Archive for June, 2006

Bigger Damn Small Linux debuts

June 29th, 2006 Comments off

“Locked down” Linux dispenses Justice

June 27th, 2006 Comments off

ZDNet Australia reports that Knoppix now has a set of new users.

The Victorian Department of Justice (DoJ) is understood to have deployed a secure, “locked-down” Linux environment across more than 100 desktops in state prisons.

Mandriva 2007.0 alpha livecd – KDE version test

June 26th, 2006 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, Mandriva, Reviews

DSL-N: Damn Small Linux gets bigger

June 23rd, 2006 Comments off reviews DSL-N.

According to, Damn Small Linux is the most popular microLinux distribution. What began as a toy project to stuff the maximum software inside a 50MB ISO file has matured into a refined community project known for its speed and versatility.

Taking Linux for a Spin

June 23rd, 2006 Comments off has a great article aimed at business managers. It is probably one of the most balanced Windows vs. Linux comparisons I have seen.

The Linux world has come up with some utterly painless and riskless ways for any average Joe to give Linux a test drive–on your own PC, in as little as a few minutes, no expertise required. Go for it. It’s easy, it won’t cost you anything, and if you’re at all in touch with your inner nerd you might actually have some fun. What’s more, it just might end up being the first small step in a revolution in the way your company approaches technology.

Categories: Desktop, News

DSL 3.0 Video

June 22nd, 2006 1 comment has a new video of Damn Small Linux 3.0.

DSL 3.0 now stable

June 20th, 2006 Comments off

Damn Small Linux 3.0 is out! Two major changes include the addition of SSHFS and UnionFS. Check out all the changes here.

Our First Look at Mandriva One 2006 LiveCD

June 19th, 2006 Comments off

ReviewLinux.Com has a screenshot-filled review of Mandriva One.

Drive failure? Yagotta try Knoppix first

June 19th, 2006 Comments off

A blog has a long but entertaining story of Windows file recovery using Knoppix.

Categories: Knoppix, News, Rescue

SimplyMepis 6.0 rc1

June 19th, 2006 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, MEPIS, Reviews

A comparison of BSD live CDs

June 19th, 2006 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly reviews all the popular BSD LiveCDs available for download.

GNU/Linux live CDs are increasingly playing an important role in the free software community. They serve as advocacy tools, they make it possible for newbies to try out software without having to install anything and they make fantastic rescue disks. While all the best known live CDs are GNU/Linux variants, there are also several *BSD live CDs out there. I decided to give them a test run.

GParted LiveCD 0.2.5-1 A Must Have Disc!

June 18th, 2006 1 comment

ReviewLinux.Com reviews GParted LiveCD 0.2.5-1. Lots of screenshots to go with the review.

SLAX Interview

June 14th, 2006 Comments off

KDE Dot News has an interview with Tomas Matejicek, the creator of SLAX.

What are you most looking forward to about the 4.0 release?
Tomas: Wobbly windows by using 2D acceleration (without 3D cards).

New OS Video Site

June 13th, 2006 Comments off is a new site dedicated to hosting videos of various operating systems. It already has videos of several popular Linux LiveCD distributions, including Elive.

Categories: Videos

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Beta 5 Screenshots

June 8th, 2006 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, MEPIS, Screenshots

Taking Puppy for a short walk

June 8th, 2006 Comments off also has a short review of Puppy Linux 2.0.

Updating My Toolbox – Knoppix 5.0.1

June 8th, 2006 Comments off has a solid review of Knoppix 5.0.1, and as always, include bucketfulls of screenshots.

Knoppix v5.0.1 LiveCD Screenshots

June 6th, 2006 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Screenshots

Desktop Linux revisited

June 5th, 2006 Comments off

Manila Standard Today has an intro to Linux via the Ubuntu 6.06 LiveCD.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Ubuntu

Knoppix to the rescue

June 2nd, 2006 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, News, Rescue