Friday, August 24, 2007

Linux Distros

KNOPPIX : : Knoppix is the best Live-CD out there in comparison to Ubuntu & a plethora of others because it is Debian so extremely user-friendly & the graphics blows you off. Those who are used to using Red Hat or Fedora Core can immediately see the difference. In comparison to Ubuntu it has a superuser mode. That is very relaxing cause you can now mount FAT32 file systems from HDD in RW mode (mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1). The superuser mode can be turned on by logging in as knoppix 2 at the boot: prompt

live-cd audio :

winlinux : : Claims to run from within Windows. One word of caution. These guys might be purposely leaving out the layout.bin file so after downloading almost 350 MB you cannot install the thing. It might be a trick to persuade users to buy their product.

GeeXboX :
Use this Linux to turn the comp into a jukebox. On booting, it loads all it's players into memory. Then you can remove the Linux CD and put in all the music CDs and DVDs.

Ubuntu :
This one is many ones favourite. But I personally don't like it. It doesn't have a superuser mode as does Knoppix and gnome is pretty bland compared to KDE. But live-DVD might have both, I don't know.

Damn Small Linux
A lot of fuss is made over this distro. It's really small.

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