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Linux.com: Knoppix 5.0.1: A Solid Live DVD

Nov 03, 2006, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stefan Vrabie)

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"Debian-based live CD distribution Knoppix is widely known as a distro with excellent hardware detection. The latest 5.0.1 version, released in June, builds upon its legacy and continues to improve.

"Knoppix comes in both a CD and a DVD version. For the purpose of a live Linux system, a DVD makes more sense, because there's much more room to fit software -- a whopping 9GB of compressed packages and applications, translating into more than 2,600 titles. The Knoppix 5.0.1 live DVD includes KDE 3.5.2 (the default environment, though it also has GNOME), OpenOffice 2.0.2, KOffice 1.50, Firefox 1.5.0.3, Gaim 1.5.1cvs, GIMP 2.2.11, Thunderbird 1.5.0.2, and hundreds of other packages. You name it and chances are Knoppix has it, with everything running on a 2.6.17 kernel. Not every package comes in the latest version, but because it is Debian-based, Knoppix makes use of the great APT package management system, so upgrading anything is a cinch..."

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