Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Create your own custom NimbleX LiveCD

May 9th, 2007 1 comment

DistroWatch Weekly has news of NimbleX’s new web LiveCD configuration tool. Choose the packages you want, then download your custom NimbleX ISO.

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May 1st, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly has some good LiveCD news in the Miscellaneous News section, including links to a 64-bit build of Knoppix 5.1.1.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, News

Debian Live n Google SoC

April 26th, 2007 1 comment

Something to watch for, Google’s Summer of Code is sponsoring a graphical utility to create custom LiveCDs!

My proposal is to construct a graphical user interface that can be used in conjunction with live-helper to build Debian Live systems, allowing editing of existing configurations and including a ‘wizard’-style walkthrough for the first-time user.

Providing less experienced users with the opportunity to easily create live distributions will generate more exposure for live-helper, providing more valuable feedback for its developers and ultimately helping Debian’s image as an extremely flexible and free operating system.

Categories: Debian Live, News

Why linux live cd are important? How useful is it?

April 11th, 2007 Comments off

Linux by Examples uses the SLAX LiveCD to perform some data recovery and repair on a couple broken Windows machines.

Categories: News, Rescue, SLAX

FreeSBIE — first (and mostly negative) impressions

April 11th, 2007 Comments off

CLICK reviews FreeSBIE, and has some issues getting networking setup.

But I’m not a full card-carrying geek, so I’m not all that crazy about going to the command line with no help whatsoever just to get freakin’ Internet flowing into the box with a live CD I’ve never run before on an OS I’ve also never run before.

Categories: News

You can get taste of Linux without having to install it

March 28th, 2007 1 comment points to LiveCDs when a reader asks for an easy way to try Linux.

Q:I just tried Windows Vista and was soooo impressed that now I’d like to try out Linux. What is the best way to dip my toes into the Linux pond?

Categories: News

Test Driving Linux Using a Live CD

March 27th, 2007 1 comment tech-tips has an intro to Linux LiveCDs.

A Live CD is a great way to test out Linux without worrying about what it may do to your computer.

Categories: Desktop, News, Reviews

KNOPPIX 5.2 Release Date

March 19th, 2007 3 comments

KNOPPIX 5.2 has been announced and will probably be showing up on the torrent sites soon, with an official release public release of 5.2.1 coming in April. Some of the major changes are inclusion of the Beryl 3D desktop, NTFS-3G 1.0, and a boatload of virtualization technologies.

As announced on, the first special edition of Knoppix 5.2.0 is included in c’t magazines 7/07 issued during CeBIT 2007. This version is only available within the german magazine, plus distributed in limited numbers at CeBIT 2007, Heise-booth in hall 5, and at the booth of Rheinland-Pfalz in hall 9, C39/21. The next public download edition (5.2.1) will be issued as CD and DVD probably in April 2007.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, News

A New Open Source Model?

March 19th, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly looks at a new version of Wolvix, and talks about the collaboration between them and Ultima.

Categories: Desktop, News, Reviews, Wolvix

Top 5 Linux Live CD/DVDs

March 13th, 2007 Comments off

Linux Monitor brings a list of their favorite LiveCDs.

Categories: News

Free Me: a DVD about free culture and free software

March 13th, 2007 Comments off

Free Software Magazine blogs about a new combination video and Live DVD.

A DVD that comes with lots of great examples of Free Culture which plays in your DVD player, with even more examples when you put it in your computer – including a GNU/Linux Live CD. The idea is simple: help to get the word out about Free Culture, including Free Software, by showing off what’s already been achieved; the thing is, we need your help!

Categories: News, Releases

Security-oriented Linux live CD achieves major release

March 11th, 2007 Comments off
Categories: News

Need live CD made by expert, paid gig

March 10th, 2007 Comments off

Someone appears to need a custom LiveCD made over in the LiveCD Forums.

Categories: News

Tadpole Linux Announces Logo Design Competition

February 22nd, 2007 Comments off

Tadpole Linux needs a logo. Fire up imagemagick and win a $75 gift certificate.

Tadpole Linux is a LiveCD distribution based on Gentoo Linux. Its aim is to provide a Linux experience for use in elementary schools for grades Kindergarten to about Grade 6.

Categories: News, Tadpole Linux

Mandriva packs 3D desktop into USB key

February 13th, 2007 Comments off

DesktopLinux has some info on Mandriva’s LiveUSB offering.

Categories: Desktop, Mandriva, News

Free Operating System For Blind: Adriane Knoppix

February 1st, 2007 2 comments is reporting on a new project of Klaus Knopper to make Knoppix accessable to the blind.

It was my first meeting with the couple — Klaus and Adriane Knopper — at LinuxAsia 2007. I had already met Klaus Knopper, the creator of Knoppix, and was pretty much touched by his passion for developing Knoppix. This time he was accompanied by his wife Adriane Knopper who is visually handicapped and helps Klaus in developing Linux for the blind, Adriane Knoppix.

Categories: Adriane Knoppix, Desktop, News

Fourth MEPIS 6.0 beta steps up to a 2.6.17 kernel

January 29th, 2007 Comments off

DesktopLinux report that the new MEPIS 6.0 beta has LiveUSB support.

As for the USB key support, the MEPIS System Assistant reportedly can now install either the 32 or 64-bit version from a CD to a USB key. According to Woodford, “it will also reformat the key so it will be properly recognized on any machine that can boot from USB key. This should only be done with a high-speed key. Unfortunately the key is incompatible with MacTel firmware, so this will only work on a PC.”

Categories: Desktop, MEPIS, News

Gnome Partition Editor 0.3 Live CD

January 24th, 2007 1 comment

Computeract!ve has an overview of GParted.

Categories: GParted LiveCD, News

Two New Mandriva Live Discs, and much more news

January 22nd, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly is packed full of LiveCD news today. First up is news of a gaming LiveDVD by Mandriva, along with a LiveCD showcasing a unique 3D desktop called Metisse. Below that is news of updates to Live versions of PCLinuxOS, gNewSense, Fedora Unity, BOSS GNU/Linux, and a new rescue LiveCD by the T2 project.

Fedora releases a live CD

January 14th, 2007 1 comment reports on the new Fedora LiveCD. Included is news about the upcoming graphical installer and possible LiveDVD and LiveUSB versions in the future.

The Fedora community got its first official live CD last month. Based on Fedora Core 6, it shows off the best of what Fedora has to offer. Furthermore, the tools used to put together the CD make creating and maintaining custom Red Hat or Fedora-based live CDs simple.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, News