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First look at CDlinux 0.9.6

May 11, 2010, 10:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Smith)

"If you've ever looked at the project website for CDlinux, you might not have noticed anything particularly eye-catching. It's a small project with a small, simple site. And it's not a project which attracts a lot of attention. However, the open source community is full of hidden gems and CDlinux is one of them.

"Before trying the distribution, I got in touch with Zhao Xun Hong, the creator of CDlinux, who invites people who speak Chinese as badly as I do to call him "Ben".

"DW: Why did you start CDlinux?

"ZXH: Thanks for asking. CDlinux was first started as a system rescue and maintenance tool around 2000. At that time, I and my friends all had both Linux and Windows installed on our systems. The most annoying thing was that LILO got overwritten by Windows frequently. A floppy or CD-based mini-distro would be handy to solve this problem. That's why I first started CDlinux.

"DW: Will future versions have an option to install to a Linux partition? Right now it seems the options are to install with a USB drive or Windows."

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