Sunday, February 08, 2004

Linux LiveCD

A Linux LiveCD is a bootable CD that can be used to try out Linux without installing it to your hard drive. They often have over 1GB of software (which is decompressed when you wish to run a program). Some LiveCD's allow you to install Linux as well. A few good ones to try are:

Knoppix seems to be the most up to date and best one at the moment. I very much doubt there will ever be a MSWindows LiveCD (due to licensing) - which shows the advantage Linux may have over Windows - the ability to demo and use Linux without installing onto a PC (and it costs only the price of a CD-R (plus once-off download cost)). No viruses either (CD readonly)

No comments: