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PixieLive4 Released

After a long time, PixieLive is back with a brand new release including a new Boot Menu, updated programs, and some new entries.

The software selection can be completely tuned by removing the unneeded packages, ranging from 500 MB to about 2000 MB as explained Here

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PixieLive3RC1 Released

After a long time, PixieLive is back with a brand new release candidate. Most of the requested features were added (Chinese websites support, docky, rhythmbox, calibre, various network drivers). As usual the gma500 (a.k.a. poulsbo, psb) is supported (using the emgd-1.16 driver)


  • Settings saved in several different ways (if the boot device is writable):
    • some directories in the $HOME are mounted in the PixieLive3RC1 directory on your pendrive (Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Templates, Videos)
    • on demand save settings (for normal settings, as usual in PixieLive)
    • live changes, for data and settings which change frequently (email {yes we have thunderbird}, dropbox {yes, it saves on your pendrive}, sticky notes, calibre, torrents, calendar {osmo}, wifi networks)
    • encrypted settings (for sensitive data {browsers, email, dropbox settings, pidgin, skype, filezilla, wifi passwords})
    • encrypted storage (~/Private directory encrypted, so you can safely save your sensitive documents on you pendrive)
  • Dropbox (which saves automatically on you pendrive)
  • Thunderbird (which saves automatically on you pendrive)
  • Enlightenment (ultra light desktop environment)

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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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