Linux without anything to install on harddisk

shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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KNOPPIX is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. KNOPPIX can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it.
Shabbir Bhimani
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Knoppix seems to be the most popular liveCD distro. And some others are actually knoppix based. It's a good way for linux starters to get the feel on how's it inside linux though these are often much less featureful than the full versions you install on the disk.

I tried Damn Small Linux, only about 60MB to download and it's nice, but i don't see myself doing anything too productive with it.
However, i think it's a very good thing for being able to do something like programming or learning programming, playing music, watching videos or something if you haven't a laptop. You just carry a CD, enter it in any computer you come by and do what you want and can do with it. It's a very neat thing.