Boot times would be slow with an optical drive, I think. But, I've never tried this. Let me know how it works out.
Is there a way to put windows xp on a cd, or any operating system for that matter and have the system bootup from the cd? IE have an entire windows install on a cd. that way nothing gets crapped out when you just shut the sytem off in a hard power down.
also, what can i do to keep the windows install small so taht only basic programs can run without all that other crap from turning on... from a normal install of windows?
The more I look at Bart PE the less I think it will work. I don't think you'd be able to use most apps with it. It has a bunch of "plug-ins", but not everything you'd probably want. Maybe if you knew how to write the plug-ins, you could add all the apps you want.
Originally Posted by anaxagoras
Or even better, if you dont need all the bloat and resource hogging garbage that comes with it, you can look into Damn Small Linux. Its a knoppix-based live cd OS but runs so much faster and smoother than knoppix.
Check it out at ww.damnsmalllinux.org