CDlinux 0.9.6.1 Review
Apr 28, 2010, 09:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Full-featured desktop Linux distributions like
PCLinuxOS and Linux Mint are quite useful, but there are times when
a smaller and lighter distro can also be desirable. CDlinux is
petite mini-distro that can be installed on a USB device or on a
Windows C: partition.
"I thought it might be a nice change of pace to take a look at
it and see how useful it might be for the folks that need a more
portable version of Linux.
"There are three versions of CDlinux that you can download. The
standard version is 65MB and contains a minimal desktop
environment, the community version includes more software and is
225MB, and the mini version is console only and weighs in at an
extremely petite 30MB. The standard version can also be used for
rescues since it contains useful admin and rescue tools. The
community edition comes with more software but is overkill if you
simply want a portable rescue distro.
"For the purposes of this review, I downloaded the 225MB