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KNOPPIX is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI devices, and other peripherals. It can be used as... More

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LICENSE : gnu general public license (gpl)
USER INTERFACE : x windows
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LiveCD For Beginers

Very good solution to try Linux on your machine.

But this project developed very slowly in last year.

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KNOPPIX 6.7.0 Delivers a Few Surprises

knoppixOnce upon a time KNOPPIX was the king of hardware detection and an innovator in live CD technology. Well, I lost track of it until yesterday when I heard 6.7.0 was available. I figured I might take a look and see what it's been up to lately.

Hidden Benefits of Knowing Even "Just A Little" About Linux

I stumbled across a light, but thoughtful post by David Williams over at ITWire. Williams recounts a situation where he used a Linux distribution on a liveCD (Ubuntu in this case, but there are countless others that can do the job) to rescue files from an ancient machine that was fading fast.

Using live Linux distributions to rescue and reset machines is nothing new, of course. Take KNOPPIX, for instance. The Debian based distribution got its (well-deserved) name by developing a user-friendly way to carry around a robust Linux desktop. While that's a great use for a live Linux distro, nothing garners appreciation from tech users of all walks of life quite like using a live distribution to rescue data from an errant machine does.

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