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Here’s Hack #94, Download Windows Patches Securely, from Kyle Rankin’s Knoppix Hacks, 2nd Edition. Knoppix Hacks offers a collection of tips and techniques for using the enormous amount of software Knoppix offers–not just to work and play, but also to troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and disinfect your system without having to install a thing. The book includes scores of hacks covering both the standard Knoppix live CD and the feature-rich DVD “Maxi” distribution (included with this book). In this book, you’ll learn how to:

  • Investigate features of the KDE desktop and its Internet applications
  • Save settings and data between reboots with persistent storage
  • Use Knoppix as a system administration multitool to replace failed servers and more
  • Use the CD/DVD as a rescue disc to repair filesystems or a system that won’t boot
  • Rescue Windows systems with Knoppix to back up files and settings, hack the registry, and more
  • Explore other live CDs based on Knoppix
  • Use Knoppix to automatically detect and configure hardware
  • Remaster Knoppix to include favorite software and custom branding

Hack #94: Download Windows Patches Securely – Link


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0 thoughts on “Knoppix Hacks: Install Windows patches securely

  1. John,

    Read closer. It’s a stereo image _of_ a true hologram. The side-by-side image above are two perspectives of the same sheet of plastic. You can see that the visible image of the cube is different from two viewpoints.

    That’s what’s so cool about this. It’s almost magic that you can create a holographic effect just by making a bunch of scratches in plastic.

  2. This looks really cool. I’d like to see a video of the process & the resulting image though!

    Carl, great idea using CNC to create complex images.

  3. > This is just crying out for someone to generate complex pictures using CNC.

    The scratches need to be be almost perfectly smooth with no jaggies at all. Normal CNC doesn’t work, but a couple months ago Evan at found that “drag engraving” does reduce the jaggies enough, see:

    > This looks really cool. I’d like to see a video of the process & the resulting image though!

    Lol, I was finally going to do a video just last weekend, but it rained the whole time. These look great in direct sunlight, poor under most light sources except high-power pin spots.