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Icon-none Basilisk
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Version: 1.40 (edit)
Release Date: November 29, 2004 (edit)
Next Release: unknown (edit)
Platform(s): x86 (unknown variant)LinuxWiki (edit)
Packaging: RPMLinuxWiki (edit)
Interface(s): KDELinuxWiki, GNOMELinuxWiki (edit)
Derivative of: Fedora (edit)
Home Page: (offline) (edit)

Basilisk (formerly known as RPM Live CD) is a Linux live CD based on Fedora. The CD image is a workstation with KDELinuxWiki, GNOMELinuxWiki, Office, Internet/network and other applications, as well as servers and services to integrate into a LAN workgroup or domain.

Basilisk was put together as a showcase for what Linux can do before someone commits to installing it on their harddrive. It uses KDE as its window manager by default, but also comes with GNOME (which is Fedora's default).

It provides a full office suite (, instant messaging (Gaim), internet telephony (Skype, Ekiga, Teamspeak), web browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla, Konqueror, Epiphany), and various network tools (AirSnort, Snort, NMAP, Ethereal). It is multilingual, supporting English, French, German and Italian.

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