Archive for February, 2007

Sabayon Linux 3.26 — The name is a dessert while the Linux is just as sweet

February 28th, 2007 1 comment

KnoLinux review the Sabayon Linux 3.26 LiveDVD. Lots of screenshots and an installation walkthrough are included.

Securing Linux by breaking it with Damn Vulnerable Linux

February 28th, 2007 Comments off reviews an interesting new LiveCD designed for learning software security.

“The main idea behind DVL,” says Schneider, “was to build up a training system that I could use for my university lectures.” His goal was to design a Linux system that was as vulnerable as possible, to teach topics such as reverse code engineering, buffer overflows, shellcode development, Web exploitation, and SQL injection.

Damn Small Linux 3.3 RC1 Screenshots

February 23rd, 2007 2 comments

Tadpole Linux Announces Logo Design Competition

February 22nd, 2007 Comments off

Tadpole Linux needs a logo. Fire up imagemagick and win a $75 gift certificate.

Tadpole Linux is a LiveCD distribution based on Gentoo Linux. Its aim is to provide a Linux experience for use in elementary schools for grades Kindergarten to about Grade 6.

Categories: News, Tadpole Linux

Install and Boot OS X On a Flash Drive at Brad’s Blog

February 19th, 2007 1 comment

Brad’s Blog has instructions for creating a LiveUSB OS X install.

Categories: Desktop, How To, OS X

Puppy Linux 2.14 Released

February 18th, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch is announcing a new release of Puppy Linux with some significant changes.

This new Puppy has major improvements in the underlying architecture as well as the applications, and some new applets created by Puppy enthusiasts. Finally we have embraced the XDG menu system, our new PET package management system is further refined. New applets are Pfind (file finder), and Grafburn (CD/DVD burner).

DreamLinux 2.2 : Review – A Nice Linux based OS based on XFCE

February 17th, 2007 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, Dreamlinux, Reviews

A quick review of Knoppix 5.1

February 17th, 2007 Comments off

Blogbeebe reviews Knoppix 5.1, included are a few screenshots.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Reviews

SLAX 6.0.0 Pre 3 Screenshots

February 13th, 2007 Comments off

KateOS ships first beta of 3.2 live CD edition

February 13th, 2007 Comments off

KateOS is joining the list of Linux distros which offer a GUI installer on a LiveCD.

Categories: Desktop, KateOS, Releases

Mandriva packs 3D desktop into USB key

February 13th, 2007 Comments off

DesktopLinux has some info on Mandriva’s LiveUSB offering.

Categories: Desktop, Mandriva, News

STUX live CD: Some technical difficulties

February 11th, 2007 Comments off reviews the  STUX live CD.

STUX is a Slackware/Knoppix-powered live CD with the Morphix-like ability to build a custom ISO. While the combination has high potential, this implementation leaves something to be desired. It’s worth the experience if you enjoy using new distributions, but if you’re looking to replace your current desktop OS, look elsewhere.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews, STUX

Sabayon Linux 3.26 Review

February 7th, 2007 Comments off

Linux Tech Daily reviews the latest Sabayon Linux LiveCD and takes the installer for a spin.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews, Sabayon

Red Hat Magazine Book Review

February 2nd, 2007 Comments off
Categories: Books

Fedora LiveCD 7 Test 1 Preview

February 2nd, 2007 1 comment

Phoronix has screenshots and a review of the Fedora LiveCD 7 Test 1 Preview

E is for elegant with Elive live CD

February 1st, 2007 Comments off has a review of the latest Elive LiveCD.

Elive is a live CD Linux distribution based on Debian that uses the Enlightenment window manager. Elive aims to provide an aesthetically pleasing environment with a full suite of desktop applications that runs efficiently on older systems. Its developers aren’t finished yet, but they’ve come a long way with Elive since the release of 0.3 more than a year ago. This CD shows how beautiful distributions can become without being bloated.

Categories: Desktop, Elive, Reviews

Scientific Linux live CD/DVD previews RH5

February 1st, 2007 Comments off

DesktopLinux is reporting that Scientific Linux has released LiveCDs and DVDs for version 5, which is pretty much a demo of RedHat 5 without the branding.

Free Operating System For Blind: Adriane Knoppix

February 1st, 2007 2 comments is reporting on a new project of Klaus Knopper to make Knoppix accessable to the blind.

It was my first meeting with the couple — Klaus and Adriane Knopper — at LinuxAsia 2007. I had already met Klaus Knopper, the creator of Knoppix, and was pretty much touched by his passion for developing Knoppix. This time he was accompanied by his wife Adriane Knopper who is visually handicapped and helps Klaus in developing Linux for the blind, Adriane Knoppix.

Categories: Adriane Knoppix, Desktop, News

How to crack a Windows password with Ophcrack Live CD

February 1st, 2007 4 comments

Lifehacker uses screenshots to show how to crack Windows passwords with a LiveCD.