What live distro do you use and what do you use it for?


NixOS, the distro with atomic updates and rollbacks.

I like to play with Linux, which usually broke my system. With NixOS, I just rollback and it works again.

Whole system can be reinstalled from a configuration file, so you can have a system running as you like it on a new machine super fast

The repo with applications is huge.

I’ve been using it for a couple of years now, it’s just great.


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GRML for just about anything. It can even be loaded to ram, so you can unplug your usb-flashdrive after bootup and reuse the port for other stuff.

Slightly OT - Ventoy makes it very easy to boot different ISO’s from a flashdrive to try them out. Once installed, you can simply copy ISO’s to the partition without further adjustments.


Ventoy or MultiISO or YUMI

  • I will test Ventoy, that I did not know, thanks -

with Manjaro blackarch kali some ubuntu and deepin (future UOS)


just read the about page for grml. i love the idea of a wrapper for crypt in the base. i hate having to find the right page on the arch wiki when i’m trying to fix my crypt setup edit: whoa, ventoy looks cool


My favorite live distro would be Tails. Since it uses Tor, I can bypass the (rather annoying proxy) of my work. Also, it runs on any machine (even tho Gnome can be a bit slow on really old hardware).


Tails. I haven’t checked much more options. It’s easy to install, light booting, persistent memory (with passphrase) accessible from the booted live experience and also while running Ubuntu for instance (with passphrasse too, obviously). It’s a pity that Windows doesn’t aknowledge the Tails pendrive. That would be the perfect live distro! I haven’t either tried to install things and evolve with my liveUSB.


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No love for Ubuntu here! It comes with useful tools like gparted which help you partition drives and do lots of other stuff.


I think I broke it when I tried to get rid of snapd, so I switched back to debian


Well, they don’t want you to get rid of snapd and snaps.


Knoppix is great! It has EVERYTHING. That thing is fully loaded!


I just tried Finnix and it works great. It even comes with chntpw pre-installed which can be quite useful at work.


+1 for Finnix



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Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).

Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.