Skype on the Mepis Linux Live CD
Mepis is a Linux live CD that includes Skype by default. This screenshot is the default Simply Mepis 3.4.3 live CD, running Skype, Kaffeine media player, and the Firefox browser. The open menu shows that there are a large number of included applications, including the entire OpenOffice suite. OpenOffice is useful because it can open and save files in Microsoft Office file formats as well as its own Open Document Format.
Mepis is a full-featured desktop Linux that is designed to be installed to the hard drive. The CD is maxed out at a full 700MB and runs more slowly from a live CD than smaller live CDs like Damn Small Linux or Slax. The main advantage of Mepis as a live CD for some people is that it includes Skype.