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View Poll Results: LiveCD Distribution of the Year
Knoppix 498 39.59%
SimplyMEPIS 88 7.00%
PCLinuxOS 58 4.61%
SLAX 170 13.51%
DamnSmall Linux 116 9.22%
dyne:bolic 7 0.56%
MandrakeMove 17 1.35%
DNALinux 3 0.24%
Feather Linux 3 0.24%
Morphix 11 0.87%
Suse Live 33 2.62%
BeatrIX 5 0.40%
Gnoppix 5 0.40%
Kanotix 59 4.69%
Ubuntu Live 185 14.71%
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Old 02-01-2006, 11:52 AM   #31
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Where is adios?
Old 02-01-2006, 12:14 PM   #32
Registered: Aug 2005
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 291

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where's Auditor??!!!
i'm not surprised though.. that one's specially meant for security folks and enthusiasts
Old 02-01-2006, 02:13 PM   #33
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: North of the Border
Distribution: Gentoo & Debian
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Knoppix is the LiveCD that I knew of and have not turned back
Old 02-01-2006, 02:39 PM   #34
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Knoppix all the way! it is awesome how you can read NTFS partitions with it!
Old 02-01-2006, 02:59 PM   #35
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Puppy Linux is small, fast and has a great selection of apps. It gets my vote, woof!
Old 02-01-2006, 03:06 PM   #36
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Distribution: XP, Windows 7, PCLinuxOS
Posts: 41

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Talking about live cds only, not how well it installs, then PCLinux gets it because everything works.
Old 02-02-2006, 12:04 AM   #37
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Distribution: Lindows/Linspire, SuSE, PC-BSD, ubuntu, puppy
Posts: 239

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What about Linspire Live, Jeremy?
Old 02-02-2006, 05:35 AM   #38
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Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Singapore
Distribution: Debian 3.1r1 'Sarge' GNU/Linux
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Well, what can I say, my first taste of Linux started with a Knoppix LiveCD, impressive for what they can squeeze in.
Old 02-02-2006, 05:55 AM   #39
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I tried Knoppix and Kanotix, and I have to say that Kanotix is better. Not only does it have amazing hardware detection, it also has a good set of drivers (it even supports Linksys 2.6!) and a very easy hard drive installation setup.
Old 02-02-2006, 06:06 AM   #40
Registered: Jan 2006
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Best Live CD

I have to say that Damn Samm Linux (DSL) is an amazing distro, A very nice tight package that brought my ancient IBM laptop back to life. Taking up only 50 megs, it really packs a nice punch. Nice work guys, you got my vote!

Old 02-02-2006, 07:20 AM   #41
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Where is Whax ?
Old 02-02-2006, 12:35 PM   #42
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Thumbs up

I had Ubuntu's CD sent to me, and I tried it, but it would not detect my wireless PCI adapter...

So, I tried SimplyMEPIS 3.3, and it works perfectly!
Old 02-02-2006, 12:38 PM   #43
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Distribution: Debian sarge and LFS (Linux From Scratch)
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Knoppix, as always.
Old 02-03-2006, 07:31 AM   #44
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Brazil
Distribution: ImagineOS
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I can't vote.. Ubuntu live, Suse live... and several livecds missings... the list must to be upgraded from time to time... so, Slax is the only one I can vote...
Old 02-03-2006, 04:11 PM   #45
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Greece
Distribution: Mandrake 10.1 , Ubuntu 5.1
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KNOPPIX, and especially clusterKNOPPIX. It helped me a lot with demanding applications, like video editing


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