Archive for the ‘Lightweight Desktop’ Category

Xfld 0.3 Screenshots

November 2nd, 2006 Comments off

Phoronix has screenshots of Xfld 0.3, an Ubuntu based LiveCD running the latest release of XFCE (4.4-rc1).

Discover Linux the safe way – WhatPC?

September 28th, 2006 Comments off

WhatPC has an introduction to open source, Linux, and LiveCDs using Damn Small Linux.

We will explain how to try Linux by running the operating system from a CD, not the hard disk, so there’s no need to abandon Windows.

Kurumin Linux rolls out lightweight live CD

September 26th, 2006 Comments off is reporting on the new lightweight Kurumin Linux LiveCD.

Sabayon 3.0 and Puppy Linux 2.10 Released

September 14th, 2006 Comments off

DistroWatch is reporting the release of two popular LiveCDs, Sabayon Linux and Puppy Linux.

Puppy Linux 2.02 Review

September 12th, 2006 Comments off

MadPenguin reviews Puppy Linux 2.02.

Lately, it feels like the world is being overrun with otherwise outdated PCs. With landfills overflowing with unwanted computers, it’s great to find that Linux developers have taken it upon themselves to offer a viable solution to simply throwing away older computers. In today’s review, we’ll look closely at Puppy Linux and how well it does from a compatibility point-of-view. Since a number of other reviews have already explained how well Puppy Linux can do with outdated hardware, we figured it might prove valuable to see how well Puppy Linux functions on newer hardware with the needs of today’s notebook user.

Puppy Linux Received $350 from DistroWatch

September 5th, 2006 Comments off

The latest DistroWatch Weekly is announcing the donation of $350 to the Puppy Linux project. The author of Puppy Linux responded that he will put the money towards hardware instead of pizza and coke.

Puppy Linux 2.10 alpha emerges

August 29th, 2006 Comments off

DesktopLinux has a preview of Puppy Linux 2.10.

Tiny, sub-$100 PC runs Puppy Linux

August 24th, 2006 Comments off

LinuxDevices is reporting on this Pentium 166 computer which, while being able to run several versions of Windows, has Puppy Linux as the recommended OS.

Puppy Linux celebrates its success

August 23rd, 2006 Comments off

DesktopLinux is reporting that Puppy Linux is holding an online event with the purpose of bringing the community together. Everyone from developers to end users are invited to give ideas on making Puppy Linux better.

A walk in the park with Puppy Linux

August 21st, 2006 Comments off reviews the latest Puppy Linux.

PCLinuxOS 0.93a Screenshots

August 7th, 2006 Comments off

Reincarnating a discarded laptop with Linux

August 2nd, 2006 Comments off has an article full of useful LiveCD information.

Puppy Linux 2.02 is Out

August 1st, 2006 5 comments

A new version of Puppy Linux has been released with the new NTFS-3G driver, which allows writing to NTFS partitions.

A Closer Look at Damn Small Linux

July 12th, 2006 Comments off

LINUX.SYS-CON.COM dives into the world of Damn Small Linux, and describes some of the more interesting uses of this great lightweight LiveCD.

In this article you will learn how to turn a blank CD and an inexpensive USB keydrive into a powerful, portable, take-along operating system complete with modern applications like Firefox, a Web server, and multimedia tools. All this can be done using free Open Source Linux software.

Bigger Damn Small Linux debuts

June 29th, 2006 Comments off

DSL-N: Damn Small Linux gets bigger

June 23rd, 2006 Comments off reviews DSL-N.

According to, Damn Small Linux is the most popular microLinux distribution. What began as a toy project to stuff the maximum software inside a 50MB ISO file has matured into a refined community project known for its speed and versatility.

DSL 3.0 Video

June 22nd, 2006 1 comment has a new video of Damn Small Linux 3.0.

DSL 3.0 now stable

June 20th, 2006 Comments off

Damn Small Linux 3.0 is out! Two major changes include the addition of SSHFS and UnionFS. Check out all the changes here.

SLAX Interview

June 14th, 2006 Comments off

KDE Dot News has an interview with Tomas Matejicek, the creator of SLAX.

What are you most looking forward to about the 4.0 release?
Tomas: Wobbly windows by using 2D acceleration (without 3D cards).

Taking Puppy for a short walk

June 8th, 2006 Comments off also has a short review of Puppy Linux 2.0.