MacGyver and Linux Live CDs

In a rescue mission that would make MacGyver proud, Mark Rais writes about his creative use of a Linux live CD and a digital camera to save a friends business report after his friend's Windows laptop died.

"[My friend] was ready to fling...his laptop and himself out the window... So, I pulled a Knoppix Linux Live-CD from my bag and asked him to insert it into his drive... I looked around the room. Spotting his Minolta Digital camera, I asked if it was working and if he had the USB cable for it. Mitch handed me the camera and cable. I inserted it into the laptop USB slot just before I booted Knoppix..."

You can read the full account of how a Linux live CD saved a business report that otherwise might have been lost here.