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Desc:Tired of distros that don't cater to your obsession with vapid teenyboppers? You're not alone!
Category:Accidents & Explosions, Horror
Tags:linux, hannah montana, wtf linux, foss, open source
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biclops - 2012-08-10
Still better than Source Mage
John Holmes Motherfucker - 2012-08-10
I downloaded and booted this a couple of times back when it was current, or actually when it was just out of date. I'm intrigued by the possibilities of custom live Linux CD distros. Technically, of course, Hannah Montana Linux is nothing special, just Kubuntu with a custom Desktop theme. It was interesting.

This was originally somebody's personal project, maybe a dad's gift for his daughter, or the creation of a thirteen year old girl wanting to earn extra credit, or somebody wanting to stick it to Disney. It doesn't take a genius to create a custom Live CD.

Live CD distros based on *buntu have a short shelf life because of Ubuntu's rapid and steady release schedule, and because Ubuntu is tied up with online repositories. A few years ago, someone created a live CD called INX, a desktop distro meant to run entirely from the console with the command line. It was a great educational CD, and the author did some great work with adding menus to the console so that people could navigate more easily, but because it was ubuntu based, it would have required constant upgrading. Because it had a very limited appeal upgrading was impractical, and it pretty much dioes, though you can still download a copy.


My own live CD distro is based on Slax. I started this because I wanted to keep using KDE3 indefinitely as KDE4 was being rolled out. Most of the older software is perfectly functional, and I just keep the Mozilla web software current.
(Firefox, Seamonkey, Thunderbird).


To show the possibilities, here's another, less Disneyfied example of a custom live distro. BIOKNOPPIX is a live CD aimed at molecular biologists. It's a way of distributing a whole bunch of scientific applications together, so that everybody in a project, or in the classroom, is working with the same software.


Father Avalanche - 2012-08-10
I like you.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2012-08-10
Not the reaction I'm accustomed to.

theSnake - 2012-08-11
"To install Google Chrome on it, You must install the new GTK-Webkit library first. Then run Google Chrome directly from the binary, (in Konsole), or a direct link, (if you just want to test run it from a file)"

Yep, its linux
John Holmes Motherfucker - 2012-08-11
Hannah Montana Linux was released in October 2009, before the release of Linux and Mac versions of the Chrome Browser, in December 2009. You're looking at instructions for installing a windows version onto Linux.

I think it's pretty awesome that someone figured that out, but since December of 2009, installing Chrome Browser onto Kubuntu (which is what HML was) has been exactly like windows, Right click on the icon, click through the defaults. I guess you may have to type in your administrative password.

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