The Cool Linux CD project is busy working on a new live CD and the first release candidate of version 2.3 is now available. What's new? "Kernel 2.4.20-wolk and 2.4.22 with supermount, squashfs, shfs patches and ALSA 0.9.6 drivers; choose Linux kernel and parameters for FrameBuffer and XFree86 (resolution); save/restore configuration on floppy; restore configuration from second session on CoolLinuxCD (in multissesion mode); write to CD-RW devices (if this is not the boot device); choose languages in bootup process (English or Russian); autodetect all hardware and autoconfig XFree86; USB mouse and keyboard support; IceWM window manager with ROX-filer as desktop and file manager..." See the announcement and changelog for further information. Cool Linux CD is an independently developed live CD, a Russian project by Andrei Velikoredchanin, also known as "Uncle Andy". Download: cool-linux-cd-2.3rc1.iso (598MB).
Cool Linux is part of the LINUX EMERGENCY CD project and is based on Red Hat Linux. It is a bootable, live Linux CD with NVidia drivers, Blender, VMware (trial), OpenOffice and plenty of other software.
Cool Linux 2.3 has been released. From the changelog: "Fixed mount CD problem, now first CD is Cool Linux CD; added timeouts in bootup procedure - 30 seconds for kernel select and 15 seconds for other options select; if detected PS/2 mouse, then you can select mouse wheel present; XFree86 now works without font server (xfs); updated e2fsprogs, reiserfsprogs and xfsprogs; DVD desktop shortcut now launches xine; updated MPlayer to version 1.0pre1; added avidemux2 video converter..." See the rest of the changelog. Download: cool-linux-cd-2.3.iso (618MB). Cool Linux is a Red Hat-based live CD for general desktop use.