The Slackware-based CDLinux just came out with a new release, CDLinux 0.9.5. I’d never used CDLinux so I decided to take a shot at the minimalist live CD and found a solid little distribution worth a look.
The name CDLinux stands for “Compact Distro Linux” which is the focus of the extremely efficient CDLinux distribution. This latest version of the distro, CDLinux 0.9.5, has several updated packages such as Linux kernel 220.127.116.11, X.Org Server 1.6.5, CUPS 1.4.2, Poppler 0.12.2, Samba 3.4.2, Firefox 3.5.5. CDLinux also includes up-to-date applications such as Pidgin, GIMP, Java and Wine.
GoblinX is a Slackware based Linux distribution that consists of a Live CD and provides a simple functional desktop. Since version 3.0 the GoblinX distro comes in several editions. This release, GoblinX 3.0 “G:Noblin” is for GNOME desktop users and features latest packages of GNOME 2.24. While other editions of GoblinX include “G:Standard” features KDE while “G:Mini” features XFCE and “G:Micro” features Fluxbox. While GNOME is the default desktop on this most recent GoblinX 3.0 G:Noblin release it also comes with a specially prepared Netbook interface based on the Ubuntu Netbook Remix model with some ideas provided by the Foresight distribution.
The major changes in GoblinX 3.0 “G:Noblin” include:
- New bootsplash theme
- Upgraded Netbook interface
- Wireless devices updated
- xorg upgrade
- Java JRE and Vuze added
- Added Slackware xz package format extension support
- Added Flash Player plugin script for easier install
- Packages and libraries upgraded
- Bugs and errors corrected
Buy GoblinX on CD in our cart or you can download GoblinX.iso and burn it to a CD and boot from it as a Live CD. This way you can see if its for you or not before installing. Users wanting to install on a USB download the .zip file and unzip it to your USB device. Then run bootinst.sh if you’re on Linux or bootinst.bat if you’re on Windows to make it bootable.