Clemson Goes Linux! (Screenshots Included)
Sunday, October 31 2004 @ 01:28 PM EST
Contributed by: jay
Enter: Clemson Linux LiveCD
Exactly how does it integrate? You may be surprised. Read below for more as well as screenshots. The CD is based on a LiveCD distribution called Morphix. All Morphix is used for is for booting off the CD and having all hardware preconfigured. The rest of the system is built up from hand using a Debian install.
A boot from CD takes approximately 2 minutes on a modern machine.
You'll then be presented with a login screen for your Clemson login and password.
The default desktop. You'll see here that the current available Linux software for Clemson is provided. Maple and Matlab are too big to load off the CD so they load over the network on demand.
Finally, here you see the files I have stored on my network space. It becomes your Linux home. Any settings you change will be saved and loaded the next time you boot up. As you can see I changed my theme from the default, which will be kept across sessions.
No longer will you see other people's AIM screen names or accidentally saving your password like on the lab computers! Everybody's settings are kept separate.
Clemson printers are also set up by default so those can be used.
I have tried to include all the default software that people would need for a lab computer.
For a list of main packages as well as a complete list, please visit this forum. You can post without registering!
I will eventually upload everything to the Forge so other people can hack on it if they wish. I hope to release an ISO for public consumption in a couple weeks after Morphix does another release.