I’m pleased to announce the initial release of the new Ruby on Rails
LiveCD Linux Distribution. http://www.railslivecd.org
The RailsLiveCD offers most of what an average Rails developer needs
right out of the box! That includes :
and many many others!
There are a ton of things we haven’t finished or even started yet, but I
think we’re off to a great start.
You can set your computer to boot first from CD and try this Ruby on
Rails specific distribution of Linux without altering your computer at
all. You can also run RailsLiveCD in Qemu, VMWare or Parallels
Desktop/Workstation. With a few simple commands you can save all your
changes to your environment to a USB Key, floppy or folder on your local
hard drive. Or, you can use the RailsLiveCD to take the plunge and
install Linux directly on your system. The RailsLiveCD offers an
installation wizard that allows you to repartition your hard drive and
install Linux directly to your computer.*
This first version is missing a few things, like friendly and helpful
guides and tutorials built right in. But we’ll be adding those things
over time and we look forward to contributions from the community.
The Rails Live CD project was born on Ezra Z.’ blog
(http://brainspl.at) and realized with help from Brian K… It is
based on PCLinuxOS which is a great Linux distribution for creating
LiveCDs. It is released under the GNU Public License in the hope that
others will contribute, extend and enjoy it.
Download your ISO copy today at http://www.railslivecd.org
*Please use caution when installing an operating system on a hard drive
with existing data. You can lose data, and you’ll be SAD. We can’t be
responsible for your sadness or your data loss.