View Full Version : Distrowatch credibility gap

06-19-2008, 03:28 PM
I keep reading these wonderful reviews on Distrowatch about new Linux live cd/dvd's. Then I download them, burn the iso's and try them out. Invariably they turn out to be crap. If they work at all they're slow as can be, some of the apps hang or crash the system, you can't acces the hdd's, the desktops are flaky, etc. and so on.

The only live cd/dvd's that work are the various flavors of knoppix.

06-29-2008, 02:41 AM
The KNOPPIX developer and community has been building livecd releases since at least 2001, if not longer.

He knows how to build a good livecd, even if the release cycle is longer nowadays and the CD version of KNOPPIX has not been updated in over a year.

There are other "livecd" releases that are a flash in the pan or are kludged together versions of Linux distributions that are intended for use as a hard drive installed distro and does not work properly when run from CD or DVD.

Like everything in this world, KNOPPIX is not perfect but it is certainly still a top performer in this category of software.