*nix LiveCD recommendations?

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by rotjong, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. rotjong

    rotjong Moderator

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    It's been years since I seriously ran a *nix on any of my computers. I'd like to experiment with different flavours via LiveCD and I'd like recommendations.

    I've tried a few LiveCDs already.

    1. Mandrake - Seemed alright but a bit heavy during boot. Things seemed a little slow with all the disc access [CD-ROM].
    2. Knoppix - Seemed to boot fast and run speedily.
    3. Slax - I remember nothing about it but I have it somewhere.
    4. Gentoo - Booted up nice and fast but I didn't spend much time with it.
    5. Ubuntu - Seemed to take forever to boot.

    Any other suggestions? I would like a LiveCD that is more recent in terms of the software on it but I would also like stability and fairly fast boot.

    My goal is to experiment with different releases and then pick the one I find most appealing to install on one of my systems. I definitely want a graphical desktop [KDE is preferred].

    rotjong
     
  2. onimkron

    onimkron OSNN Senior Addict

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    I use Beatrix, all I'm pretty much doing is using the Terminal to test shell scripts for my course. It does the job, and is pretty fast too :)
     
  3. rotjong

    rotjong Moderator

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check it out.

    rotjong