Lifehacker has a Top 10 list of cool stuff to do with a USB flash drive. Numbers 9, 7, and 1 involve Live booting operating systems from them.
GeeXboX 1.2.2 LiveCD media player adds multi-core video decoding, now 1080p is possible
EngadgetHD brings news of new features in the GeeXboX 1.2.2 LiveCD.
GeeXboX 1.2 LiveCD media center OS adds HDTV, widescreen tweaks
Engadget HD gives a shout out to the new version of GeeXboX.
Gentoo PPC64 PS3 LiveCD is in BETA
As seen on Digg, Gentoo LiveCDs which run on the Playstation 3 have been released. They also work on PowerMac G5 machines.
SlashGear Exclusive – Interview with GeeXboX
SlashGear has an interview with one of the core developers of GeeXboX.
Amarok Live:1.4 Artwork Contest
The Amarok project is having a contest to add artwork to their upcoming LiveCD.
gnuman.com has a review of the multimedia focused VideoLinux LiveCD.
Making Bootable Movies with eMoviX
ExtremeTech has an article up on making a bootable movie. This is one of the cooler uses of a Linux LiveCD which I’ve seen. Think of all the effort that went into this project, with the end result being an alternative to a DVD player.
Wolvix Media Edition 1.0.4 Review
Tuxmachines.org put up a positive reivew of the latest Wolvix Media Edition with lots of screenshots. Overall, Wolvix Media Edition looks like a great distro to keep in mind when building a HTPC.
I’ve always been quite the fan of the Wolvix offerings, with each being better than the last. I’ve been testing Media Edition over the last few days and can report Wolven has done a remarkable job.
SLAX 5.0.8 Released
SLAX is announcing that version 5.0.8 is out. Unlike the last release, all the different SLAX versions (frodo, killbill, popcorn) have been updated, and the long awaited SLAX Server Edition has been released too. All include the 2.6.16 kernel.
Testdriving Wolvix Media Edition 1.0.4 Beta 2
Tuxmachines.org also has a review up of Wolvix Media Edition. While they say it has some bugs, it looks like a great LiveCD for setting up a quick media center. The desktop appears to be a cleanly configured XFCE.
Mini-itx.com reviews a custom made computer whose purpose is to scan the local network for audio files and play them. The little computer boot from a modified version of Knoppix called Troubadix loaded on a compactflash card.
Troubadix is a specially customized linux (Knoppix-derivative) that differs from other mini-distributions by containing the complete Knoppix kernel 2.6, MySQL 4.1, Apache2, PHP5, OpenSSH and Sun’s JRE 1.4.2 – however no X and thus no window-manager. Since Troubadix is booted from a compact flash card, no moving parts are installed in the housing that could be damaged during transport.
More LiveCD Reviews at IBM DeveloperWorks
IBM Developerworks has six LiveCD reviews posted for recovery and entertainment.
Restore compromised systems with diagnostics LiveCDs
Rock your desktop with entertainment LiveCDs
Lots of images and links, and good information as usual.