Review: BeatrIX GNU/Linux

Posted by LTN on Dec 10, 2004 8:44 AM EDT; By Preston St. Pierre
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BeatrIX GNU/Linux is a LiveCD based off of Knoppix and Ubuntu packages. It is a small, fast desktop environment built for the average Windows user / Linux convert wannabe.

I noticed BeatrIX on DistroWatch a few weeks ago, and the looks of it interested me. I've always liked Debian-based distributions, and BeatrIX was curiously different from many of them I've tried so far. I found that it met my expectations, though there was certainly room for improvement.

The download for BeatrIX will be appealing to those with slower connections or bandwidth limits: A mere 200 megabytes. When compared with modern five-CD distributions, BeatrIX is less than one fifteenth of the size. It only took me six minutes to download, and half that to burn. I had the CD in my hand within fifteen minutes of deciding to try it.

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