Bluewhite Linux Live DVD

The “LiveDVD” version of Bluewhite Linux is a DVD which contain a bootable operating system. Live DVDs are unique in that they have the ability to run a complete, modern operating system on a computer lacking mutable secondary storage, such as a hard disk drive. The term “live” derives from the fact that these CDs each contain a complete, functioning and operational operating system on the distribution medium.

I have the joy announcing the Bluewhite Linux 13.0 LiveDVD stable version is ready for download!

Bluewhite Linux LiveDVD reached version 13.0 and includes almost all programs from the Bluewhite Linux Install DVD, and packages made by the Bluewhite Linux community. The LiveDVD is designed to run on a single or multi core 64-bit servers and workstations.

The LiveDVD is powered by the Linux Kernel 2.6.31.5 with advanced features and optimized for performance. Also, you will find the award winning K Desktop Environment version 4.3.2 and the Xfce 4.6.1; the Mozilla Firefox 3.5.5 and Seamonkey 2.0 (including Flash and 64-bit Java plugins), the Mozilla Thunderbird and K-mail e-mail clients, the OpenOffice 3.1.1 suite, newly added supertuxkart, foobillard games; Blender – open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation; the IA32 Emulation to run 32-bit programs; gambas, kmymoney2 , scribus, wine and many more.

The Bluewhite Linux 13.0 LiveDVD can be downloaded from the primary mirror located in Austria or from any other mirrors near you. Bittorent also is available via linuxtracker.org: Bluewhite Linux 13.0 LiveDVD torrent.

Bluewhite Linux 13.0 LiveDVD Main features.
Bluewhite Linux Server. Once the LiveDVD is running you can configure and use different Server services like: Bind – Domain Name Server; Samba – share your partitions on a Windows LAN; CUPS – setup local and remote printers; AMP (Apache2/PHP/MySql) server; e-mail server (Sendmail) and many more.

Dual Boot. You can choose the Window Manager to boot: KDE 4.3.2 or Xfce 4.6.1.

Open Source development. Whether you choose the CLI or GUI, you can take use text editors, compilers (GCC, C + +, Fortran, Ada, GCJ, Objective-C), debuggers (gdb and strace), libraries, suite of tools for creating 3D animation (Blender), Open Source IDE – universal tool for development (Eclipse) and may more.

3D Desktop effects. After installing the video drivers from the manufacturer (nVidia, ATI, etc.), or you have a 3D supported video card, you can enjoy 3D effects offered by KDE 4.2. They can be activated in Settings System – Desktop Effects. A few 3D effects include: Cube, Cylinder, Sphere, and more.

Internet and multimedia. You can surf the internet, read e-mail, edit office documents, listening to music, view a movie or watch TV, write CD/DVDs. You have 3 browsers (Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey and Konqueror – flash and java ready), e-mail clients (KMail and Mozilla Thunderbird), instant messaging clients (Kopette, Pidgin), media players (Mplyer, Xine, Audacious), Openoffice.org office suite, burn CDs/DVDs using K3B 1.05 with the KDE3 compat packages, and more.

Games. Besides the famous games from KDE 4.3.2, I have included some new games, packages created by the Bluewhite Linux Community. Supertuxkart and foobillard is ready to help you spend good minutes of  relaxation and fun.

System updates. I you decide to install the LiveDVD in to your hard disk, then you can use slackpkg, or slapt-get to keep your system up to date.

Bluewhite Linux 13.0 LiveDVD Tips & Tricks.
1) Basically, the network setup is automated if you are using DHCP and the network card driver is loaded at startup. If this is not happen, then you have to check if the driver is loaded (use lsmod) and if not, then you have to load it manually (modprobe). Then, you can use WICD to set up your IPs.

2) There is no installer in this release!

3) Bluewhite Linux 13.0 LiveDVD can be installed and run from a pen drive: requires a minimum 4GB Pen Drive; download the ISO image and mount it using the loop option in a directory; format and partition the Pen Drive as FAT32 system; copy the contents of the ISO image on Pen Drive; access the “boot” directory where run ‘bootinst.sh’ to set the Pen Drive Bootable.

4) There is no password set for user “root” and “bluewhite64. If the system requires any password continue by pressing Enter.

5) CLI programs that require root privileges, they can be run using ‘sudo program’. For graphical (GUI) that require root privileges, they can be run using ‘kdesu program’.

6). On some systems, the sound is set to the default 0. Use Kmix (system tray) to unmute.

PC Requirements:
Processor: Any 64-bit Intel or AMD
Memory: 256 minim (512MB+ recommended);
HDD: only if you are installing
3D Video for Desktop 3D effects.

Enjoy Bluewhite Linux 13.0 LiveDVD!