Archive for the ‘News’ Category

What Live CDs Do You Carry Around?

December 21st, 2006 3 comments

We missed an Ask Slashdot last month having everything to do with LiveCDs! Better late than never…

Categories: News

Give System Woes the Boot

December 19th, 2006 1 comment

Give an Internet Freedom Disk

December 18th, 2006 Comments off

Slashdot is linking to a blog post where the names Linux and LiveCD are dropped in favor of spreading “Internet Freedom Disks” to non-techies.

Categories: News

Mandrake founder rolls Debian-based distro

December 12th, 2006 Comments off

DesktopLinux brings news and screenshots of Ulteo, a new distro created by the founder of Mandrake Linux.

This installable live CD is based on Debian and Ubuntu packages. It’s installed on the hard-drive using ‘Yuch,’ he added.

Categories: Desktop, News, Screenshots, Ulteo

Via announces community computing push

December 10th, 2006 Comments off

The Inquirer brings news that Via is training people in the Philippines with their hardware and Puppy Linux LiveCDs.

Attendees will assemble a PC on their lonesome, boot it with an ADOC Puppy Linux live CD, test it for e-learning applications and repeat the set-up for other users.

Carry hard disk in a pen drive!

December 6th, 2006 2 comments

The Times of India is reporting that BeleniX, a Solaris based LiveCD, is now bootable from a USB Flash drive.

“You can now buy a thumb drive, visit the BeleniX website and mount the whole OS on to it. You can then carry this with you and use it. We’ll now work on enhancements for future versions,”he said.

Categories: BeleniX, Desktop, News

The KANOTIX distro implodes

December 5th, 2006 Comments off

This week’s DistroWatch Weekly is bringing attention to troubles with the KANOTIX, which are detailed over at

Categories: Desktop, Kanotix, News

DistroWatch Weekly

November 28th, 2006 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly has some news on a new tool used to create LiveCDs for Fedora. This will be replacing Kadischi for future LiveCDs.

Those who enjoy remastering the distribution for their own purposes will be excited to learn about “pungi” and “pilgrim”, two tools that will allow building custom distributions and live CDs/DVDs.

Categories: Fedora, News

VoIPowering Your Office with Asterisk: Introducing AstLinux,

November 14th, 2006 Comments off

VoiPPlanet introduces the AstLinux LiveCD as a quick way to get Asterisk running.

Download the live CD image, burn it to disc, pop it into a PC and boot up. If you enter the usbkd boot option, AstLinux will save data and configuration files to a USB device.

Categories: AstLinux, News, Server

Run Linux for free on your USB stick drive

October 6th, 2006 2 comments has a quick overview of setting up Linux on a USB device with links to

Categories: News

Kororaa Project – GPL – The Final Word

October 5th, 2006 1 comment

The Kororaa Project has released the next version of their LiveCD, and the results of their research into closed source binary drivers being distributed with the Linux kernel. The result is a LiveCD which still has XGL, but only with ATI video cards using the open source driver.

Categories: Desktop, Kororaa, News, Releases

Desktop Linux distributions — from A to Z

September 21st, 2006 Comments off has started a list of “especially interesting” desktop distributions. Most all of them are available in LiveCD or LiveDVD form.

Categories: Desktop, News

GParted Now Supports Moving Partitions

September 12th, 2006 Comments off

Announced in the latest DistroWatch Weekly, the latest GParted LiveCD has added support for moving partitions.

Protecting wireless networks

September 5th, 2006 Comments off mentions BackTrack as a quick way to run Kismet in their article on wireless security tools.

Categories: BackTrack, News, Security

PCLinuxOS Magazine September 2006 Initial Issue

September 5th, 2006 Comments off

One of the first Linux distros to make its primary installation method a GUI app on a LiveCD, PCLinuxOS, now has an online magazine.

Categories: Desktop, News, PCLinuxOS

Puppy Linux Received $350 from DistroWatch

September 5th, 2006 Comments off

The latest DistroWatch Weekly is announcing the donation of $350 to the Puppy Linux project. The author of Puppy Linux responded that he will put the money towards hardware instead of pizza and coke.

Indian produces science CD in atomic lab

August 30th, 2006 Comments off

India News showcases VigyaanCD and the creator behind it. The project homepage is here.

But Agarwal believes the tool would help youngsters have their first brush with a range of hi-tech tasks of a new century-gene sequencing, manipulation, molecular modelling and simulation and computational chemistry.

Categories: News, Science, VigyaanCD

How do you dispose of old hard drives?

August 28th, 2006 Comments off

Computerworld Blogs gives some quick advice for destroying the data on old hard drives.

Categories: News, Security

Tiny, sub-$100 PC runs Puppy Linux

August 24th, 2006 Comments off

LinuxDevices is reporting on this Pentium 166 computer which, while being able to run several versions of Windows, has Puppy Linux as the recommended OS.

Puppy Linux celebrates its success

August 23rd, 2006 Comments off

DesktopLinux is reporting that Puppy Linux is holding an online event with the purpose of bringing the community together. Everyone from developers to end users are invited to give ideas on making Puppy Linux better.