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Archive for July, 2006

KDE and Distributions: SabayonLinux

July 28th, 2006 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, Interviews, RR4, RR64, Sabayon

GoblinX version of SLAX-based live CD rolls forth

July 25th, 2006 Comments off

DesktopLinux.com has an overview of the changes in the new version of GoblinX.

Categories: Desktop, GoblinX, Releases

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Screenshots

July 24th, 2006 Comments off

OSDir has screenshots of SimplyMEPIS 6.0 running as a LiveCD.

Categories: Desktop, MEPIS, Screenshots

Quick Looks

July 24th, 2006 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly has a quick summary of new LiveCDs from Ubuntu, Debian, and SLAX.

Categories: Debian Live, Desktop, News, SLAX, Ubuntu

B’lore techies put OpenSolaris on CD

July 24th, 2006 1 comment

Indiatimes Infotech has an article about BeleniX and the developers working on it.

BANGALORE: This city’s techies are creating some cutting edge stuff. Moinak Ghosh, an engineer at Sun Microsystems, has taken the lead on Solaris 10, the flagship operating system (OS) of Sun, and come up with a new version called BeleniX.

Categories: BeleniX, Desktop, News

SimplyMEPIS achieves Ubuntu-based 6.0 release

July 24th, 2006 Comments off

DesktopLinux announces the new Ubuntu-based SimplyMEPIS 6.0 release.

Categories: Desktop, MEPIS, Releases

Dual-booting Windows and Linux the easy way (Linux.com videos)

July 21st, 2006 1 comment

Linux.com has some video tutorials on repartitioning a Windows machine. They utilize the excellent GParted LiveCD.

Dreamlinux 2.0 Screenshots

July 19th, 2006 1 comment

Dreamlinux 2.0 XGL Edition

July 19th, 2006 1 comment

Tuxmachines.org has a review of Dreamlinux 2.0.

Dreamlinux 2.0 Works was released on July 16 and this time there’s a kicker. This time it’s available in an XGL edition. Where they may not be the first to put out an XGL edition, I believe they are the first provide the advanced effects for the xfce4 destkop. Having already been quite impress with Dreamlinux in previous testing, Tuxmachines just had to check that out.

Categories: Desktop, Dreamlinux, Reviews

Linux on the Corporate Desktop: Success with Kanotix

July 17th, 2006 Comments off

Tuxmachines.org is pointing to a forum post by a sysadmin who outfitted the desktops at his company with customized Kanotix LiveCDs. The link is currently a little messed up, so here is the post.

VideoLinux Review

July 17th, 2006 Comments off

A Closer Look at Damn Small Linux

July 12th, 2006 Comments off

LINUX.SYS-CON.COM dives into the world of Damn Small Linux, and describes some of the more interesting uses of this great lightweight LiveCD.

In this article you will learn how to turn a blank CD and an inexpensive USB keydrive into a powerful, portable, take-along operating system complete with modern applications like Firefox, a Web server, and multimedia tools. All this can be done using free Open Source Linux software.

Open source Gnome Partition Editor gets easier

July 12th, 2006 Comments off

IT Week mentions the new GParted LiveCD in a short article.

Wolvix 1.0.5 Alpha Screenshots

July 11th, 2006 Comments off

OSDir brings us new screenshots of Wolvix 1.0.5 Alpha.

Categories: Desktop, Screenshots, Wolvix

Zenwalk ZenLive 2.6 Screenshots

July 6th, 2006 1 comment
Categories: Desktop, Screenshots

Hardware diagnostics with open source tools

July 6th, 2006 Comments off

NewsForge uses the great grml LiveCD to check their hardware.

A GNU/Linux live CD distribution can come handy for hardware diagnostics. For this purpose, my favorite live CD distribution is GRML, which bundles the tools we’re about to discuss, along with some other useful programs for both home users and veteran system administrators.

Getting to know your computer’s dual personality

July 5th, 2006 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, How To, Knoppix

First Looks: Frenzy 1.0

July 3rd, 2006 Comments off