TheAge.com.au has a non-technical page about trying Ubuntu LiveCD and discovering that you can use it to rescue data that even WinXP can't access! Impressive
During the test to try something new, this happened –
The package arrived at just the right time. The night it was delivered a friend rang with the news that his hard drive had died and he'd lost everything on it. By the time we arrived, he had already installed another hard drive and installed Windows but it couldn't see the data on the old drive. As far as it was concerned, the disk was empty.
Naturally it worked with Ubuntu and they are now happy Ubuntu'ers and Quote:
Given our experience of Ubuntu, we weren't surprised to learn that Hewlett-Packard is offering its European notebook customers a free copy of an Ubuntu version designed for their hardware.