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February 10, 2007

Development Release: SLAX 6.0.0 Pre 3

Filed under: Distributions, Slackware — tuxicity @ 9:03 am

Tomáš Matějíček has announced the third pre-release of the all-new SLAX 6.0 live CD: “A third preview of SLAX 6 is available.” The new SLAX, which is fast approaching a stable state, uses the Aufs file system and is based on the latest Linux kernel 2.6.20 with LZMA-compressed modules, SMP support and NdisWrapper modules for wireless networking. Other new features include: script to create a bootable live USB in both Linux and Windows; udev as a replacement for hotplug; full sound support with ALSA 1.0.14; NTFS read and write support; isolinux for booting from CD, syslinux for booting from a USB device; based on Linux-Live scripts 6.0.1. For more information and known issues please read the brief release notes. Interested testers can download the CD image from here: slax-6.0.0pre3.iso (166MB).

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SLAX – Live CD is a bootable CD containing a Linux operating system. It runs directly from CD-ROM without installing. The live CD described here is based on the Slackware Linux distribution and is downloadable from its website as an ISO image. All scripts and source code which can be used to build your own live CD are also available.

January 29, 2007

Distribution Release: Nonux 4.1

Filed under: Distributions, Slackware — tuxicity @ 6:50 am

DistroWatch.com:

Nonux, a Dutch Linux distribution based on Slackware with Dropline GNOME and optimised for desktop use in Dutch business environments, has reached version 4.1. What’s new? Upgraded the Linux kernel to version 2.6.18.6; upgraded Mozilla Firefox to 2.0.0.1; upgraded OpenOffice.org to 2.1.0; replaced WiFi Radar with NetworkManager, which simplifies network detection and configuration considerably; several small upgrades of Slackware and GNOME packages. Users with Nonux 4.0 installed on their hard disk can upgrade to version 4.1 directly from the live CD. Please visit the project’s news page (in Dutch) to read the full release announcement. Download (MD5) the Nonux 4.1 CD image from here: nonux-4.1.iso (698MB).

Nonux is a Dutch Linux distribution, a combined live and installation CD based on Slackware and GNOME. It is optimised for business use, with some applications localised into Dutch. The main features of Nonux are automatic hardware detection, careful selection of business and office applications, and presence of tools for a seamless integration into an existing (Windows) software and network environment.

January 18, 2007

Zenwalk releases v4.2 standard and live CDs

Filed under: Distributions, Slackware — tuxicity @ 3:44 am

Zenwalk releases v4.2 standard and live CDs from desktoplinux.com >>

The Zenwalk project over the past two weeks has released both installation and live CD editions of its “mini” Linux distribution. Both versions feature a 2.6.18 kernel, an Xfce default desktop environment, and support for GNOME as a desktop alternative.

ZenLive 4.2, the live CD version released today, “complements the speed and stability you’ve come to expect from Zenwalk,” the team said in the release announcement. “ZenLive-4.2 is an ultra-modern Live CD with emphasis on multimedia, gaming, networking, system tools and development. It is a portable and customizable Zenwalk GNU/Linux system for everyone, anywhere. We hope that you will enjoy this new release as much as we enjoyed creating it.”

The project team has been working quickly. It released its v4.0 last Nov. 20, and v3.0 on Sept. 8.

Zenwalk Linux, formerly known as Minislack, is a Slackware-based GNU/Linux operating system with a goal of being slim and fast by using only one application per task and with focus on graphical desktop and multimedia usage.

Some of the key changes in v4.0, according to the release announcements include:

* Zenpanel, a new system configuration panel, makes customizing the Linux system easy
* A new panel layout and RSS feed reader were added to Xfce, among other enhancements
* Howl has been replaced with the more modern and supported Avahi Zeroconf subsystem.
* Python has been upgraded to version 2.5 to bring new features and stability to the overall system
* The original Tango-derived icon theme is back
* Fam has been replaced with Gamin, resulting in noticeable speed increases to file and directory monitoring

Baseline features of ZenWalk/ZenLive v4.2 include:

* Xfce 4.3.99.3 desktop environment
* Firefox 2.0.0.1 browser
* Thunderbird 1.5.0.9 email client
* GIMP 2.2.13 graphics editor
* GNOME Office
* Abiword 2.4.6 text editor
* GNUmeric 1.7.6 spreadsheet editor

Additionally, the Mplayer multimedia system replaces Gxine and comes both with Theora support as well as a ready to use Firefox plugin, the team said. The Mplayer version included in Zenwalk has patches created by Zenwalk to enhance the GTK2 GUI and add session support.

New games are included in ZenLive-4.2 include: Ceferino Hazaña, Foobillard, Frozen Bubble 2, Lbreakout 2, Mega Mario, Supertux and Wormux.

The ZenWalk Linux project distribution touts itself as offering the latest Linux improvements along with a complete programming environment and libraries to provide an ideal platform for application programmers. Zenwalk’s modular approach also provides a simple way to convert Zenwalk Linux into a finely-tuned modern server (e.g. LAMP, messaging, file sharing), project team spokesman Jean-Philippe Guillemin said.

You can download both the 406MB Zenwalk 4.2 install CD and the 476MB ZenLive v4.2 live CD iso images from the main Zenwalk mirrors, here. The install CD image file is located here (direct link to iso), and the live CD image iso file is here (direct link to iso).

Screen shots of both versions are available here.

