums has a good article on remastering Damn Small Linux.

BackTrack 1.0 Final Released

May 26th, 2006 2 comments

The long awaited final release of BackTrack, the combination of WHAX (Whoppix) and Auditor, is out and available for download.

Categories: BackTrack, Releases, Security

GParted 0.2.5 Screenshots

May 24th, 2006 Comments off

SLAX 5.1.6 Released

May 23rd, 2006 Comments off

SLAX has a new release several days after their last one. The main reason for this release is the addition of safe NTFS write support.

A free education

May 23rd, 2006 Comments off

NewsForge has a journey through educational open source software which eventually ends up successful with a lightweight LiveCD.

Categories: News

Life’s too short for Linux, or so David Fearon thought until he needed an OS in a rush

May 23rd, 2006 Comments off

This article from PC Pro has some pretty opinionated ideas about which OS is the best to get work done in, and while I don’t agree with many of them, the author does have some nice things to say about DSL and SLAX.

Kororaa LiveCD GPL Summary

May 23rd, 2006 2 comments

The Kororaa Project has published their findings having to do with the reported GPL violation that resulted from distributing the non-GPL ATI and NVIDIA video drivers with their LiveCD.

In short, this all seems like too much bother for a Live CD. At this stage I will not be releasing the Kororaa Xgl Live CD 0.3, but will continue to make 0.2 available.

Categories: Desktop, Kororaa, News

Puppy Linux 1.0.9 CE

May 22nd, 2006 3 comments has a review of the latest Puppy Linux. As always, lots of screenshots are included.

I found the menus chocked full of applications and utilities. There was a multitude of Puppy specific configuration utilities for just about everything from net connection, wireless, sound, modem, printer, and more.

Symphony OS 2006-05 Beta (act 5)

May 19th, 2006 Comments off has another good review of Symphony OS 2006-05 Beta (act 5). Included are lots of screenshots of its unique desktop.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews, Symphony OS

LG3D LiveCD v2.5 (Project Looking Glass) Screenshots

May 18th, 2006 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, LG3D, Screenshots

A quick look at the GParted LiveCD

May 18th, 2006 Comments off reviews the extremely useful GParted LiveCD.

Need a way to resize NTFS partitions, mirror disk images, or otherwise muck about with disk partitions — and don’t want to use a proprietary package like Partition Magic? If so, the GNOME Partition Editor (GParted) is an excellent open source tool for the task. The GParted team released the GParted live CD version 0.2.4-2 this month, so I decided it was a good time to take GParted for a spin.

Wizard’s Kid-Safe Livecd

May 16th, 2006 1 comment has a review of the PCLinuxOS based Wizard’s Kid-Safe Livecd. As the name states, it’s made for kids, and includes web filtereing, games, and more stuff to keep kids occupied safely.

Upon login one is immediately greeted by the Kid-Safe Welcome! It is a html page with logos linking to sites of interest to children such as libraries, pbs, online books & games and children friendly search engines.

Damn Small Linux 2.4 Released

May 16th, 2006 Comments off

A new version of DSL is out, some notabe additions are a C compiler and rsync.

Kororaa Accused of Violating GPL

May 15th, 2006 1 comment

Slashdot has news and comments on the current Kororaa LiveCD issues. The Kororaa project received an email stating they were in violation of the GPL by distributing their XGL LiveCD with NVIDIA and ATI binary drivers. Unfortunately, XGL does not work without these drivers, making the distributing of the CD without them pointless. I hope this is cleaned up, because they are not the only LiveCD distributing binary graphics drivers.

Categories: Kororaa, News

Getting started with Knoppix Linux

May 11th, 2006 2 comments

Free Software Magazine has a great article on Knoppix for those looking to learn a bit about Linux.

Getting started with Knoppix Linux doesn’t have to be costly. Chances are you already have everything you need. The requirements are simple. Any computer newer than 5 years old with a working bootable CD or DVD drive should be able to run Knoppix.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Knoppix

PCLinuxOS MiniMe 0.93: A ride on the Lighter side…

May 10th, 2006 Comments off has a review of PCLinuxOS MiniMe 0.93. The review moves from LiveCD to hard drive distro after the installation step.

Same Austrumi – Only Better

May 10th, 2006 Comments off has another good LiveCD review, this time of the lightweight Austrumi. Enlightenment is the window manager, which makes the many screenshots worth checking out.