Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Knoppix 4.0 is ready

Filed under
Linux

With Version 3.9 of the Live CD Linux Knoppix only recently completed, the next one is already in the offing. In time for the event LinuxTag 2005, which will commence this Wednesday in Karlsruhe, the developer Klaus Knopper will be releasing the Version 4.0 of his Linux system, which can be booted and operated directly from CD. It is based on the recently released Debian 3.1 (Sarge). Knoppix was expanded compared with the state of release of Sarge by the Version 3.4.1 of the Unix/Linux desktop KDE. As a further desktop the Version 2.8 of GNOME is included, with the open-source Office Suite OpenOffice available in the beta version of the 2.0 edition.

Knoppix 4.0 is to appear in a slimmed-down CD and expanded DVD version; at the LinuxTag its first DVD edition will be on sale for 5 euros. According to Mr. Knopper thanks to cloop data compression it has proved possible to pack more than 9 gigabytes of software from the Debian Pool unto a single-layer DVD. All in all more than 2,600 software packages with a total of more than 5,300 applications are to be found on the DVD, he said.

Moreover, in Version 4.0 a number of expansions have been integrated that have flowed back to Knoppix from the Knoppix-based distributions Kanotix, Quantian, Paipix and Freeduc. With, for example, the Kanotix hardware support for ISDN and DSL adapters from AVM, an improved hard disk installer, scientific software from Quantian and Paipix and learning software for children from Freeduc among them.

The DVD edition of Knoppix 4.0 also contains, for example, the software distribution system m23 as well as the books "Knoppix Kompakt" by Rainer Hattenhauer and "Knowing Knoppix" by Phil Jones.

The live operating system that for a long time now has no longer been intended exclusively for testing, schooling or rescue purposes is booted and operated directly from the DVD or CD. Via installation scripts a Debian Linux can also be set up on hard disk. With the help of unionfs, which was introduced with Version 3.8, a RAM disk can be laid transparently across the Knoppix file system on the CD. This allows any file to be changed while the system is running; even installing additional software into the CD Linux system at a later date presents no problem. When the new persistent home directory feature is used not only are the personal files placed in the home directory but all newly created or changed files are stored in an image file. (Robert W. Smith)

Source.

More in Tux Machines

netOS Server 10.65.1 Released, Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Xfce 4.12 Desktop

Black Lab Software CEO Roberto J. Dohnert is informing Softpedia today about the release and general availability of the netOS Server 10.65.1 server-oriented and open-source operating system. Read more

Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 Final Beta Features GNOME 3.24 with Night Light, Flatpak 0.8

As part of yesterday's Ubuntu 17.04 Final Beta release, the Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 operating system got its second Beta milestone bringing with it the latest development version of the recently released GNOME 3.24 desktop environment. Read more Also: Kubuntu 17.04 Beta 2 Includes KDE Plasma 5.9 Desktop, KDE Applications 16.12.3 Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Beta 2 Brings Latest GNOME 3.24 Apps, Budgie 10.2.9 Desktop

SAS, Canonical turn silly over open source

Zemlin's job, in other words, isn't to convince companies to adopt open source, but rather to provide a home for the nurturing of open source projects, so they're worthy of adoption. Similarly, Canonical can focus on contributing code rather than spooking enterprises into adopting more. And SAS? Well, it should probably start with 40 percent open source adoption and grow from there. Read more

This Raspberry Pi-powered Linux computer packs a keyboard and display into a phone-sized case

What would you get if you crossed the $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W with a smartphone? You might end up with the Zero Terminal. The Zero Terminal is a homemade project by a maker known as Node, who has turned the Pi Zero W into a phone-sized computer with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen display. Rather than running a phone OS, the Zero Terminal runs a full desktop, the Linux-based system Raspbian. Read more