[conspire] Just for Bruce

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Sep 10 09:01:15 PDT 2004

Background:  After getting tired of ignorant people complaining about
"the Debian installer[sic]" for years -- as if there were one Debian 
installer as opposed to dozens -- I started late last year maintaining a
Web page listing all known Debian installers:

"Installers" on http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Debian/

Things were going swimmingly until I encountered... not just Knoppix,
but also all of the myriad specialised distributions that have sprung up
like weeds after a desert thunderstorm.  Eventually, realising I just
wasn't (at all) managing to keep up, I conceded temporary defeat and
appended to the end of the "Run-from-CD Variants" section this item:

  * http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Debian/installers.add:
      Others -- Knoppix variants have emerged in such abundance that I've
      had difficulty keeping up, so here's a link to my to-do list for new
      Debian variants (which are mostly Knoppix kindred).

That links to a simple text file, one distribution per line, of things
I would later write up individually in HTML form -- something I've not 
yet had time to catch up on.

Which brings us to this gobsmacker of a list, which someone just pointed
out to me:

   List of Live CDs

   The purpose of this page is to provide a comprehensive,
   easy-to-search list of all available Linux-based Live CDs.
   (for more Live CD resources, visit the forums)


OK, there are _190_ of the things listed there.  190!  And I'll bet that
70%+ of them are Knoppix derivatives, and thus can install Debian.


Anyhow, since Bruce seems tempted to install every possible Debian
distribution,  ;->   I thought I'd offer that list to him as grist for
his mill.

(I think there's a large amount of overlap with my to-do list,

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