LinuxPR: "My CD-ROM is my computer:" Linbox and DemoLinux reinvent the Network Computer with Linux
Nov 28, 2000, 17:59 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The objective of DemoLinux is to bring Linux to a broad public
and to win new users by considerably simplifying installation. The
term "installation" is actually inappropriate in this case, because
Linux is not installed. This avoids the problems that may arise
when a new system is placed on a computer already configured with
another OS. There is no need to create a new disk partition or
disrupt the existing configuration. The user simply switches the
computer on and inserts the CD-ROM."
"Jean-Pierre Laisné, CEO of Linbox, stressed this point:
"We were all really impressed, not just by the technology but also
by the ergonomics of DemoLinux. This CD-ROM is a pocket
computer that turns a conventional client workstation into a thin
client fully adapted to the user's requirements. This technology
creates an innovative, easily transportable and unbreakable product
that will revolutionize network computing."
"When the computer boots up with the DemoLinux CD-ROM, the
system is installed on the RAM only. This is because the Linux
kernel features LFS, or Live File Systems. This technique, which is
seldom applied, uses a compressed file system to expand the 650 Mb
limit of the CD-ROM to more than 1 Gb of useable data."