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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 01-02-2007, 04:01 PM   #46
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Registered: Aug 2006
Location: Eagleby, Queensland, Australia
Distribution: PCLinuxOS
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I love PCLinuxOS - as a live CD and installed. A few versions ago wasn't on the LiveCD, which made it less useful for real work. Now it's back, I'm happy. I also use it to back up people's Windows drives (no silly "file is in use" messages), to feel more at home on other people's computers, for partitioning, for restoring a messed up grub or lilo, for browsing - it's amazing how often it recognises a wireless card from first boot, and to show off Linux - something I'm planning to do a lot this year as a business.

I'm hanging out for the next version, which is hopefully not too far away.

Old 01-02-2007, 04:31 PM   #47
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fave live distro

PCLinuxOS for all the reasons that have already been mentioned

special mention should be given to Puppy Linux of course


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Old 01-02-2007, 05:27 PM   #48
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Great Lakes region, North America
Distribution: Mepis 7.0, Mepis 8.0, ArchLinux, Pardus 2008, Kubuntu 8.04, Ubuntu 8.10
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One of my LiveCD requirements is HW detection, of course.

Mepis 6.0 gives me a good screen resolution automatically as well as fairly easy wireless connectivity. The choice of root or guest GUI login makes it both a tool and a toy --suitable for all ages & skill levels.

Runners up: MyahOS - logs me onto my wireless network without configuring at all! But it lacks some of the tools Mepis has.
Sabayon 3.2 LiveDVD -gorgeous, and even gives my laptop it's native 1280x800 automatically! But it can't get an Intel Pro2200 BG wireless connection going. . . And it locked up on me, forcing a denial-of-power to shut it off.
PCLinuxOS-BigDaddy - about a tie with Mepis, to be honest. Love the look, does the wireless automatically like Myah, has good selection of tools. But I am more familiar with Mepis, so Mepis wins.
Old 01-02-2007, 06:14 PM   #49
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: India
Distribution: Kubuntu, Archlinux, Suse, Gentoo, Mandrake
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grml. The best live CD out there for trouble shooting. Does one thing, and does it almost perfect.
Old 01-02-2007, 10:39 PM   #50
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Puppy is my choice for Live distro and Distro. Active development, great hardware support, ease of use, speed, and nice forum members make this ideal for newbies and gurus.

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Old 01-02-2007, 10:49 PM   #51
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Distribution of the year - PCLinuxOS!

As Editor in Chief of the PCLinuxOS Magazine (mag (dot) mypclinuxos (dot) com) I may be a bit prejudiced, but after two years and more than 100 distros installed (or not in some cases), I settled on PCLinuxOS and haven't looked back. There are many other good distros, but this one meets ALL of my needs, and the forum is by far the friendliest I encountered during my long search for a Linux replacement for that other OS.

If you haven't tried it, please do and see if it meets your needs as it does mine. And hang loose, as 0.94 is due out soon.

(Even if you don't install/use PCLinuxOS, check out our magazine. You might find something useful there.)

Tim Robinson
Old 01-03-2007, 01:24 AM   #52
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: P.E.I. Canada
Distribution: Any nix or other OS I can get my hands on!
Posts: 156

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PCLinuxOS, all the tools of knoppix and a large repo of additional software. Whats not to like?
Old 01-03-2007, 07:51 AM   #53
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Registered: Apr 2006
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Puppy - easy to mount drives, easy to network. Even I can do it!
Old 01-03-2007, 01:16 PM   #54
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: india
Distribution: zenwalk,suse,mandriva
Posts: 62

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Where is the option of Zenlive in the poll??
Old 01-03-2007, 01:23 PM   #55
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PCLinuxOS - because all my hardware was detected and configured automatically by even by the live CD.
Old 01-03-2007, 02:19 PM   #56
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: St Petersburg, FL, USA
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Puppy! w00f! Because it is PRIMARILY a livecd linux distribution.

For a very light distribution, they put ALOT of effort to make the GUI nice, complete and useful. It has plenty of options for anything you're looking to do. I always have a Puppy CD near by.
Old 01-03-2007, 02:36 PM   #57
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Distribution: Slackware
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Austrumi I think
Old 01-03-2007, 08:44 PM   #58
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: midwest USA
Distribution: gentoo w/ funtoo overlay
Posts: 146

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I have converted more people with my sabayon disk than any other livecd. I work for a communications company, and while troubleshooting internet problems, I toss in Sabayon. I get more ooohs and aaaahhhs with the beryl cube flying around. It's eye candy, yes. But it's perty.
Old 01-03-2007, 09:45 PM   #59
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Distribution: Raspbian, Debian, Slackware, OS X
Posts: 443
Blog Entries: 9

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Dyne:Bolic for its uniqueness.
Old 01-04-2007, 01:10 AM   #60
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: singapore
Distribution: puppy and Ubuntu and ... erh ... redhat(sort of) :( ... + the venerable bsd and solaris ^_^
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Blog Entries: 8

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if you use linux and still want to use linux then use puppy ... but , if you use linux and still want to use windows somewhere then use pclinuxos ...

to think about it further , dsl can also be considered as the first catergory linux ... hmm , whatever ...



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