Linux emulation CD

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Someone here mentioned some download from which you can make a bootable CD that emulates Linux's basic features.  Can someone tell me what this is?

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There are some distributions offering an ISO which you can burn on a CD (it will be bootable). It's for evaluating reasons mostly withouth any restrictions though. It will run linux from the cd without having ton install it on your HD, though in my experience it will be slow.

I know SuSE always have an Evaluation CD ISO, which you can download from their site (http://www.suse.com/).
I've also heared that Debian now offer a similar ISO too, but I haven't tried it so far. I've been told it's not as slow as SuSE's and that it doesn't even use disk space, just a floppy for the settings. Take a look at their site (http://www.debian.org).
Knoppix (http://www.knoppix.com) is a Debian based distro designed to boot and run totally from a CD.  It is a complete distribution containing kernel 2.4.19, KDE 3.0.4, Gnome2, OpenOffice, and Mozilla.  If you decide you like it, it can also be installed to your hard drive for stndard use.

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Thanks!  I'm downloading the suse eval iso right now.  Nice lizard they have.

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