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Old 08-08-2006, 11:43 PM   #1
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Question I need a typing livecd

I have an old junker that I want to turn into a computer to practice typing. It has a cdrom and a floppy drive but no harddrive. It's an old gateway 2000 someone was going to trhow away. I can't seem to find a solution available at my level of skill. Edubuntu is too big of a livecd and the smaller ones are hard for me to remaster it seems so far. I run ubuntu and if I could make a livecd of it without the gui and with some typing progrmas like gtypist and typespeed installed that would be awesome.

Any ideas?
Old 08-09-2006, 12:55 AM   #2
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Seems to me that I've heard Knoppix uses KDE ... If it includes kdeedu, part of that is ktouch ... a good typing tutor.
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Check out elivecd. It is debian based and uses enlightenment so it may be a little easier to run plus I think it comes with a neat little game called typespeed which runs in a shell. Should be all you need.
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If your junker can handle a USB pen-drive, help is at hand! Grab a copy of Puppy Linux. It can boot off its CD and be set up to save to the USB with no need for a hard drive. The typing app (try
for some and google for more. check in the Puppy forums e.g. for other comments and suggestions re typing and other software.
Old 08-09-2006, 04:11 PM   #5
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Knoppix is too modern and big.

Elive looks like it might work but I'd like other options.

I'm unaware of any typing software immediately available for puppy linux but maybe I missed it in pupget or something.
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