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Re: [SLUG] US DOD Distro - First Impressions

On 08/03/2011 03:30 PM, Piers Rowan wrote:
On 08/03/2011 08:56 AM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:

To get started, download the LPS-Public ISO image and burn it to a CD. Read the Quick Start Guide for more information.

Downloaded 300Meg ISO and used UNetbootin to write it to USB.

Nice to have a distro that boots to root.

Very quick from a app load POV. Uses windows (95 / NT) like widgets with 'Shows Desktop' and C:\ icons.

Have Nvidia settings app and detected my wireless.

Shell is BusyBox Ash. Has Ctrix & RDP clients.

Not sure if it has disk management tools for a system recovery.

In a nutshell - its hard not to like: quick, responsive, secure, has the basic apps one needs (especially if you use apps in the cloud). I wonder how long before they have 'dev' version with a syntax highlighted text editor.

This usb _is_ staying on my car keyring.


Right, but a usb stick with a distro that boots to root is a complete failure in terms of security regardless of who created it. The point is it should be used as a bootable cd so that even though it boots as root you can't modify the media it is running on.

Otherwise you are worse off than running a standard distro.