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A comparative look at compact sysadmin distributions

September 17th, 2008 Comments off

Linux.com checks out lightweight LiveCDs useful for all kinds of system modification and recovery needs.

Things go wrong. Hard disks fail and whole servers crash. Luckily, many Linux-based distributions are available to help systems administrators handle minor catastrophes. We looked at four of the most portable, all of which fit on a 210MB mini CD — SliTaz, Parted Magic, GParted, and RIPLinuX.