Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Puppy Linux 2.14: This Hound Has Teeth

March 6th, 2007 Comments off

PerformancePC reviews the latest version of Puppy Linux.

Though worthy Linux distributions from Ubuntu and SUSE run very well, they are also rather large collections (though certainly not as bloated as Windows is!) and this has led to the creation of some smaller incarnations like Damn Small Linux and Feather Linux. The best of these lite Linux versions, though, has got to be Puppy Linux, which, in its 2.14 version, shows that it can run very comfortably with the big hounds.

Sabayon Linux 3.26 — The name is a dessert while the Linux is just as sweet

February 28th, 2007 1 comment

KnoLinux review the Sabayon Linux 3.26 LiveDVD. Lots of screenshots and an installation walkthrough are included.

Securing Linux by breaking it with Damn Vulnerable Linux

February 28th, 2007 Comments off reviews an interesting new LiveCD designed for learning software security.

“The main idea behind DVL,” says Schneider, “was to build up a training system that I could use for my university lectures.” His goal was to design a Linux system that was as vulnerable as possible, to teach topics such as reverse code engineering, buffer overflows, shellcode development, Web exploitation, and SQL injection.

DreamLinux 2.2 : Review – A Nice Linux based OS based on XFCE

February 17th, 2007 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, Dreamlinux, Reviews

A quick review of Knoppix 5.1

February 17th, 2007 Comments off

Blogbeebe reviews Knoppix 5.1, included are a few screenshots.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Reviews

STUX live CD: Some technical difficulties

February 11th, 2007 Comments off reviews theĀ  STUX live CD.

STUX is a Slackware/Knoppix-powered live CD with the Morphix-like ability to build a custom ISO. While the combination has high potential, this implementation leaves something to be desired. It’s worth the experience if you enjoy using new distributions, but if you’re looking to replace your current desktop OS, look elsewhere.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews, STUX

Sabayon Linux 3.26 Review

February 7th, 2007 Comments off

Linux Tech Daily reviews the latest Sabayon Linux LiveCD and takes the installer for a spin.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews, Sabayon

Fedora LiveCD 7 Test 1 Preview

February 2nd, 2007 1 comment

Phoronix has screenshots and a review of the Fedora LiveCD 7 Test 1 Preview

E is for elegant with Elive live CD

February 1st, 2007 Comments off has a review of the latest Elive LiveCD.

Elive is a live CD Linux distribution based on Debian that uses the Enlightenment window manager. Elive aims to provide an aesthetically pleasing environment with a full suite of desktop applications that runs efficiently on older systems. Its developers aren’t finished yet, but they’ve come a long way with Elive since the release of 0.3 more than a year ago. This CD shows how beautiful distributions can become without being bloated.

Categories: Desktop, Elive, Reviews

BSD goes live with FreeSBIE 2.0

January 27th, 2007 1 comment

NewsForge reviews the new FreeSBIE 2.0.

Last year the Italian FreeBSD user group, GUFI, rekindled the FreeSBIE project to develop a live CD based on the FreeBSD operating system. After more than four months of development, and an equal number of beta releases, the project released FreesBIE 2.0 this month. Codenamed Clint Eastwood, the live CD is based on the recent FreeBSD 6.2 release, and is an ideal platform to experience BSD and learn how things are done in BSD land.

Categories: Desktop, FreeSBIE, Reviews

Review: Practical PHP and MySQL

January 27th, 2007 3 comments

A great example of how LiveCDs can be used, this programming book comes with an Ubuntu LiveCD with all the code examples and code editors installed and ready to use.

There’s a live CD included so you can boot up Ubuntu Linux and see all the projects – not only view and play with code snippets via the Bluefish programming editor (noticeably superior to the text editor I’ve been using to write my PHP), but also running the final applications off the disc.

Categories: Development, Reviews, Ubuntu

Meet The ‘No Hard Disk’ Man

January 26th, 2007 Comments off

EFYTimes has a review of, um, Klaus Knopper, creator of Knoppix.

Knopper is known as the man who can put a system to life without even touching its hard drive. And what makes his efforts notable is the fact that he is a one-man army. He has an infectious sense of humour which I noticed when I met him last year during Asia’s biggest Linux event, LinuxAsia 2006.

Categories: Knoppix, Reviews

How not to release a live DVD game

January 26th, 2007 1 comment has a review of the Super Gamer 2 LiveDVD.

I was intrigued when I heard about SuperGamer, a beta live DVD based on PCLinuxOS. The DVD includes, in demo version for the most part, 3-D shooters America’s Army, Doom 3, Postal 2, Cube, Enemy Territory, Nexuiz, Quake 4, Soldier of Fortune, UFO: Alien Invasion, and Wesnoth. Unfortunately, my SuperGamer/PCLinuxOS experience was as bad a Linux experience as I can remember having.

Categories: Gaming, Reviews, Super Gamer

Knoppix 5.1.1: Now with eye candy

January 18th, 2007 Comments off has a short review of the latest Knoppix release.

The new year has brought a new release of the Knoppix live CD. Along with the usual updates to application software, the most noticeable change in version 5.1.1 is the inclusion of the Beryl 3-D desktop with the Emerald theming engine.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Reviews

NimbleX 2007 – As the Name Implies…

January 17th, 2007 6 comments reviews NimbleX 2007, a recently released lightweight LiveCD.

TrueBSD and gNewSense – two promising projects of 2006

January 8th, 2007 Comments off
Categories: Desktop, gNewSense, Reviews, TrueBSD

Insert Linux recovery live cd

December 18th, 2006 Comments off
Categories: INSERT, Reviews, Security

Tip of the Trade: Recovery Is Possible

December 12th, 2006 4 comments

ServerWatch brings us an introduction to the recovery LiveCD/DVD/USB/CF/PXE/* which goes by Recovery Is Possible or RIPLinuX.

Recovery is Possible (RIP) sounds like a 12-step program, or some kind of self-help regime. RIP is (yet another) specialized Linux rescue distribution. RIP comes in a number of bootable images: CD/DVD, USB key, Compact Flash, PXE netboot, and even a tiny FreeBSD-based image. You can get a version with X windows, or one without.

Categories: Rescue, Reviews, RIPLinuX

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.

First look at Elive 0.5

October 30th, 2006 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly takes a look at one of the most visually impressive LiveCDs available.

Categories: Desktop, Elive, Reviews