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Knoppix 6.0 Linux LiveCD replaces KDE with LXDE

Knoppix is a Linux distribution that's been popular for years among folks looking for a full featured operating system that can be booted from a LiveCD (meaning you can run the operating system without installing it to your hard drive - you just can't save any changes). You can also install Knoppix to your hard drive, but it's strength has always lied in the speed with which it boots and runs...

10 free system recovery tools

Lifehacker has put together a handy list of 10 free PC recovery tools. There's 2 Mac specific options, boot CD maker DasBoot and boot drive maker SuperDuper! The rest of the tools are for PC users, with a mix of Windows diagnostic tools and Linux LiveCDs and utilities. Of course, a good Linux LiveCD like Knoppix isn't just about being able to carry a portable workstation around with you. It...

The best Linux distro ever: the results

Wow, I am pretty blown away. Almost unanimously everyone said that Ubuntu is the best Linux distro for almost everything you would want to do. I am already a Ubuntu fan, and I thought there would be a huge list of distros because there are so many out there. Ubuntu is the distro I used at work to recover old PC data, and fix PCs when even windows was trashed. It is definitely a killer build and...

Linux as a Windows system recovery option

I have had the problem a thousand times, where one of the sales reps I support comes to me and says that that they can't access Windows or that they get the blue screen repeatedly, or their computer implodes in some other such fashion. They are usually quite distraught until I introduce them to their new best friend. I hold up a live CD containing none other than a Linux distribution. Ubuntu is my...