Archive for the ‘Releases’ Category

Bootable system rescue Linux CD gets updated

March 4th, 2007 Comments off

Desktop Linux reports that  a new version of SystemRescueCD is out and now included NTFS-3G 1.0 .

Puppy Linux 2.14 Released

February 18th, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch is announcing a new release of Puppy Linux with some significant changes.

This new Puppy has major improvements in the underlying architecture as well as the applications, and some new applets created by Puppy enthusiasts. Finally we have embraced the XDG menu system, our new PET package management system is further refined. New applets are Pfind (file finder), and Grafburn (CD/DVD burner).

KateOS ships first beta of 3.2 live CD edition

February 13th, 2007 Comments off

KateOS is joining the list of Linux distros which offer a GUI installer on a LiveCD.

Categories: Desktop, KateOS, Releases

Scientific Linux live CD/DVD previews RH5

February 1st, 2007 Comments off

DesktopLinux is reporting that Scientific Linux has released LiveCDs and DVDs for version 5, which is pretty much a demo of RedHat 5 without the branding.

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 Core 6 Re-Spin 20070111 Released

January 21st, 2007 Comments off

The Fedora Unity Project has released new LiveCDs and LiveDVDs of Fedora Core 6. This new release has many patches and is built with a new tool.

This release was built with the new tool called Pungi[2], developed by Jesse Keating, a leading community member and Fedora Release Engineer, with community input. This tool will be used in future official Fedora releases and for Fedora Unity Re-Spins. We have joined in this effort to bring a full featured tool to the Fedora community, enabling anyone to build Re-Spins and Live-Spins now and in the future.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, Releases

Linux live CD designed for the Sony PlayStation 3

January 15th, 2007 1 comment

Digg is pointing to a email announcing a Debian based LiveCD for the PS3. Digg incorrectly announces it as the first, as a Gentoo LiveCD already exists. The creator of the new LiveCD makes no such claim.

Categories: Debian Live, Desktop, Releases

Knoppix 5.1.1 Update Released

January 5th, 2007 Comments off

A new release of Knoppix is out, just days after 5.1.0. It fixes several bugs, updates some programs, and improves writing speeds for NTFS partitions.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Releases

LG3D LiveCD 3.0 Released

January 4th, 2007 1 comment

DistroWatch has information about the new release of LG3D, a unique 3D desktop LiveCD based on SLAX.

Categories: Desktop, LG3D, Releases

Gentoo PPC64 PS3 LiveCD is in BETA

January 2nd, 2007 Comments off

As seen on Digg, Gentoo LiveCDs which run on the Playstation 3 have been released. They also work on PowerMac G5 machines.

Knoppix 5.1.0 Released

December 30th, 2006 Comments off

DistroWatch is announcing the release of Knoppix 5.1.0 LiveCDs and DVDs. Lots of new features are packed into this version, including the 3D desktop Beryl, the NTFS-3G driver to write to Windows partitions without destroying them, and general updates to all software packages included on the discs. The full release announcements are at the official Knoppix site.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Releases

Supergamer2 Linux ISO Available

December 30th, 2006 Comments off

Digg is reporting that a new version of the game stuffed LiveDVD named Super Gamer is available for download.

Categories: Gaming, Releases, Super Gamer

Fedora 6 Zod Live CD Released

December 23rd, 2006 1 comment

This first official Fedora LiveCD is out. This one is released by the Fedora Core project, while other Fedora LiveCDs have been released in the past by Fedora Unity. Currently there is only one disc, a i386 CD release, other architectures will follow. See the main Fedora Core Live CD page here.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, Releases

Mandriva Flash, 3D in your pocket!

December 12th, 2006 1 comment

Mandriva released a 2 GB USB flash drive with Mandriva Linux preinstalled. Two of the more interesting selling points are that one gig of it is free space for files, and that it includes all the fun 3D desktop effects.

Categories: Desktop, Mandriva, Releases

Sabayon Linux 3.2 Review

November 27th, 2006 Comments off

Techgage has a review of the soon to be released Sabayon Linux 3.2. Included are many screenshots of this impressive distro.

nUbuntu 6.10 Released

November 22nd, 2006 Comments off

A new version of nUbuntu, a distro focused on network security and available in LiveCD form, has been released.

Categories: nUbuntu, Releases, Security

Collax Takes Appliance Approach

November 14th, 2006 Comments off

eWeek is reporting that Collax has released their latest offering in LiveCD form for customers to test.

The installation disk for Collax Business Server is freely downloadable and doubles as a LiveCD, so the product is rather easy to take for a spin.

Categories: Collax, Releases, Server

FSF announces release of gNewSense 1.0

November 3rd, 2006 Comments off

NewsForge is announcing the release of gNewSense 1.0, downloadable as a LiveCD.

Update: Ars Technica also has an article on this new distro.

Categories: Desktop, gNewSense, Releases

BackTrack 2.0 Beta

November 1st, 2006 4 comments

The BackTrack security LiveCD has released a download link for the beta of version 2.0.

Categories: BackTrack, Releases, Security

Ubuntu 6.10 is (almost) Out

October 25th, 2006 Comments off

The new Ubuntu LiveCDs are being announced on While the link is still pointing to the 6.06.1 release, ISO images of 6.10 are currently propagating throughout the Ubuntu mirrors in a hidden folder called .pool, which happily has full read access. The new Desktop CDs (LiveCDs as they’re known around here) boot significantly quicker than previous releases, which makes them much more attractive for LiveCD tasks than they were previously, and worth the 698 megs of download.

It’s out!



Categories: Desktop, Releases, Ubuntu