443: Linux Did This First
30 January 2022
We all take it for granted, but it is one of the best things about Linux. We share the history of the live CD, how it all got started, and the times it saved our bacon.
- Linux Live Kit is a set of shell scripts which allows you to create your own Live Linux!
- K3b — K3b was created to be a feature-rich and easy to handle CD burning application.
- Finnix — Finnix is the original utility live Linux distribution. Write it to a USB flash drive or burn it to a CD, boot it, and you’re seconds from a root prompt with hundreds of utilities available for recovery, maintenance, testing and more.
- Finnix 123 released
- Cluster Knoppix
- Richard Brown on Twitter — Rebrand and rescope; Old expanded support was just RHEL and just for purpose of holding customers over until they migrated to SLE; Liberty includes CentOS and Leap, and doesn’t require customers to move to SLE.
- sc-im — Spreadsheet Calculator Improvised – An ncurses spreadsheet program for terminal.