Archive for January, 2007

Fourth MEPIS 6.0 beta steps up to a 2.6.17 kernel

January 29th, 2007 Comments off

DesktopLinux report that the new MEPIS 6.0 beta has LiveUSB support.

As for the USB key support, the MEPIS System Assistant reportedly can now install either the 32 or 64-bit version from a CD to a USB key. According to Woodford, “it will also reformat the key so it will be properly recognized on any machine that can boot from USB key. This should only be done with a high-speed key. Unfortunately the key is incompatible with MacTel firmware, so this will only work on a PC.”

Categories: Desktop, MEPIS, News

BSD goes live with FreeSBIE 2.0

January 27th, 2007 1 comment

NewsForge reviews the new FreeSBIE 2.0.

Last year the Italian FreeBSD user group, GUFI, rekindled the FreeSBIE project to develop a live CD based on the FreeBSD operating system. After more than four months of development, and an equal number of beta releases, the project released FreesBIE 2.0 this month. Codenamed Clint Eastwood, the live CD is based on the recent FreeBSD 6.2 release, and is an ideal platform to experience BSD and learn how things are done in BSD land.

Categories: Desktop, FreeSBIE, Reviews

Review: Practical PHP and MySQL

January 27th, 2007 3 comments

A great example of how LiveCDs can be used, this programming book comes with an Ubuntu LiveCD with all the code examples and code editors installed and ready to use.

There’s a live CD included so you can boot up Ubuntu Linux and see all the projects – not only view and play with code snippets via the Bluefish programming editor (noticeably superior to the text editor I’ve been using to write my PHP), but also running the final applications off the disc.

Categories: Development, Reviews, Ubuntu

Meet The ‘No Hard Disk’ Man

January 26th, 2007 Comments off

EFYTimes has a review of, um, Klaus Knopper, creator of Knoppix.

Knopper is known as the man who can put a system to life without even touching its hard drive. And what makes his efforts notable is the fact that he is a one-man army. He has an infectious sense of humour which I noticed when I met him last year during Asia’s biggest Linux event, LinuxAsia 2006.

Categories: Knoppix, Reviews

How not to release a live DVD game

January 26th, 2007 1 comment has a review of the Super Gamer 2 LiveDVD.

I was intrigued when I heard about SuperGamer, a beta live DVD based on PCLinuxOS. The DVD includes, in demo version for the most part, 3-D shooters America’s Army, Doom 3, Postal 2, Cube, Enemy Territory, Nexuiz, Quake 4, Soldier of Fortune, UFO: Alien Invasion, and Wesnoth. Unfortunately, my SuperGamer/PCLinuxOS experience was as bad a Linux experience as I can remember having.

Categories: Gaming, Reviews, Super Gamer

PCLinuxOS 2007 Test 1 Screenshots

January 24th, 2007 Comments off has screenshots of PCLinuxOS 2007 Test 1. The theme looks great, and it looks like they changed almost every aspect of it since PCLinuxOS 0.93.

Categories: Desktop, PCLinuxOS, Screenshots

Gnome Partition Editor 0.3 Live CD

January 24th, 2007 1 comment

Computeract!ve has an overview of GParted.

Categories: GParted LiveCD, News

Two New Mandriva Live Discs, and much more news

January 22nd, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly is packed full of LiveCD news today. First up is news of a gaming LiveDVD by Mandriva, along with a LiveCD showcasing a unique 3D desktop called Metisse. Below that is news of updates to Live versions of PCLinuxOS, gNewSense, Fedora Unity, BOSS GNU/Linux, and a new rescue LiveCD by the T2 project.

Interview with Matteo Riondato, FreeSBIE

January 22nd, 2007 Comments off

This weeks DistroWatch Weekly contains an interview with a developer of the FreeSBIE project.

FreeSBIE, the first-ever live CD based on FreeBSD, is a project that delivers a complete, desktop-oriented operating system that one can boot and use without installation, even on a computer which doesn’t have a functional hard disk.

Categories: Desktop, FreeSBIE, Interviews

Fedora Core 6 Re-Spin 20070111 Released

January 21st, 2007 Comments off

The Fedora Unity Project has released new LiveCDs and LiveDVDs of Fedora Core 6. This new release has many patches and is built with a new tool.

This release was built with the new tool called Pungi[2], developed by Jesse Keating, a leading community member and Fedora Release Engineer, with community input. This tool will be used in future official Fedora releases and for Fedora Unity Re-Spins. We have joined in this effort to bring a full featured tool to the Fedora community, enabling anyone to build Re-Spins and Live-Spins now and in the future.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, Releases

Knoppix 5.1.1: Now with eye candy

January 18th, 2007 Comments off has a short review of the latest Knoppix release.

The new year has brought a new release of the Knoppix live CD. Along with the usual updates to application software, the most noticeable change in version 5.1.1 is the inclusion of the Beryl 3-D desktop with the Emerald theming engine.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Reviews

NimbleX 2007 – As the Name Implies…

January 17th, 2007 6 comments reviews NimbleX 2007, a recently released lightweight LiveCD.

Kenneth Hensley of PuppyLinux

January 16th, 2007 1 comment

Linux live CD designed for the Sony PlayStation 3

January 15th, 2007 1 comment

Digg is pointing to a email announcing a Debian based LiveCD for the PS3. Digg incorrectly announces it as the first, as a Gentoo LiveCD already exists. The creator of the new LiveCD makes no such claim.

Categories: Debian Live, Desktop, Releases

Fedora releases a live CD

January 14th, 2007 1 comment reports on the new Fedora LiveCD. Included is news about the upcoming graphical installer and possible LiveDVD and LiveUSB versions in the future.

The Fedora community got its first official live CD last month. Based on Fedora Core 6, it shows off the best of what Fedora has to offer. Furthermore, the tools used to put together the CD make creating and maintaining custom Red Hat or Fedora-based live CDs simple.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, News

TrueBSD and gNewSense – two promising projects of 2006

January 8th, 2007 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, gNewSense, Reviews, TrueBSD

Knoppix 5.1.1 Update Released

January 5th, 2007 Comments off

A new release of Knoppix is out, just days after 5.1.0. It fixes several bugs, updates some programs, and improves writing speeds for NTFS partitions.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Releases

LG3D LiveCD 3.0 Released

January 4th, 2007 1 comment

DistroWatch has information about the new release of LG3D, a unique 3D desktop LiveCD based on SLAX.

Categories: Desktop, LG3D, Releases

Running Ubuntu Linux on Acer Tablet PCs Part II

January 3rd, 2007 Comments off

TablePCReview has success with an Ubuntu LiveCD on an Acer Tablet PC.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Ubuntu

Gentoo PPC64 PS3 LiveCD is in BETA

January 2nd, 2007 Comments off

As seen on Digg, Gentoo LiveCDs which run on the Playstation 3 have been released. They also work on PowerMac G5 machines.