“GNU/Linux distributions have many different uses. Over the
years, the software has claimed many different roles, from the
usual Internet server to high-end animation workstations, proving
itself capable of undertaking almost any computer-related task.
“One special feature of GNU/Linux–that it can run from a
read-only system–has surfaced in the last few years as LiveCDs.
Though credit for the popularization goes to the famous multimedia
LiveCD Knoppix, the concept belonged to the late 1990s…”