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View Poll Results: Live Distribution of the Year
KNOPPIX 148 16.57%
PCLinuxOS 32 3.58%
Sabayon 14 1.57%
Damn Small 38 4.26%
Dreamlinux 21 2.35%
Puppy 84 9.41%
Elive 8 0.90%
SLAX 97 10.86%
Fedora Live 35 3.92%
Ubuntu Live 209 23.40%
Mandriva One 34 3.81%
Gentoo Live 10 1.12%
SimplyMEPIS 42 4.70%
sidux 92 10.30%
Wolvix 9 1.01%
dyne:bolic 6 0.67%
Debian Live 14 1.57%
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:58 PM   #46
digitelle
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Musix
 
Old 01-17-2009, 08:42 AM   #47
empcrono
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System Rescue Cd is missing. I use it for recovery system admin and other things like learning about a computers hardware to aide in my installation of GNU/Linux.

There Website is: http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page
 
Old 01-17-2009, 12:54 PM   #48
Jathrop
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Puppy Power

I like Puppy for live disc use. It's amazing at picking up hardware and working right out of the "box".
 
Old 01-17-2009, 01:18 PM   #49
rokytnji
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Mans best friend, Puppy.
 
Old 01-17-2009, 10:06 PM   #50
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No backtrack?
 
Old 01-18-2009, 03:10 AM   #51
k2t0f12d
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Location: Under a rock . . .
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Um...gNewSense?? >;(
 
Old 01-18-2009, 04:11 PM   #52
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Sidux

Couldn't agree more with everything that has been said about Sidux. Been happily using it since end 2007 and it has never let me down. It simply evolves.

Regards
Fen-Phen
 
Old 01-19-2009, 10:59 AM   #53
masinick
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Quote:
Originally Posted by anticapitalista View Post
Where is antiX?

Otherwise I'll vote for sidux.

Is there a Debian live?
I would give antiX the top vote as the overall Live CD that I find most useful.

My reasons:

1. It is small enough to load live within a few minutes even on my slower systems and I can load it into memory on most of them.

2. I can do most of the things with antiX that I do even on larger, full featured desktop systems.

3. AntiX comes with most of the applications that I use.

4. AntiX is fast.

5. AntiX is lean.

6. AntiX is flexible and easy to modify.

I really love sidux, too, and it is one of my three favorite desktop systems, but for a live CD, I find AntiX to be more to my liking.

On powerful laptop systems, I like SimplyMEPIS when I am on the move, but even then, I often opt for AntiX instead.

I do experiment with Puppy from time to time. It is smaller and faster than AntiX. On my old system, when I want to run from memory in live mode, I sometimes opt for Puppy, but mostly if I intend to be using only a Web browser, otherwise I go with AntiX.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 06:18 PM   #54
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Mepis has my vote in this category. While sidux is very nice, it simply can't hold a candle in the live CD realm when compared to Mepis.

With the Mepis CD I can boot up my IBM T60 and have wireless working. Can't do that with the sidux live cd, without downloading the iwlwifi firmware first (or having it on a USB stick or CDrom).

In a pinch, Mepis gets the job done without having to jump through hoops.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 03:17 PM   #55
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Another nice Live CD is Clonezilla..

Clonezilla LiveCD easily detected the drives and hardware in my Dell Latitude E6500 so I could image the Drive prior to replacing it. What a nice piece of work.

More of a Live Utility than a Live Distro through..
 
Old 01-21-2009, 04:21 PM   #56
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I like Slax. It's quick and easy.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 10:12 AM   #57
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Quote:
Originally Posted by farslayer

Another nice Live CD is Clonezilla..

Clonezilla LiveCD easily detected the drives and hardware in my Dell Latitude E6500 so I could image the Drive prior to replacing it. What a nice piece of work.

More of a Live Utility than a Live Distro through..
Thanks so much! I really think that looks awesome.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 11:59 AM   #58
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What? No BackTrack!?
 
Old 01-22-2009, 05:12 PM   #59
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I have used Knoppix quite a bit as a recovery tool, and recently I have played with mandriva one a bit. Mandriva installed itself quite easily when I told it to, and everything just worked after that, though I did have to add some packages to bring the environment into the shape I needed it to be in.

I haven't tried to install Knoppix.

For historical reasons and based upon more experience with it, I'll say I pick Knoppix.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 04:28 PM   #60
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I think result will be Ubuntu or Fedora
 
  


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