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CRUX 3.5 - 16GB USB Flash Drive (64-bit)

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Product Details
Contents: 1 USB Flash Drive
Platform: 64-bit (x86-64, amd64)
Media Type: Install
Categories: Desktop, Server
Desktop Environment: No Desktop, Openbox
Package Management: TXZ Rank: #85
Date Added to June 13, 2019
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Persistence: No
Capacity: 16GB
Drive Model: Kingston DataTraveler SE9 (USB 2.0)
Transfer Speed: 15MB/s read; 5MB/s write
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
Product Description

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