DistroWatch Weekly interviews Adam Williamson, Mandriva’s Community Manager, and finds a new release of Mandriva Flash is coming.
Mandriva Flash 2007.0 looked like a very successful product. Yet, two months after the release of Mandriva Linux 2007.1, there is still no Mandriva Flash 2007.1. Why?
DistroWatch.com has news on the release of Scientific Linux 5.0 LiveCDs for i386 and x86-64 architectures. New features of these enterprise-based Linux distro LiveCDs are the ability to run off a USB drive and a hard drive installer.
The Fedora Project released Fedora 7, which is a milestone for Fedora because it now includes official LiveCDs with GUI installers, similar Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS. There are four Live images total, two i686 LiveCDs, and two x86-64 LiveDVDs, available in either Gnome or KDE flavors. The x86-64 version is only available in DVD format because it includes additional multilib packages which push it over the 700 MB CD size of the i686 version. A script to install the Live ISOs to a USB drive is also included.
Previously there was only one official LiveCD available for Fedora Core 6 i386 computers, released long after the install media came out. Other Live media for FC6 was available from the Fedora Unity project, but none of these were easily installed to a hard drive.
The Fedora release includes several live ISO images in addition to the traditional installation images. These ISO images are bootable, and you can burn them to media and use them to try out Fedora. They also include a feature that allows you to install the live image content to your hard drive for persistence and higher performance.
Get Fedora 7: mirrors, torrents.
A new release of the popular PCLinuxOS disto is now available. They were one of the early distro to put their installer on a LiveCD.
Texstar and the Ripper Gang are pleased to announce the final release of PCLinuxOS 2007. Featuring kernel 126.96.36.199, KDE 3.5.6, Open Office 2.2.0, Firefox 188.8.131.52, Thunderbird 2.0, Frostwire, Ktorrent, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE, Beryl 3D and much much more. Almost 2 gigs of software compressed on a single self bootable livecd that can be installed to your hard drive provided it is compatible with your system and you like the distribution. Over 5000 additional packages available after hard drive install through our Synaptic Software Manager.
OpenVZ is now available on a modified Knoppix 5.1.1 LiveCD. Test it out without messing up your installed OS.
OpenVZ is operating system server virtualization software technology, built on Linux, which creates multiple isolated, secure virtual environments on a single physical server – enabling greater server utilization and superior availability with fewer performance penalties. The virtual servers ensure that applications do not conflict and can be re-booted independently.
DistroWatch Weekly has news of NimbleX’s new web LiveCD configuration tool. Choose the packages you want, then download your custom NimbleX ISO.
Scientific Linux has a new LiveDVD.
Scientific Linux, a project based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 source packages enhanced with a variety of additional applications, released its v5.0 i386 live DVD on May 7. The SL5 live DVD features a 2.6.18 kernel, includes all client/workstation RPMs, and uses GNOME as its default desktop.
One of the KDE devs has released LiveCDs with a preview of the upcoming KDE 4.0 desktop named KDE Four Live. KDE 4 is currently pre-alpha status, so, uh, don’t put it on a production server.
Elive keeps putting out new releases of their incredible Enlightenment-based desktop LiveCD.
After a HUGE amount of work on that version, a migration to new hosting (you can see the websites faster now!), and all the mirrors of Elive broken, Elive has finally released the version 0.6.7 with a LOT of good changes.
Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn is out, which means four new LiveCDs and two new LiveDVDs. Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu all have Live “Desktop” releases to go with them.
Ubuntu 7.04 CDs
Kubuntu 7.04 CDs
Xubuntu 7.04 CDs
Edubuntu 7.04 CDs
Ubuntu and Kubuntu 7.04 DVDs (torrents)
ken’s blog lets us all know that a new version of the GNOME Live will be released soon. When it is, it will be available here.
Engadget has links to a LiveCD version of the OS used by the OLPC project.
Puppy Developer News has information on a new version of Puppy Linux created by the Puppy community.
The Puppy 2.15CE (Community Edition) is the result of collaboration of a team of Puppy enthusiasts. It is built upon version 2.14 but with many enhancements. In particular the guys have worked on an improved user-interface and nice out-of-the box first impression. They have also developed some “SFS” files that add OpenOffice, web and graphics applications — SFS files are “combo packs” of applications that can be installed and uninstalled with a few clicks.
DistroWatch has the announcement, also check out the official changelog.
The GParted project has released a LiveCD which allows Ghost-like efficient disk and partition imaging over a network.
UnlikePartimage or ntfsclone, which only for partitions. Clonezilla, containing some other programs, can save and restore not only partitions, but also a whole disk.
Unlike G4U or G4L, in Clonezilla, if file system is supported, only used blocks in harddisk are saved and restored. This increase the clone efficiency.
The new Python on Planes rapid development framework comes with a Live CD installer. Cool!
Major highlights in the release include Active Scrum Manager 1, Sanity Preserver 3.13 and Lart 22.21. This is also the first release with the PythonOnPlanes Live CD Installer officially debuting on the x86 platform.
Desktop Linux reports on the release of Sabayon Linux 3.3 LiveCDs.
GNOME LiveCDs are back and showcasing Gnome 2.18. Looking at the name of the ISO image, I’m going to guess they’re based on Foresight Linux.
Sabayon Linux 3.3 is out with a huge list of changes, including new artwork for the LiveDVD and the website.
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!