Think you can make a better fast-booting, Chrome-focused OS than Google? Want to craft a custom Linux system that boots from a USB stick? SUSE Studio gives you 15 GB to do exactly that, and you do it all online.
SUSE Studio is what powered the fan-made “Chrome OS” we posted yesterday, which, in that case, was a semi-stripped-down system loaded with the developers’ version of Chrome, Google webapp links, and OpenOffice. If speed and cloud computing aren’t your bag, you can create a fully functional system with Firefox, 3D graphics, and whatever apps you can find installed. Want your system to start up with an AWN dock and Launchy keystroke launcher running? Not a problem.
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You know how sometimes if you mistype a filename in Bash, it corrects your spelling and runs the command anyway? Such as when changing directory, or opening a file.
I have invented Suicide Linux. Any time – any time – you type any remotely incorrect command, the interpreter creatively resolves it into rm -rf / and wipes your hard drive.
It’s a game. Like walking a tightrope. You have to see how long you can continue to use the operating system before losing all your data.
Suicide Linux now appears to be a genuine Debian package: http://sourceforge.net/projects/suicide-linux/files/. Good show!
A video demonstration is available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_pgnMWgd34. The reaction from the OS is actually rather underwhelming. You’d think the OS would raise some fairly urgent errors if you went around deleting parts of it?
Perhaps rm -rf / should be replaced with something with more verbose flags set. That way, when you run a bad command, you are told immediately that things are being deleted and you have a fighting chance to cancel the operation before your system becomes inoperable. This allows you to see how long you can work and how many files you can lose before the system fails entirely.