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    Yea, another thumbs up for Knoppix from me too. On the subject of bootable and live CDs, I have been using Hiren's Boot CD for a few months now, and its a pretty invaluable tool as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creeping Death View Post
    Yea, another thumbs up for Knoppix from me too. On the subject of bootable and live CDs, I have been using Hiren's Boot CD for a few months now, and its a pretty invaluable tool as well.
    I have Hirren's in my collection but I haven't used it yet, I've been to lazy to see all it has to offer, any chance of a quick rundown?

    and I had no idea that Utorrent is now available for Linux and I'm going to give ClamWin a try.

    VirtualBox is also a good alternative to VMWare

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    Eek ! Ubuntu won't load on the old Dell Celeron 800. What should I do ? Throw the sucker away ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCalo2000 View Post
    Eek ! Ubuntu won't load on the old Dell Celeron 800. What should I do ? Throw the sucker away ?
    are you getting an error message?
    I got my cousin to load Ubuntu on his PII 250 with 64MB of RAM. Or is the issue the GUI won't load if that is the case the Video card is probably not supported.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawdler View Post
    I have Hirren's in my collection but I haven't used it yet, I've been to lazy to see all it has to offer, any chance of a quick rundown?

    and I had no idea that Utorrent is now available for Linux and I'm going to give ClamWin a try.

    VirtualBox is also a good alternative to VMWare
    Ubuntu has a number of Bit torrent clients. I use Transmission. utorrent runs under Wine a windows emulator and it runs just fine. if wine is not installed you can install it from the Software center or you can open a terminal and type "sudo apt-get install wine" and it will ask for your password and it will download and install wine.you will get a single question asking if you want to install this program type "y" and it will continue when the screen gets back to a prompt close the terminal and run wine from the program menu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creeping Death View Post
    Yea, another thumbs up for Knoppix from me too. On the subject of bootable and live CDs, I have been using Hiren's Boot CD for a few months now, and its a pretty invaluable tool as well.
    Hirens is awesome too. A couple other good ones are Ultimate Boot CD and Backtrack.

    For those of you who are still hesitant to use Linux you can create an Ultimate boot CD with Windows which will create a live windows CD with tons of tools to help you recover data and fix system problems.

    But if you are hesitant to use Linux, give it a try you may like it. Download any distribution and boot from the CD just about every distribution has a Live CD and you can boot to the live CD and give the OS a try. Also remember that if you decide to install it on your system it will be faster than it is while running from a CD.

    My old laptop boots in 16 seconds 1.5Ghz Pentium M and shuts down in 14 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalPain View Post
    Ubuntu has a number of Bit torrent clients. I use Transmission. utorrent runs under Wine a windows emulator and it runs just fine. if wine is not installed you can install it from the Software center or you can open a terminal and type "sudo apt-get install wine" and it will ask for your password and it will download and install wine.you will get a single question asking if you want to install this program type "y" and it will continue when the screen gets back to a prompt close the terminal and run wine from the program menu.
    thanks for the info, I've never used wine, I usually just use VMWare Server which is also open source, I think I'll give wine a shot.

    I've been using Linux Mint but just installed Ubuntu 9.1 to test it out.

    I've tried Transmission but prefer Deluge for the time being for my torrents

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    UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD) is also a great product.

    Hiren's is a collection of utilities such as...

    Partition Magic
    Ghost and Acronis
    GetDataBack
    Winternals
    Memtest86
    Just about every disk diag tool
    Offline Password Changer
    7zip
    Ghost
    Bunch of DOS apps (attrib, fdsik, pkunzip)
    ccleaner
    Superantispyware
    Malwarebytes Antimalware
    Hijackthis

    Pretty much a collection of every useful software tool I've ever used while repairing a PC. Except l0phtcrack.

    http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd
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    Kompozer - a great WYSIWYG editor.
    FileZilla - FTP/SFTP client/server.
    Dia - alternative to Visio

    There's a site I use to find open source alternatives to commercial applications. It has worked really well for me.

    Find Open Source Alternatives to commercial software | Open Source Alternative - osalt.com

    Enjoy. Hope this doesn't kill the thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creeping Death View Post
    UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD) is also a great product.

    Hiren's is a collection of utilities such as...

    Partition Magic
    Ghost and Acronis
    GetDataBack
    Winternals
    Memtest86
    Just about every disk diag tool
    Offline Password Changer
    7zip
    Ghost
    Bunch of DOS apps (attrib, fdsik, pkunzip)
    ccleaner
    Superantispyware
    Malwarebytes Antimalware
    Hijackthis

    Pretty much a collection of every useful software tool I've ever used while repairing a PC. Except l0phtcrack.

    Hiren's BootCD 10.1 - www.hiren.info
    I might know a place where L0phtcrack can be found. To bad Symantec bought it and killed it. But it is out there with Keygens Another good thing about the UBCD is you can add programs and utilities to it that you might need.

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