Posted by: Anonymous
on September 17, 2008 10:37 AM
I'm really missing the SystemRescueCD in your list (though you have mentioned it in the RIPLinux part). Personally, I consider it the best available distribution for admin/rescue purposes. It may not contain many gui programs (actually it has very few of them) but imho it has very powerful boot options, great cli tools and some very useful bootable floppy-images. It's also easy to add new bootable images since it's iso/syslinux-based and some of it's features (like the "backing-store") you will not find in any of the distributions on your list.
I also think that many of the gui proigrams (xine, xmms, ...) are next to useless if you have to recover a broken system or check a failed HDD, and they definitely should not be viewed as benefits when reviewing rescue cds...