Archive for the ‘News’ Category

RR4 and RR64 change names to Sabayon Linux, release new RC version

August 16th, 2006 Comments off

RR4 and RR64 are now officially replaced with the release of Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.0 RC2. Based on Gentoo, Sabayon continually stays up to date with the latest packages, bringing the future of Linux to a LiveDVD.

Categories: Desktop, News, Releases, Sabayon

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.

New book explains Ubuntu to non-geeks

August 3rd, 2006 Comments off
Categories: Books, Desktop, News, Ubuntu

Reincarnating a discarded laptop with Linux

August 2nd, 2006 Comments off has an article full of useful LiveCD information.

Free software without the strings

August 1st, 2006 Comments off

Quick Looks

July 24th, 2006 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly has a quick summary of new LiveCDs from Ubuntu, Debian, and SLAX.

Categories: Debian Live, Desktop, News, SLAX, Ubuntu

B’lore techies put OpenSolaris on CD

July 24th, 2006 1 comment

Indiatimes Infotech has an article about BeleniX and the developers working on it.

BANGALORE: This city’s techies are creating some cutting edge stuff. Moinak Ghosh, an engineer at Sun Microsystems, has taken the lead on Solaris 10, the flagship operating system (OS) of Sun, and come up with a new version called BeleniX.

Categories: BeleniX, Desktop, News

Linux on the Corporate Desktop: Success with Kanotix

July 17th, 2006 Comments off is pointing to a forum post by a sysadmin who outfitted the desktops at his company with customized Kanotix LiveCDs. The link is currently a little messed up, so here is the post.

“Locked down” Linux dispenses Justice

June 27th, 2006 Comments off

ZDNet Australia reports that Knoppix now has a set of new users.

The Victorian Department of Justice (DoJ) is understood to have deployed a secure, “locked-down” Linux environment across more than 100 desktops in state prisons.

Taking Linux for a Spin

June 23rd, 2006 Comments off has a great article aimed at business managers. It is probably one of the most balanced Windows vs. Linux comparisons I have seen.

The Linux world has come up with some utterly painless and riskless ways for any average Joe to give Linux a test drive–on your own PC, in as little as a few minutes, no expertise required. Go for it. It’s easy, it won’t cost you anything, and if you’re at all in touch with your inner nerd you might actually have some fun. What’s more, it just might end up being the first small step in a revolution in the way your company approaches technology.

Categories: Desktop, News

Drive failure? Yagotta try Knoppix first

June 19th, 2006 Comments off

A blog has a long but entertaining story of Windows file recovery using Knoppix.

Categories: Knoppix, News, Rescue

Knoppix to the rescue

June 2nd, 2006 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, News, Rescue

A free education

May 23rd, 2006 Comments off

NewsForge has a journey through educational open source software which eventually ends up successful with a lightweight LiveCD.

Categories: News

Kororaa LiveCD GPL Summary

May 23rd, 2006 2 comments

The Kororaa Project has published their findings having to do with the reported GPL violation that resulted from distributing the non-GPL ATI and NVIDIA video drivers with their LiveCD.

In short, this all seems like too much bother for a Live CD. At this stage I will not be releasing the Kororaa Xgl Live CD 0.3, but will continue to make 0.2 available.

Categories: Desktop, Kororaa, News

Kororaa Accused of Violating GPL

May 15th, 2006 1 comment

Slashdot has news and comments on the current Kororaa LiveCD issues. The Kororaa project received an email stating they were in violation of the GPL by distributing their XGL LiveCD with NVIDIA and ATI binary drivers. Unfortunately, XGL does not work without these drivers, making the distributing of the CD without them pointless. I hope this is cleaned up, because they are not the only LiveCD distributing binary graphics drivers.

Categories: Kororaa, News

Debian Live

April 26th, 2006 1 comment

This week’s Debian Weekly News has links to the Debian Live project. The site has links to downloadable ISO images, and a wiki site, with much more information about the Debian Live project.

Categories: Debian Live, Desktop, News

Getting started with Knoppix Linux

April 11th, 2006 Comments off

Issue 11 of Free Software Magazine includes an introduction to Knoppix. While brief, it provides a good overview for those who are not familiar with this LiveCD.

Getting started with Knoppix Linux doesn’t have to be costly. Chances are you already have everything you need. The requirements are simple. Any computer newer than 5 years old with a working bootable CD or DVD drive should be able to run Knoppix.

Categories: Knoppix, News

Live CDs for the Mac

April 3rd, 2006 Comments off

Apple Matters has an opinion piece up asking: Where are all the Live CDs?

Categories: Desktop, News

Linux an easy alternative

March 19th, 2006 Comments off

The has a column describing Linux and Knoppix to its readers.

The developers at Knoppix have a bootable CD and DVD that allow you to stick the disk in your drive, start up the computer and start using Linux, simple as that.

Categories: Desktop, News

The Distribution Dilemma

March 9th, 2006 Comments off

LXer has an article proposing a possible LiveCD solution for PC vendors who want to sell Linux, but don’t know which distro to choose.

Categories: News