Archive for the ‘Home Entertainment’ Category

Top 10 USB Thumb Drive Tricks

July 10th, 2010 1 comment

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

June 29th, 2009 Comments off

EngadgetHD brings news of new features in the GeeXboX 1.2.2 LiveCD.

GeeXboX 1.2 LiveCD media center OS adds HDTV, widescreen tweaks

February 3rd, 2009 2 comments

Engadget HD gives a shout out to the new version of GeeXboX.

Gentoo PPC64 PS3 LiveCD is in BETA

January 2nd, 2007 Comments off

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

October 30th, 2006 Comments off

Amarok Live:1.4 Artwork Contest

August 9th, 2006 Comments off

The Amarok project is having a contest to add artwork to their upcoming LiveCD.

VideoLinux Review

July 17th, 2006 Comments off

Making Bootable Movies with eMoviX

May 5th, 2006 Comments off

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

April 28th, 2006 Comments off 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

March 23rd, 2006 Comments off

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

February 24th, 2006 Comments off 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.

The “Rundfunker”

February 19th, 2006 2 comments 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

February 9th, 2006 Comments off

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.