Not only was the Tails LiveCD used by Edward Snowden, an article about it published by Linux Journal was (is?) a trigger to for the NSA.
The pattern matches one particular article on Linux Journal, posted in August of 2011: “Linux Distro: Tails—You Can Never Be Too Paranoid.”
via The NSA thinks Linux Journal is an “extremist forum”? | Ars Technica.
To celebrate, Linux Journal is publishing a new 3 part article on Tails, which can be read at:
“When Edward Snowden first emailed Glenn Greenwald, he insisted on using email encryption software called PGP for all communications. Now Klint Finley reports that Snowden also used The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) to keep his communications out of the NSA’s prying eyes.
via Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity – Slashdot.
For years Ubuntu has released a LiveCD (Desktop), LiveDVD (DVD), and text-mode installer (Alternate) for each release. For 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), Ubuntu is getting rid of these three images and releasing a single, 800 MB Desktop DVD image.
While their download sites still list this as the Desktop CD, it’s too large to be burned normally, so they’ll have to update the name.
See the announcement on their Email List. Also, check out coverage on OMG! Ubuntu!
Ars Technica creates a bootable LiveUSB of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview:
To get an idea of what can and cant be done with Windows to Go, I built my own installation of the OS—a task that is not for the faint of heart, as it involves the command line.
via Ars Technica
A quick overview of GParted Live.
If you ever need to partition or edit the partitions on your hard drives without an existing OS on the computer, then GParted Live should be in your PC toolbox.
Ubuntu 11.04 is out, grab the live Desktop CD in order to check out Canonical’s new GUI.
Canonical has announced the official release of Ubuntu 11.04, codenamed Natty Narwhal. This major update introduces the new Unity desktop shell, which is designed to improve ease of use and deliver a more modern user experience.
via Ubuntu 11.04 released, a Natty Narwhal rises from the depths.
Kyle Rankin, author of Knoppix Hacks, has a Google Tech Talk presentation video detailing tricks for customizing Knoppix without going through the lengthy remastering process.
The H has news that an openSUSE 11.3 LiveCD with the MeeGo desktop is available for download.
OMG! Ubuntu! has an article covering additional uses for the Ubuntu LiveCD besides installation.
Lifehacker has a Top 10 list of cool stuff to do with a USB flash drive. Numbers 9, 7, and 1 involve Live booting operating systems from them.
EngadgetHD brings news of new features in the GeeXboX 1.2.2 LiveCD.
Ars Technica brings news of a new LiveUSB Linux distro aimed at classrooms.
Sugar Labs has announced the first official release of Sugar on a Stick, a Linux-based learning environment that can boot from a USB memory stick. The Sugar platform, which originally emerged from the One Laptop Per Child project, could soon arrive in classrooms.
Linux Magazine Online reviews Knoppix 6.0.
Knoppix has always been regarded as one of the most versatile Linux distros out there, but the latest version of the venerable Live CD Linux distribution has got yet another trick up its sleeve. Thanks to its excellent hardware detection, blazingly fast boot process, and the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, Knoppix 6.0 makes a perfect distro for netbooks.
The winner to LifeHacker’s Best Live CD poll is the excellent security focused Backtrack.
Lifehacker readers apparently love a live CD that is all work and no play. Backtrack, a security-oriented live CD packed with useful tools, took home the crown for top live CD.
Engadget HD gives a shout out to the new version of GeeXboX.
It’s been two years and a few days since the last CD release of Knoppix, but the wait is over, and Knoppix 6.0 is out!
Klaus Knopper has released KNOPPIX 6.0, a brand new version of the popular Debian-based live CD, now with LXDE as the default desktop and ADRIANE, an audio desktop for the visually impaired.