ZipSlack is a special version of the Slackware Linux distro
. It can be installed onto any FAT
filesystem (in other words DOS
) with about 100MB of free space. This makes it ideal for installing onto a Zip-disk
, hence the name.
This is a really cool
thing if you stop to think about it. This means you can boot to Linux
on every machine that has a Zip-drive
and is able to boot from it. Take it with you to school/work, and voilá, the boring standard Windows
-box in school has been transformed into a powerful Linux
without altering anything on the machine
. Of course I dont think many school-administrators would appreciate this very much.