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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

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

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

GParted Live: A Boot Disk ISO You Can’t Afford to Be Without

May 2nd, 2011 Comments off

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.

via PCWorld

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

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.

GeeXboX 1.2.2 LiveCD media player adds multi-core video decoding, now 1080p is possible

June 29th, 2009 Comments off

EngadgetHD brings news of new features in the GeeXboX 1.2.2 LiveCD.

Sugar on a Stick brings sweet taste of Linux to classrooms

June 27th, 2009 1 comment

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.

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

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

GeeXboX 1.2 LiveCD media center OS adds HDTV, widescreen tweaks

February 3rd, 2009 2 comments

Engadget HD gives a shout out to the new version of GeeXboX.

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

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

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