knoppix linux, have I ever told you that I love you?

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  1. zippo[m]

    zippo[m] New Member

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    I cannot even count the times this CD has saved my life. For those of you who don't know what Knoppix is, it's a distro of Linux that runs 'live' off the CD - no installing needed. It's the best tool you can have for data recovery. I toasted my laptop's mobo awhile ago, went to have it serviced and they told me that if the laptop was 'totalled', I'd just get a check for a new one - but I'd never see my data again. If I wanted them to try data recovery, it'd be $100.

    I was able to toss the laptop drive into my father's laptop, I put in a knoppix disc, and transferred all the data to an external USB hard drive that I use. If you haven't used this before, I highly suggest you check it out.....it's just too cool.
     
  2. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    i keep a knoppix cd with me at all times. Never know when you're going to need it. No installing, no hastle, just boot up and go.
     
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    I keep a copy both at home and at work.
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    i use knoppix a lot, but ocassionally i'll find myself using the homebrew editions of WinPE every once in a while.
     
  5. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Yep, it's nice. I've heard that it is quite good when installed to the hard drive as well, although I can't see it being any better than Ubuntu.
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    i still need to check out Ubuntu. You're crazy about that distro.
     
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    :bigok: I try to keep a copy with me all the time, although the copy I have in my bag now is too scratched to even boot. :o

    I need to get some nice CD cases. :o
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    What about those D-skins? has anyone here tried those?
     
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    I tried to find em, but everywhere was sold out! I'm interested, as well.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    It's just pretty awesome. As easy as SuSE, but with far more potential for customization and much friendlier for expert users. Apparently the next version (Hoary) is supposed to have a fancy graphical installer and everything, so that should be even better.
     
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    I got multiple copies :wiggle:
     

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