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Old 10-04-2009, 07:25 PM   #1
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Live CD recommendation

I need a Linux Live CD that:
  • Is mainly used for Web Browsing activities like Email, Search, etc.
  • I can carry around from PC to PC. Home, Office, Campus, Friend's House, Hotel, etc.
  • No need for any hard disk install.
  • Stable.
  • Fast.
  • Lightweight.
I have tried tried a few Live CDs. Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.
These Live CDs contain a lot of "stuff".
Don't need all this baggage.

I just want to pop in the CD, boot up fast and start web browsing to read/respond to emails. That's all.

Which Live CD Distro would you recommend?
Old 10-04-2009, 07:43 PM   #2
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browserlinux-353, which is puppy 4.12
has flash10 and firefox 3.5

and you can save your sessions back to cd too
make sure you burn cd as multisession too

runs great from usb or hd to frugal
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I generally use knoppix or gentoo liveCDs. Laptops can be a bit picky of which will boot, and generally one or the other works, but not alwas both. ubuntu studio and others are supposedly good too. The only problem I see with your needs is the networking. Wireless drivers are not very universal. You might need to suppliment your disc with a flash drive to afford any customizations you'll need to accomplish your goals with networking. If you need that kind of mobility, you might be better served with just taking a linux laptop with you.
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XPUD was SCORCHINGLY !!! fast on qemu so I'd suspect it to be great on a stick or business sized cd. In fact I think it be the faster than my favorite BeOS.

Guess you could try the opensourced BeOS out too. Haiku-OS but I doubt it will beat the boot on Xpud.

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