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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 02-19-2006, 12:06 AM   #76
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Originally Posted by Thetargos
Where did you find Gnoppix? As even searching for it in Google, will take me to the Knoppix site...
as a rule though I'd go to distrowatch
Old 02-19-2006, 12:23 AM   #77
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Thanks, downloading.
Old 02-19-2006, 12:45 AM   #78
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SimplyMEPIS for hard disk install; PuppyLinux for rescue and portability.
Old 02-19-2006, 05:19 AM   #79
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I've used Morphix to take care of several critical problems.
Old 02-19-2006, 07:15 AM   #80
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Definetly Kanotix,With RR4/RR64 Second
From LatterDaySaint & Hutchy & Browser.
Old 02-19-2006, 08:34 AM   #81
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Kanotix beats Knoppix as a rescue cd but knoppix dvd is the best for demo of stuff I do not want to install.

as I am not a fence sitter its Kanotix....ohhh baby I luv you
best grub menu I have seen as well....strangely, Knoppix dvd has option for Kanotix as a script installer....very friendly
Old 02-19-2006, 10:25 AM   #82
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Originally Posted by Jessii
Gnoppix failed to impress me (and I'm a GNOME user!)
Now I know what you meant!

It is not much a problem with GNOME as such, but a problem of configuration options (or lack there off). Knoppix has this much better worked out.
Old 02-19-2006, 02:12 PM   #83
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Damn Small Linux is the only LiveCD that boots *fast* & comes with the rights apps on every computer with >32MB ram that can cross my raod
I voted for that distro.

Beside, Elive is not present (it is?), when it surelly is the most elegant & original Live Distro I've seen so far.

Of course, I also love Kaella (a french Knoppix), SLAX & Morphix for they permit Elive, Gcomprix (educational super Live CD!), & a bunch of other
Old 02-20-2006, 11:37 PM   #84
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I vote Kanotix! I use Ubuntu and Debian on my laptop and desktop respectively, but I use Kanotix to dazzle and mystify my winblows friends. It just sets up so easy, makes explanations of whats going on so simple for me while I seduce yet another winblows slave Mwahahahahaha! "See? There's nothing to be afraid of... Theres a menu button right here. Look! The cascading menu has MANY programs! Built in!" I love doing this.
Old 02-21-2006, 02:31 AM   #85
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Live CD

Gotta go with Knoppix...try other and always end up coming back to it.
Old 02-21-2006, 05:59 AM   #86
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Ubuntu is great!
Old 02-21-2006, 10:03 PM   #87
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I would have voted for SystemRescueCD--which finally released an update recently after a long hiatus--if it was on the list so I chose Ubuntu LiveCD. Knoppix would have been my second choice.
Old 02-22-2006, 08:53 AM   #88
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Puppy linux. Gotta love puppy.
Old 02-24-2006, 02:18 AM   #89
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its still the best rescue kit around.
Old 02-26-2006, 01:20 PM   #90
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Ubuntu's live cd prompted me to do a full install. Needless to say I was impressed. Found all my hardware and my network and worked 100%. It has my vote!


Acer laptop 1522, 528mb, AMD 64 3000, 64mb Nvidia.

Last edited by bierpullen; 11-13-2007 at 12:17 PM.


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