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Friday, December 20 2013

PixieLive4 to HDD as "normal" distro

Dear PixieLive4 users, since some of you wanted to install PixieLive4 on their NetBooks HDD as "normal" (i.e. non live) distro, here is the quick and dirty guide.

It's pretty straight forward, it can be summarized as:

  • prepare an HDD partition
  • extract the lzm modules
  • remove pixielive scripts
  • create missing directories
  • copy /dev
  • create an /etc/fstab
  • install and configure grub (the bootloader)
  • reboot and have fun!

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Friday, November 8 2013

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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Monday, October 28 2013

PixieLive4 almost ready

Good evening PixieLive users, a new version is on the way!

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Wednesday, May 8 2013

PixieLive3-RC1 direct download

Since LinuxTracker is down, i provide a direct download link

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Thursday, April 11 2013

PixieLive3RC1, modules cutomization

A quick explanation on how to customize the modules in your Pendrive, removing unnecessary programs to earn some space.

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Monday, April 8 2013

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)

Highlights:

  • 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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Friday, January 11 2013

PixieLive3-beta2 incoming, tell me what you need

I'm preparing the new version of PixieLive, tell me the software you need, so i can include it from the beginning!

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Thursday, February 23 2012

PixieLive-3-alpha

Since many of you asked for it, the alpha is here!

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Monday, January 30 2012

Direct Download for PixieLive-2.0

Since we had some problems with torrent, a direct download link for PixieLive-2.0 is available: http://pixielive.org/PixieLive-2.0.tar

Monday, January 9 2012

N64 Emulator for PixieLive

mupen64plus-1.5-r1.lzm is now available for download

quoting the Mupen64Plus site:

Mupen64Plus is a cross-platform plugin-based N64 emulator which is capable of accurately playing many games. Included are four MIPS R4300 CPU emulators, with dynamic recompilers for 32-bit x86 and 64-bit amd64 systems, and necessary plugins for audio, graphical rendering (RDP), signal co-processor (RSP), and input. There is 1 included OpenGL video plugin, called RiceVideo. There are 3 other excellent video plugins being maintained by wahrhaft, called Arachnoid, Glide64, and Z64

It require deluge and ffmpeg to be installed on PixieLive (they are by default)

Monday, December 5 2011

Qt-Creator-2.2.1 for PixieLive-2.0

Just in case someone need an IDE for PixieLive2 (i do), i prepared a module containing Qt Creator IDE.

quoting from the qt website:

Qt Creator is a cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE) tailored to the needs of Qt developers.

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Friday, June 17 2011

gtkdialog for PixieLive-2.0

needed for Save Custom Settings

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Wednesday, May 18 2011

PixieLive-2.0 Released!!!

Finally it's out! Fell free to download it

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.

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Thursday, April 7 2011

PixieLive-2.0 RC1

First and hopefully Last release candidate for PixieLive-2.0, many new features, and some fixes included:

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Wednesday, February 16 2011

DropBox for PixieLive-1.1beta2

DropBox is a free file hosting service able to sync your netbook, phone, tablet and desktop automatically. 2GB of free space to save your files, keep you devices synced, and share files with your friends (yes, you can share folders with your friends)

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Monday, January 24 2011

PixieLive-1.1beta2 is out

Waiting for the new EMGD driver (for xorg-1.9) i prepared this version, some new features inside:

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Tuesday, December 14 2010

KDE test: failed!

I tried KDE-4.5.4 on PixieLive (with EMGD drivers) and...

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Sunday, October 31 2010

Cups for PixieLive-1.0

Common Unix Printing System, printing server

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Tuesday, October 26 2010

Audacity and Wine for PixieLive

Two new programs for you, wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is a software able to run windows programs under linux and audacity a Free Sound Editor and Recording Software

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Saturday, October 16 2010

PixieLive-1.1beta-1

The first beta release with EMGD-1.5 drivers is here!!!

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