Available for download as 64-bit and 32-bit Live CDs
This LinuxBBQ edition can be downloaded directly from its official homepage or through Softpedia as two Live CD ISO images, one for the 32-bit (i386) architecture and another one for the 64-bit (x86_64) hardware platform.
The user can start the live environment in quiet mode, with support for Intel graphics cards, with VGA and nomode options, by copying the contents of the ISOs to RAM or in safe graphics mode using the failsafe option. In addition, you can boot from the local drive or perform a memory test.
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This is a minimalistic operating system and it has been designed from the ground up to not include the X Window System (X11). It drops users to a shell prompt from where they can use all the preinstalled CLI (Command-Line Interface) tools. Please keep in mind that the default username/password combination for the Live CDs is bbq/bbq.
Includes a plethora of CLI tools
As mentioned, this is an exclusive command-line version of the Debian-based LinuxBBQ operating system, which means that it includes a only CLI applications aimed at a wide range of computing areas. Among some of the most important ones, we can mention TestDisk, cfdisk, smxi, inxi, parted, gdisc, check ACPI and repair GRUB.
All in all, the CLIt edition of LinuxBBQ proves to be a small, very fast, lightweight and portable distribution of Linux designed only for hardcore Linux users who love the TTY interface of a Linux-based operating system.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on June 15th, 2014
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Application descriptionLinuxBBQ CLIt an open source Linux-based operating system that provides users with a minimal distribution that feature...