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Product is a "Stable, Complete and Cleaned GNU/Linux Box for Your Network-Security Related Jobs"

With the passing of the time, over the past five years, i have mainly used GNU/Linux for networking and security oriented purposes. I have tried many Linux distributions, but simply have never found the right distribution for me and my work.

So I started working on Linux Netwosix. Linux Netwosix aims to be a powerful and optimized Linux distribution for servers and network-security related jobs. Due to its lightweight nature, portability, and high configurability, Linux Netwosix could be the right choice for every system administrator or security specialist, in my opinion. It has also a powerful ports system (Nepote), similar to the BSD systems, but more flexible and usable.

With the new 2.x release, among the many program updates and distribution enhancements, you will find a stable, complete and cleaned GNU/Linux box for your network-security related jobs. Linux Netwosix 2.0-rc1 uses the latest 2.6.14.5 stable kernel, bringing you advanced and reliable performances.

From the 2.0 new branch to the next one, Linux Netwosix will try to offer the first real valid alternative to historically secure systems like the *BSD ones, providing core operating system to deliver stability, performance, and support for mission-critical application deployments. Using Linux Netwosix the user could benefit from outstanding robustness, scalabilty, and reliability.

I downloaded the single ISO image from one of the official mirrors, burned it, and rebooted. Netwosix uses a text-based installer, similar to but simpler than a Debian, Ubuntu or Slackware installation, and is easy enough to use. If you have installed a Linux distro before, you should be able to install Netwosix. The bootable CD-Rom kernel is compiled with a relatively small set of options, that should be enough to boot the machine and proceed with installation.

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