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Knoppix 7.2 Released 53

Posted by timothy
from the granpappy-to-a-lot-of-others dept.
hypnosec writes "Knoppix 7.2 has been released for public testing — unlike its predecessor, Knoppix 7.1, which was only made available through the annual Linux Magazine CeBIT edition. Based on Debian "Wheezy", Knoppix 7.2 packs quite a few new features, including newer desktop packages from Debian/testing and Debian/unstable Jessie. The latest version uses the Linux 3.9 kernel and xorg 7.7, and comes loaded with LibreOffice 4.0, GIMP 2.8, Chromium 27 (and Firefox/Iceweasel 21), Wine 1.5, and Virtualbox version 4.2.10. It uses LXDE by default. For users who still want to go for KDE or GNOME, version 4.8.4 and 3.4.2 of the respective desktops are available from the Knoppix DVD."
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Knoppix 7.2 Released

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  • by Teun (17872) on Thursday June 27, 2013 @06:21PM (#44127335) Homepage
    In my experience Knoppix is still leader on compatibility.

    The software included is specifically useful for recovery, the desktop is non-arcane and reasonably complete yet light, these facts make it very useful.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 27, 2013 @06:30PM (#44127413)

    I still use Knoppix when I just want to try one of the preinstalled packages. It comes with more software than any other live Linux DVD. Knoppix is still my goto live Linux system because its file structure is much simpler than other live Linux distributions (kernel, initial ramdisk and one or two big filesystem image files).

    I believe it's also popular with vision impaired people, because it comes with an accessibility enhanced desktop environment named Adriane (which is also the first name of Klaus Knopper's wife).

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