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I voted for Knoppix, then read all your posts about Puppy. So I gave it a try, and wow! Now here's a live distro that really has some creativity. I'm really impressed at how much Barry was able to pack into a 86MB iso file. It's so small, so fast, and works so well. Really impressed by its hardware detection and ease of setting up network. I'm glad I read this thread and found out about this great live distro.
(Just one thing I wish Puppy had was WPA_supplicant because I use WPA Personal at home. But I think in the README, Barry mentioned he's still working on the wireless stuff.)
BTW, I like the puppy bark sound when you boot into the system. Neat. =) Wonder if that was from Barry's own puppy.
Last edited by docinthebox; 01-08-2007 at 03:23 AM.
I like my Linux from Scratch live cd. It's the only one I own that will run on my oldest systems without a massive slowdown. It actually has a ton of useful stuff on it, and its zippy even when X is loaded thanks to XFCE.
I'm voting for Knoppix as it's the only live release I've tried. I use it regularly for maintenance and customer recovery sorts of things. The comments on this forum will likely lead me to try a couple others when I find time.
Distribution: Mepis 3.4-3, Elive 0.5, Puppy 2.1, Gaming Linux, Windows XP all installed on 2 Hard Drives
I have to cast my Vote for Puppy Linux.
Not only is Puppy the Quickest Distro around but it also makes it easier to learn how Linux works.
It has the most friendly helpful forum and you may even get a reply from the Creator of Puppy himself.
I am sending this vote to you from an installed version of Puppy and have added with help from the forum alot of extra Packages.Gimp, Open Office, Opera, Qcad, amsn,xaralx, Mplayer, VLC Player, Audacity, cinepaint, realplayer, gtkpod, acrobat, gqview, xnview, drawswf and more!
Did you know Puppy plays Encryted DVD's has Winmodem support (using it now!) comes with alot of Win32 codecs as standard. Lets see Mepis, SuSe, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Fedora do that. I use to be a Mepis user but got sick of friends sending emails with attachments Mepis just didn't want to open. Not good enough.
As Puppy seems the closest to Slackware then I vote Slackware as my runner up.
My advice is keep an eye on Puppy as things are only going to get better from the coming year.
Been using mepis.... saved my ass once...
but got into Puppy a month ago...
Havin' a lot of fun.....
If ever there was a "LIVE" Dist... it would have to be Puppy... in just about every way!
I'm voting for Knoppix. Its the best distro ever according to me. Been using it for over 3 years now and it has saved my life on various occasions. I always have it on me. I once even had to boot up on Knoppix to make a presentation, there was a harddrive failure on the university's PC. No need to tell you people the success I had after that. Hehe ...GO FOR KNOPPIX