Check out our short interview with TomB, the writer of nUbuntu.
When it comes to live security distributions, nUbuntu is a very new player. The first release came out January of this year (2006). This makes nUbuntu only a month old. We were able to get with TomB, the writer of nUbuntu and bring you more information about the writer and the distribution. We also want to say thanks to TomB for taking the time to answer our questions. You can check out the website at www.nUbuntu.com.
Who should use your distribution?
I think anyone interested in security testing and such should use my distribution, but overall I am making it for myself as a lighter alternate to things such as Auditor and Whax
What is one thing you would like your distribution to have or do that no other distribution does?
One thing I would like my distribution to do to set it apart from others, is to provide a lighter and faster alternative to the others.
Why did you decide to make your own live security distribution?
I decided to make the distribution, so I could have a lighter alternate to Auditor and Whax, which use KDE, and I am not a huge fan of KDE. Also the learning experience of doing such a task.
How many man hours go into each release?
When we first started a lot of hours were put in working out what we had to do, and what we wanted, now there isn’t much work to do until Ubuntu releases Dapper Drake.
What is your favorite *nix distribution and why?
I don’t really have a favorite distribution, but if I had to pick one that I really like, it would have to be Debian, because it is very simple to use but powerful at the same time. I have yet to try Gentoo though.
How do you see live security distributions evolving over the next few years?
I think Security distributions won’t actually change that much, we may see a few moving to DVDs from CD sized ISOs. But honestly I don’t see them changing that much.
What is the biggest upgrade/addition that is planned for your distribution?
Our biggest upgrade coming up will be when we change to the Dapper release, because Ubuntu has changed the live CD from cloop to squashfs.
Keep you eyes pealed for the new release of nUbuntu.