NewsForge: DemoLinux: A Painless Way to Try Linux
Mar 27, 2002, 03:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell C. Pavlicek)
"Do you remember the first time you used Linux? If you are like
many folks, you have vivid and perhaps painful memories of the
installation. Maybe you used FIPS or Partition Magic to make room
on your hard disk. Maybe you felt anxious over the idea that if you
did something wrong, you might destroy the system on your hard
drive. And you needed to do all this just to try an operating
system you probably knew very little about.
"There's got to be a better way to test drive Linux. And there
"Enter DemoLinux. First offered at Linux Expo Paris in February
2000, DemoLinux allows people to test drive Linux without needing
to install the operating system. Just boot it from the CD. No hard
drive partitioning. No lengthy installation process. No up-front
work at all..."