developerWorks: Knoppix Gives Bootable, One-Disk Linux
Feb 07, 2003, 22:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cameron Laird)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Computers should work for humans, but too often the
relationship has been upside down. Technologies such as Knoppix and
Live Eval, though, illustrate a way in which Linux radically alters
computing's 'terms of trade.'
"Knoppix offers advantages for common situations you're likely
to encounter. Let's start with a look at a few concrete
applications of Knoppix and related packages that you might need in
your own computing.
"Knoppix is a bootable CD. Although it's certainly not unique in
that, the organization and content of a Knoppix CD are distinctive.
Consider a few scenarios. Suppose you're an instructor. You meet
your students in a training room, with only half an hour to check
out all the hardware and prepare configurations for them. The
result is inevitable: halfway through class, some of your
demonstrations won't work, because at least a few of the student
machines will have inconsistent Service Pack installations, or
hardware that's never been exercised, or an environment customized
by a subtle neurotic..."