Archive for June, 2007

Sabayon Core in the works & improved Packages Selector

June 27th, 2007 Comments off

Planet Sabayon Linux has screenshots of the new packages selector soon to be avilable in the Sabayon Linux installer.

Categories: Desktop, Sabayon, Screenshots

One Year with Puppy Linux

June 25th, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch weekely has an incredibly long review of one person’s experiences using Puppy Linux.

Most distro reviews focus on installing and using one release of a recent distro. But when people decide to stick with a distro, or abandon it after a longer period of use, the reasons are more to do with the entire distro experience, which includes the distro technology, its package management, the size and reliability of its package repositories, the ease and speed with which bugs are reported and fixed, the quality of the documentation, and the social experience of being part of the distro’s community, as exemplified by its forum and IRC channels. Here I relate my personal experiences with Puppy Linux over the course of approximately one year.

KIWI – OpenSuse’s re-spin creator

June 23rd, 2007 Comments off

/home/liquidat shares some information about OpenSuse’s re-spin creator. Support is included for creating LiveCDs, LiveDVDs, and LiveUSB flash drives with OpenSUSE.

Everyone can easily create his own version of Fedora with the re-spin tool Revisor. OpenSuse also develops a tool with a similar purpose, KIWI.

Categories: Desktop, News, OpenSUSE

Mandriva Flash 2007.1 Release Info

June 23rd, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly interviews Adam Williamson, Mandriva’s Community Manager, and finds a new release of Mandriva Flash is coming.

Mandriva Flash 2007.0 looked like a very successful product. Yet, two months after the release of Mandriva Linux 2007.1, there is still no Mandriva Flash 2007.1. Why?

Categories: Desktop, Mandriva, Releases

SLAX 6.0.0 RC4 Screenshots

June 21st, 2007 Comments off

Phoronix has screenshots of the latest release candidate of SLAX 6.0.0.

19″ Linux Digital Photo Frame Kit

June 18th, 2007 1 comment

LXer has a link to this digital photo frame kit running Damn Small Linux. It includes WIFI, so you can probably SSH into you photo frame.

GOSHEN, Ind. – RedPost inc., an Indiana-based tech startup, today announced the launch of RedPost/Kit, a do-it-yourself digital photo frame kit that comes with everything you need to get up and running.

Spin your own live CD

June 5th, 2007 Comments off

Free Software Magazine takes us through the simple process of creating a custom LiveCD with the recently released Fedora 7.

A few weeks ago, I promised to explain how to create your own custom live CD with Fedora’s new tools. Well, last week Fedora 7 was launched and all the tools you need are available in the repositories. This even includes a brand new graphical tool, put together by the people at Fedora Unity, called Revisor, which will allow you to spin your own live CD or installation material in an unbelievably user friendly manner.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, How To

Scientific Linux 5.0 LiveCD Released

June 2nd, 2007 4 comments has news on the release of Scientific Linux 5.0 LiveCDs for i386 and x86-64 architectures. New features of these enterprise-based Linux distro LiveCDs are the ability to run off a USB drive and a hard drive installer.

Puppy Linux targets sub-$100 mini-PCs

June 2nd, 2007 1 comment tells of how Puppy Linux is being used on low cost PCs with PXE booting and settings saved to USB flash drives.

Following the addition of PXE network booting to the ultra-lightweight Puppy Linux distribution, a group of enthusiasts offering Puppy customization and support services has revealed plans for “Minipup,” a project aimed at ultra-low-cost diskless hardware such as sub-$100 PCs.

BeleniX v0.6 LiveCD Screenshots

June 2nd, 2007 Comments off

Phoronix has screenshots of the OpenSolaris BeleniX v0.6 LiveCD.

Categories: BeleniX, Desktop, Screenshots