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Let's face it - no distro has done what Puppy has done. Very light, cool, fast and what not It's really my darling distro (even my Fiancee loves a lot!) :x (some day I'll roll out my own PuppyARM Embedded out of the box distro).
Other live distro (heavy) - PCLinuxOS 2007 & openSuSE 2008.11 KDE x86
Well it seems I will choose Ubuntu this year. If openSuse would have been included I would have chose that insted. The support for the rtl 8185/8187 wireless and 2wire wireless have been the best so far. Ubuntu has not the support that is satisfactory. Allthough it does work out of the box my signal strength is least to be admired compaired with openSuse.
Distribution: Fedora 10[Cambridge] and Ubuntu 9.04[Jaunty]
the first live i used was knoppix, and it was really a thrilling and exciting as well. i must apprceate the effort those guys did put to make knoppix one of the best linux live. thanks a lot guys. now you can easily find a liveCD version of your favorite distro, but the one which work without too much hassle is obviously the best one, and its knoppix [at least for me]
Distribution: Bodhi Linux 2/3 , Puppy, Knoppix, SliTaz, Raspbian, Kali
Knoppix is fabulous, use it regularly, but most often the 5.1.1 rather than the latest 5.3.1 beast which overloads some of our ancient PCs - most of which lack DVD capability. So it is hardly this year's fave.
SliTaz is wonderful - but suits us best as an HD installation on old machines with tiny RAM - and the <cooking> or unstable branch is well superior to the stable release, imho.
DSL is grand, too, and highly praiseworthy, but no longer a top favourite since we discovered......
*Puppy* - it is the clear winner for us - the combination of hardware recognition, a user-oriented interface with a stack of dedicated GUI tools (HD mount, Netwk, Firewall, WiFi..... etc). Runs on ancient hardware with a style and cheeky ability that has our rellies ditching old Windows installations on PCs that could not carry Ubuntu.
Permanent installations, USB with a few clicks, and above all *Live* with real speed and flexibility. Amazing piece of work.
All this and more makes it a firm favourite here - without even mentioning some of the cheeky Mac-alike, you-name-it-alike and plain original Puplets - loads of them.
If anyone here has yet to try Puppy, you have something really good to look forward to!