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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2008. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 12th.


View Poll Results: Live Distribution of the Year
KNOPPIX 148 16.57%
PCLinuxOS 32 3.58%
Sabayon 14 1.57%
Damn Small 38 4.26%
Dreamlinux 21 2.35%
Puppy 84 9.41%
Elive 8 0.90%
SLAX 97 10.86%
Fedora Live 35 3.92%
Ubuntu Live 209 23.40%
Mandriva One 34 3.81%
Gentoo Live 10 1.12%
SimplyMEPIS 42 4.70%
sidux 92 10.30%
Wolvix 9 1.01%
dyne:bolic 6 0.67%
Debian Live 14 1.57%
Voters: 893. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-12-2009, 09:58 AM   #16
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sidux here as it is leading edge, fast and reliable . . . what more could I want?
Old 01-12-2009, 12:46 PM   #17
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I like sidux in a number of ways --and it just keeps getting better every release. But as a LiveCD, one of the originals is still my favorite: MEPIS.
Running as a LiveCD I can get online with wifi using the Mepis Network Assistant that I couldn't successfully configure with sidux.

The post above that mentioned the on-disk User's Manual has a good point. For newbs, having a full manual right on the CD that includes everything from DL & burning ISO, installing, configuring scads of HW devices. . . it doesn't get better than this anywhere, AFAIK. GParted makes partitioning easy whether you want to install Mepis or just use it as a LiveCD toolkit, although it takes longer to boot than the GParted distro or PartedMagic, because of the full KDE.

I do use other LiveCds in the course of repairing computers. But I'd have to estimate I use Mepis as much or more than the rest put together.
Old 01-12-2009, 12:58 PM   #18
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I can't vote again... but I would like to ask the criterias to include these livecds?
Old 01-12-2009, 01:34 PM   #19
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BackTrack 3
Old 01-12-2009, 03:42 PM   #20
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In sidux, for network configuration, there is a great tool: Ceni

kmenu > internet > Ceni
in konsole, just type Ceni.

Old 01-12-2009, 04:19 PM   #21
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Knoppix/ Kanotix variant just gets all of my hardware.
Old 01-12-2009, 10:25 PM   #22
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What about NimbleX?
Old 01-12-2009, 11:12 PM   #23
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Innovation, speed, variety(derivatives), with terrific community support make Puppy number one.
Old 01-13-2009, 08:29 AM   #24
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KNOPPIX does the good.
Old 01-13-2009, 10:07 AM   #25
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Where is antiX?

Otherwise I'll vote for sidux.

Is there a Debian live?
Old 01-13-2009, 06:20 PM   #26
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I am currently a sidux user, and it is one fine distro for those who are not afraid of being on the leading (if not bleeding) edge of Linux.
Old 01-14-2009, 07:21 AM   #27
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Many are good, but sidux really rocks in every department!
My vote goes for sidux.

Mepis just if you want multimedia out of the box (=> for newbies)
Old 01-14-2009, 12:49 PM   #28
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I would vote for Backtrack 3, but it's not on the list.
Old 01-14-2009, 04:33 PM   #29
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You are correct, it's more like who Doesn't have a Live CD these days ?
Security or Utility Live Distro would be a good way for this to move.

From that respect, My vote would be for Backtrack3 as well.
Old 01-15-2009, 05:57 AM   #30
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Hey Novell Suse is not here


backtrack, linux, portable, puppy, security

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