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Old 31. Oct 2016, 05:03 AM   #431 (permalink)
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Ubuntu Unity 16.04.1, featuring a bottom launcher.

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Old 22. Nov 2016, 03:12 PM   #432 (permalink)
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PCLinuxOS - "Full Monty" edition.

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I wish I had another computer to play with Linux...looks interesting.
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I wish I had another computer to play with Linux...looks interesting.
You can play with Linux as much as you like using a live session launched from either a DVD or USB having previously downloaded and copied a Linux ISO file to it using the simple instructions provided by each distro's wiki or forum. A live session will enable you to do most things with the system itself and included software, except save the changes made, and will not affect your Windows installation in any way.

If you like what you see, you can then, as an option, dual boot a selected Linux alongside Windows and choose which OS to launch at boot.

Some distros also provide a "persistence" option whereby changes can be saved to the system when run from a USB.
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Some distros also provide a "persistence" option whereby changes can be saved to the system when run from a USB.
MC, do you know off-hand which distros do this or allow this besides Puppy?
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Some like Puppy Linux are actually designed to run as a live version and can be run from another OSs (like Windows) partition without affecting any of the files (other than possibly the boot loader obviously).
So called Frugal Puppy is actually more powerul than the traditionally installed Linux version.
I use frugal Puppy install on a USB stick as my emergency recovery media for technical support.
It is easy to set up a virtual machine from it to run the client's chosen OS and security.


For others look up Linux Live
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Old 26. Nov 2016, 05:48 PM   #438 (permalink)
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MC, do you know off-hand which distros do this or allow this besides Puppy?
Quite a few but with varying degrees of reliability.

Kali is another popular one in addition to those posted by Burn-IT.

Probably the best option is to search the appropriate forum for a distro you like for "persistence" to see how it's setup and what the success rate might be.

More background info here.

https://www.pendrivelinux.com/what-i...nux/#more-1595
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ChaletOS 16.04. Excellent!

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