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|Derivative of:||Ubuntu 5.10 (edit)|
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BeaFanatIX (BFX for short) is a mini Live CD. It's also a compact Linux distribution.
It was originally a remaster of BeatrIX but now uses a more recent Ubuntu core. BeatrIX itself was partly based on an old version of Ubuntu, but made heavy use of Knoppix technologies. The common ancestor of all these distributions is Debian.
BeaFanatIX in its newest version has left most of the limitations and shortcomings of its venerated ancestor, BeatrIX, behind and, besides from being a lot more modern, presents itself very flexible and easy to use. It also offers additional functionality in some respects.
There are a lot of descriptions of BFX out there on the world wide web, which refer to BFX as "Debian built on Knoppix", "BeatrIX reloaded", "... based on Ubuntu, Debian, Knoppix, BeatrIX" etc.
BeaFanatIX started off as a remaster of BeatrIX; i.e. we extracted BeatrIX, changed some stuff and put everything back on the CD. So, it still was BeatrIX, with slightly different applications, new looks and some bugfixes.
Now, with BeaFanatIX 2006.2 (BFX2), things change a lot. What's left of BeatrIX is merely the general idea behind it which we sometimes refer to as the "BeatrIX ideals". Well, that's not totally true; there are some leftovers in the form of scripts - customized, though!
BFX2 really is a customized Ubuntu 5.10 "Breezy Badger"! A very small version of it, though. Although Ubuntu comes as a LiveCD, the way it worked was not satisfying. To be fair, Ubuntu's CDs are not meant to be used as a general purpose LiveCD, but rather to try it, getting the feel of it, and then to install it. But for a LiveCD, the boot sequence is much too long. In order to get a fast bootable CD, we used the techniques from Knoppix. But only a small portion of all the dedicated Knoppix packages got into BFX2 and then got customized to match our needs. Some parts were actually replaced by BFX2 packages.