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NewsForge: My Workstation OS: Kanotix LiveCD

May 09, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joseph Slansky)

"Today, PC system security is paramount. Hackers, viruses, and malware usually target Windows systems, so using Linux moves you off the bull's-eye. Execute from a LiveCD and your system becomes nearly invulnerable; any damage done can be corrected by a simple reboot. That's part of why my current distro of choice is Kanotix 2005-2 LiveCD. I wanted a KDE-based distro for its simple, Windows-like appearance to help the 'Windows-only' family members with whom I share the PC. And since we require many applications, we needed a full-featured distro and access to additional applications if necessary.

"My short list of candidate distros included Knoppix, SimplyMepis, and Kanotix. Knoppix, the archetypical LiveCD, is a full-blown Linux system compressed onto a single standard CD. However, at the time I was deciding what to adopt, Knoppix did not include Firefox..."

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