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Re: [SLUG] US DOD Distro - First Impressions
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] US DOD Distro - First Impressions
- From: Jamie Lennox <j.lennox@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 16:52:10 +1000
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On 08/03/2011 03:30 PM, Piers Rowan wrote:
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.
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.
Otherwise you are worse off than running a standard distro.