Linux live CD.

@sumanadep (1229)
India
June 9, 2009 2:42am CST
I have heard about the linux live CD. What is it? can anyone tell me from where can I get it and does it work if I have windows installed.
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@owlwings (42022)
• Cambridge, England
9 Jun 09
The Live CD is a CD that contains a complete, operable operating system that can be run from the CD simply by booting from it. They don't usually affect the existing operating system that is installed on the hard disk though some versions may write to the hard disk, so changes can be saved. There are a number of Linux versions which can be had in Live CD versions, of which Knoppix (Debian based) was the first and Ubuntu (in various forms) is one of the most popular. You can read more about Live CDs here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_CD The Ubuntu site is here: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu In order to create the bootable CD, you will need a CD-RW drive and software to allow you to write the supplied ISO to disk. You can also order the CD from the site but this, of course, is not free.
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@owlwings (42022)
• Cambridge, England
9 Jun 09
The Ubuntu Live CD contains a complete operating system, a browser and various other applications, including a version of Open Office. One simply puts the CD in the drive and starts the computer and, provided your BIOS is set to boot from CD if available, Linux starts as an alternative and completely separate OS. Since Ubuntu can access and modify NTFS disks, this can be very useful (if you know what you are about) in dealing with and managing virus infections and corrupt disks.
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@sumanadep (1229)
• India
9 Jun 09
Thank you for the information. Downloading and writing on the disk will be easy. Does Ubuntu has any minimum hardware requirement?
• Indonesia
27 Jun 09
yes,you can find more about linux live cd in internet.And you can find about it in linux site.