Informit.com has a great overview of Linux LiveCDs. It starts by explaining the different uses of LiveCDs, and overviews many of the popular LiveCDs available today.
And if that wasnâ€™t enough, specialized live distros can run from business card-sized CDs, USB thumb drives, and some that are intended as rescue CDs for virus-ridden PCs. There are even live routers and firewalls in case you want to use an older PC as your main connection to the Internet.
MozillaQuest magazine has part 2 of their Cheat Knoppix 4 to Improve Performance series. This one involves a very large USB flash drive.
All things cool are considered reviews PCLinuxOS and enjoys the friendly interface.
A new version of Damn Small Linux is out, with severall application changes and some interface improvements.
MozillaQuest Magazine tweaks the performance of Knoppix and lets you know what they did.
As part of the legwork for our stories involving the Knoppix Linux live CD and Live DVD, we gave the Knoppix 4.02 live Linux CD a spin on a somewhat older laptop.
BeOSNews.com tries to install the Zeta LiveCD to a hard drive and learns much in the process.
I’ve been working off-and-on writing a review/overview of the Zeta LiveCD, but one topic in particular kept distracting me: the question of whether or not the demo CD can be installed and run from a hard drive partition.
Linux Gazette’s #122 issues has an article about working with NTFS partitions in Knoppix 4.0.
In spite of having used other fine tools in the past to work through problems, Knoppix has become my toolbox of choice because it gives me an environment I am familiar with, GNU/Linux, and lots and lots of tools.
Sonic State reports that Knoppix boots on the Korg OASYS Keyboard. This is one place I wasn’t expecting to find Knoppix.
NewsForge is reporting there is a new LiveCD which allows you to try out Open-Xchange without the need to configure anything.
The Los Angeles Times has a nice writeup on Damn Small Linux.
Apart from being compact and fast, however, DSL Linux may change the way you use your computer. For maximum speed to rehabilitate an old PC, you can install it like any other operating system, directly on your hard drive, either for exclusive use or as an alternative to Windows. You can also start and run it from a mini-CD, even if the host computer has Windows on it. So when you do visit grandma, you can take your DSL Linux with you.
ITworld.com has an article about keeping data safe by separating it from the computer’s operating system. Live discs make an appearance.
The other alternative that I keep handy for emergencies, is to boot completely from CD-ROM or DVD.