Feb 8, 2010

Download Bauer-Puntu Linux 9.10R2

I was teaching at my college the other night when I had an epiphany. I needed to reset the local password on one of my student’s lab workstations in order to fix a problem. It was at that instant I realized that I didn’t have any of my password reset disks, or hacker live CD’s. All I had was my trusty 1GB thumb drive with Bauer-Puntu 9.10 installed. Then I thought to myself, “Self, why don’t you install a Windows password recovery tool on Bauer-Puntu?”

Good idea right? I thought, that I would definitely do that for the next distro of Bauer-Puntu. So what’s the big deal? Well, Bauer-Puntu 10.04 will not be available until after April. I wanted something a little sooner than that! That is when I decided I would just re-lease another version of Bauer-Puntu 9.10, and call it R2! Why not right? It works for Microshaft!

I didn’t stop there though. I thought, that if I was going to go through the pain of re-vamping Bauer-Puntu, why not add some other tools that an I.T. guy on the go could use. So I did! Along with the original features of Bauer-Puntu 9.10 which are:

  • New chat client – Empathy
  • Upstart for faster boot
  • New Software Center
  • Gnome 2.28
  • Ubuntu One
  • Ext4 by default
  • Grub 2 by default
  • And a few others. See the release notes for more info
  • Flock as the default web browser
  • Adobe Air and Twhirl
  • Penguin TV
  • GParted
  • Removed the Shit Brown!

I also installed the following tools:

Other than that, it looks the same. Here are the old screenshots:

Bauer-Puntu Xsplash


Bauer-Puntu login

Login Screen

Bauer-Puntu Desktop


Bauer-Puntu flockRSS

Flock w/ RSS Reader

Bauer-Puntu installer


Here are a couple of new ones:

chntpw on Bauer-PuntuHacking Windows 7 Administrator Account


Scanning a Windows Drive for Viruses

You can download the Live DVD iso image here: (Bauer-Puntu ISO)

You can download the Live USB image here: (Bauer-Puntu USB)

For the writing the USB image on Windows, I recommend using the Roadkil's Disk Image utility available here: (Roadkil's Disk Image Portable)

For writing the USB image in Ubuntu I recommend using the USB-ImageWriter program. See here for instructions: (IMG to USB)

Once again, if you are a netbook user just run the following from the terminal to install the Netbook Remix version:

>sudo apt-get install ubuntu-netbook-remix

So now you can carry around your trusty USB stick with Bauer-Puntu 9.10R2 on it the next time you have a nasty malware infection, or if some joker changed the local administrator password on a company Windows box, or if you want to make a quick “Ghost” image of your drive. Maybe you just need to recover your mother-in-law’s pictures; who cares? You’re covered!

I mentioned before that 10.04 is coming up. What kind of tools do you want to see in the next version of Bauer-Puntu? More desktop tech utilities? More social media apps? Let us know in the comments!

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