November 28, 2000

Install-less Linux distro to eliminate hard drives

Author: JT Smith

The Register follows up on an earlier press release: "We've seen various attempts to widen Linux's appeal among mainstream users by
getting rid of as much of the open source's complex installation procedure as
possible. The latest idea comes from French start-up Linbox and it essentially
eliminates installation altogether.

Linbox's DemoLinux distribution runs straight off an auto booting CD-ROM, creating
a RAM disk in the host PC's memory and installing itself there. That's pretty much
what most distributions do as part of their own installation process before going on to
copy the open source OS onto the PC's hard disk."


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