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CDlinux 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 community version."

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