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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 01-22-2007, 10:07 AM   #106
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Registered: Apr 2006
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Distribution: PCLinuxOS/Knoppix 5.1 live CD's
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After trying 4 different distros, I finally found one that recognizes my printer and gives me a fully functioning system - PCLinuxOS 0.93. Everything else in this distro works perfectly, so it gets my vote.
Old 01-22-2007, 12:43 PM   #107
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How linux provide better security than any other os, briefly tell me the security features associated with Linux
Old 01-23-2007, 04:45 AM   #108
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Location: London
Distribution: PCLinuxOS/Knoppix 5.1 live CD's
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Have a look on this site.
Old 01-23-2007, 11:35 AM   #109
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Paradise Mauritius
Distribution: Debian lenny, Jlime,Delilinux
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damnsmalllinux for me
it never failed me
Old 01-23-2007, 12:50 PM   #110
Registered: Jan 2006
Distribution: Debian Testing
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Knoppix / GParted for trouble shooting...
STD Linux for fun...
Fedora for everything else...
Old 01-23-2007, 10:49 PM   #111
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Originally Posted by jamsh
Have a look on this site.

Hey great link! some good reading there, thanks.
Old 01-25-2007, 03:45 AM   #112
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Puppy for me

Its the little Steam Engine that could. I like how easy it is to create customized versions of Puppy. It keeps getting better all the time. I still haven't installed it on my hard drive because saving back to the disc works just great(o.k. I lied somewhat. I do use the hard drive for swap and configuration storage - but no full blown install). Puppy is small, fast, and customizable. For those of you who like a little more eyecandy or find their desktop enviroment lacking try Muppy or Mean Puppy. Best way to Users Remasters is too checkout the Announce page in the forums or do a search for a particular Remaster. I believe the Main Website has a section that list some of the more Popular Remastered Puppies.

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Old 01-26-2007, 08:36 PM   #113
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Location: Clinton Township, MI
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For Live I like Puppy, for desk I like MEPIS

Originally Posted by jeremy
What is your favorite Live Distribution?
Puppy for fast Live CD, MEPIS for Live that I intend to actually install to the hard drive.

Honorable mention: I really like the recent FreeSBIE 2.0 from the FreeBSD camp, too!
Old 01-27-2007, 07:43 AM   #114
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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yup , have just read about the latest live bsd ... and to think that bsd finally does hollywood , maybe i will give it a try ... ^_^

Old 01-27-2007, 09:30 AM   #115
Registered: May 2006
Location: Conroe, Texas
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
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I vote Puppy. It's by far the quickest live cd I've used.
Old 01-27-2007, 09:35 AM   #116
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Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Distribution: Sidux, Debian, Knoppix, Puppy
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Originally Posted by masinick
Honorable mention: I really like the recent FreeSBIE 2.0 from the FreeBSD camp, too!
The NetBSD Live CD released in Nov was pretty good too.
Old 01-29-2007, 12:43 AM   #117
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Colorado
Distribution: lubuntu, fedora, lightning Linux.
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Blog Entries: 1

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I liked Kanotix so much I installed it on my HD.
Old 01-29-2007, 03:50 AM   #118
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: US East Coast
Distribution: Fedora Core 6 and several LiveCDs
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I'd say SimplyMepis and PCLinuxOS because they're multimedia ready.

When my computer's off coughnevercough and I want to look up something online real quick instead of booting a more bloated distro, I use Puppy Linux or a Kiosk Cd (browser only live distro). Check out LiveKiosk for instance.

The Fedora liveCD, while I like Fedora, is real slow on my system.
Old 01-31-2007, 04:16 PM   #119
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Zinzinnati, OH
Distribution: RH, FC 1-6, F 7-21, Debian, LinuxPPC, Knoppix, Ubuntu, Yellow Dog
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Knoppix. I haven't tried Ubuntu since they started supporting multi processors.
Old 02-01-2007, 06:40 AM   #120
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Location: Austria
Distribution: openSuSE
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Where is ZenWalk????


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