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TSL 2.0
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2 18037 03-16-2004
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100% of reviewers None indicated 9.5

Description: Clean minimalistic installation of a linux server.
Keywords: Tawie Server Linux formerly known as Trustix Secure

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Old 11-17-2003, 02:59 PM   #1
Registered: Feb 2002
Distribution: Slackware 9.1 (desktop) / WinXP w/VMware linux dev/Tawie Server Linux (TSL) 2.0 (servers)/ LFS (dev)
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: D/L | Rating: 10

Pros: clean; easy to install; fast
Cons: rpm doesn't work as expected

I would have to say that this is the next best thing to LFS (Linux From Scratch). It is a very clean disto that starts you out with nothing more than a command line. It can be downloaded from

Packages are specially picked to offer the most secure system as possible immediately following install. Of course, one would still want to get the latest security patches before introducing to a production environment.

Lastly, it has its own automated secure SoftWare UPdater (swup) making it an administrator's dream.
Old 03-16-2004, 12:15 AM   #2
Registered: Dec 1969
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: D/L | Rating: 9

Pros: Efficient, no fluff, stable, secure.
Cons: Files are not always in standard locations.

I was told about TSL (Trustix Secure Linux) by co-worker. I'm glad he did, I currently run my webserver on trustix and I love it. Why would you ever need X on a server system anyway. If you can't do it on the command line you shouldn't be doing it.


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