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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 01-05-2007, 05:22 PM   #76
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Originally Posted by jeremy
SimplyMEPIS is the second option in the poll.
Hmmm. Was it there before? If it was, than sorry. My mistake.
Old 01-05-2007, 08:46 PM   #77
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Thanks for the link to the PCLinuxOS mag. I have used PCLinuxOS. It is a great distro!

Old 01-06-2007, 11:38 PM   #78
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DSL is AMAZING on my thumb drive!
Old 01-07-2007, 07:29 AM   #79
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PCLinuxOS .093a Big Daddy
Old 01-08-2007, 03:22 AM   #80
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I voted for Knoppix, then read all your posts about Puppy. So I gave it a try, and wow! Now here's a live distro that really has some creativity. I'm really impressed at how much Barry was able to pack into a 86MB iso file. It's so small, so fast, and works so well. Really impressed by its hardware detection and ease of setting up network. I'm glad I read this thread and found out about this great live distro.

(Just one thing I wish Puppy had was WPA_supplicant because I use WPA Personal at home. But I think in the README, Barry mentioned he's still working on the wireless stuff.)

BTW, I like the puppy bark sound when you boot into the system. Neat. =) Wonder if that was from Barry's own puppy.

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Old 01-11-2007, 09:07 PM   #81
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Puppy rules!! I use it in a class I teach, and it gets the job done fast and well.
Old 01-12-2007, 06:41 PM   #82
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CLUSTER_KNOPPIX ALL THE WAY!!!! grrr... guess i'll have to vote knoppix since it is a derivative, but really, cluster knoppix is the coolest (as are some of the other live-boot clustering distros).

not too relevant to list them since they are obviously an extreme minority. would still be fun to see what % they command
Old 01-12-2007, 06:45 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by Present
Which version do you use?
Old 01-15-2007, 04:09 PM   #84
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I like my Linux from Scratch live cd. It's the only one I own that will run on my oldest systems without a massive slowdown. It actually has a ton of useful stuff on it, and its zippy even when X is loaded thanks to XFCE.
Old 01-16-2007, 02:12 AM   #85
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sabayon because it was novative, I mean an easy way to go into gentoo
Old 01-16-2007, 05:22 AM   #86
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I'm voting for Knoppix as it's the only live release I've tried. I use it regularly for maintenance and customer recovery sorts of things. The comments on this forum will likely lead me to try a couple others when I find time.
Old 01-16-2007, 06:17 AM   #87
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I have to cast my Vote for Puppy Linux.
Not only is Puppy the Quickest Distro around but it also makes it easier to learn how Linux works.
It has the most friendly helpful forum and you may even get a reply from the Creator of Puppy himself.
I am sending this vote to you from an installed version of Puppy and have added with help from the forum alot of extra Packages.Gimp, Open Office, Opera, Qcad, amsn,xaralx, Mplayer, VLC Player, Audacity, cinepaint, realplayer, gtkpod, acrobat, gqview, xnview, drawswf and more!
Did you know Puppy plays Encryted DVD's has Winmodem support (using it now!) comes with alot of Win32 codecs as standard. Lets see Mepis, SuSe, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Fedora do that. I use to be a Mepis user but got sick of friends sending emails with attachments Mepis just didn't want to open. Not good enough.

As Puppy seems the closest to Slackware then I vote Slackware as my runner up.

My advice is keep an eye on Puppy as things are only going to get better from the coming year.
Old 01-16-2007, 06:25 AM   #88
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Fav Live

Simply Mepis.

This distro has saved many a Winders user's files.
Old 01-16-2007, 06:48 AM   #89
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Talking Live dist ???

Been using mepis.... saved my ass once...
but got into Puppy a month ago...
Havin' a lot of fun.....
If ever there was a "LIVE" Dist... it would have to be Puppy... in just about every way!
Old 01-16-2007, 06:59 AM   #90
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I'm voting for Knoppix. Its the best distro ever according to me. Been using it for over 3 years now and it has saved my life on various occasions. I always have it on me. I once even had to boot up on Knoppix to make a presentation, there was a harddrive failure on the university's PC. No need to tell you people the success I had after that. Hehe ...GO FOR KNOPPIX


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