Peek through the Looking Glass with LG3D-LiveCD

Filed under: Distributions, Slackware, Sun — tuxicity @ 3:34 am

Sun’s Project Looking Glass is a 3-D desktop environment for Linux, Windows, and Solaris. If you are interested in seeing what it offers but are not ready to install the packages directly on your system, you can still get a feel for the avant-garde interface with the just-released LG3D-LiveCD 3.0.

Linux.com | Peek through the Looking Glass with LG3D-LiveCD :: More..

January 16, 2007

Distribution Release: ZenLive 4.2

Filed under: Distributions, Slackware — tuxicity @ 6:17 am

ZenLive, the live CD edition of Zenwalk Linux, has reached version 4.2: “ZenLive 4.2 is based on Zenwalk Linux version 4.2 and compliments the speed and stability you’ve come to expect from Zenwalk. Some of the new features include Zenpanel which is Zenwalk’s new system configuration panel that makes customizing your Linux system easy. Desktop enhancements include a new panel layout and RSS feed reader that were added to Xfce among other nice enhancements, such as the original Tango-derived icon theme. Howl has been replaced with the more modern and supported Avahi Zeroconf subsystem. Fam has been replaced with Gamin resulting in noticeable speed increases to file and directory monitoring.”

DistroWatch.com:: More…

Zenwalk Linux (formerly Minislack) is a Slackware-based GNU/Linux operating system with a goal of being slim and fast by using only one application per task and with focus on graphical desktop and multimedia usage. Zenwalk features the latest Linux technology along with a complete programming environment and libraries to provide an ideal platform for application programmers. Zenwalk’s modular approach also provides a simple way to convert Zenwalk Linux into a finely-tuned modern server (e.g. LAMP, messaging, file sharing).

January 13, 2007

Review : Zenwalk-4.2

Filed under: Distributions, Slackware — tuxicity @ 9:47 am

If anyone needs a Linux desktop which is fast on a pentium 3 machine with ram less than 256mb, Zenwalk-4.2 is one of the clear candidates. Yeah, you can also opt for Xubuntu, fluxbuntu, etc. Slackware-based Zenwalk was previously know as Minislack.

Linuxseekers – Zenwalk-4.2 :: more..

January 8, 2007

Zenwalk 4.2 Screenshots

Filed under: Distributions, Slackware — tuxicity @ 6:39 am

Version 4.2 of Zenwalk Linux is officially released. This version comes with the Linux kernel 2.6.18.6 and X.Org 7.1.1, along with new features and hundreds of updated packages. Some of the more noticeable changes include ‘Zenpanel’ which is Zenwalk’s new system configuration panel that makes customizing your Linux system easy. Zenwalk 4.2 desktop introduces a new panel layout and RSS feed reader that was added to Xfce. – DistroWatch. Screenshots of Zenwalk 4.2 are available at LinuxQuestions.org.

January 6, 2007

Distribution Release: Zenwalk Linux 4.2

Filed under: Distributions, Slackware — tuxicity @ 6:17 pm

Jean-Philippe Guillemin has announced the release of Zenwalk Linux 4.2: “Version 4.2 of Zenwalk Linux is officially released. This version comes with the Linux kernel 2.6.18.6 and X.Org 7.1.1, along with new features and hundreds of updated packages. Some of the more noticeable changes include ‘Zenpanel’ which is Zenwalk’s new system configuration panel that makes customizing your Linux system easy. Zenwalk 4.2 desktop introduces a new panel layout and RSS feed reader that was added to Xfce. Howl has been replaced with the more modern and supported Avahi Zeroconf subsystem. Python has been upgraded to version 2.5 to bring new features and stability to the overall system.”

DistroWatch.com: More…

Zenwalk Linux (formerly Minislack) is a Slackware-based GNU/Linux operating system with a goal of being slim and fast by using only one application per task and with focus on graphical desktop and multimedia usage. Zenwalk features the latest Linux technology along with a complete programming environment and libraries to provide an ideal platform for application programmers. Zenwalk’s modular approach also provides a simple way to convert Zenwalk Linux into a finely-tuned modern server (e.g. LAMP, messaging, file sharing).

New Release of a Cool Canadian Distro: Vector Linux 5.8

Filed under: Distributions, Slackware — tuxicity @ 6:26 am

Once upon a time there was a small, lightweight distribution based on Slackware. It wasn’t all that different from any of a number of small, lightweight distros designed to work on older hardware though it seemed to be well thought out. That was Vector Linux 1.8 six years ago. Since then VL has grown into a full featured distribution available in several different configurations. The latest release, Vector Linux 5.8, appeared on December 18th and it is clearly the most mature yet, in many ways equaling or even surpassing more popular distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, and Mandriva. If the developers manage to smooth out the few remaining rough edges they may find themselves with a distro that is as popular as any of those.

O’Reilly Linux DevCenter Blog | More..

January 5, 2007

Live CD version of Slackware-based Bluewhite64 Linux 11.0 debuts

Filed under: Slackware — tuxicity @ 6:10 am

A 64-bit live CD version of Slackware-based Bluewhite64 Linux 11.0 was released this week by its project team, featuring a 2.6.17 kernel optimized for SMP and the KDE 3.5.4 desktop. Version 11.0 was released as a regular installation CD last October.

The live CD includes almost all packages from Bluewhite64 11.0, including updated packages from the patches directory, the Romania-based project team said in the release announcement.

Desktoplinux.com | More….

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