OSDir has screenshots of Mandriva Linux One 2006 Beta 2 LiveCD, including step-by-step shots of the new installer. Viewing these shots is the next best thing to installing it yourself.
The Kororaa project has released a LiveCD to demo XGL. Download it here.
NewsForge reviews GRML and tells why it makes a good desktop OS.
The best discoveries emerge from obscurity. My favorite discovery of last year was GRML Linux. You won’t find this gem in the top 100 at Distrowatch, but if you ask me, it works better than all the usual names.
Tuxmachines.org has a review of MandrivaOne Beta 2.
The harddrive installer worked wonderfully. At first use it appears simple and lacking in options. One is asked their target partition(s) and boot loader information and off it goes. It took less than 15 minutes from start to finish to install Mandriva One onto my harddrive.
InfoWorld has a short review of Knoppix Hacks, my personal favorite LiveCD book.
Techgage has a review of the new Gentoo 2006.0 LiveCD. Included is a screenshot of the new boot screen.
LXer has a review of the MadTux Knoppix LivePC, an affordable retail PC sold with Knoppix as the OS.
The LivePC runs off a USB key, and can be expanded to serve a variety of needs. I could sum up the LivePC in just three words, “it just works”. Still, let’s see what we’re getting and how well it works.
More screenshots from OSDir.com, this time of Mandriva Linux One 2006.0 Beta, its new LiveCD with installer. Putting an installer on a LiveCD seems to be popular right now, as Gentoo just released theirs yesterday, and Ubuntu is testing one on their beta-flight-6.04 pre-releases. It seems that Knoppix, MEPIS, PCLinuxOS, Kanotix, SLAX, and everyone else I’m missing were early to the “LiveCD with installer” party.
OSDir.com has screenshots up of the new LiveCD from the fine people at Gentoo. Slashdot currently has a story linking to it, with surprisingly few comments about how people just finished compiling the previous version.
Gentoo Linux is announcing the release of their 2006.0 LiveCD. This LiveCD has major changes over the previous one by including a full desktop environment (Gnome 2.12) and the much anticipated official installer. They also state a KDE based LiveCD will be released in the future, and also a LiveDVD.
LinClips.com added a flash screencast of RR4 2.65.1. While the RR4 ISO comes as a LiveDVD, the desktop of this screencast looks different than the default boot, leading me to believe they either changed desktop settings, or installed it for the screencast.
DistroWatch’s featured distribution of the week this week is the Gentoo-based RR4 Linux LiveDVD. For those who like cutting edge software, it comes with the beta graphical Gentoo installer, and the stuff below:
The latest version of RR4 Linux has kernel 2.6.14, X.Org 7.0 from CVS, KDE 3.4.3, GNOME 2.12.1, and Firefox 1.5rc
Oops, missed this from last week, Gentoo released a new version of their LiveCD for SGI machines with support for more SGI hardware, like the SGI Origin fridge-sized computers. I would have tried a joke about nobody using old SGI hardware, except there are two Origins running across the hall of my office, happily (slowly?) performing web and DNS services.