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LinuxPlanet: Linux Rescue Disks Get a Kick from GAR

Oct 13, 2003, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"Spurred by its recent adoption of the GAR build system, the LNX-BBC Project is now galloping right along. At the moment, the project is working on raising the availability of software packages that are based on LNX-BBC's unique 'garpkg' package format for GAR. Project members hope that, as a result, users will be able to easily access software tools that don't come with bootable business card (BBC) disks.

"LNX-BBC's mini-CDs hold 50MB, but are still 'small enough to fit in your wallet,' according to Heather Stern of Starshine.org, a veteran LNX-BBC member. The mini-disks are meant to be used not just in system recovery, but for running Linux applications--such as presentations, for example--on any PC.

"Many people have dismissed mini-rescue disks as just 'a nice tradeshow toy,' Stern acknowledged, during a talk at the recent PC Expo show. LNX-BBC, however, has been introducing some 'serious revisions...'"

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