"The STUX download comes in a CD image and a DVD image. I chose
the latter, which weighs in at 4.1GB -- clearly STUX has a lot of
software to choose from. When burned to disc, the image is a live
DVD with the option to install. One of the first things you see
upon booting STUX is some beautiful background artwork. The artwork
cycles and provides you with interesting new backgrounds every few
"The install was a straightforward step-by-step process that
anyone with a basic understanding of computers could follow. The
most noteworthy part of the install is actually something it lacks:
a place to set the root password. I assumed this meant that a
default root password would still be in place on my installed
system. While this wasn't good, it probably wouldn't hurt anything
in the time it would take me to change it."
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