The Kororaa Project has released the next version of their LiveCD, and the results of their research into closed source binary drivers being distributed with the Linux kernel. The result is a LiveCD which still has XGL, but only with ATI video cards using the open source driver.
The Kororaa Project has published their findings having to do with the reported GPL violation that resulted from distributing the non-GPL ATI and NVIDIA video drivers with their LiveCD.
In short, this all seems like too much bother for a Live CD. At this stage I will not be releasing the Kororaa Xgl Live CD 0.3, but will continue to make 0.2 available.
Slashdot has news and comments on the current Kororaa LiveCD issues. The Kororaa project received an email stating they were in violation of the GPL by distributing their XGL LiveCD with NVIDIA and ATI binary drivers. Unfortunately, XGL does not work without these drivers, making the distributing of the CD without them pointless. I hope this is cleaned up, because they are not the only LiveCD distributing binary graphics drivers.
TechNewsWorld has an introduction to the Kororaa 0.2 XGL LiveCD.
Phoronix has some screenshots of the updated Kororaa Xgl LiveCD.
Tuxmachines.org reviews the latest Kororaa XGL LiveCD and uses the new hard drive installer and “XGL Cool” script which can be found on the desktop. Screenshots included.
The Kororaa Project has released the second version of their jaw dropping XGL LiveCD. This time it includes KDE along with Gnome, and is installable.
Tuxmachines.org is currently being slashdotted for their review of the new Kororaa XGL LiveCD. While several Thinkpad’s I’ve tried it on have had issues (ATI…), it ran beautifully at 1600×1200 resolution on an Athlon XP 2100+, 512 MB of RAM, and a GeForce 4600 video card. It was so nice, I didn’t want to move back to my regular computer.
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