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Old 02-24-2012, 03:58 AM   #1
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Question Mainstream live distro with French UI?


For regular users who can no longer boot their Windows host, I need to find a Linux distribution with the following features:
  • Available as a live USB keydrive
  • Mainsteam distribution, so that it's well maintained
  • Full French UI, from booting all the way to X. This is important, as an English UI is no go for users who can't read/aren't comfortable with English
  • Once in X, it must be able to mount NTFS partitions, provide a good file manager, and a good CIFS/FTP client so that users can recover data and send them to a remote host before reinstalling Windows safely

Based on the Wikipedia list, I zeroed in on the following distros:
  • RPM-based: Fedora, PCLinuxOS, Red Hat, Suse, CentOS, Mandriva/Mageia
  • Gentoo-based: SystemRescueCD
  • Debian-based: Knoppix, Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE), MEPIS, Ubuntu

Do you which of those solutions satisfy the requirements?

Thank you.
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Run a search at for the following characteristics:
OS type Linux
Distribution category Live medium
Country of origin France
Status Active

You will get a list of 14 distros to investigate.
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Thanks for the tip. I hadn't noticed the Search option on the site.


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