Ark Linux Live 2006.1 review

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Ark Linux Live is a Live CD edition of Ark Linux

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: ArkLinux
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Ark Linux Live is a Live CD edition of Ark Linux. Ark Linux is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution meant primarily for desktop use.

The Ark Linux team is pleased to announce the release of a first version of Ark Linux Live, a Live CD version of the Ark Linux operating system.

Ark Linux Live is designed to be as close to the "normal" version of Ark Linux as possible - and is built from the same source code.

There are a couple of known problems with this CD image, most notably non-English languages are not working in non-KDE applications, and the kernel spews some [harmless but dangerous looking] error messages at bootup. These (and other bugs that will possibly show up) will be fixed before the release of Ark Linux Live 2006.1.

The primary uses of a Live CD are:

* Recovering a normal system after a big hardware or software failure (Ark Linux will launch a special live CD for this purpose later, with more recovery tools and fewer other tools)
* Checking the system out without any risk
* Showing others what Linux is like, on their own hardware
* Taking your favorite operating system with you - e.g. to get on the net with Linux even if you're on vacation and the only internet cafe in town is a Microsoft shop

While it is possible to use Ark Linux Live as your primary operating system, that is not recommended - use Ark Linux Home instead.

Ark Linux is a Linux distribution designed especially for desktop use, primarily for people without prior Linux experience. Ark Linux's main goal is ease of use, and the inclusion of many tools end users will need.

Ark Linux is fully Open Source and Free Software, meaning, basically, you can freely redistribute it in both modified and unmodified form.

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