KNOPPIX - Live Linux Filesystem On CD

KNOPPIX - Live Linux Filesystem On CD

KNOPPIX - Live Linux Filesystem On CD Knopper.Net Consulting

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What is KNOPPIX®?

KNOPPIX is a bootable Live system on CD or DVD, consisting of a representative collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. KNOPPIX can be used as a productive Linux system for the desktop, educational CD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it (over 8GB on the DVD "Maxi" edition).






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KNOPPIX 4.0.1 Released

Starting from version 4.0, the KNOPPIX-project has been split into a DVD "maxi" edition, and a "KNOPPIX light" on CD, both developed in parallel. The limited, printed first edtion of the KNOPPIX 4.0 DVD (booting in german by default) has been available at LinuxTag 2005 at different booths, and is now available for download as updated 4.0.1 release on most KNOPPIX Mirrors. For those with insufficient bandwidth for downloading the 3.5GB DVD image, there is still the possibility to order a copy at some independent CD and DVD shops.

Because of many updates and technical improvements in the meantime since the 4.0 DVD, work on the Knoppix "light" CD release has been delayed somewhat. The CD version will be released in a few days from now, and will also be available for download at the usual locations on the KNOPPIX Mirrors soon.

Main features of the Knoppix 4.0.1 DVD [original german press note]:

  • Kernel 2.6.12(.4)
  • KDE 3.4.1 including all languages from Debian/experimental, and Gnome 2.8 as alternative,
  • OpenOffice 2.0 Beta (Build 104) in english and german,
  • KOffice 1.3.5,
  • Abiword 2.2.7 and Gnumeric 1.5.1,
  • Books: Updated Editions of "Knoppix Kompakt" by Rainer Hattenhauer (german) und "KnowingKnoppix" by Phil Jones (english), also the Open Source Jahrbuch 2005 "light" in german language, all books in PDF,
  • Software distribution system m23
  • over 9 Gigabytes of live software from Debian, based on Sarge,
  • many updates and bugfixes (for example, floppyconfig, knoppix-installer),
  • many programming languages, development tools and IDEs for QT (kdevelop3), Java (GCJ, eclipse) and .NET (mono),
  • graphics of version 4.0.1 designed by newthinking networks.
Also: A free (GPL) NTFS write support is currently under development. Experimental-oriented developers may find the corresponding tools and instructions for accessing rw-mounts of NTFS-Partitions, on the DVD (use at your own risk).


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