Flexbeta: Are Computers without Hard Drives Useless? Doubtful.
Aug 17, 2005, 02:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Pryor)
"Knoppix, a Linux based live CD, will boot a computer from the
optical drive and gives a slow but usable graphical user interface.
The average Windows user may balk at the idea of learning Linux. On
the other hand, anyone willing to fumble around in the GUI for half
an hour, and throw out the occasional Google search shouldn't have
too many problems using the Knoppix interface. The most recent
version, Knoppix 3.9, comes with Firefox and OpenOffice.org 2.0
Beta, so if you're already using the Windows equivalent, Knoppix is
that much easier to pick up. This still leaves the question, what
can be done on a computer without a hard drive...?"