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Linux and Main: Knoppix to the Rescue!

Mar 29, 2003, 05:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Carpenter)

"Every once in a while a product stands out not only because it is innovative but because it just makes sense. It fills some space that has not previously been filled. I'm certain that you will agree that Knoppix--a live Linux-On-CD Distribution--is one of those products.

"As a Network and Security Consultant, I end up doing a lot of just about everything IT-related, from configuring routers one minute, to tweaking firewalls the next, network management in the afternoon and letting the VPN make me late for dinner. My work brings me to be very intimate with Cisco, Sparc, Linux, Novell and Windows. And unfortunately I have allowed myself to go that extra mile for some clients and support their workstations, even ones running Windows of any flavor.

"It was Monday morning when I got a call from a client that I had done some work the previous Thursday. He wanted me to come back in and help him because his freshly installed Win98 machine was toes up. From the description he gave me, I would say that was a good assessment--it was dead..."

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