developerWorks: Build a Fedora Live CD
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"In December 2006, the Fedora Linux distribution released its
first official Live CD, which, thanks to an intelligent selection
of applications, nicely advertises the best features of Fedora. In
addition to many applications, the Live CD has several games, uses
the Compiz 3D desktop, and is accessible by non-English speaking
users. But what stole the show for me was David Zeuthen's livecd
tools, which make creating and maintaining a custom Fedora-based
Live CD a walk in the park.
"Zeuthen is the developer of Pilgrim, which creates system
images that can run off USB flash drives for the One Laptop Per
Child project (OLPC; see Resources for a link to more information).
The livecd tools used for creating the Fedora Live CD is a rewrite
of Pilgrim in Python. It can be used for creating live CDs out of
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and other downstream Fedora