Linux Live distribution optimized for NetBooks using GMA500 (a.k.a. poulsbo, EMGD-1.18 drivers), but working perfectly also on other computers, graphical acceleration for Radeon HD and nVidia working out of the box. Also nVidia Optimus is Supported out of the box.
The software selection can be completely tuned by removing the unneeded packages. Read Here to know how.
Settings saved in several different ways (if the boot device is writable): - some directories in the $HOME are linked in the PixieLive4 directory on your pendrive (Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Templates, Videos) - on demand save settings (for programs settings, as usual in PixieLive) - live changes, for data and settings which change constantly (email [Thunderbird and claws-mail], copy.com [replacing dropbox, it syncs on your pendrive], sticky notes, calibre, torrents, calendar [Osmo], wifi networks) - encrypted settings (for sensitive data [browsers, email, copy.com settings, pidgin, skype, filezilla, wifi passwords]) - encrypted storage (~/Private directory encrypted, so you can safely save your sensitive documents on you pendrive)
Claws-mail (lightweight email client which saves automatically on your pendrive)
Multi-User live system
Cheat-codes (to be specified on the bootloader "blue" screen): - noload=packages,list -> do not load the specified .lzm modules (e.g. noload=emgd -> do not load emgd module) - Xres=1024x768 -> change the default X resolution (for EMGD drivers only) - changes=DIRECTORY -> save all the changes into a target directory instead of PixieLive4, an image file can be used instead (using multiple changes directories you can create a multi-user system) - noswap -> do not use swap partitions
As usual PixieLive comes with a big software selection:
Battle for Wesnoth
Hedgewars (Worms-like game)
ZSnes (SNES emulator)
Darktable (RAW images editor)
GIMP-2.8 (Image editor)
Geeqie (Image Viewer)
Gtkam (Download your images from the camera)
Inkscape (Vector graphics editor)
Calibre (E-book library manager)
Freemind (Mind-mapping software)
LibreOffice-4 (Free office suite)
Lyx (Frontend for LaTeX)
Osmo (Personal Organizer)
Scribus (Professional Desktop Publishing, CMYK for offset printing)
Texmaker (LaTeX development Environment)
TeXstudio (LaTeX development Environment)
Chromium (Open-source version of Google Chrome web browser)
Claws-mail (Mail reader)
Copy.com (Online files syncing)
Deluge (BitTorrent client)
FileZilla (FTP client)
Firefox (Web broswer, for license problems called Aurora in PixieLive)
Liferea (News, feed RSS reader)
Opera (Web browser)
Pidgin (Chat and istant messaging)
Skype (Chat, instant messaging and VoIP client)
Thunderbird (Mail and news reader, for license problems called EarlyBird in PixieLive)
Audacity (Record and edit audio files)
Cheese (Take photos and videos with the webcam)
Mplayer (Media player)
Rhythmbox (Audio player and organizer)
Docky (The finest dock no money can buy)
Wine (For windows programs)
GParted (Partition manager)
If you want to tank me for my work, registering a free account at https://copy.com/?r=tEP9h1 you will obtain 20GB of free online storage and they will add 5GB to my account.
You should use the client once (the one provided with PixieLive4 is ok, or download and install it from the website) to obtain the 5GB bonus.
To install it to an USB pendrive follow this guide
You can change users passwords and save them with the "Save System Settings (/etc)" program Default Username: pixielive Password: pixielive Default root Username: root Password: toor
The author declines any liability for persons, property damage or especially direct, indirect, immediate or subsequent pecuniary loss which may result from the use of PixieLive4. Especially excluded is liability for hardware damage, loss of data, alteration of data, or downtime.
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