Wednesday, October 6 2010

Sneaky Peek into the next release: EMGD

Intel released a new driver compatible with GMA500 (a.k.a. poulsbo, psb) called EMGD, i tried it for you (and for me :-D)

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Friday, October 1 2010

Next Version To-Do List

It's time to think about PixieLive-1.1, there are some bugfixes and some improvement to do...

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Monday, September 20 2010

Tor: anonymity online (for PixieLive)

Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.

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Wednesday, September 15 2010

First Game for PixieLive: Battle for Wesnoth

Battle for Wesnoth 1.8.2 is now available for download (approx. 300MB)

as they say on the site... The Battle for Wesnoth is a Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat. Fight a desperate battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth, or take hand in any number of other adventures...

i know 300MB is a lot, but it's a big game :-)

Sunday, September 12 2010

The R Project for Statistical Computing is Here!!!

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.

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Saturday, September 11 2010

Texmaker and LyX, two advanced LaTeX editors

Released Texmaker, an advanced LaTeX editor, and LyX, a WYSIWYG LaTeX editor

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Friday, September 10 2010

LaTeX is Here!!!

As promised, this is the LaTeX package for PixieLive, with a tiny LaTeX editor (winefish, if you don't like emacs or gvim) and aspell for spellcheck.

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Thursday, September 2 2010

Compositing on GMA500, desktop smoothness!!!

A small update which enable compositing on your Gnome Desktop, your windows has never been so smooth!

You will notice a big improvement for your eyes.

It's tested on gma500, may work on other cards...

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Wednesday, September 1 2010

MindMapping for Free, Freeplane released

Free mindmapping software for PixieLive

(Save Freeplane Settings included)

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Google Chrome is Here

New package, asked from Ciccio37, Chromium-6 is here!!!

Probably the google browser will be useful for many users due to the high speed, specially on google services.

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Tuesday, August 31 2010

Fix for ext installation

This is a fix to allow PixieLive to automatically save StickyNotes and to link Documents even if you are booting from an ext(2,3,4) partition

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Friday, August 27 2010

Some New Applications

Some new Applications for your PixieLive, mostly editors for programmers, video drivers and video players with hardware acceleration!!!

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Wednesday, August 25 2010

How to install it on your HDD

If you don't like to use PixieLive from the SD card (i.e. because you want your SD slot free) and you don't want to use it from your USB pendrive, you can run it from any partition on your HDD, you just need a partition, and GRUB.

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First Update (nautilus preview disabled):

Nautilus preview feature has been disabled by default to improve performance on netbooks, download after the jump...

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Monday, August 23 2010

PixieLive-1.0 is Live!

The first stable version of PixieLive has been released!

Download via BitTorrent: PixieLive-1.0

Direct Download: PixieLive-1.0

Gentoo Linux + linux-live.org based live ditribution for GMA500 (aka poulsbo, psb) equipped netbooks.

It works on other kinds of hardware anyway, most of kernel drivers are compiled in.

Key Features:

  • boot live from USB or SD/MMC
  • persistent changes
  • Custom Settings Saver
  • Gnome-2.30
  • LCD brightness control
  • Processor Power states (Energy saving)
  • Wicd (Easy Network configuration)
  • Bluetooth
  • OpenOffice (Office Suite)
  • Gimp (graphic editor)
  • Inkscape (vectorial graphic)
  • GTKam (digital camera management)
  • Mozilla Firefox (Web Browser)
  • MPlayer (Media Player)
  • Skype (VoIP / IM client)
  • Pidgin (IM Client)
  • Deluge (bittorrent client)
  • Filezilla (FTP Client)
  • Samba support
  • MidnighCommander (CommandLine FileManager)
  • GParted (Partition Manager)
  • partimage (partition backup utility)
  • Luks encrypted disks support
  • Aircrack-ng
  • Wireshark
  • Zenmap
  • Suspension and Hibernation
  • Size < 1GB (good for PoorMan Pendrive | SD)
  • r
root password: toor
pixielive password: pixielive

to make the disk bootable you can run:
boot/bootinst.bat (DOS/Windows)
boot/bootinst.sh (GNU/Linux)

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