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A fresh litter of Puppy Linux releases: Wary, Racy and Quirky

March 10th, 2013 Comments off

Barry Kauler, the developer of the Puppy family of Linux distributions, has released version 5.5 of the Wary and Racy branches of the project.

via The H Open

Slax 7.0 released

December 10th, 2012 Comments off

Slax is back!

I’m happy to announce the final release of Slax version 7.0, code name Green Horn. After more than three years of silence Slax is back in action and is better than ever before. Also the website got updated, so make sure to check www.slax.org, youll love it.

via Slax Linux.

Ubuntu Combines Three Disc Images in 12.10 Beta 1

September 8th, 2012 1 comment

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!

Categories: Desktop, News, Ubuntu

Ordering “Windows to Go”: how to create a bootable Windows 8 USB thumb drive | Ars Technica

June 10th, 2012 Comments off

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

Categories: Desktop, How To, Windows PE

Puppy Linux update the “fastest and friendliest” yet

August 19th, 2011 3 comments

The Puppy Linux development team has released version 5.2.8 of its minimal Linux distribution.

via The H Open Source

Linux on a Fingernail

April 29th, 2011 Comments off

Linux Journal checks out UNetbootin and usb-creator, two great tools for easily creating LiveUSB devices.

This issue of Linux Journal is all about how to get Linux in your pocket. In this article, I go one better and tell you how to get Linux on your fingernail. Now, before you get too excited, I won’t be discussing some new nano-computer being used by James Bond, unfortunately. Instead, I discuss how to put Linux on a micro-SD card (or any other USB drive, for that matter). Using this, you can run Linux on any machine that can boot off a USB device.

via Linux Journal.

Categories: Desktop, Reviews

Ubuntu 11.04 Released with a New Interface

April 28th, 2011 1 comment

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.

Categories: Desktop, Releases, Ubuntu

Remaster Knoppix without Remastering

October 3rd, 2010 1 comment

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.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Knoppix, Videos

openSUSE 11.3 LiveCD with MeeGo desktop

July 31st, 2010 1 comment

The H has news that an openSUSE 11.3 LiveCD with the MeeGo desktop is available for download.

Daily 5: Five uses for an Ubuntu LiveCD

July 19th, 2010 1 comment

OMG! Ubuntu! has an article covering additional uses for the Ubuntu LiveCD besides installation.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Rescue, Ubuntu

MultiBootISOs Boots Multiple Operating Systems from a USB Drive

July 12th, 2010 Comments off

Can’t decide whether you should commit your spare thumb drive to Windows recovery, Ubuntu, or some other live-booting OS? Run MultiBootISOs on your USB drive, and you won’t have to choose—you’ll just choose between them at start-up.

via Lifehacker

Categories: Desktop, Rescue, Security

Top 10 USB Thumb Drive Tricks

July 10th, 2010 1 comment

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.

Make your own Custom LiveCD/distro easily Using Novo Builder

June 27th, 2010 Comments off

OMG! Ubuntu! is featuring Novo Builder, an easy to use LiveCD/DVD creation tool.

via OMG! Ubuntu!

Categories: Desktop, How To

Puppy Linux 5.0 Released

May 15th, 2010 Comments off

Puppy Linux 5.0 is out!

Lucid Puppy 5.0 consists of the popular Puppy Linux architecture that Puppy founder Barry Kauler has been refining through 4 editions of Puppy Linux.  But this time Puppy is built with binary packages from the latest Ubuntu release Lucid Lynx, hence Lucid Puppy 5.0.  The Puppy architecture is well known to be lean and fast, and friendly and fun, and Lucid Puppy is no exception.

via Puppy Linux Release Announcement.

Knoppix 6.0: Perfect Distro also for Netbooks

March 8th, 2009 1 comment

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.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Reviews

Knoppix 6.0 LiveCD Released

January 27th, 2009 3 comments

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.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Releases

How to run Linux from a USB drive

January 2nd, 2009 2 comments

TechRadar takes Fedora 9 and Ubuntu 8.10 and installs them on USB flash drives.

You’ll need a flash drive with at least 1GB of free space, and ISO images of either Ubuntu 8.10 or Fedora 9. It’s likely there are other distros out there that work with similar or perhaps even identical instructions, but Ubuntu and Fedora are the big two so we stuck with them.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, How To, Ubuntu

Battle of the Thumb Drive Linux Systems

October 27th, 2008 Comments off

Lifehacker took four Linux distros, put them on USB flash drives, and ran a Lifehacker Faceoff.

Today we’re detailing four no-install distributions—Damn Small Linux, Puppy Linux, Xubuntu, and Fedora—and helping you decide which might work for that spare thumb drive you’ve got lying around, or as just a part of your multi-gig monster stick.

Minisys Linux: Puppy on steroids

October 22nd, 2008 1 comment

Linux.com has a review of Minisys Linux.

Unlike Puppy Linux, which is available in a single 96MB edition, Minisys Linux comes in four versions: Live, Mini, Server, and Embryo. The Live version uses 690MB and is stocked to the gills with applications for every task imaginable.

Debian Lenny with Blu-Ray Images and Live CD

October 22nd, 2008 Comments off

Linux Magazine Online lets us know that Debian will have official LiveCDs with the 5.0 release.

More news about Lenny is that the Debian-Live team headed by Daniel Baumann is working on official live images. With these distributions users can employ Linux off the CD without needing to install it.

Categories: Debian Live, Desktop, News