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Leave the CDs in the Office

Apr 09, 2010, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gene Liverman)

"There are few things more aggravating than going out to a coworker's office to work on their computer and finding that to fix it you need a CD that is sitting in your office. If you have ever experienced that, or would simply like to no longer need to tote that book of CDs with you every day, then this article is for you.

"Even though I work in an environment where the desktop is dominated by Windows, there are several Linux-based tools that are used on a regular basis. These include tools for blanking a Windows password, destroying all the data on a hard drive, repartitioning a hard drive, and testing memory. The nice thing is that all of these tools natively boot via SYSLINUX (aka ISOLINUX), which means they can also be booted via PXE over the network. All that is required is a little time, a place on your network to store the files, and some free software. Interested? Good, let's make it happen."

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