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The LiveCD List

This site was created to help sort through the many LiveCDs available. It currently tracks LiveCDs, LiveDVDs, and LiveUSB operating systems.

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Key Purpose Desktops: provides a working GUI desktop environment with a collection of desktop programs, such as browsers and text editors. Many also include utilities for other purposes, such as home entertainment, but are only listed here because the additional functions are not their primary focus. OS Installation: provides an option to transfer the cd to the hard drive, or to install an OS in a different form Education: provides a collection of educational programs, or was created to be used in the educational field Rescue: provides tools needed for data recovery Clustering: provides tools for making clusters Security: contains network security tools Home Entertainment: geared towards playing video and audio Gaming: video games! Medical: contains medical programs Diagnostics: contains utilities for testing hardware Firewall: distributions created to be used as firewalls Forensics: distributions containing forensic tools Server: distributions used for various server functions

Min/Max Size How big the Operating System is. 700MiB or less fpr cd, 4.7GiB for DVD, and USB or BluRay for larger sizes.

Architectures x86: AMD and Intel computers, could include optimizations from the 386 to the Pentium IV to the Athlon XP x86-64: Computers with chips that use the x86 64-bit extensions, also known as AMD64, EM64T, Intel 64, or x64. These chips include the Athlon64, Opteron, Pentium 4 600 series, Pentium D, Core 2, Core i7 and modern Xeons PPC: PowerPC chips, including the Apple G3, G4, and G5 (in 32-bit mode), possibly other IBM Power chips PPC64: PowerPC 64-bit chips, including the Apple G5, possibly other IBM Power chips, such as the one used in the Playstation 3 Eden: LiveCDs specifically made for the VIA Eden platform. Because these are based on the x86 instruction set, x86 LiveCDs may work too Xbox: Made for the XBox, may require software or hardware mods to run Sparc64: SUN Sparc 64-bit platform Mips: Some SGI platforms HPPA: Also known as PA-RISC, made by HP

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Last update is from mid-2017.

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  • Developed byNicholas Outin
  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
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Has so many distros to choose from! From Desktop, Repair, Education, Security, even Cluster Computing Distros!

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