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NewsForge: Hola, ADIOS Boot CD

Dec 02, 2003, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ladislav Bodnar)

"If you dismiss the ADIOS Linux Boot CD as just another bootable Linux live CD, you might be missing out on an interesting project with several unique characteristics. Which other distribution provides users with a pre-configured User Mode Linux so that you can run several new instances of Linux within the existing system? Which one comes with a kernel patched with all the latest security safeguards? Can you name another live CD that gives a choice to boot into Security-enhance Linux, a Linux kernel developed by the National Security Agency (NSA)? Or boot with the Linux Intrusion Detection System turned on?

"Developed by the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, ADIOS is an acronym that stands for 'Automated Download and Installation of Operating Systems.' The original idea was to create a tool for easy installation of multiple operating systems on students' workstations, but as the project evolved and the original needs changed, more and more effort went into a Red Hat-based live CD, which is now known as ADIOS Linux Boot CD. Version 2.00, based on Red Hat Linux 9, was released last week..."

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