"CDLinux had its first public release in early 2003.
Development seemed to end in early 2005 but a new version made an
appearance in April, 2008. There have been regular releases ever
since. The latest version, CDLinux 0.9.2 was released on February
"CDLinux is designed to be run as a live CD. A graphical
installer supports installation to a USB stick or an existing
Windows C: drive. The resulting installation is similar to a Damn
Small Linux frugal install or a Knoppix poor man's install
where the iso image is installed directly to the hard drive
and is booted read-only. You are then effectively running the Live
CD with the speed of a conventional hard drive. Installation to a
conventional hard drive partition is minimally documented but it is
a manual process as of the current release.
"For this review I used two systems: my six month old
Sylvania g Netbook Meso (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1 GB RAM, 80
GB HDD) and my six and a half year old Toshiba Satellite 1805-S204
(1 GHz Intel Celeron CPU, 512 MB RAM, 20 GB HDD). Both systems meet
minimum requirements for any current Linux distribution and both
have hardware which is challenging with some distributions. The
Toshiba, in particular, uses a Trident CyberBlade XPi graphics
chipset which is not VESA 2.0 compliant. A number of mini distros
fail to configure X correctly on this system. Minimum system
requirements for CDLinux are an i686 (Pentium Pro or better)
processor and just 64MB of RAM."
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