François Dupoux has announced the release of SystemRescueCd 1.5.5, a Gentoo-based live CD with tools for data recovery and disk partitioning tasks: “SystemRescueCd 1.5.5 comes with new installers for Linux and Windows that make it easy to install SystemRescueCd on a removable device. In other words it will be possible to just download the ISO image and run the installer. They come with up-to-date copies of the programs required during the installation so that it works even on system where recent versions of these tools are not installed. If you are running Linux on your computer, you just have to execute the script called ‘usb_inst.sh’ which is stored at the root of the CD-ROM ISO image.” Other changes: “updated standard kernels to 220.127.116.11 and alternative kernels to 18.104.22.168; updated NTFS-3G to 2010.5.16….” See the release announcement and changelog for further details. Download: systemrescuecd-x86-1.5.5.iso (252MB, SHA256).