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jeremy 01-28-2006 02:37 PM

LiveCD Distribution of the Year
 
What is your favorite LiveCD?

--jeremy

TuxSurfer 01-28-2006 02:54 PM

Ubuntu's live cd prompted me to do a full install. Needless to say I was impressed. Found all my hardware and my network and worked 100%. It has my vote!

italiano40 01-28-2006 10:33 PM

What is a good live cd that
1) can find and auto config DHCP
2) can fit on a 650MB CD
3) and is for a guy who knows linux like the back of his hand

320mb 01-29-2006 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by italiano40
What is a good live cd that
1) can find and auto config DHCP
2) can fit on a 650MB CD
3) and is for a guy who knows linux like the back of his hand

have you tried the LFS live CD??

linmix 01-29-2006 11:31 AM

I'm torn between Knoppix and SystemRescueCD (can't check if that was on the list since I already voted the first option) The first is a very complete selection, recognises everything I need it to and has several GUI choices. The second is fast, small, but very complete if you know how to work from the cli.

italiano40 01-29-2006 05:52 PM

if you have a dhcp for your internet Knoppix is not for you

I tried LFS and i didn't like it
I need something that is like linspire live that autoconf your internet and screen size

Linux.tar.gz 01-29-2006 07:28 PM

So much choices!

enigmasoldier 01-30-2006 07:34 AM

Why is the ubuntu live cd listed when the Suse live cd is? I vote +1 for ubuntu live

Daengbo 01-30-2006 07:41 AM

Ubuntu Live CD
 
Works for me every time without a lot of switches at the prompt, like in Knoppix. Add it to the poll, please, and cast my vote for it.

jeremy 01-30-2006 08:27 AM

Added Ubuntu Live.

--jeremy

ALInux 01-30-2006 12:42 PM

Having Knoppix around is like having a medkit for computers with you...I always rescue those poor windows users with broken pcs by booting with knoppix and copying their data before formatting...they always get those big wtf is this eyes when they see it :D

anticapitalista 01-30-2006 12:48 PM

If we're talking about using it as a livecd and not installed then it has to be my first ever linux distro.

SLAX.

episode96 01-30-2006 01:43 PM

I like Kanotix. Good hardware detection, nice selection of programs and utilities.

mjjzf 01-30-2006 02:05 PM

Knoppix is a classic, but Slax fits in my time manager...
I was impressed with the boot time of Archie, by the way - and the power of Freesbie.

Kensai 01-30-2006 02:52 PM

PC Linux OS is the best Live cd and more complete it could be the best distro but needs some working on the installer.

jepuzon 01-30-2006 06:22 PM

I would like to vote for Whax but can't find it.

ozar 01-30-2006 06:54 PM

voted slax, although I still use knoppix quite often

willow_alaska 01-31-2006 01:19 AM

LiveCDs
 
I've been using Knoppix and SimplyMepis for a couple years now. I think Knoppix is better as a rescue disk and Mepis is better if you are planning on installing to harddrive. Knoppix has allowed me to save data on numerous Windows harddrives but I think Mepis is a little more user friendly.

galbotrix 01-31-2006 07:46 AM

Simply Mepis for me...detected everything, even my scanner !

Matir 01-31-2006 08:44 AM

What, no Auditor Linux?

cuiq 01-31-2006 09:58 AM

UBCD w/INSERT

Because I repair a lot of pc's I have found this one to be the most robust.

willow_alaska 01-31-2006 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cuiq
UBCD w/INSERT

Because I repair a lot of pc's I have found this one to be the most robust.

I've been concentrating on Linux LiveCDs the last few years because of all the tools it included. I lost track of my old buddy "The Ultimate Boot Disk". I used it when it was just a floppy disk utility until NTFS became so widespread. I do still carry copies of it but they don't get used much anymore. I tried using the BART PE live CD for Windows XP but it doesn't have all the tools available that Knoppix or Mepis do. I visited the UBCD site after reading your post and was impressed with the tools included. Looks like my computer will be tied up downloading it today.

cuiq 01-31-2006 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willow_alaska
I've been concentrating on Linux LiveCDs the last few years because of all the tools it included. I lost track of my old buddy "The Ultimate Boot Disk". I used it when it was just a floppy disk utility until NTFS became so widespread. I do still carry copies of it but they don't get used much anymore. I tried using the BART PE live CD for Windows XP but it doesn't have all the tools available that Knoppix or Mepis do. I visited the UBCD site after reading your post and was impressed with the tools included. Looks like my computer will be tied up downloading it today.

