DistroWatch.com is full of interesting news in the latest DistroWatch Weekly. It includes information on the not-yet official Debian LiveCD, Mandriva One, Accelerated Knoppix, Super Accelerated Knoppix, and Knoppix 5.0.
Shortly after publishing the above-mentioned announcement, we received an email from Jun Okajima, President of Digital Infra in Japan. His company’s web site claims that a KNOPPIX live CD that boots in — wait for this — under 10 seconds
It’s definitely worth checking out the video of the Knoppix boot.
Tectonic brings us news that the next testing version of Ubuntu 6.04 “Dapper Drake” has been released. Flight 4 includes some major changes, including a graphical installer on the LiveCD named Espresso. This means it’s now possible to browse the web with Firefox while installing Ubuntu.
Not LiveCD related, but cool anyways, is that after installation the Universe repository includes packages for the experimental XGL 3D desktop.
CD images for Flight 4 of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Edubuntu are available.
India Infoline News has a paragraph on the talk given by Klaus Knopper at last week’s Linux Conference in India. It’s in the second half of the article.
NewsForge says that MEPIS, one of the most popular LiveCD-used-as-an-installer distros MEPIS, is considering basing itself off of Ubuntu instead of Debian. According to the article, users probably won’t notice much difference if it does change, as the MEPIS interface, tools, installer, etc would all stay the same.
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet mentions the Xen Demo CD in an article about Xen.
EFYTimes is repoting that Klaus Knopper, creator of Knoppix, will be speaking at LinuxAsia 2006.
DesktopLinux.com is reporting that PCLinuxOS has a new website. See it directly at http://pclinuxos.com.
NewsForge talks with Klaus Knopper about how different open source software licenses impact Knoppix derivatives.
Knoppix, one of the distributions specifically permitted to redistribute POV-Ray, doesn’t include the raytracer. Knoppix creator Klaus Knopper said he is concerned that either he, or someone who creates a Knoppix derivative, could run into trouble with the license.
The security section of Enterprise IT Planet has an article about seven useful tools for computer security. Coming in at number seven is WHAX.
And finally, every security practitioner should have a live CD of some sort. I prefer WHAX, but there are many, many live CD distros available tailored to specific purposes.
PCWorld.com mentions Damn Small Linux and Puppy Linux in this article about thumb drives.
MozillaQuest Magazine has part 3 of their Cheat Knoppix 4 to Improve Performance article up.
Today, in Part 3, this tutorial shows you how to chain Knoppix cheat codes so that you can use several of them in the same Knoppix session. It also shows you how to find lots more Knoppix cheats.
Wired News is covering an OpenBSD-based LiveCD aimed at providing a secure desktop and browsing experience to the user.
To many privacy geeks, it’s the holy grail — a totally anonymous and secure computer so easy to use you can hand it to your grandmother and send her off on her own to the local Starbucks.
Informit.com has a great overview of Linux LiveCDs. It starts by explaining the different uses of LiveCDs, and overviews many of the popular LiveCDs available today.
And if that wasnâ€™t enough, specialized live distros can run from business card-sized CDs, USB thumb drives, and some that are intended as rescue CDs for virus-ridden PCs. There are even live routers and firewalls in case you want to use an older PC as your main connection to the Internet.
BeOSNews.com tries to install the Zeta LiveCD to a hard drive and learns much in the process.
I’ve been working off-and-on writing a review/overview of the Zeta LiveCD, but one topic in particular kept distracting me: the question of whether or not the demo CD can be installed and run from a hard drive partition.
Sonic State reports that Knoppix boots on the Korg OASYS Keyboard. This is one place I wasn’t expecting to find Knoppix.
ITworld.com has an article about keeping data safe by separating it from the computer’s operating system. Live discs make an appearance.
The other alternative that I keep handy for emergencies, is to boot completely from CD-ROM or DVD.
Slashdot has a little writeup and request for testing from Mediainlinux. Mediainlinux is a LiveCD focused on multimedia developement, and also has a nice Gnome-based Knoppix LiveCD released.