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Kanotix CeBIT Special 2013

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Contents: 1 DVD
Bit Version: 32-bit
Media Type: Live
Categories: Desktop
OSDisc.com Project Rank: #54
Date Added to OSDisc.com: April 4, 2013
Product Description
Kanotix is a rock-solid Linux based on Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 'Squeeze', which contains the newest packages and recognizes more modern hardware than any other operating system in use today.

Kanotix will run as a LIVE-DVD on practically any computer -- automatically detecting and configuring virtually any piece of hardware. It is ideal for analysis, data rescue, forensic work, removal of viruses on Win-PCs - or simply for safe surfing and mailing in an internet cafe. It installs to your hard drive in just a few minutes and is ideal for use on your desktop workstation or notebook, or as a server.

Kanotix CeBIT Special 2013 Announcement

As a little surprise there is a new Kanotix ISO during CeBIT time (I am there as visitor) with some special features not found in normal releases. The main difference is that a newer libc6 2.17 is used (from Debian Experimental) which has the effect that self-compiled binaries can not be shared with Debian Wheezy users. If that does not affect you you can enjoy the new features:

  • Kernel 3.8.2 (Ubuntu 3.8.0-10 with one extra patch and SATA_AHCI static)
  • Nvidia 313.18 and Fglrx 13.2 Beta 7 available in gfxdetect mode (similar to Hellfire gfxoverlay) and the autodetection works after hd install in that mode as well
  • Mesa 9.1 for open source gfx drivers, best suited for Intel HD 2000+
  • Amarok 2.7.0
  • Wine 1.5.25
  • LibreOffice 4.0.0
  • Grub 2.00 (in case of UEFI boot requires primary mbr or gpt partition mounted to /boot/efi, can be shared with Win, use adv. partitioning)
  • Steam preinstalled
  • Iceweasel 19

The system can be used to try Steam and should work fine even from USB hd installs (create a bit ext4 partition for that). You could carry your games with you that way and the gfx driver is always correct on boot.
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