Uses For Live CD

Uses For Live CD

Slashdot recently reported on the Washington Post’s recommendation to use a live CD for banking.  Mostly to avoid malware from getting your personal information out to the public, and giving the opportunity to others to commit fraud.  Malicious code can easily help hackers get the information needed to get to your money.

Live CDs are also a great way to try the features of different Linux distributions.  You can recover lost data from a drive that cannot boot anymore, get a computer up and running quickly if you loose your hard drive, and also get files from windows if you don’t have the proper account.  🙂

Here are some good live CDs to try, in no particual order:

Damn Small Linux

Ubuntu

Suse

Fedora

Debian

Puppy

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