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Create your own custom NimbleX LiveCD

May 9th, 2007 1 comment

DistroWatch Weekly has news of NimbleX’s new web LiveCD configuration tool. Choose the packages you want, then download your custom NimbleX ISO.

Digipup: A Linux live CD for amateur radio

May 4th, 2007 2 comments

Linux.com reviews Digipup.

Puppy Linux is a lightweight live Linux distribution that you can boot and run from a CD, USB stick, or DVD. One of its features is the ability to create specialized “pups” — new versions of Puppy Linux geared toward a specific purpose. Digipup is one such example, with a focus on amateur radio. I spun it up, and found Digipup to be a great way to check out amateur radio utilities for Linux.

Puppy Linux 2.15CE has a few new tricks

April 18th, 2007 2 comments

CLICK reviews Puppy Linux 2.15CE.

Damn Small Linux The Portable Desktop

April 11th, 2007 Comments off

Wired’s Compiler blog has a brief overview of Damn Small Linux.

We’ve written about portable apps quite a number of times in the past, but why bother with just apps when there’s a whole OS that’ll fit on a 50MB USB stick? Damn Small Linux, sometimes abbreviated DSL, is a 50MB mini desktop Linux distribution.

Puppy Linux : A Linux distribution that runs completely on RAM

April 11th, 2007 Comments off

LINUX ON DESKTOP reviews Puppy Linux.

Damn Small Linux book set for July

April 11th, 2007 1 comment

CLICK brings news about a new book all about Damn Small Linux. This will be the first LiveCD book for a distro other than Knoppix, or LiveCDs in general (at least that I know of).

OLPC’s Linux-based operating system available for download

April 10th, 2007 3 comments

Engadget has links to a LiveCD version of the OS used by the OLPC project.

Puppy Linux 2.15 Community Edition released

April 6th, 2007 Comments off

Puppy Developer News has information on a new version of Puppy Linux created by the Puppy community.

The Puppy 2.15CE (Community Edition) is the result of collaboration of a team of Puppy enthusiasts. It is built upon version 2.14 but with many enhancements. In particular the guys have worked on an improved user-interface and nice out-of-the box first impression. They have also developed some “SFS” files that add OpenOffice, web and graphics applications — SFS files are “combo packs” of applications that can be installed and uninstalled with a few clicks.

Slax 5.1.8.1 KillBill Edition — first impressions

April 6th, 2007 2 comments

CLICK reviews SLAX.

Slax is a live CD that I’ve been very anxious to try. Any distro that claims to be light on hardware — yet features the KDE desktop — is something I’ve got to try. I’m beginning to think KDE gets a bad rap. It runs pretty darn well in this distro, as well as in MepisLite. And I think KOffice is a terrific package, with KWrite being one of the best programs out there for writers.

Damn Small Linux 3.3 Released

April 3rd, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch has the announcement, also check out the official changelog.

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.

Puppy Linux 2.14: This Hound Has Teeth

March 6th, 2007 Comments off

PerformancePC reviews the latest version of Puppy Linux.

Though worthy Linux distributions from Ubuntu and SUSE run very well, they are also rather large collections (though certainly not as bloated as Windows is!) and this has led to the creation of some smaller incarnations like Damn Small Linux and Feather Linux. The best of these lite Linux versions, though, has got to be Puppy Linux, which, in its 2.14 version, shows that it can run very comfortably with the big hounds.

Damn Small Linux 3.3 RC1 Screenshots

February 23rd, 2007 2 comments

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).

SLAX 6.0.0 Pre 3 Screenshots

February 13th, 2007 Comments off

NimbleX 2007 – As the Name Implies…

January 17th, 2007 6 comments

Tuxmachines.org reviews NimbleX 2007, a recently released lightweight LiveCD.

Kenneth Hensley of PuppyLinux

January 16th, 2007 1 comment

SLAX 6.0.0 pre2 Screenshot Walkthrough

December 12th, 2006 Comments off

The Coding Studio has screenshots of the prerelese version of SLAX 6.0.0.

SLAX is fast and beautiful Linux operating system which fits on small (3.14″) CD-ROM disc.

Via announces community computing push

December 10th, 2006 Comments off

The Inquirer brings news that Via is training people in the Philippines with their hardware and Puppy Linux LiveCDs.

Attendees will assemble a PC on their lonesome, boot it with an ADOC Puppy Linux live CD, test it for e-learning applications and repeat the set-up for other users.

A Closer Look at Damn Small Linux

December 2nd, 2006 Comments off

Linux.Sys-Con.com has a in-depth guide about Damn Small Linux. Included is everything from downloading and burning the distro to a CD, to making LiveUSB flash drive, getting wireless working, and using various apps.