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Olive LiveCD

Olive is a GNU/Linux live distribution which uses several unusual technologies, as well as some of the more common pieces of software. The init scripts use a new scripting langugage, and run in parallel for faster start-up, while satisfying dependencies. It uses the UniPKG package manager, a compressed ramdisk, Keith Packard's X server, and many features of the 2.6 series of kernels. Olive is designed to display how easy to use Linux may be, yet without losing any of the features required for heavy-duty work.

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  •  13 Mar 2006 10:47

    Release Notes: The compressed ramdisk was fixed for a larger volume of RAM, and the fallback tmpfs option was fixed. Serial console is fully supported for booting and logging in. Booting up was made even a little faster by not waiting for DHCP. The new detectfs was created. Command line options were fixed. The mplayer mozilla-firefox plugin was added. A "set as default" option was added in panel-alsamixer to switch the default sound card. A 3-button mouse is emulated in X. The X log is removed. Minor cleanups were done.

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