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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 18th.


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 01-04-2007, 02:12 AM   #61
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Puppy for me

Puppy has got to be a top choice. Its fast, Its simple to learn, the forum is great.Heck it even helped me save the information off a hard drive the so called "Experts" said could not even be accessed, while I was still an absolute newbie.
Old 01-04-2007, 06:40 AM   #62
Registered: Jan 2006
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 498

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Hi Jeremy!
What about Mepis? It is live too, and can be installed too. From the same CD of course. Please include.
Old 01-04-2007, 06:46 AM   #63
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Here, there and everywhere.
Distribution: Arch+KDE, Linux Mint Fluxbox CE
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I chose Ubuntu... coz simply the fact that they'll send it to your door for free impresses many Windows users... they can fool around with it... and if they decide to install it, it really is a breeze :-)

Hooray to Ubuntu for spreading the seed!
Old 01-04-2007, 08:12 AM   #64
Registered: May 2005
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Distribution: mostly mepis
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Originally Posted by pusrob
Hi Jeremy!
What about Mepis? It is live too, and can be installed too. From the same CD of course. Please include.
Well, I'm not Jeremy, but fwiw I agree. Mepis had the live/install cd nailed down well before ubuntu got their act together. Probably to late to change the poll now.

Of course there are no bad choices among the ones listed.

*Go Knoppix*

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Old 01-04-2007, 10:00 AM   #65
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SimplyMEPIS is the second option in the poll.

Old 01-04-2007, 10:48 AM   #66
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Vector Linux 5.1 Std., Vector Linux 5.8 Std., Win2k, XP, OS X (10.4 & 10.5)
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Once again it is vector standard 5.1 Gold live CD

Which is not represented in this poll.
Old 01-04-2007, 11:55 AM   #67
Registered: May 2005
Location: Greece
Distribution: antiX using herbstluftwm, fluxbox, IceWM and jwm.
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For live distro of the year *2006*, DSL is a winner. Always gets better.

BTW My *favourite* distros (Mepis 3.4.3, Kanotix 2005-04))I didn't vote for as they came out before 2006, and I don't think Mepis/Kanotix did much that I like in 2006.
Old 01-04-2007, 02:15 PM   #68
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Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Distribution: mostly mepis
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Originally Posted by jeremy
SimplyMEPIS is the second option in the poll.

Lol. Having already voted the choices weren't visible to me.

So how did I know they were all good ones? Simple. This site seldom gets it wrong.
Old 01-04-2007, 06:28 PM   #69
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It is the best out of the box. Nothing else compares whatever the hype.
Old 01-04-2007, 06:59 PM   #70
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: The Pudding Isles
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 573

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I would have to say Slax, great hardware detection (in my experience anyway), customisable and Slackware based. What more can you want? Joint 2nd place to the granddaddy and grandma of live distros, Knoppix and DSL.
Old 01-04-2007, 09:37 PM   #71
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: PCLinuxOS .93, Puppy
Posts: 82

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I love this Puppy!

Just discovered Puppy. Can't believe it. Click..BAM! (Loads from ram). It even let me use my LT modem in my Thinkpad and I was on the net! I have a lot to learn so I will be soaking up a lot of information about this distro.
Old 01-05-2007, 03:11 AM   #72
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Thumbs up PCLinuxOS

it's the only one that truly caters to the windows migrant. suse is gorgeous and nearly as easy to install, but by no stretch of the imagination as easy to configure. mandriva is easy to install and, to a large extent configure, but trails behind pclos by a wide margin.

the rest are for more experienced users and geeks.

ing for ultra-geek
Old 01-05-2007, 07:54 AM   #73
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Denmark
Distribution: Fedora Core 6
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I know korora is quite discussed, due to its binary drivers, but it really is good to show people as an eyecatcher.
Old 01-05-2007, 02:51 PM   #74
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Puppy is not just for older machines....

I just thought I would comment about a couple of statements about Puppy Linux being good /aimed at older hardware... while it works well with older hardware puppy is no slouch with the newer stuff either, Barry K and the Dev's of that marvel are doing some real innovative stuff,example 'dynamic driver loading' Check out 2.13 to see what I mean.

I now return you to your regular schedule .......

Old 01-05-2007, 04:59 PM   #75
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Knoppix i'll vote for knoppix .........


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