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Mr. Flibble



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:28 am    Post subject: what distros would you like to see on a coverdisc? Reply with quote

I dont buy the mag EVERY month, so dont know what has beemn included.

3 I can think of.

1) Hybryde. Easily switchable between 9 various DE/WMs in the default download. I use this for my enlightenment 17 experience. Great for discovering what DE you prefer

2) Bodhi... seems to be the the default distro for enlightenment 17 nowadays and they have excellent enlightenment documentation.

3) qt4-fsarchiver. An ubuntu based distro with a gui for fsarchiver + gparted etc. I have it on my multisystem USB stick which I always use for backups + moving partitions etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Qubes

http://qubes-os.org/Home.html

"Qubes is an open source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing. Qubes is based on Xen, X Window System, and Linux, and can run most Linux applications and utilize most of the Linux drivers. In the future it might also run Windows apps."

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2. Liberte Linux (slimmer and similar to Tails, also uses Tor)

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=liberte
http://dee.su/liberte

"Liberte Linux is a secure, reliable, lightweight and easy-to-use Gentoo-based live medium with the primary purpose of enabling anyone to communicate safely and covertly in hostile environments."

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3. linuX-gamers Live DVD - BIG edition

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=linuxgamers
http://live.linux-gamers.net/
http://live.linux-gamers.net/?s=games (big edition)

"The linuX-gamers Live DVD is a bootable medium with a collection of popular 3D games. It contains both the NVIDIA and ATI proprietary Linux drivers and includes the following games: BzFLag, Enemy Territory, Glest, Nexuiz, Sauerbraten, Torcs, Tremulous, True Combat: Elite, Warsow and World of Padman. Although the live DVD is based on Arch Linux, it does not offer any desktop Linux functionality except gaming."

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4. OpenBSD - BOOTABLE!

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=openbsd

I'd like to see a BOOTABLE OpenBSD on the Coverdisc DVD, not a simple
.iso file with the only option to manually burn, then install. A usable
modern OpenBSD bootable option on your DVD would be great - and what
many people are searching for. I don't know whether you would have the
patience for this undertaking or not, but it shouldn't be too complex.

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5. CrunchBang Linux - a bleeding edge+backports testing release

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=crunchbang

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6. Zorin OS

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=zorin

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7. IPCop Firewall

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=ipcop

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8. IPFire

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=ipfire
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about a double sided w/32bit Gentoo on that second side?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's no such thing as 32 bit or 64 bit Gentoo as far as the files are concerned, since they are only source code. The bittiness of the installed code depends on your profile and CHOST settings.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

excuse my grammer!
I was looking for an executable LIVE CD 32 BIT.
thank you.

where do I find Linux for an 8080 processor?
I got 4 of em' ganged together.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just use System Rescue CD, it's what I usually use to install Gentoo. It even works with ZFS now, which was the one advantage of the latest Gentoo DVD.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just looking for the full blown distro
without a long slow download. I've been a LXF
reader for years. Thanks NETZ, just suggesting
a cover disk that isn't Ubuntu, SuSE, Fedora, debian, etc.
All good distros... just suggesting a new flavor.
I was aware of the rescue dvd, which is good,
but not a full blown version. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldpenguin wrote:
excuse my grammer!


*grammar

Grammar excused. Spelling not. Laughing

I'd like to see Manjaro on there.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair enough, but I don't believe that Gentoo works on cover discs (and having used Gentoo for nearly ten years and made cover discs for even longer, that's not a conclusion I came to rashly). As a distro in its own right, it really needs a decent Internet connection. However, as a construction kit for other distros it is really good, and some of those make good cover disc material.

I agree that we need more than the usual suspects.

Incidentally, the Gentoo live DVDs are both 32 bit and 64 bit on the same disc, it autodetects which kernel to use, but there aren't many of us left that are daft enough to run 32 bit Gentoo (I have it running on a small 486 box here).
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heiowge wrote:
oldpenguin wrote:
excuse my grammer!


*grammar

Grammar excused. Spelling not. Laughing

I'd like to see Manjaro on there.


heiowge - did you miss LXF167 ?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't missed an issue since issue 100.

I missed Manjaro. I didn't spot it on the disc. Was it 32 or 64 bit? If it was 32, it could be why I didn't remember...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grammer, gramper, ah, oh, grammar!
Much ado about a linguistic nothing...

hey, how about about a cover disk addressing the
military assault on our computers from China?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

heiowge wrote:
Haven't missed an issue since issue 100.

I missed Manjaro. I didn't spot it on the disc. Was it 32 or 64 bit? If it was 32, it could be why I didn't remember...


Aye it was, I put it on my Dell mini 9
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was a bit off topic - (China)
What distro is easiest to setup to protect what is inside our box?
Red Hat, Fedora seem to require too much tweeking.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I was going to pick a linux distro that emphasised security, it wouldn't be a linux distro - it'd be OpenBSD.
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