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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


View Poll Results: LiveCD Distribution of the Year
Knoppix 589 57.69%
SimplyMEPIS 100 9.79%
PCLinuxOS 48 4.70%
SLAX 90 8.81%
DamnSmall Linux 58 5.68%
dyne:bolic 10 0.98%
MandrakeMove 41 4.02%
DNALinux 5 0.49%
Feather Linux 3 0.29%
Morphix 17 1.67%
Suse Live 43 4.21%
BeatrIX 5 0.49%
Gnoppix 12 1.18%
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Old 12-31-2004, 10:10 AM   #16
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Valby, Denmark / Citizen of the Web
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I am impressed with DSL, but Knoppix is the great Linux-converter - a genuine Linux killer app.
Old 12-31-2004, 10:49 AM   #17
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Dagenham, Essex, Britain
Distribution: PCLinuxOS
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I like Knoppix, it's a great rescue system for both Linux and Windows, but last night I tried PClinuxOS and it is stunning as a Live CD, so I have voted for it.

Still a problem installing it, so I cannot yet endorse that aspect of it ...
Old 12-31-2004, 03:11 PM   #18
Registered: Aug 2003
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Distribution: Ubuntu
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My vote goes to FeatherLinux. Its small like DSL but contains the neccessary tools that can be used to rescue/backup a Linux install. And plus I can easily load into RAM due to the small amount that I do have.
Old 12-31-2004, 03:48 PM   #19
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Knoppix STD, is better for a rescue cd, and knoppix is my pick for a regular live-cd.
Old 12-31-2004, 06:36 PM   #20
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: California
Distribution: Ubuntu
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Originally posted by twilli227
Knoppix STD, is better for a rescue cd,
Unfortunately its almost as bloated as Knoppix(I can't load that +400MB into RAM on my box) and it is rarely updated. Helix(forensics) would have been a nice addition on this list though.

Last edited by OmegaBlac; 12-31-2004 at 06:41 PM.
Old 12-31-2004, 09:20 PM   #21
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MEPIS! It's a great liveCD. Too bad it got left off. Ubunut has one too, I believe.
Old 01-01-2005, 06:39 AM   #22
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Distribution: Arch Linux, Gentoo Linux, Ubuntu, Debian
Posts: 116

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knopix is great
Old 01-01-2005, 08:07 AM   #23
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Springfield Ma.
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2,Knoppix 3.7,Slackware 10.0, FreeBSD. 5.3, OpenBSD 3.6, NetBSD 2.0, Debian
Posts: 275

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Had to go with Knoppix on this one. Tried a few of the others and like them, but knoppix all the way baby!!
Old 01-01-2005, 09:04 AM   #24
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Lithuania
Distribution: FreeBSD, Arch, Ubuntu
Posts: 145

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My favourite LiveCD?

Where is P.H.L.A.K. ?? (Professional Hackers Linux Assault Kit)
Old 01-01-2005, 11:49 AM   #25
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Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Triest (in the north-east of Italy, near Venice)
Distribution: ProMEPIS-2005.b02
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Why is only SimpleMEPIS in the list?
Where's PRO MEPIS?
Old 01-01-2005, 12:44 PM   #26
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
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To my knowledge, PRO MEPIS is not a live CD (and has not yet had a non-beta release). You can vote for MEPIS in the regular Distribution of the Year category, though.

Old 01-01-2005, 03:22 PM   #27
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Washington, USA
Distribution: SLAX, Ubuntu
Posts: 113

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SLAX rocks because while it's not as small as DSL or Feather, it is still small enough to copy to ram even if you have only 256MB RAM. It's especially good for beginners. It's nice and slim, not bloated like Knoppix.
Old 01-01-2005, 03:24 PM   #28
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Germany
Distribution: Xubuntu, Ubuntu
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I voted Knoppix, but there's a branch called Kanotix which is even better.

Old 01-01-2005, 05:08 PM   #29
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Location: Melbourne Florida
Distribution: Debian
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Not Fair....

Full sized .....pclinuxos

Compact.....DSL blow's em all away with no hands......go DSL Sweetie......LOL
Old 01-01-2005, 07:53 PM   #30
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