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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 18th.


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 01-02-2007, 10:09 AM   #31
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: Slackware 12
Posts: 165

Rep: Reputation: 30

I loved Knoppix when it first came out because it was loaded with everything so I could use it to show my Windows friends Linux on their computers.

These days I don't use LiveCD's much, but when I do, I like Slax for its modularity.
Old 01-02-2007, 10:32 AM   #32
Merlin Whitewolf
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Cookeville, Tennessee
Distribution: Fedora Core 5 and PCLinuxOS
Posts: 75

Rep: Reputation: 15
I use PCLinuxOS. It is the best I've tried at hardware detection and general use. If at any time I travel (any distance), I carry a copy or three with me. Giving a copy to a person I've just met and demoed it to gives us a chance to be friends and gives them an easy to use copy of GNU/Linux. Giving a copy to a friend further cements our friendship. How can you beat that?

Old 01-02-2007, 12:20 PM   #33
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Registered: Jan 2007
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Thumbs up PCLinuxOS is the best

If you havn't tried PCLinuxOS then you don't know what your missing. I'm PClinux OS all the way .
Old 01-02-2007, 12:20 PM   #34
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Under the rainbow
Distribution: LFS 7, CentOS 7, OS X
Posts: 116

Rep: Reputation: 15
GRML should have been included.

Old 01-02-2007, 12:33 PM   #35
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Registered: May 2006
Posts: 29

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PCLinux for me as well, install it, personalize it and make your own live cd. Now that's cool.
It will also allow you to have a full kde desktop on a 512 mb thumb drive.
Old 01-02-2007, 01:17 PM   #36
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Registered: Jul 2006
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PCLinuxOS...... the one that works!

In the last three months I have burned and given out @ 20 copies of PCLinuxOS and everyone that has tried it has been very impressed.

Last edited by Delidriver; 01-02-2007 at 01:19 PM.
Old 01-02-2007, 01:22 PM   #37
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Registered: Feb 2002
Distribution: t2 - trying to anyway
Posts: 2,541

Rep: Reputation: 47
Puppy - because the hd of my laptop died.
Old 01-02-2007, 01:31 PM   #38
Registered: Jan 2005
Distribution: Fedora 7
Posts: 35

Rep: Reputation: 15
GParted Live CD saved my hard disk.
Old 01-02-2007, 01:32 PM   #39
Registered: Dec 2006
Location: Poland
Distribution: Arch Linux, Mandriva
Posts: 52

Rep: Reputation: 15
I wanted to vote for Aurox 12.0 Live, but can't do it, because it's not an option ;(
Old 01-02-2007, 01:45 PM   #40
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Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 4

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Puppy Linux

Been there seen it worn the teashirt etc since about 6 years ago. Now I'm only running Puppy Linux (Rudy version) it's a live CD but has a full installer.

Try it before you vote.

I've tried, Ubuntu, Kbuntu, PcLinux (large and small), SUSE (also very good),
DSL, Fedora, Corel, Mandrake (also good), Knoppix (good), Linspire amongst other.

My 2400 Athglon boots in under 40 seconds and closes down in 9
How about yours?

Old 01-02-2007, 01:46 PM   #41
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Dagenham, Essex, Britain
Distribution: PCLinuxOS
Posts: 485

Rep: Reputation: 31
PCLinuxOS, my own special British English DVD version, which is so easy to create! Truly PCLOS is a great live CD but when installed you can make your own specialist Live CD. Its hardware detection makes it great for that job, consider Ruby on Rails, Amarok Live, and Karoshi (educational software system) all live CDs based on PCLinuxOS.
Old 01-02-2007, 03:13 PM   #42
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Registered: May 2006
Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Distribution: OpenSUSE11.1 and Windows XP on desktop, OpenSuse 11.2 on Eee PC
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0

Even though there has not been a new stable release in quite a while, I still enjoy using Kanotix 9(ver. 2006-1-RC4)both as a live CD and as a secondary hd install on my system. It boots up quickly, has the Debian apt utility which I love, and has a great user community.
What does it share my hd with? OpenSUSE 10.2, just to contrast the Debian system with an rpm based system.
Take care.
Old 01-02-2007, 03:41 PM   #43
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Registered: Jun 2006
Posts: 11

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It's a great distro and I can't wait until the new .94 release. I run it at work, at home and on all the laptops. Looks nice and plays nice what more could I want?
Old 01-02-2007, 03:44 PM   #44
Registered: Apr 2005
Distribution: Exherbo
Posts: 474
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 32
Sabayon, mostly because it looks cool and is based on Gentoo.
Old 01-02-2007, 03:48 PM   #45
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PCLinuxOS of course............what else?


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