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 PostPost subject: Favorite Live CD?        Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:27 am 
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What is your favourite live cd? Mine is DSL (Damn Small Linux)


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An homemade livecd with experimental drivers.


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1. DSL (for a minimal, but full-blown system).
2. grml (for system administration and a convenient way to install Debian Sid).
3. Pentoo (for penetration tests and such).
4. Debian Live Xfce (as a general purpose live CD).


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:29 am 
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Knoppix 5.1 Live CD/DVD.


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Slax is my choice.

It comes with a media player that can play WMV and other types (WMV was the only type I tried), it comes with some games, it's own OpenOffice-like suite, etc. And it's got many versions to suit many needs. Also it can fit on USB drives with 256mb or less (depending on which version you download).

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Ubuntu is favourite live cd and install cd :)

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DSL for a full-blown system, the Gentoo minimal install CD for emergency repairs.


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i like the Ubuntu live cd it is my favorite


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The Gentoo Install CD is pretty handy for fixing problems etc.

I don't really have a favourite for GUI Live CDs, I guess the Gentoo one is decent.


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The Gentoo Install CD is pretty handy for fixing problems etc.

I don't really have a favourite for GUI Live CDs, I guess the Gentoo one is decent.

I guess one might need to differentiate between Live CDs used for system fixing and desaster recovery (those don't need a GUI IMHO either) and Live CDs used for "regular work" on multiple computers or for testing a new distro and such, and in this case, it would be nice to have a GUI.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:40 am 
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DSL every time, except for my Macbook, then I use Ubuntu 6.06 or the Tiger DVD that came with it.


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Slax is nice. I like XFCE, too. I'm looking at Elive, though..


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I've mostly been using Knoppix for a while now but recently found myself switching to SLAX (I like the variety of flavors it has). Of course, I don't really use either that often to consider one better than the other. I used to use Slackware as my main operating system so that is probably giving me a bias towards SLAX.

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hey I found something some of ou might like
nimblex.net
it's a fairly good distro... fast and light
custom.nimblex.net allows you to customize what's on your CD online. then after oyu customize it, the ISO is generated and you download it

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:35 am 
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I've been sticking with the Ubuntu CD if I ever need a Live CD. Seems to have everything I need. Then again I have Vista, Ubuntu, and OS X installed on my desktop so anything I need is usually on the HDD anyway.


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DSL for slow computers
ubuntu 7.04
kurumin 7
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On my dell notebook, I poped in a Ubuntu cd, just to test out if Windows was f*****g up some hardware, else, I never use Linux, I prefer real UNIX distros (BSD, HP-UX, Solaris, and OS X)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:22 am 
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In general Kanotix is my favourite choice, if it has to be tiny then of cource DSL is the one and only


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empireum wrote:
I guess one might need to differentiate between Live CDs used for system fixing and desaster recovery (those don't need a GUI IMHO either) and Live CDs used for "regular work" on multiple computers or for testing a new distro and such, and in this case, it would be nice to have a GUI.


Well, Gentoo has a "real" LiveDVD, with a fully working GNOME desktop and a user-friendly installer too (That installer sucks, it once deleted my partition-table. The Stage2 manual install is way better.).


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