What's your preferred live environment/distro?

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What's your preferred live environment/distro?

Postby n_hologram » 2017-10-19 01:26

I recently created a minimal, custom Devuan live "spin" (personal use) for my thumb drive, and it got me wondering what desktop environment and/or distro everyone prefers to use in a live system.

I'll start: pure openbox-session. I have xfce packages installed, thunar and the like, and I prefer xfce with openbox (ala Crunchbang) for normal use. But, anytime I've used a live environment, it's usually to accomplish one or two very specific tasks, and I've found less is usually more -- and by that, I mean, accessing a terminal is usually all I need.

What's your preference?

EDIT: this was supposed to go in offtopic. I apologize.
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Re: What's your preferred live environment/distro?

Postby MALsPa » 2017-10-19 02:38

I usually turn to MX Linux (comes with Xfce) for live sessions. I'm not picky about the DE/WM because I don't need to boot into a live session all that often.

Edit: I also keep GParted Live (comes with Fluxbox) sitting around on a flash drive.
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Re: What's your preferred live environment/distro?

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2017-10-19 04:11

Moved to Offtopic.

I'v got a tool-stick with wheezy/fluxbox that I've used as required, but is probably due for replacement now.
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Re: What's your preferred live environment/distro?

Postby Bulkley » 2017-10-19 05:00

For sentimental reasons I keep copies of Storm 2000 and Libranet, both based on Debian and both long gone.
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Re: What's your preferred live environment/distro?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-10-19 05:21

I carry around my grml live USB stick (with persistence) at all times — one never knows when one might stumble across an unattended computer... :twisted:

https://grml.org/features/

Best. Live. Image. Ever.
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Re: What's your preferred live environment/distro?

Postby MALsPa » 2017-10-19 07:51

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:I carry around my grml live USB stick (with persistence) at all times — one never knows when one might stumble across an unattended computer... :twisted:

https://grml.org/features/

Best. Live. Image. Ever.

Thanks for that tip! I downloaded Grml and I'm checking it out now. Very nice.
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Re: What's your preferred live environment/distro?

Postby n_hologram » 2017-10-22 04:09

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:I carry around my grml live USB stick (with persistence) at all times — one never knows when one might stumble across an unattended computer... :twisted:

https://grml.org/features/

Best. Live. Image. Ever.

I checked this out the other day -- it's pretty convenient! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: What's your preferred live environment/distro?

Postby pcalvert » 2017-10-22 13:06

Grml and a custom-made Debian live CD (with Xfce and fluxbox).
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Re: What's your preferred live environment/distro?

Postby anticapitalista » 2017-10-22 16:11

antiX with JWM
antiX "Killah P" - lean and mean.
http://antix.mepis.org
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