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View Poll Results: Live Distribution of the Year
Knoppix 387 26.22%
SimplyMEPIS 82 5.56%
PCLinuxOS 151 10.23%
SLAX 139 9.42%
DamnSmall 107 7.25%
Puppy 100 6.78%
dyne:bolic 11 0.75%
Mandriva One 39 2.64%
DNALinux 4 0.27%
Feather 2 0.14%
Morphix 2 0.14%
Gnoppix 1 0.07%
BeaFanatIX 6 0.41%
Kanotix 21 1.42%
Ubuntu Live 274 18.56%
openSUSE Live 34 2.30%
SabayonLinux 55 3.73%
Gentoo Live 38 2.57%
Fedora Live 23 1.56%
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Old 01-01-2007, 07:00 PM   #16
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I've changed the title of the poll to simply Live Distribution of the Year, as it does more accurately reflect the nature of the poll.

Old 01-01-2007, 07:07 PM   #17
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I just started playing around with Sabayon and it is amazing.
Old 01-01-2007, 07:08 PM   #18
Registered: Aug 2003
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Originally Posted by PatrickNew
Not really. Yes, we certainly do have a lot more options available now, but almost everything available as a bootable usb or DVD is also available as a CD.
These varieties are not equal. DVD or USB-Flash have much bigger amount of memory available (currently 4-8 Gb on DVD, 1-8 Gb on USB Flash) and therefore can offer much more feature-rich distros than old good ancient CD's.

CDs provide a level of portability that the others just can't.
Generally I was not talking about portability things at all. What I mentioned was that while historically Live CD's were the first ones of this kind of distros, now IMHO it is not necessary anymore to narrow Live distro category to just LiveCD.

What's wrong with simply calling them "Live distros" meaning that they are ready to work without any additional installation process? Being physically on CD is not essential for this classification
Old 01-01-2007, 07:10 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by jeremy
I've changed the title of the poll to simply Live Distribution of the Year, as it does more accurately reflect the nature of the poll.
Great! I was just writing about that, but now it's OK already
Old 01-01-2007, 07:27 PM   #20
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True, I just meant that I haven't actually seen any live Distro *not* available in CD format. While it may no longer be the best term, I don't think "LiveCD" in necessary obsolete.

Although, upon further review :-), I think the name change was more appropriate. Oh well, 20/20 hindsight.

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Old 01-01-2007, 08:05 PM   #21
Registered: May 2006
Distribution: Suse 10.2 x64
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I think Gparted LiveCd hands down
Old 01-01-2007, 08:11 PM   #22
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Location: Slovenia
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Thumbs up Mandriva One 2007

Hard to say. I like Kubuntu a lot, but I'd go for Mandriva One 2007. More stuff worked out of the box, has better translation into Slovenian language and Mandriva is the first Live distribution where XGL and 3D desktop worked out of the box. Not to mention a new version of Mandriva, that is available on USB key.
Old 01-01-2007, 10:41 PM   #23
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Fedora's official LiveCD is great, but not an option. The unofficial (Fedora Unity) LiveDVD is even better.
Old 01-02-2007, 02:20 AM   #24
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Romania
Distribution: Slackware 12
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I like SLAX because I can shape it the way I want and I have all the packages I want.
Old 01-02-2007, 03:06 AM   #25
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Australia
Distribution: slackware 12.1
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i voted for knoppix since its what i have been using mostly. but gentoo is better since all my seniors prefer it and gentoo (not the live one) i think is the coolest OS once you configure and install it right. i have heard you can two-fold your machine performance if you configure gentoo right while u install. i dunno the facts since i have never installed one, but i am as soon as i get my hands on a new machine. heh.
Old 01-02-2007, 05:31 AM   #26
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Everyone has a live cd these days But I give props to Knoppix since it has gotten me out of more then one Jam.
Old 01-02-2007, 07:13 AM   #27
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Distribution: Ubuntu
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i vote for knoppix
Old 01-02-2007, 07:27 AM   #28
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Registered: Dec 2006
Location: República Dominicana
Distribution: CentOS, Scientific Linux
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I voted for Puppy, as it is very light, & still quite complete, however, for testing & diagnosticing purposes (other people's PC), I also use a lot SimplyMepis & PCLinuxOS...
Old 01-02-2007, 07:46 AM   #29
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Exclamation MandrivaMove ???

MandrivaMove doesn't exist no more.

Now it's Mandriva ONE.

Old 01-02-2007, 07:48 AM   #30
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I use powerful live CD "Dyne:Bolic".


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