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Poll: Live Distribution of the Year
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The nominees are:

KNOPPIX
PCLinuxOS
Sabayon
Damn Small
Puppy
Elive
SLAX
Fedora Live
Ubuntu Live
Mandriva One
Gentoo Live
SimplyMEPIS
sidux
Wolvix
dyne:bolic

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Old 01-15-2008, 02:05 PM   #46
Radiera
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Sidux here. They did a very good job with customizing the Debian Sid.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 07:28 PM   #47
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Sidux here. They did a very good job with customizing the Debian Sid.
I agree, plus in my experience is does better on hardware detection than Knoppix. Also installs a full functioning and upgradeable(unlike Knoppix) Debian system much faster than the Debian install disks.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 10:47 AM   #48
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CentOS Live

It wouldn't have changed my vote for KNOPPIX, but CentOS does have a Live-CD available and would seem to deserve a spot on this list.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 02:22 PM   #49
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Sabayon.. feature rich.. has everything one may ever need!
 
Old 01-16-2008, 02:27 PM   #50
SCerovec
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Cool

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Sabayon.. feature rich.. has everything one may ever need!
except KDE which I can't do without
 
Old 01-16-2008, 02:50 PM   #51
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Ubuntu livecd and knoppix,both are Debian derivatives and fits different usages.knoppix,though bundles helluva lotta applications,but...kde~~~ :Puke:
 
Old 01-16-2008, 08:16 PM   #52
earlytv
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Puppy linux is the best for me

No matter what I try to put my VER 2.17 on it has worked while many other Linux have failed. First example boards with i810 chip. Many linux dont like that chip. Last example a updated Mac SE running a IBM type mother board with a M0935 B/W SVGA in the case. Even some WINDOWS
will not run this monitor without help from pstrip but PUPPY came up just fine.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 01:59 AM   #53
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Gentoo live is Great. I vote for it.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 02:19 PM   #54
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Not on the list and not Linux.
I would vote for Freesbie.

For a Linux live CD I vote for Helix. Knoppix works fine too.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 04:51 PM   #55
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I really liked Wolvix, it was the only live cd to configure all of my hardware out of the box so I didn't have to monkey with a thing. Based on Slackware with XFCE so it is snappy with a good selection of multi media apps. It's not so great installed on your hdd, in fact it's installer is rather lame. Definitely worth a look as a strictly portable os to pack with you on a thumb drive though.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 06:07 PM   #56
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As I couldn't vote for antiX, I decided to vote for wolvix.
 
Old 01-25-2008, 07:37 AM   #57
wificraig
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For 2007 only...

Since this is for the best of 2007, I'd have to go with Pardus-Calisan. I wouldn't vote for it as an install, but as a live CD (that means no apps from a repository) this distro meets all my needs on every desktop and laptop I've used it on. Too bad it's not on your list, it really is the best of this year.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 04:04 AM   #58
Takla
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Wolvix Hunter

I voted for Wolvix having tried Wolvix Hunter last week. It's very very fast to boot and use and light enough to actually be practical running from CD on my 1.6 GHz pentium-m laptop and also has pretty much the same application set I'd choose for a desktop which makes life easy. Hardware detection seems to be 1st class. I also found I could easily install the Zenwalk Wicd package in the live environment and have great WPA and WEP support via the gui. I'd agree with the earlier poster who says it's not so great installed to HDD but I guess this isn't really the intended use.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 08:06 PM   #59
falcon314
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Slax (Kill Bill Edition. I have used it more than a few times at work to help me rescue a PC. Easily finds and connects with our Win2K3 server (Samba) and seems to work with our wide range of machines. Dell laptops seem to give me problems but other than that its great.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 11:46 PM   #60
G13man
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Distribution: 12.04.2 have had rh9.0 checking now ,dsl,ubuntu, pclos, smoothwall3,fedora,mandravia,
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dsl
worked on a p2 350 no problem
 
  


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