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Live Linux on CD

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by Nelix, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. Nelix
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    I've just obtained a copy of Knopper Live Linux on CD, it's really easy to run, just put the cd in the drive and boot from it, it mounts all of your hard drives Wheather FAT or NTFS and you can use it as if you had a proper Linux OS.

    Been spending the day browsing through all the functions and i have to say that i really like it, takes abit of getting used to but play with it for a while and, i've found anyway, then go back to windows you think "now would'nt that tool/button/option be handy now"

    And the best thing is that the CD is FREE, download your copy (only if your on broadband, however i do think they will mail you a copy) from

    http://www.knoppix.net/
     
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    Just finished downloading the ISO (2h 55min). Got to burn it to CD yet but will have to have a play over the next couple of weeks. Cheers Nelix.

    :alc
     
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  3. AJ

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    My boss had this and it was my first look at Linux.

    You're right, the disk has everything you could want from an OS including their version of Office, and for free!!! :eek:

    From the little I have used it, you can use it on an NTFS partition but you can't save anything to the HDD but you can using FAT, FAT32 (but I could be wrong).

    Have fun playing around with the disk

    Andrew
     
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    Si, What connection speed do you have and what download speed did you get while downloading??
     
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    At best 589.8 Kbps, I downloaded it from the UK mirror and from start to finish it was around peak speed. Although I was surfing the net at the same time. :scratch
     
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    I did'nt see a UK Mirror there so i got mine from an american Mirror, took about 4 Hrs, wish i had seen the UK one :oops:
     
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    This is something of an off topic comment, but I thought I'd make a book suggestion for those wanting to learn Linux and who have a mainly Windows background (which is just about everyone). I've been reading Minasi and York's "Linux for Windows Administrators" http://www.bookpool.com/.x/3c2paw7tv1/sm/0782141196 It's a great way to learn Linux coming from a Windows NT/2000 perspective. Minasi is a total Windows guru and had to co-write the thing with Dan York to get the Linux side of things. There's a lot that Linux does that would totally escape a Windows guru because the Linux shells can be quite different. It takes some of the confusion away from trying to learn basic Linux from a "pure" Linux text.

    Now back to our regularly scheduled thread.
     
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  8. Nelix
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    Thanks for that Trip, will take a lookwhen i get some time at work
     
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