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Slax 6 is released

February 13th, 2008 1 comment

After a long time in development, Slax 6 is finally out.

Heard at SCALE 6x: Damn Small Linux moving to Firefox 2

February 10th, 2008 Comments off

CLICK has news that DSL will get Firefox 2.

Firefox in DSL will move from the current version 1 to the GTK 1 version of Firefox 2. Thats a big deal because a lot of Web sites require at least Firefox 1.5 for full functionality. It means, for one thing that itll be possible to use Google Docs and Spreadsheets with Damn Small Linux.

Kubuntu 7.10 KDE 4.0 LiveCD

January 13th, 2008 4 comments

The folks at Kubuntu  have remastered their 7.10 release LiveCD with KDE 4.0.

Categories: Desktop, Kubuntu, Releases

Running Xubuntu on the Eee PC

December 13th, 2007 Comments off

Ars Technica’s open source journal has news and links to running a modified Xubuntu 7.10 off a USB flash drive on an Eee laptop. The installer still works too, so installing permanently is an option.

Creating Your Own Custom Ubuntu 7.10 Or Linux Mint 4.0 Live-CD With Remastersys | HowtoForge – Linux Howtos and Tutorials

December 4th, 2007 1 comment

HowtoForge has instructions for building a custom LiveCD out of an Ubuntu based system.

This guide shows how you can create a Live-CD from your Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon or Linux Mint 4.0 system with a tool called remastersys. Remastersys is available in the Linux Mint romeo repository. You can customize your Ubuntu/Linux Mint system and then let remastersys create an iso image of it which you can then burn onto a CD/DVD.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Linux Mint, Ubuntu

Fedora 8 Live Desktop Screenshots

November 10th, 2007 Comments off

Phoronix has screenshots from a  Fedora 8 Live session.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, Screenshots

I am Fedora, and so can you!

November 7th, 2007 Comments off

Red Hat Magazine has instructions for making a Fedora 8 bootable USB flash drive.

I am writing this article on a Windows laptop borrowed from a friend. But fear not, dear reader, for I have not abandoned my free software principles. For while the hard disk of this laptop contains the Windows operating system, I have used a USB key as the boot device, and the laptop is currently running Fedora 8, codenamed “Werewolf.”

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, How To

openSUSE 10.3 Live version available

November 3rd, 2007 6 comments

openSUSE 10.3 LiveCDs are now available, and like others before them, they can now be used to install an openSUSE system.

From today on the live version of openSUSE 10.3 is available as GNOME or KDE Live CD. Both contain the same software as the 1 CD installation versions from launch time – just as live system.

Categories: Desktop, OpenSUSE, Releases

OpenSolaris Project Indiana Review

November 1st, 2007 Comments off

Phoronix has a review and pics of the first development release of OpenSolaris Project Indiana.

After downloading this ISO (the Developer Preview is only 629MB), the image can be burned to a disc and immediately booted. Project Indiana incorporates a “Slim Install” LiveCD for x86 systems. Just like Ubuntu, Fedora Live, and a number of other Linux distributions, you can boot to this CD and start using it without ever touching the contents of your hard drive.

Taking Puppy Linux for a Walk

October 14th, 2007 Comments off

Lifehacker reviews the latest release of the lightweight Puppy Linux.

Booting Linux from an external drive with the applications and settings of your choice has never been easier after this weeks release of Puppy Linux 3.0. Like Damn Small Linux, Puppy is small enough to fit on a USB thumb drive, and like Knoppix , you can boot it from CD.

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/ .

Partition and Image Your Hard Drive with the System Rescue CD

August 24th, 2007 1 comment

Lifehacker has a great set of instructions for using SystemRescueCD to create, move, and copy partitions on a normal PC.

GParted LiveCD vs Parted Magic

August 6th, 2007 Comments off

This week’s DistroWatch Weekly compares two popular, lightweight LiveCDs aimed at partition management.

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