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Best System Rescue Disc?

February 16th, 2013 Comments off

Lifehacker is collecting votes for the Best System Rescue Disc.

…and the results.

Categories: News

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

CeBIT 2012: Knoppix 7.0 presented

March 6th, 2012 1 comment

Speaking at this years CeBIT Open Source Forum, Knoppix creator Klaus Knopper presented version 7.0 of his popular Live Linux distribution.

via The H Open Source.

Categories: Knoppix, News

Hive Five Winner for Best Live CD: Backtrack

February 26th, 2009 5 comments

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.

Categories: BackTrack, News, Security

Hive Five: Five Best Live CDs

February 22nd, 2009 2 comments

LifeHacker readers have chosen their top five  Live CDs and are now voting for their favorite.

Categories: News

Hive Five Call For Contenders: Best Live CDs?

February 20th, 2009 3 comments

LifeHacker is taking votes for the best LiveCDs. Go vote!

This week we want to hear about the Live CD tools that have made your life easier, saved you time, or both.

Categories: News

Creating USB Startup Disks From Various Linux Distributions With UNetbootin

February 2nd, 2009 Comments off

HowtoForge shows you how to turn your favorite Linux into a bootable USB Flash drive.

Categories: News

Is it the End of the Road for Live CDs?

January 26th, 2009 2 comments

Free Software Magazine asks if the era of Live CDs is starting to wind down. I personally can’t see this happening until USB flash drives are as inexpensive as CD/DVD media, and even then, the era of Live USB flash drives will be flourishing.

I was window shopping in a high street electronics store a few days ago. I was delighted to see a shelf display full of netbooks from vendors like Samsung, Acer, Dell, Advent and Asus (of course), to name a few. It looked like the Asus EeePC had launched an idea whose time had come and in the process possibly heralded the long withdrawing roar of the live CD.

Categories: Knoppix, News

Featured Download: Puredyne Turns Any Computer into a Multimedia Powerhouse

December 4th, 2008 1 comment

LifeHacker’s featured download today is pure:dyne, a LiveCD developed for media artists.

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

Heard at SCALE 6x: Damn Small Linux moving to Firefox 2

February 10th, 2008 Comments off

CLICK has news that DSL will get Firefox 2.

Firefox in DSL will move from the current version 1 to the GTK 1 version of Firefox 2. Thats a big deal because a lot of Web sites require at least Firefox 1.5 for full functionality. It means, for one thing that itll be possible to use Google Docs and Spreadsheets with Damn Small Linux.

DIY Linux live CD – the really easy way

September 4th, 2007 4 comments has pics and news of Custom NimbleX 2, which allows anyone to customize and then download a LiveCD ISO of NimbleX. Get to it directly at .

Linux: It’s Not Just for Servers Anymore

July 26th, 2007 2 comments

Wired gives credit to LiveCDs for the rise in the popularity of Linux desktop computing.

Part of this growth can be chalked up to the trend of the LiveCD, a bootable disk image that users can download and burn to a CD to test the software. Most of the popular Linux makers release software on LiveCDs, and many also ship physical CDs to curious users anywhere in the world for free or for a nominal fee.

Categories: Desktop, News

Firmware Updates LiveCD thanks to Revisor

July 17th, 2007 Comments off

Some interesting news from the Direct2Dell Blog, a Fedora based LiveCD has been created to help update the BIOS of your Dell. This is much nicer than having to install Windows or a floppy drive to grab a new BIOS.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, News

openSUSE LiveCD Installer

July 13th, 2007 1 comment has news of an openSUSE LiveCD Installer. Hopefully this makes it into the next LiveDVD, or they do what Fedora did and convert their 6 CD set into a single installable LiveCD.

Categories: Desktop, News, OpenSUSE

KIWI – OpenSuse’s re-spin creator

June 23rd, 2007 Comments off

/home/liquidat shares some information about OpenSuse’s re-spin creator. Support is included for creating LiveCDs, LiveDVDs, and LiveUSB flash drives with OpenSUSE.

Everyone can easily create his own version of Fedora with the re-spin tool Revisor. OpenSuse also develops a tool with a similar purpose, KIWI.

Categories: Desktop, News, OpenSUSE

19″ Linux Digital Photo Frame Kit

June 18th, 2007 1 comment

LXer has a link to this digital photo frame kit running Damn Small Linux. It includes WIFI, so you can probably SSH into you photo frame.

GOSHEN, Ind. – RedPost inc., an Indiana-based tech startup, today announced the launch of RedPost/Kit, a do-it-yourself digital photo frame kit that comes with everything you need to get up and running.

Puppy Linux targets sub-$100 mini-PCs

June 2nd, 2007 1 comment tells of how Puppy Linux is being used on low cost PCs with PXE booting and settings saved to USB flash drives.

Following the addition of PXE network booting to the ultra-lightweight Puppy Linux distribution, a group of enthusiasts offering Puppy customization and support services has revealed plans for “Minipup,” a project aimed at ultra-low-cost diskless hardware such as sub-$100 PCs.

Create your own custom NimbleX LiveCD

May 9th, 2007 1 comment

DistroWatch Weekly has news of NimbleX’s new web LiveCD configuration tool. Choose the packages you want, then download your custom NimbleX ISO.

DistroWatch Weekly

May 1st, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly has some good LiveCD news in the Miscellaneous News section, including links to a 64-bit build of Knoppix 5.1.1.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, News