Here is the latest release of my SliTaz Virtual Machine and LiveCD, both of which come with WordPress installed and Firefox configured with tools for blog post enrichment. Running the Virtual Machine is quite easy once you have installed VMware Player which you can download from here. The LiveCD should boot on most machines and once booted you just need to double click on the Firefox icon to start blogging.
SliTaz is an ideal blogging platform and surprisingly runs very quickly even when configured as a Virtual Machine running on Windows.
At present only three Firefox blogging extensions are installed – Zemanta, ScribeFire and KGen. Zemanta finds related content while you write your post, so you can add pictures, links and widgets with a single click. Recently Zemanta has been concentrating on increasing the speed of their add-on so that your editing time is not effected by its operation. When you edit a post with the WordPress editor the Zemanta user interface will appear on the right. ScribeFire is a full-featured blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to your blog. ScribeFire is also integrated with Zemanta. KGen (Keyword Generator) allows you to see what keywords are strong on visited web pages for search engines.
WordPress is configured with the highly acclaimed and customizable Weaver 2.0 theme which you can download from here. Only one additional plugin has been installed, fluency admin. This plugin extends the WordPress admin interface by increasing the ease with which you can navigate and also provides you with some extra configuration options.
The user names and passwords you need to know are listed below:
- username: root password: root
- username: tux password: root
When you start the Live CD or the Virtual Machine you will not need a password. However if you want to have administrator privileges or login remotely as user “tux” then you’ll need them.