Archive for March, 2007

The Lazy Guide to Installing Knoppix on a USB Key

March 30th, 2007 1 comment has a howto for putting Knoppix on a USB flash drive and making it bootable.

Of course, it can be even more portable when it runs entirely off of an inexpensive USB key. So let’s install it to a 1 GB USB key, and create a persistent home directory in which to store files. Only let’s do it the lazy way, and keep use of the command prompt to a bare minimum.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Knoppix

You can get taste of Linux without having to install it

March 28th, 2007 1 comment points to LiveCDs when a reader asks for an easy way to try Linux.

Q:I just tried Windows Vista and was soooo impressed that now I’d like to try out Linux. What is the best way to dip my toes into the Linux pond?

Categories: News

Sabayon Linux v3.3 CD edition debuts

March 28th, 2007 2 comments

Desktop Linux reports on the release of Sabayon Linux 3.3 LiveCDs.

Categories: Desktop, Releases, Sabayon

Test Driving Linux Using a Live CD

March 27th, 2007 1 comment tech-tips has an intro to Linux LiveCDs.

A Live CD is a great way to test out Linux without worrying about what it may do to your computer.

Categories: Desktop, News, Reviews

Review: Dreamlinux 2.2

March 27th, 2007 Comments off takes Dreamlinux 2.2 for a spin.

When it comes to choosing a Linux distribution, people tend to stick with the major players, such as Ubuntu, SUSE, or Fedora. However, every once in a while a distro comes along that offers a look at Linux in a new and fun way. One such distribution is Dreamlinux, a Morphix-based implementation of Linux that can be run from a single CD or installed on a hard drive. Dreamlinux 2.2 aims to offer a full range of desktop applications while providing a wealth of multimedia tools for easy production of professional-grade media.

Categories: Desktop, Dreamlinux, Reviews

Intel vs. AMD: Today’s generation compared

March 23rd, 2007 Comments off

The Tech Report used a Linux LiveCD to benchmark the latest processors from AMD and Intel.

notfred’s Folding Benchmark CD tests the most common work unit types and estimates performance in terms of the points per day that a CPU could earn for a Folding team member. The CD itself is a bootable ISO. The CD boots into Linux, detects the system’s processors and Ethernet adapters, picks up an IP address, and downloads the latest versions of the Folding execution cores from Stanford. It then processes a sample work unit of each type.

Installing Ubuntu Linux on a usb pendrive

March 22nd, 2007 Comments off

Debian/Ubuntu Tips & Tricks has step by step instructions for copying an Ubuntu LiveCD to a USB flash drive. In the end you get a bootable flash drive, which can be used for installing Ubuntu on a computer without a CD drive, or getting the LiveCD experience with something you can fit in your pocket.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Ubuntu

Firefox Live, BoothCD, LiveKiosk Review Roundup

March 20th, 2007 Comments off

OSWeekly takes a look at some kiosk LiveCDs.

Categories: Kiosk, LiveKiosk, Reviews

Sabayon Linux 3.3 Review

March 20th, 2007 1 comment

TriedIT takes the Sabayon Linux 3.3 LiveDVD for a spin.

Sabayon Linux aims to give users all the bleeding edge software of SimplyMEPIS and PCLinuxOS but is based on Gentoo and uses Portage as its package management system. I haven’t used Gentoo for a couple of years now, but Sabayon’s popularity is continually increasing and with a new release it’s now time to give it a try.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews, Sabayon

KNOPPIX 5.2 Release Date

March 19th, 2007 3 comments

KNOPPIX 5.2 has been announced and will probably be showing up on the torrent sites soon, with an official release public release of 5.2.1 coming in April. Some of the major changes are inclusion of the Beryl 3D desktop, NTFS-3G 1.0, and a boatload of virtualization technologies.

As announced on, the first special edition of Knoppix 5.2.0 is included in c’t magazines 7/07 issued during CeBIT 2007. This version is only available within the german magazine, plus distributed in limited numbers at CeBIT 2007, Heise-booth in hall 5, and at the booth of Rheinland-Pfalz in hall 9, C39/21. The next public download edition (5.2.1) will be issued as CD and DVD probably in April 2007.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, News

GNOME Live CDs II – the return!

March 19th, 2007 Comments off

GNOME LiveCDs are back and showcasing Gnome 2.18. Looking at the name of the ISO image, I’m going to guess they’re based on Foresight Linux.

Categories: Desktop, Foresight, Releases

A New Open Source Model?

March 19th, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly looks at a new version of Wolvix, and talks about the collaboration between them and Ultima.

Categories: Desktop, News, Reviews, Wolvix

Sabayon Linux v3.3 DVD Screenshots

March 19th, 2007 Comments off

..are over at [Phoronix]. There is new artwork since the last 3.26 release.

Categories: Desktop, Sabayon, Screenshots

Moka5: Virtualization in Your Pocket

March 17th, 2007 Comments off checks out Moka5.

I’ve got Damn Small Linux (DSL) running, trying to debug a thorny UNIX application issue. And I’m doing all of this from my iPod Photo.

Categories: Damn Small Linux, Reviews

Home User Thursday March 15, 2007 Wiping old hard disks

March 17th, 2007 Comments off

The Star Online has some instructions for using Darik’s Boot and Nuke to erase hard drives.

Sabayon Linux 3.3 x86/x86-64: Press Release

March 16th, 2007 Comments off

Sabayon Linux 3.3 is out with a huge list of changes, including new artwork for the LiveDVD and the website.

Categories: Desktop, Releases, Sabayon

Top 5 Linux Live CD/DVDs

March 13th, 2007 Comments off

Linux Monitor brings a list of their favorite LiveCDs.

Categories: News

Free Me: a DVD about free culture and free software

March 13th, 2007 Comments off

Free Software Magazine blogs about a new combination video and Live DVD.

A DVD that comes with lots of great examples of Free Culture which plays in your DVD player, with even more examples when you put it in your computer – including a GNU/Linux Live CD. The idea is simple: help to get the word out about Free Culture, including Free Software, by showing off what’s already been achieved; the thing is, we need your help!

Categories: News, Releases

Review of Damn Small Linux 3.2

March 13th, 2007 1 comment

Open Addict reviews Damn Small Linux 3.2.

Under the hood, DSL features the 2.4.26 kernel compiled with SMP support. The system had no trouble recognizing the hardware on our test laptop and booted to the desktop in around 30 seconds. DSL is committed to remaining useable on older hardware. In fact the minimum system requirements for this distro are just a 486DX with 16MB of Ram.

Foresight LiveCD GNOME 2.17.92 Screenshots

March 13th, 2007 Comments off

Phoronix has screenshots of the Foresight LiveCD, showing the new Gnome desktop.

Categories: Desktop, Foresight, Screenshots