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Origin: Russia
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86, x86_86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Inquisitor_(hardware_testing_software)
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.1beta2 | October 20, 2009

Inquisitor – an open-source hardware testing and certification system, suitable for both enterprise and home use, customizable, modular and available in both serverless Live CD/DVD format and server-controlled network boot production system.

This name originates from 2004, when ALT Linux was building its new installer/configuration system. All its components’ names finished with *tor (i.e. separator, propagator, predator, alterator, etc). Mikhail Yakshin came forward with a curious idea of calling new hardware testing system an “Inquisitor”—it fitted *tor schema perfectly and besides, it was a pun on system’s functionality with stress tests like cpuburn.

It boasts separate Live CD that one can download and use, just as one might download any other Live CD Linux distribution, and Inquisitor can be built into bootable root that would look just like real Linux system (but customized for specific tasks).
It is a modular system, it’s made up from a series of interchangeable modules; one can easily add new modules to add new tests, detections, production steps, etc.

It can analyse and test your hardware from top to the bottom and assure that it won’t fail easily under the production stress.


Inquisitor 3.1beta2 i386 373MB.iso
md5sum: b990071901cd60a9d6ebfb058ee57794
Inquisitor 3.1beta2 amd64 375MB.iso
md5sum: c7fef1289f36b4c25ee4057a9988d975


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