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[News] SuperBillix and Billix 0.27 Released

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Announcing Billix 0.27 and... SuperBillix 0.27!

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| Billix debuted in the August 2008 issue of 
| Linux Journal, and it's gone thru incremental 
| updates since then. I've tried to keep it on 
| the same track as Ubuntu updates, more-or-
| less, though I've had varying levels of 
| success with that. However, Billix 0.27 
| released only a few days after Ubuntu 10.04LTS 
| did. As usual, Billix fits easily on a 256MB 
| USB key or higher, and is available from the 
| usual spot 
| (http://sourceforge.net/projects/billix).
| Billix 0.27 consists of:
|     * Ubuntu 10.04LTS (Lucid Lynx) netinstall
|     * Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) netinstall
|     * Ubuntu 8.04LTS (Hardy Heron) netinstall
|     * Damn Small Linux 4.2.5
|     * Fedora 12 netinstall
|     * Centos 5.4 netinstall
|     * Centos 4.8 netinstall
|     * Debian Squeeze netinstall
|     * Debian Lenny netinstall
|     * Memtest86+ Memory Tester
|     * Windows Password Cracker
|     * DBAN disk wiping tool



The USB finger guy adds his two bits

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| Jerry Jalava's sci-fi finger became a Web sensation after a friend of his
| blogged about the creation, noting that the drive was loaded with a version
| of Linux.
| Jalava clarified the situation on his blog last night. For one thing, it's
| not permanent. For another, it's loaded with more than just the Billix
| version of Linux.


Interview with Linux Journal Virtual Editor Bill Childers

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| Carlie: You're the author of Billix, dubbed a
| "system administrator's swiss army knife". Tell
| us a bit about it.
| Bill: Billix actually came out of one of the
| hacking sessions Kyle started. We were working
| together and he was working on a PXE boot
| server for our server environment, and I had a
| need to have a version of that environment on a
| non-connected medium. I read the docs for
| SYSLINUX and PXELINUX, and realized that the
| stuff he'd done was directly connected to what
| I wanted to do. So I lifted his menu file
| (that's why I thank "greenfly" in the menu of
| Billix) and started modifying it to do what I
| wanted. So as a result, the world can thank
| Kyle Rankin for seeding the idea for Billix.

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