developerWorks: Knoppix Gives Bootable, One-Disk Linux
Feb 07, 2003, 22:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cameron Laird)
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"Computers should work for humans, but too often the
relationship has been upside down. Technologies such as Knoppix and
Live Eval, though, illustrate a way in which Linux radically alters
computing's 'terms of trade.'
"Knoppix offers advantages for common situations you're likely
to encounter. Let's start with a look at a few concrete
applications of Knoppix and related packages that you might need in
your own computing.
"Knoppix is a bootable CD. Although it's certainly not unique in
that, the organization and content of a Knoppix CD are distinctive.
Consider a few scenarios. Suppose you're an instructor. You meet
your students in a training room, with only half an hour to check
out all the hardware and prepare configurations for them. The
result is inevitable: halfway through class, some of your
demonstrations won't work, because at least a few of the student
machines will have inconsistent Service Pack installations, or
hardware that's never been exercised, or an environment customized
by a subtle neurotic..."