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View Poll Results: LiveCD Distribution of the Year
I agree with a previous poster that Puppy linux should have been listed. With the gobs of live cd's out these days, so many are simply me-too live cds. Puppy is very unique, and lives up to its goals...I have run puppy successfully on an ancient thinkpad - p1 177 with 32MB. I have to credit win98 that it ran fairly well with that old beast.
For newer computers - kanotix and Mepis are great. Mepis is certainly more focused on HD install, but I have installed kanotix to HD several times with good results. I ended up voting for kanotix - because I think of Mepis's livecd feature more as a preview, and because Puppy wasn't even listed!
Slax is the best because you if you get the MySlax creator it can make your Slax live cd into any thing i have about 5 cd's one is a mail server for a company that i can run from any computer one is a desktop, and i have another one that is a PVR for my computer and the rest are different Servers (Web, etc) i also like the way slax runs and boots quicky and has that web server where u can save ur things too.
I read some nice self-claims from ARCHIE and I really like ARCH's fastness. So I downloaded this ARCHIE, and tried to test it on the live cd. Yes, it worked. But, but, when I logged out, I could not log into my workstation any more!
So I put the live CD back.
You know what? It did not work either!
I called my friend, he said that the network card might be bad. But how could be a hardware destroyed by the software? He could not answer me. Later, we found out that ARCHIE changed my network adapter! I un-installed it, put my orinigal one into the system; hoping it would solve the problem. No, no, no!
The last rescue is to call IT expert who cleaned my pc compltetely.....