After over 16 years, OSDisc.com has closed. I started OSDisc to spread Linux and help new users get started. But providing DVDs today has little effect on the spread of Linux. I regularly see small distros that provide
tens of thousands of downloads, but few if any DVDs are provided by OSDisc. The vast majority of Linux users are downloading Linux themselves. And that's a great thing to see.
What we've accomplished:
Shipped over 300,000 discs and USB drives
Helped over 110,000 users get started with Linux
Answered over 25,000 tech support tickets
Given back over $200,000 to the open source community
Thank you to everyone for making OSDisc possible for the past 16 years.
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Drive Features: Unique and Sophisticated Metallic Design
Dimensions: 1.54" x 0.48" x 0.18" (39.0mm x 12.4mm x 4.6mm)
Warranty: 5-year Manufacturer Warranty
CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. The primary focus of this distribution is "keep it simple", which is reflected in a simple tar.gz-based package system, BSD-style initscripts, and a relatively small collection of trimmed packages. The secondary focus is utilization of new Linux features and recent tools and libraries. CRUX also has a ports system which makes it easy to install and upgrade applications.
The primary goal of CRUX is to build a streamlined distribution, targeted at a specific audience which in turn gets a system without compromises. Some of the characteristics of CRUX are:
"Keep It Simple" concept is applied to both the system and the development process
Source based package installation using a ports system
Simplicity over automation
Targetted at experienced users with compact, to the point documentation
Native configurations over configuration abstraction layers (think: sysconfig)
Slim, stripped of unneeded documentation and files (only supports the native language the programs were written in)
Up to date features and packages, however no bleeding edge software in the main repositories
Easy way to extend the system yourself
Active community of contributors outside the core development team