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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%
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:11 PM   #76
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No, really, where's backtrack?
Old 02-03-2009, 01:50 PM   #77
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Originally Posted by Maligree View Post
No, really, where's backtrack?
very much agreed
Old 02-03-2009, 02:05 PM   #78
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Sure, I'm a bit dissapointed there's no opensuse live options in this poll. Still, DSL = still rockin' How many systems out there can still fit on a floppy?
Old 02-03-2009, 06:57 PM   #79
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only some distributions are placed here
Old 02-03-2009, 08:28 PM   #80
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I'd use puppy for machines with less than 256MB but more than 64MB. Ubuntu Live for machines with 512MB or more. What would be good for the poor desktops with less than 64MB?
Old 02-04-2009, 03:10 AM   #81
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Thumbs up Kanotix

I missed KANOTIX (, a derivative from KNOPPIX, which has proven to be a very useful tool - unfortunately updates of the ISO file seem to be released quite infrequently. Nevertheless, special thanks to Jörg Schirottke (a.k.a. Kano) for his work!
Old 02-04-2009, 09:21 AM   #82
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'buntu for me!
Old 02-06-2009, 09:23 AM   #83
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Location: Switzerland
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Occasionally Knoppix
Old 02-06-2009, 05:07 PM   #84
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sidux stomps
Old 02-08-2009, 06:40 PM   #85
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Location: washington
Distribution: boat loads in my library:LFS3.1/dsl/puppy/tinycore
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I use damnsmall for quik n dirty, but i use granular rpm based my custom iso and I can upgrade firefox with it, unlike mepis which I used to use. Currently I'm testing openSuse 11.1-0 (it's not the live cd version) but getting compiz working and 3D isn't easy....
Old 04-07-2009, 10:07 AM   #86
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slitaz. both/either version 1, or their cooking version. in 2008, (and now in 09), is the best thing to happen in linux that i'm aware of, from my perspective and preferences)

light, neat, cute, functional, to the point, and, surprisingly expandable and feature packed / full.


backtrack, linux, portable, puppy, security

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