Monday, June 05, 2006

Knoppix 5.0.1

Knoppix, the famous LiveCD GNU/Linux distro has come to their first 5.x version when Knopper has released Knoppix 5.0.1 in 2 of June 2006. The preview of this wonderfull distro was published in CeBIT 2006, but now it has been updated with new kernel and also udev hotplug managements. Here are the new things among Knoppix 5.0.1:
* 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

You can start downloading Knoppix in public mirror.

Meanwhile many people prefer Ubuntu, i still prefer Knoppix for LiveCD distro, as it came with KDE and GNOME both in 1 CD (perhaps because it uses DVD rather than CD), eventhough i never used GNOME. If you want to use KDE for your Window Manager in Ubuntu, try Kubuntu. They are all derived from the same distro, Debian Linux