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View Poll Results: which live-linux-cd should i give out for christmas?
mepis 2004.04 4 50.00%
suse 9.2 kde live 0 0%
knoppix 3.7 4 50.00%
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Old 12-11-2004, 04:39 PM   #1
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Exclamation which live cd for christmas?

i'm going to buy a 50-pack of cd-r's and burn live linux cd's.
they will be little christmas presents for relatives, friends, etc...

i decided to go with a kde based one because it's generally the most appealing one to new users and has more features than gnome.

please post how you voted and why.
thank you!
Old 12-11-2004, 05:02 PM   #2
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I've never used knoppix or mepis, but I have tried SuSE and could never get it to work. I personally like "mandrake Move", It's pretty full featured and runs nicely.
Old 12-11-2004, 05:35 PM   #3
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Knoppix would be my choice, the hardware detection is to die for. Mandrake Move is nice as well though.

Old 12-12-2004, 06:35 AM   #4
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mandrake move would be my choice and the set up is supper easy and fast. i've tryed knopix and gnopix and both had a prob with display setting not permiting me to see anything. we don't whant to lure new people to linux with that now do we?

i would recomend making your own live cd with mklivecd. and place support for flash and other rich web media on it. that would make it look nice when they browse the web.

i hope your friends enjoy it and it wins them over

i think most of us would like to hear what they thought of it. let us know please.
Old 12-12-2004, 10:44 AM   #5
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i Like Mandrake Move a lot, too

but the Mepis live cd is also very good

Well it's nice to be your friend !!!
Old 12-12-2004, 10:56 AM   #6
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For trying to win over winblows users, lindows live would be a good one,it's super easy also Mepis is good and easy to navigate, I'm downloading the new Knoppix 3.7 right now and it should be as good or better as the previous versions of knoppix.
Old 12-12-2004, 10:45 PM   #7
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definatly MEPIS
Old 12-12-2004, 11:51 PM   #8
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Knoppix all the way, excelent hardware detection with a vast amoutn of goodies.
Old 12-13-2004, 12:00 AM   #9
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In my experience, Knoppix and Mepis tend to work with the most amount of hardware. It's really a toss-up between the two. I tend to prefer Knoppix.


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