A great example of how LiveCDs can be used, this programming book comes with an Ubuntu LiveCD with all the code examples and code editors installed and ready to use.
There’s a live CD included so you can boot up Ubuntu Linux and see all the projects – not only view and play with code snippets via the Bluefish programming editor (noticeably superior to the text editor I’ve been using to write my PHP), but also running the final applications off the disc.
OSDir.com has news about a developer looking to combine some of the hottest computing commodities available today: Ubuntu, Ruby on Rails, and LiveCDs.
I am working on a linux distro liveCD called Rubuntu. Which is, you guessed it, a ruby/raisl (sic) centric ubuntu livecd that has the option to install to your HD if your so inclined. I hope to have my build system for this set up this weekend so i can start pumping out a few betas while I tweak it to perfection.
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Linux Today brings news of a LiveDVD focused on engineering. Based on PCLinuxOS 9.
one solution already exists and it’s called CAELinux: an open source LiveDVD distribution dedicated to professionnal computer-aided engineering & finite element simulations. Now, you need just to insert the CAELinux LiveDVD in your computer to turn it into a professionnal CAE workstation in five minutes: no installation required, no licence fees!
SYS-CON FRANCE has an article about Mono programming for .NET people. Monoppix gets a mention in this project, as an easy way to try out Mono without needing to install or configure anything.
Heise online has some info on the new Minix release. The install CD also works as a LiveCD, and computer requirements are up to a 386 w/ 16 MB of memory.
Dirk Eddelbuettel blogs about slides he just released for a talk he gave on Quantian and distributed statistical computing. Probably worth reading if you run a lot of R jobs, or are interested in high performance clusters.
Over at O’Reilly’s site, Kevin Shockey, the same person who recently reviewed the Snappix LiveCD, takes a look at Mono Live.
In addition to the core mono-based tools MonoDevelop, MonoDoc, and xsp, the Live CD also includes Postgres, pgAdmin III, and Glade.