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June 7, 2006

Knoppix 5.0.1

Filed under: UNIX/Linux — zombi @ 12:17 am

Knoppix 5.0.1KNOPPIX 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).

The following “Highlights” are available on this CD or DVD:
- Linux-Kernel 2.6.x
- KDE V3.x as the standard desktop with K Office and the Konqueror WWW-browser konqueror
- X Multimedia System (xmms) an MPEG-video, MP3, Ogg Vorbis Audio player and xine
- Internet connection software kppp,pppoeconf (DSL) and isdn-config
- Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) Version 2.x
- utilities for data recovery and system repairs, even for other operating systems
- network and security analysis tools for network administrators
- OpenOffice(TM), the GPL-developed version of the well-known StarOffice(TM) office suite
- many programming languages, development tools and libraries for developers
- in total more than 900 installed software packages with over 2000 executable user programs, utilities, and games

Main changes of the Knoppix 5.0.1 update :
• Linux Kernel 2.6.17 (rc)
• Debian (testing/unstable)
• Xorg Version 7.0
• Detection of onboard IDE-Raid Controllers and raid disk components
• udev+hwsetup for automatic hardware detection
• KDE 3.5.2, GNOME 2.12 from Debian/unstable
• OpenOffice 2.0.2 (german+english)
• transparent write access for NTFS partitions (libntfs+fuse)
• new knoppix-installer now also with the possibility to update existing installations of Knoppix
• Many, MANY Updates…

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