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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!).
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.
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.
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.