I always make sure this cd is in my arsenal when I get a call. It has definitly come through in where knoppix and others did not did not fit the bill, although I carry it with me also.

italiano40 01-31-2006 08:27 PM

I love Slax and i found freeBSD is great for wweb server's i have not had one crash for my work

seelk 01-31-2006 09:00 PM

SLAX without a doubt.

kesara 02-01-2006 06:07 AM

Knoppix fast & great;)

kafnir 02-01-2006 07:14 AM

Mandrakemove use to be my live distro and now I am enjoying knoppix

vinzer 02-01-2006 07:34 AM

where's puppy linux?

peter_89 02-01-2006 07:41 AM

Hmm, I'd have to say Damn Small or Puppy Linux.

juankasalas 02-01-2006 10:09 AM

Ubuntu Rules
 
I try the ubuntu live cd and works great. really i dont believe another distro will give the same on a single cd...

mr700 02-01-2006 11:52 AM

Where is adios?

logicalfuzz 02-01-2006 12:14 PM

where's Auditor??!!!
i'm not surprised though.. that one's specially meant for security folks and enthusiasts

diilbert 02-01-2006 02:13 PM

Knoppix is the LiveCD that I knew of and have not turned back :)

PcManiac 02-01-2006 02:39 PM

Knoppix all the way! it is awesome how you can read NTFS partitions with it!

uikiat 02-01-2006 02:59 PM

Puppy Linux is small, fast and has a great selection of apps. It gets my vote, woof!

petern2 02-01-2006 03:06 PM

Talking about live cds only, not how well it installs, then PCLinux gets it because everything works.

eagles-lair 02-02-2006 12:04 AM

What about Linspire Live, Jeremy?

XP_ColdTurkey 02-02-2006 05:35 AM

Well, what can I say, my first taste of Linux started with a Knoppix LiveCD, impressive for what they can squeeze in.

xyren 02-02-2006 05:55 AM

I tried Knoppix and Kanotix, and I have to say that Kanotix is better. Not only does it have amazing hardware detection, it also has a good set of drivers (it even supports Linksys 2.6!) and a very easy hard drive installation setup.

JohnDA 02-02-2006 06:06 AM

Best Live CD
 
:) I have to say that Damn Samm Linux (DSL) is an amazing distro, A very nice tight package that brought my ancient IBM laptop back to life. Taking up only 50 megs, it really packs a nice punch. Nice work guys, you got my vote!

John

Lallo 02-02-2006 07:20 AM

Where is Whax ?

linuxrobot 02-02-2006 12:35 PM

I had Ubuntu's CD sent to me, and I tried it, but it would not detect my wireless PCI adapter... :cry:

So, I tried SimplyMEPIS 3.3, and it works perfectly!

Guimauve2 02-02-2006 12:38 PM

Knoppix, as always.

Grobsch 02-03-2006 07:31 AM

I can't vote.. Ubuntu live, Suse live... and several livecds missings... the list must to be upgraded from time to time... so, Slax is the only one I can vote...

zener 02-03-2006 04:11 PM

KNOPPIX, and especially clusterKNOPPIX. It helped me a lot with demanding applications, like video editing

anti.corp 02-04-2006 05:25 AM

Knoppix...saved me more than once :)

segin 02-04-2006 08:58 AM

knoppix, cause it's always been there.

teckk 02-05-2006 12:36 PM

My first choice is Freesbie, then Helix, then Knoppix.

Z038 02-05-2006 09:30 PM

I voted for Damn Small Linux because it is enormously functional for such a little thing.

But, I think anonym.os from Kaos.theory, although based on OpenBSD and not Linux, deserves an honorable mention as the most intriguing new Live CD concept.

Thetargos 02-07-2006 12:05 PM

I voted Knoppix, basically because it is a fully portable full featured Linux desktop that you can take with you on the go and run it in virtually any computer (any x86 computer, that is)


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