grml 0.9 review

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grml is a bootable CD (Live-CD) based on Knoppix and Debian

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 709594K
Developer: grml-Team
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grml is a bootable CD (Live-CD) based on Knoppix and Debian. grml includes a collection of GNU/Linux software especially for users of texttools and system administrators. grml provides automatic hardware detection.

You can use grml for example as a rescue system, for analyzing systems/networks or as a working environment. It is not necessary to install anything to a harddisk, you don't even need a harddisk to run it.

Due to on-the-fly decompression grml includes about 2 GiB of software and documentation on the CD.

Here are some key features of "grml":
distribution for users of text tools and sysadmins
debian and knoppix based distribution [use existing infrastructure]
usability for visually handicapped people right out of the box
small and geeky community

grml provides more than 1900 software packages. Excluding library stuff still more than 1400 packages remain. We don't ship KDE and OpenOffice but more than 700 packages Knoppix does not provide.

grml provides several scripts und utils which make live easier. zsh is configured with the completion mechanism. grml-x is a wrapper for using the X window system.

People from VC Graz for example can get a PPTP tunnel via calling the script grml-pptp-vcgraz (enter username and password - that's it!). Writing config files on the readonly filesystem is possible via running the script grml-bind.

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