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grml 2009.05
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1 25588 08-22-2009
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100% of reviewers None indicated 8.0

Description: "grml 2009.05 with codename Lackdose-Allergie, available in flavours grml, grml-medium and grml-small and all of them as 32-bit and 64-bit editions, has been released. New features: boot option persistent - use persistence feature on grml; boot option findiso - dynamic version of boot option isofrom, findiso looks for the specified ISO file on all disks; boot option bsd - boot minimal MirOS BSD operating system; boot option hdt - minimalist hardware detection tool; boot option readonly - mark ALL /dev/[hs]*dX devices as read-only, this is important for forensic investigations; boot option hwspeak - probe all available speakup hardware modules...."
Keywords: Lackdose-Allergie grml-medium grml-small findiso boot-options

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Old 08-22-2009, 06:20 PM   #1
Registered: May 2009
Distribution: Debian/GNU Linux
Posts: 37

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: clear aim and strong focus on target group (admins, console lovers)
Cons: not quite intuitive shortcut usage

I got a grml 0.95 and from what it was able to do, I was curious enough to burn and try out the latest release to date.

I liked the clean desktop accompanied by the gkrell window full of system status information right from the start.

If you own a decent system, you may use grml even as an OS for your daily work. With an old notebook <700 MHz CPU and 128 MB RAM I got Firefox killed regularly, think by problems with memory allocation. A graphical desktop and more (web) gui tasks may simply not match too good to with such a low memory system. You can use any old CD-ROM drive, but I consider a non-current optical drive a No-go as well. However, with 1,5 GHz CPU and >= 512 MB RAM I was able to work the whole day without a single complaint. Good stuff.


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