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Damn Small Linux Makes Darn Big Impression – Small Distro, Big Packages

September 14th, 2007 1 comment

LinuxPlanet has a review of Damn Small Linux.

At a mere 50MB, Damn Small Linux DSL seems like it would be more at home in the realm of rescue disks instead of Desktop OSs. After booting up into full graphical mode, you may be hooked on this tiny distribution forever. I am impressed with the number of applications and the fact that DSL has two choices for graphical interfaces Window Managers: Fluxbox and jwm see Figures 1 and 2. DSL is based on the Debian Linux distribution.

GNOME LiveCD 2.19.92

September 12th, 2007 2 comments

rBuilder Online has LiveCD ISO images of Foresight Linux with Gnome 2.19.92.

Categories: Desktop, Foresight, Releases

The Indiana Branding Machine

September 12th, 2007 1 comment

Put your mark on the upcoming OpenSolaris LiveCD. Project Indiana is looking for branding ideas, from the GRUB splash screen, to screensavers.

As our first prototype releases draws nearer, it’s time to start thinking about the branding experience for Indiana, specifically from when they put the LiveCD into their CDROM drives and launch the desktop to installing it on their disk.

Categories: Desktop, OpenSolaris

Sabayon Linux miniEditions update and semi-prepared path towards 3.4+ release

September 12th, 2007 Comments off

Planet Sabayon Linux lets us know that the 3.4 LiveCD release of Sabayon Linux is coming soon.

Categories: Desktop, Releases, Sabayon

Next Puppy Linux to be 3.0

September 12th, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly has news that the next version of Puppy Linux will have so many changes, it will be awarded the version number of 3.0.

DIY Linux live CD – the really easy way

September 4th, 2007 4 comments

DesktopLinux.com has pics and news of Custom NimbleX 2, which allows anyone to customize and then download a LiveCD ISO of NimbleX. Get to it directly at http://custom.nimblex.net/ .

KDE Four Live CD updated with KDE 4 Beta 1

August 2nd, 2007 2 comments

KDE 4.0 Beta 1 is out, and KDE Four Live has been updated with the new release. Download the ISO and check it out.

Linux: It’s Not Just for Servers Anymore

July 26th, 2007 2 comments

Wired gives credit to LiveCDs for the rise in the popularity of Linux desktop computing.

Part of this growth can be chalked up to the trend of the LiveCD, a bootable disk image that users can download and burn to a CD to test the software. Most of the popular Linux makers release software on LiveCDs, and many also ship physical CDs to curious users anywhere in the world for free or for a nominal fee.

Categories: Desktop, News

Firmware Updates LiveCD thanks to Revisor

July 17th, 2007 Comments off

Some interesting news from the Direct2Dell Blog, a Fedora based LiveCD has been created to help update the BIOS of your Dell. This is much nicer than having to install Windows or a floppy drive to grab a new BIOS.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, News

openSUSE LiveCD Installer

July 13th, 2007 1 comment

snorp.net has news of an openSUSE LiveCD Installer. Hopefully this makes it into the next LiveDVD, or they do what Fedora did and convert their 6 CD set into a single installable LiveCD.

Categories: Desktop, News, OpenSUSE

First look at Elive 1.0

July 13th, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly has a review of the recently released Elive 1.0.

Elive has reach its first major milestone with its release of version 1.0. I’ve tested several versions of Elive over the last two years (or so), publishing my findings a few times. I haven’t published a report on Elive since 0.5 and things have continued to improve. I’ve been testing Elive 1.0 for several days and certainly agree that this release is worthy of the full first release status.

Categories: Desktop, Elive, Reviews

Sabayon Linux 3.4 Screenshots

July 12th, 2007 Comments off

The screenshots page at SabayonLinux.org has been updated with shots of the upcoming 3.4 release.

Categories: Desktop, Sabayon, Screenshots

CentOS 5 i386 Live CD

July 10th, 2007 4 comments

The CentOS 5 LiveCD has been released.

That means that the purposes of this CD are to see if CentOS will boot/work on your hardware, to test some of the features of CentOS as a workstation, and to use as a Rescue CD. It does not contain all the features of the 7 CD CentOS 5 Distribution on one CD :

Categories: CentOS, Desktop, Releases, Rescue

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