Originally posted by Dr StrangeloveYou say you're using knoppix, so you should know that a GNU/Linux distro is not all that different from windows (user wise).
do not wish to go to the trouble of relearning a new [to them] operating system.
Originally posted by DiapasonSince windows XP is proprietary software I doubt you'll be able to get it to run from a CD without much trouble. If we could carry our windows with us between computers, the mighty MS would lose a lot of profit.
Q1] How do you get a WindowsXP system to boot from CD? Is there something to press as it boots that will let you do this?
Originally posted by DiapasonIt depends. I have made a custom made live CD for myself that loads entirely into RAM (work) memory. I can do that because I have a lot of memory in the computers I usually work with.
Q2] Do you need to leave the CD in the drive after it has booted?
Originally posted by DiapasonAgain, it depends. It depends on the hardware you have and what boot parameters you're using. If you start Knoppix without any boot parameters it will do some heavy hardware detecting to configure itself to run well on your machine. That can take quite some time depending on how much hardware you got, what kind of hardware you got and how fast your computer is (not talking about processor speed alone, but also bus speed and memory are very important factors that are often overlooked).
Q3] Does it take long to boot the knoppix system?
Originally posted by DiapasonIf you have windows running on your machine and all your files are on a disk formatted using the NTFS* file system then you may need to download and use a special program to be able to read that disk in the first place (can't tell if that program is now part of Knoppix or not).
Q4] When I'm running knoppix, can I see my Windows files? Eg, would I be able to open a pdf file that I saved when running Windows?
Originally posted by DiapasonWhile there are many options for office-like software, Open Office is perhaps the most popular. I have Open Office installed on my live-CD as well as in windows. The latest version of Open Office (version 2+) is quite a remarkable piece of software. You can do most things in it that you can do in MS Office (including opening your MS Office saved files in it), but there are limitations. However, Open Office also has a lot to offer that MS Office currently lacks.
Q5] How close are MS Office and Open Office? Are there many features that the latter doesn't support?
Originally posted by stockenSorry - didn't make myself clear!
Since windows XP is proprietary software I doubt you'll be able to get it to run from a CD without much trouble. If we could carry our windows with us between computers, the mighty MS would lose a lot of profit.
Originally posted by DiapasonFinally, let me just say that I've had friends trying out Knoppix, who were dissapointed that Knoppix weren't the solution to all ends. They inserted the disk, booted and found that the default language is German (the creator of knoppix is from Germany). They wouldn't take the time to figure out how to run knoppix with their own language as default.
Hey Stocken - I like the sound of this. Never heard of knoppix before, so here are a couple of possibly daft questions - I hope you can help me out here:
I've Googled and found knoppix.org. There it says you can boot a linux implementation from CD.
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That's all I can think of at the minute!
Thanks for taking the time to post this.
Originally posted by DiapasonDepending on your computer, there are a certain key (or combination of keys) to press as the computer boots. For instance, it may say:
I want to tell it to boot Knoppix from a CD. How do I get it to do that?