OSNews: A Short Review of CollegeLinux 2.5

“The aim of this experimental Linux distribution is to provide
to the student population at large an operating system that is easy
to install and use and provides an alternative to the traditional
commercial operating systems. CollegeLinux is a Slackware derived
Linux (2.4.23) distribution on a single CD that weighs in at 600

“CollegeLinux uses a pseudo text based install procedure. It’s
fairly easy, but provides very little in the way of customization
(e.g. no package selection). I installed it on an older Athlon 550
machine with Linux friendly hardware. The installation seemed to
complete without incident. However, I could not access the CD ROM
without editing the fstab file. Overall, the installation was
fairly easy but some users may get confused during the partitioning
and boot loader phases…”


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