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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.


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 02-27-2006, 03:23 PM   #91
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I have Knoppix, Kanotix, and Slax. Of the three, Knoppix is the ONLY ONE that has worked flawlessly on every PC I've tried it on. So Knoppix gets my vote. The only thing missing is support for LVM2, but you can easily get that installed using apt-get after booting.
Old 02-28-2006, 10:56 AM   #92
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Knoppix, the best just keeps getting better.

Old 02-28-2006, 01:55 PM   #93
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One more for puppy! Shame it's not on the list
Old 02-28-2006, 06:45 PM   #94
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Knoppix.. i luv it's trouble shooting capabilities.. good hw detection and most importantly no chrooting probs.
Old 03-01-2006, 01:45 AM   #95
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The best Live Cd i ever got is Gknoppix
Old 03-01-2006, 02:23 AM   #96
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Grml! It is the ultimate LiveCD. For if you can't bother to install Linux, you obivously want a LiveCD to do something your current (installed) OS cannot do.

And that is exactly what a LiceCD should become, instead of becoming a full-time replacement of installed OS.
Old 03-01-2006, 02:23 AM   #97
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Btw, there should be a None of These :P
Old 03-01-2006, 02:51 AM   #98
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Ubuntu because it has good detection and it comes with two cd-s: live and install.

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Old 03-01-2006, 08:05 AM   #99
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Puppy Linux wasn't even on here, not even as Other, crappy poll...
Old 03-01-2006, 08:14 AM   #100
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I 've voted damn small linux. It's light, it recognize all hardware very well and it has a lot of nice tools (like hdd-install, usb-stick install, live-cd remastering, ...). The only bad point is the fact you can't use apt-get without troubles.
Old 03-01-2006, 11:10 AM   #101
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I use knoppix because its very simple
Old 03-01-2006, 11:23 AM   #102
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PC Linux OS. Installs simple. Never had any problems with it and is even pleasing to the eye.
Old 03-01-2006, 05:46 PM   #103
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It suprizes me that Puppy linux has been left off the LiveCD list. I've tried Slax, DSL, Knoppix, Beatrix, and others. They all have their strengths, but my favorite is Puppy. I use it on my laptop all the time. Very fast and flexible. A great one for Newbies to play with and learn linux on. My
Old 03-01-2006, 08:34 PM   #104
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knoppix best on laptop. Instant setup of ndiswrapper. Awesome
Old 03-01-2006, 08:52 PM   #105
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I have to say knoppix since I haven't tried others


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