Must have live cd’s for the computer savvy kid
A live cd is an operating system and the programs on it you can boot from the cd/dvd drive.
1. A linux distro live cd.
There are dozens, I prefer ubuntu.
To save data on the hard drive if it is failing, to save data if windows refuses to boot up, …
2. The clonezilla live cd
Clonezilla is the opensource answer to norton ghost, and it supports multicasting!
This means faster backups and restores of your drives.
There is a livecd of clonezilla you can download here.
This tool is a must for every computer user’s arsenal.
3. The gparted live cd
This tool can format your harddrives, resize them, repartition, set boot flags, …
4. The super grub disk live cd.
Windows wont start after partition? Grub spitting out errors?
This tool will help you out.
I know there are allot of other live cd’s but these are the must haves for the local pc whizkid.