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Remastersys: Make your own livecd

Date: 28th August
Hosted By: Michael Pope

This is great for those wanting to keep a backup or create a distro. There are two ways to run remastersys.

Create a live cd with your system and data intact

remastersys backup

Create a distro with no data included

remastersys distro

Presentation notes: 20090828_mlug.pdf

Cool things

Every week from now on we will have the cool things of this month. Here are mine for this month.

Great reviews, tutorials and podcasts: http://www.tuxradar.com

KleanSweep, clean disk easily, web: http://linux.bydg.org/~yogin

SMPlayer - cool frontend to mplayer

Sockso music server, play your music over the internet great for parties,
http://sockso.pu-gh.com/

Spicebird, email client which does much more than thunderbird, contact, calendar, tasks
Web: www.spicebird.com/download

Super Grub Disk, mini boot disk (400KB download), easy menu driven grub install/rescue.
web: http://supergrubdisk.org

The software distribution system that works differently. rootz mounts complete live distros over the web, and makes them available locally. rootz - http://vamosproject.org/rootz

BG-Tiny Linux Bootdisk www.giannone.eu/bgtlb/current

  • You need at least a 386 machine (fpu not neccessary) with 4 mb ram to run BG-Tiny Linux Bootdisk.
  • Fits on floppy disk.

Blueproximity - locks up the screen when you walk away from your computer with a bluetooth enabled phone. Good from a security aspect. http://blueproximity.sourceforge.net stuffed up, doesn't really unlock.

Made using Ruby on Rails http://meetinbetween.us/

http://susestudio.com/ - customise your own distro and try it out online.

Remastersys - Easy Live CDs for Ubuntu/Debian.
http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/remastersystool.html

Ubuntu Customisation Kit- Even easier Live CD creation, Web: http://uck.sourceforge.net

  • Works by customising a ISO image so you don't need to setup a system to create your live cd's
  • Unpacks ISO and allows you to install software, then repacks the ISO

Wammu, manage your phone through linux the easy way.
Web: http://wammu.eu

Zile, cut down emacs for saving space.
Web: www.gnu.org/software/zile

open font library - share fonts (Like open clip art)

OpenClipart which is usable: http://testvm.openclipart.org/cchost/

KDE 4.3 was released, which is just a polish of features.

Perl Audio Converter - http://pacpl.sourceforge.net/ - batch convert from one file format to another easier.