KNOPPIX is a bootable Debian based Live
CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals.
KNOPPIX can be used as a productive Linux desktop, educational CD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it.
More details are available from the KNOPPIX website.
available from enjoyLinux.co.uk:
New: Linux on Live USBs
Linux 6.2.1 (installation & Live CD 32-bit)
CD - £2.00
Intel-compatible CPU (i486 or later)
32 MB of RAM for text mode, at least 96 MB for graphics mode with KDE (at least 128 MB of RAM is recommended to use the various office products)
Cards: Most graphics cards
Cards: Most sound cards
KNOPPIX Linux Desktop