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View Poll Results: Live Distribution of the Year
Knoppix 387 26.22%
SimplyMEPIS 82 5.56%
PCLinuxOS 151 10.23%
SLAX 139 9.42%
DamnSmall 107 7.25%
Puppy 100 6.78%
dyne:bolic 11 0.75%
Mandriva One 39 2.64%
DNALinux 4 0.27%
Feather 2 0.14%
Morphix 2 0.14%
Gnoppix 1 0.07%
BeaFanatIX 6 0.41%
Kanotix 21 1.42%
Ubuntu Live 274 18.56%
openSUSE Live 34 2.30%
SabayonLinux 55 3.73%
Gentoo Live 38 2.57%
Fedora Live 23 1.56%
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Old 12-30-2006, 02:22 PM   #1
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Live Distribution of the Year


What is your favorite Live Distribution?

--jeremy
 
Old 12-30-2006, 02:40 PM   #2
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Not that I going to vote (LiveCD? LFS installation LiveCD, you mean?), but I think two copies of Gnoppix is typo.
 
Old 12-30-2006, 02:42 PM   #3
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Fixed - thanks.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-30-2006, 08:45 PM   #4
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Though I always have Knoppix on me at almost all times and it has saved my rear on more than 3 occasions this year with things like hard drive failures I will have to vote for Puppy.

I've been using Puppy linux and it's ability to save sessions to disc to introduce my fiance to linux over her mother's virus-ridden crapbox. With our odd schedules and too-complicated-and-stupid-to-explain-here predicament we've found ourselves in, we use the internet to speak with each other each night beyond the telephone. Since the computer she uses is essentially walking death and is in need of an OS reinstall I gave her a Puppy CD and showed her how to use it an explained to her about what she can do with it. She absolutely loves it and for more than just not having to use the leprous hard drive.

I'm using it to spread the word about linux, basically, and it's catching on. I vote it as my LiveCD of 2006 over Knoppix this time around because I don't really know where our relationship would be without it.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 05:15 AM   #5
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I would say Kanotix, but since there hasn't been an updated Kanotix version in quite a while, I will go with Puppy. Puppy is nice and small and boots very quickly.

The cool thing is that you can run it in qemu in windows and linux.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 08:56 AM   #6
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I think BeatrIX has been replaced by BeaFanatIX

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Old 12-31-2006, 03:49 PM   #7
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I can't turn down the modularity of Slax. Plus the weak central structure of the package management makes it relatively easy to get certain packages (like proprietary win32 codecs) that would be more difficult on traditional distros, since the developers have to watch their legal backs.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 06:50 PM   #8
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Jeremy, would you please include SabayonLinux??
 
Old 12-31-2006, 11:23 PM   #9
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It's simple, simplymepis...
 
Old 01-01-2007, 10:53 AM   #10
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Where is Gentoo live? :/ I see ubuntu live, so where is gentoo live?

but I'm voting for ubuntu live.
 
Old 01-01-2007, 04:43 PM   #11
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Live CD's are used for very different purposes. Like with server and desktop distros, LiveCD question probably should be split in "Recovery and maintenance" LiveCD and "Desktop and Demo" LiveCD. These are very different kind of systems.

For temporary desktop and nice demos, PCLinuxOS.
 
Old 01-01-2007, 06:11 PM   #12
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It's simply not viable to cover every niche for every category. You'd literally end up with 1000's of polls. These are meant to be very high level, as are most polls.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-01-2007, 06:30 PM   #13
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It's simply not viable to cover every niche for every category. You'd literally end up with 1000's of polls. These are meant to be very high level, as are most polls.

--jeremy
I understand that. However IMHO "root level" splitting into Server and Desktop distros could help. Then LiveCD category in Server distros would naturally contain Maintenance and Repair and Forensic, maybe also some Micro-server (don't know if they exist). LiveCD category in Desktop distro competition would contain Temporary Desktop and Demo Live CD's. Just a suggestion, it's certainly up to you to decide.

Besides, "LiveCD" - isn't this mentioning of CD rather obsolete? Nowadays we use all kinds of bootable media, among them DVD's, USB Flash memory etc. to boot Live distros.
 
Old 01-01-2007, 06:48 PM   #14
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Quote:
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Besides, "LiveCD" - isn't this mentioning of CD rather obsolete? Nowadays we use all kinds of bootable media, among them DVD's, USB Flash memory etc. to boot Live distros.
Not really. Yes, we certainly do have a lot more options available now, but almost everything available as a bootable usb or DVD is also available as a CD. CDs provide a level of portability that the others just can't.
 
Old 01-01-2007, 07:00 PM   #15
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Yeah Sabayon!
 
  


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