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Old 05-20-2005, 04:27 AM   #1
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live cd distros


I am looking to try out Linux, but I have no spare partitions to install it on. So I thought I could use a live CD (like knoppix or sumin). Which live-cd distros are the best regarding user interface (i cant work in anything that looks like win 95/98 etc!).

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Old 05-20-2005, 04:47 AM   #2
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apart from knoppix

u can try out

knoppix live CD also
 
Old 05-20-2005, 04:58 AM   #3
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I've tried knoppix and i found the user interface utterly boring. are there any other live cd variants that have a nicer ui?

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Old 05-20-2005, 04:59 AM   #4
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sorry
i got my message wrong
i meant to suggest

kubuntu live CD

regards
 
Old 05-20-2005, 05:06 AM   #5
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will try that!!

thanx

tim
 
Old 05-20-2005, 05:07 AM   #6
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Hit the The LiveCD List and burn a few disks. PCLINUXOS is pretty cool, as are Ubuntu and Kbuntu, Slax is cool because you can store your settings online. Kanotix has tons of programs. Puppy will install to a flash drive. If you have an Xbox you can use Xebian. Play around til you find one you like.

http://www.livecdlist.com/
 
Old 05-20-2005, 05:27 AM   #7
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so far i have tried PClinuxOS and Knoppix. PCLinuxOS was nicer to use than knoppix, but it wouldnt save my settings to my flash drive.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 06:32 AM   #8
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hi there,

there is LinspireLive! (free if you download it over bittorrent. it'shere. )

I personally haven't tried it though have tried Lindows 4.0. It looks very like Win XP.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 10:35 AM   #9
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Originally posted by hougtimo
so far i have tried PClinuxOS and Knoppix. PCLinuxOS was nicer to use than knoppix, but it wouldnt save my settings to my flash drive.

Did you setup the USBkey?
 
Old 05-20-2005, 10:54 AM   #10
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my USB key was blank and formatted FAT32. It recognized it and eberything during the start-up routine, but when I tried to run the USB KEY Setup from the guest desktop, it came back with an error and said ithad been formatted incorrectly.

(I formatted it FAT32 from XP BTW)

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Old 05-20-2005, 11:00 AM   #11
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I found Suse Linux Live-CD, which looks quite good. Does any1 know if it worth downloading? and what appscome withit?

thanx

tim
 
Old 05-20-2005, 02:59 PM   #12
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After SuSE started making Live-DVDs, I thought it got a little out of hand...
My suggestion is the brilliant Slax, based on the equally brilliant Slackware. If you run it and start up FluxBox, you will have a charming, very light, very responsive environment. You could also try Archie, the Live-CD version of ArchLinux. It is extremely fast.
 
Old 05-22-2005, 11:47 PM   #13
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mepis

mepis ... go go go...
 
  


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