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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 is.

"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..."

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