Subject: NetBSD live CD
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 23:14:39 -0500 (EST)
From:"Haidut" <>

I am one of the developers of Arudius - a live CD Linux distro 
targeting information security professionals. The 
CD has a large collection of security tools and a very small footprint 
(210MB) so it fits on a mini-CD, thus it 
can load its tools completely into RAM and run them very fast. In 
addition to this security-related Linux 
distribution, we also developed a NetBSD live CD focusing on the 
non-security community. It is called NeWBIE (or 
simply Newbie). This acronym is pronounced just like the word "newbie" 
and stands for 
(Ne)tBSD (W)are (B)urned (I)n (E)conomy, a naming convention similar to 
the one used for the well-known FreeSBIE 
CD. Newbie caters to the desktop-user (i.e. with applications for web 
browsing, chat, multimedia, document editing, 
etc) but will also serve as a core for creating a NetBSD-based live CD 
for network security auditing just like 
Arudius (see the  website). We are also in the process of developing a 
DragonflyBSD version of NeWBIE.
The goal of both CDs is to promote the usage of Linux/BSD and hopefully 
serve as useful tools for people who
need that kind of software.
We would appreciate it if you try out the CDs and give us some feedback 
on how we can improve them (i.e 
configuration, install additional software, etc). If you find any of 
the CDs to be useful, please mention them on 
your site or post a link to the homepage -
Thank you very much for your attention and if you have any questions 
feel free to send an email to

best regards,