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View Poll Results: LiveCD Distribution of the Year
i vote KNOPPIX b/c im kind of a classic guy (i ditch ubuntu for debian every time i try it)
knoppix started this idea-it has best hardware detection ive seen
live distros that concentrate more on hd installation (like mepis) i dont like
ubuntu live sux-it cant set anything up
knoppix started it all and it's soul shall always live on
I've got to go with Knoppix too, because as most people have said it's the standard and it has a lot of functionality built into even the live cd.
I did try out some others that were kind of specialty, like Local Area Security, for security and cracking related things, and I thought that was pretty cool (but that could never be the distro of the year, cause it is specialty).
Distribution: *buntu - Slackware - Anything on USB
I'm sure every member only gets one vote. I suppose if you had more than one account, you could vote twice.
This poll only shows what people thought was the best live CD, at the time they voted. I think it is a good indicator of popularity. Showing the popularity of something, does not necessarily reflect how good or bad it is.
What about users with multiple distributions, do they count as one per each? That would be unfair,
I think he was meaning listing members by what distros we really use.
I a way we do if each member fills it in and keeps it update on the left under our name, but it would be interesting to see those numbers on one page.
I aggree about knoppix being the standard, If I'm not misstaken DSL uses knoppix Hardware detection even though they are slackware based.
I like knoppix, but I had to go with DSL because that's what I use due to the fact I am always working on older smaller machines and knoppix takes a good deal logger to load and then the system runs loaded down. With DSL it's up and runs with a lot less load on the system.
..just read through the posts and voted mepis when the poll was going on.
For me mepis and knoppix are way up there. When I first came around to Linux I was surprised to see that the local library was booting up their systems with a knoppix kernel. Before my old computer died knoppix was the only distro which would work.
Some other livecds not mentioned which gave me the "wow" feeling:
lg3d - seeds for something great I feel
I pretty much like anything linux so I enjoy downloading and discovering as many as I can get my puter on. I have a slower connection than most so it takes me a day to download a full size iso so if I download yet another basic kde setup with a different splash screen and background I'm a little disappointed I have to admit.