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    THE BEST LIVE-CD DISTROS


    I have looked at all the top live-cd distros that populate the Distrowatch
    list.
    Three of them clearly are superior in my opinion , and i use all three
    and think you can't go wrong whichever one you install.
    They are:
    Mepis 3.3
    Kanotix 2005-3
    PCLinuxOS .9

    ( to install Kanotix as root type: kanotix-installer

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    MepisMagic, I thought you would be very clear on your choice for the best live distribution.

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    I use Kanotix, which I have installed. Though as a live distro, I've been using Elive lately, and before that Xfld (both have lighter GUI's than Kanotix or Knoppix).
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    i tend to use Knoppix for such things. Though i have to admit i was impressed by Linspire's LiveCD, if only because it installed 3D drivers for my nVidia card straight off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsypherPunk
    it installed 3D drivers for my nVidia card straight off.
    Elive does as well, now if I only had an nVidia
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    Elive would probably be cool to show off yeah :P

    The ubuntu livecd is my choice for running live, it's good at being a ivecd (but takes some time too boot however). Installing software while live worked if you update apt, and then software will install to ram!

    I tried knoppix 3.9, it may have been a bad burn, however if I tried changing theme it locked the computer completely (no ctrl+alt+backspace). It's a bit slow on my box. 3.6 was IMO better in some ways.

    Never tried kanotix, but herd just nice about it.

    FreeSBIE is the only BSD livecd I've tried, and it includes a lot of apps I prefer (like beep-media-player and such), however I don't like the fact that it runs as root in X...

    Mepis is very good, but at older hardware... It would'nt even start X on a P2 I have around

    Those are the ones I can remember...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    Elive would probably be cool to show off yeah :P
    It's good for that too, but if you choose the stable enlightenment (16) it's very light on resources.
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