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View Poll Results: LiveCD Distribution of the Year
Knoppix 498 39.59%
SimplyMEPIS 88 7.00%
PCLinuxOS 58 4.61%
SLAX 170 13.51%
DamnSmall Linux 116 9.22%
dyne:bolic 7 0.56%
MandrakeMove 17 1.35%
DNALinux 3 0.24%
Feather Linux 3 0.24%
Morphix 11 0.87%
Suse Live 33 2.62%
BeatrIX 5 0.40%
Gnoppix 5 0.40%
Kanotix 59 4.69%
Ubuntu Live 185 14.71%
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Old 02-04-2006, 06:25 AM   #46
Registered: Nov 2005
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Knoppix...saved me more than once
Old 02-04-2006, 09:58 AM   #47
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knoppix, cause it's always been there.
Old 02-05-2006, 01:36 PM   #48
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My first choice is Freesbie, then Helix, then Knoppix.
Old 02-05-2006, 10:30 PM   #49
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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.
Old 02-07-2006, 01:05 PM   #50
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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)
Old 02-07-2006, 09:54 PM   #51
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SystemRescueCD is the first Live CD I reach for when things go "bing" Can it please be considered for future polls?
Old 02-07-2006, 10:00 PM   #52
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well, mepis got my vote, but i actually use ClusterKnoppix the most. It ROX!!!
Old 02-08-2006, 12:43 AM   #53
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Knoppix would surely be the winner, probably next to Ubuntu
Old 02-08-2006, 11:36 AM   #54
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Originally Posted by Greenfuse
SystemRescueCD is the first Live CD I reach for when things go "bing" Can it please be considered for future polls?
This must be the MOST useful CD I have ever burnt!

I was a bit surprised not to see it on the list, but then again, the poll is about LiveCD distros, and I would assume that involves Desktop in a disk.
Old 02-09-2006, 03:02 AM   #55
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Unhappy omg ... remote-exploit

OMG ... auditor got only 2 votes...make it three now

Old 02-09-2006, 01:00 PM   #56
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PCLinuxOS, works with my NVidia Gforce 5500 prefectly and on my Dell Laptop.

For System rescue and fixing problems Knoppix.
Old 02-11-2006, 07:37 PM   #57
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Zinzinnati, OH
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Have only tried Knoppix and SimplyMEPIS so far. MEPIS failed to find all my hardware a few times while knoppix did find all my hardware everytime.
Old 02-12-2006, 09:23 AM   #58
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I agree with a previous poster that Puppy linux should have been listed. With the gobs of live cd's out these days, so many are simply me-too live cds. Puppy is very unique, and lives up to its goals...I have run puppy successfully on an ancient thinkpad - p1 177 with 32MB. I have to credit win98 that it ran fairly well with that old beast.

For newer computers - kanotix and Mepis are great. Mepis is certainly more focused on HD install, but I have installed kanotix to HD several times with good results. I ended up voting for kanotix - because I think of Mepis's livecd feature more as a preview, and because Puppy wasn't even listed!

I would have voted for puppy if it was available!
Old 02-12-2006, 11:09 AM   #59
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Slax is the best because you if you get the MySlax creator it can make your Slax live cd into any thing i have about 5 cd's one is a mail server for a company that i can run from any computer one is a desktop, and i have another one that is a PVR for my computer and the rest are different Servers (Web, etc) i also like the way slax runs and boots quicky and has that web server where u can save ur things too.
Old 02-13-2006, 12:39 PM   #60
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Watch out ARCHIE!

I read some nice self-claims from ARCHIE and I really like ARCH's fastness. So I downloaded this ARCHIE, and tried to test it on the live cd. Yes, it worked. But, but, when I logged out, I could not log into my workstation any more!

So I put the live CD back.

You know what? It did not work either!

I called my friend, he said that the network card might be bad. But how could be a hardware destroyed by the software? He could not answer me. Later, we found out that ARCHIE changed my network adapter! I un-installed it, put my orinigal one into the system; hoping it would solve the problem. No, no, no!

The last rescue is to call IT expert who cleaned my pc compltetely.....

Watch out ARCHIE! Don't repeat my mistake!


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