Santa Tux's Corner: The Gift of Linux, Part 2

Linux: the gift that keeps on giving!

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Re: Santa Tux's Corner: The Gift of Linux, Part 2

Anonymous's picture

There is one caveat to all this: you may need with the CD to also give them a real modem card! Many Windows-based PC's have low-cost Windows modem cards installed, the majority of which do not run under Linux!

Re: Santa Tux's Corner: The Gift of Linux, Part 2

Anonymous's picture

I agree. I was amazed at how quickly this distro recognised teh components of my system. However it doesnt recognise my Winmodem so i downloaded an RPM from teh manufacturer website hoping I could install it with Kpackage. However this needs a root password and since I never did enter a password I am stuck. Any help you can provide with this appreciated.

TIA
Darryl

Re: Santa Tux's Corner: The Gift of Linux, Part 2

Anonymous's picture

On Knoppix, if you haven't changed it, the root password is root

Joe
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Re: Santa Tux's Corner: The Gift of Linux, Part 2

Anonymous's picture

Both Cool Linux http://sourceforge.net/projects/emergencycd2/ and Knoppix are great demo's for Linux. It's great when you can reboot someones Win2k box and make all of there hardware work from one CD. People are allways amazed that it all works.

Just a note. Cool Linux uses the Ice Window manager by default and starts a great deal faster that KDE on Knoppix.

Get both they are great when you need to do some real work and can't install Linux to do your job.

Re: Santa Tux's Corner: The Gift of Linux, Part 2

prensing's picture

There is a RedHat-based CD distribution called Cool Linux CD (you can find it on freshmeat). It is currently based on RH 7.3.

Re: Santa Tux's Corner: The Gift of Linux, Part 2

Anonymous's picture

Both Cool Linux http://sourceforge.net/projects/emergencycd2/ and Knoppix are great demo's for Linux. It's great when you can reboot someones Win2k box and make all of there hardware work from one CD. People are allways amazed that it all works.

Just a note. Cool Linux uses the Ice Window manager by default and starts a great deal faster that KDE on Knoppix.

Get both they are great when you need to do some real work and can't install Linux to do your job.

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