posted on Mar, 3 2006 @ 08:03 AM
there are several distros available, many that run "live" or from a CD. some that come to mind
are Linspire, Knoppix, DSL (Damn Small Linux, entire OS 50mb) , Puppy( 60 mb), PClinuxOS,
Top Secret Linux .
I am currently using Linspire 5.0.*** . cool OS . I have it installed on 3 machines right now.
2 dual boot systems. whei i installed it I went from blank formatted HDD to being installed
on line, and printing a test page in less than 15 min.
even my Wife who is computer challenged likes it.
for those that dont have the capibility or desire to burn the CDs there are a couple options.
For linspire there is a book Titled The No Nonsense Guide that includes the Live CD for about 20.00.
There is a seller on EBAY that is selling a 5 system "set" @ around 25.00 inc. shipping which
includes TopSecret Linux, Knoppix, Xandros,DSL, and PCLinuxOS.
one of these you dont install at all It runs within windows and you can save stuff right to the CD. so you can carry your entire system with you.