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DistroWatch.com: Linux Bootable Business Card (LNX-BBC)

Linux Bootable Business Card (LNX-BBC)

Last Update: Thursday 17 July 2014 04:51 GMT


The LNX-BBC is a miniature Linux-based GNU distribution, small enough to fit on a CD-ROM that has been cut, pressed, or molded to the size and shape of a business card. In 1999 Duncan MacKinnon, Tom Crimi, and Seth David Schoen started work on the project at Linuxcare. Linuxcare printed 10,000 copies of the "Linuxcare Bootable Business Card" to be distributed at the then-upcoming LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. The give-away mini CD-ROMs were a huge success and have generated steady praise and thanks for their rescue capabilities, attracting many other developers to the project. The BBC went through seven versions, five of which were pressed into business-card sized CD-ROMs and handed out at trade shows or distributed by mail to Linux User Groups around the world.


LNX-BBC Summary
Distribution Linux Bootable Business Card (LNX-BBC) Linux
Home Page http://www.lnx-bbc.org
Mailing Lists http://www.lnx-bbc.org/lists.html
User Forums --
Documentation --
Screenshots LinuxScreenshots.org
Download Mirrors http://www.lnx-bbc.org/download.html
Related Websites  
Reviews 2.1: Linux.comLibrenixLinux Journal
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News
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 • 2003-05-02: Distribution Release: LNX-BBC 2.1

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature 2.1 2.0 1.618
Release Date 2003/05/02 2003/01/28 2001/08/16
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
CDs 1 1 1
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation      
Default Desktop Blackbox Blackbox Blackbox
Package Management      
Office Suite -- -- --
Processor Architecture i386 i386 i386
Journaled File Systems      
Multilingual      
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List   2.0  
Package 2.1 2.0 1.618
abiword (3.0.0) -- --  
alsa-lib (1.0.28) -- --  
ati-driver (14.10.1006)      
bash (4.3) 2.05b 2.05a  
bind (9.10.0-P2) 8.3.4 8.1.2  
chromium (36.0.1985.125)      
cups (1.7.4) -- --  
dhcp (4.3.0) 3.0pl1 --  
e2fsprogs (1.42.11) 1.32 1.32  
firefox (31.0)      
freetype (2.5.3)      
gcc (4.9.1) 2.95.3 2.95.3  
gimp (2.8.10) -- --  
glibc (2.19) 2.2.5 2.2.5  
gnome-shell (3.12.2)      
gnucash (2.6.3) -- --  
gnumeric (1.12.17) -- --  
grub (2.00) -- --  
gtk+ (3.12.2) 1.2.10 1.2.10  
httpd (2.4.10)      
inkscape (0.48.5)      
k3b (2.0.2)      
kdelibs (4.13.3) -- --  
kmod (18)      
libgnome (2.32.1) -- --  
libreoffice (4.2.5) -- --  
Package 2.1 2.0 1.618
linux (3.15.7) 2.4.19 2.4.18  
lxde-common (0.5.5)      
mariadb (10.0.12)      
mate-desktop (1.8.1)      
MesaLib (10.2.4)      
mysql (5.6.19) -- --  
nautilus (3.12.2) -- --  
NVIDIA (340.24)      
openbox (3.5.2)      
openjdk (7u40)      
openssh (6.6p1) 3.6.1p2 3.5p1  
openssl (1.0.1h) 0.9.6j 0.9.6g  
perl (5.20.0) 5.8.0 5.8.0  
php (5.5.15) -- --  
postfix (2.11.1) -- --  
postgresql (9.3.5) -- --  
Python (3.4.1) 2.2.2 2.2.2  
qt (5.3.1) -- --  
samba (4.1.10) 2.2.7 2.2.7  
systemd (215)      
thunderbird (31.0)      
vim (7.4) 6.1 6.1  
vlc (2.1.5)      
xfdesktop (4.10.2) -- --  
xine-lib (1.2.6) -- --  
xorg-server (1.16.0)      

Note: The package list for LNX-BBC 1.618 is not available.


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