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DistroWatch: Roundup of CD-based Linux Distributions

Jan 22, 2003, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Ladislav Bodnar for this link. ]

"With the emergence and popularity of Knoppix, a universal 'run-from-CD' Linux distribution, it is too easy to forget about all other Linux-on-CD projects. And there are plenty of them. Some are designed to demonstrate the power of Linux to unsuspecting users of other operating systems, while others are highly specialised projects useful even to experienced Linux gurus. They range from emergency rescue and system diagnostics CDs to multimedia oriented projects that transform a diskless or OS-less computer into a full home theatre. Each of these projects has a unique feature, a merit and a niche to fill. Let's take a look at each of them, listed below in alphabetical order.

"A couple of notes before we start. Firstly, this page is intended as a resource rather than a static article describing the current status of CD-based Linux projects. It will get updated regularly to keep it up-to-date. Secondly, there is no doubt in my mind that I missed a few distributions while compiling this list. Some were missed on purpose as they seem to have gone unmaintained (Finnix, innominate-Linux-Rescue-System, PLAC). Others were missed because I didn't know about them. If this is the case and if you know of a distribution that belongs here, you know where to write..."

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