After over 16 years, OSDisc.com has closed. I started OSDisc to spread Linux and help new users get started. But providing DVDs today has little effect on the spread of Linux. I regularly see small distros that provide
tens of thousands of downloads, but few if any DVDs are provided by OSDisc. The vast majority of Linux users are downloading Linux themselves. And that's a great thing to see.
What we've accomplished:
Shipped over 300,000 discs and USB drives
Helped over 110,000 users get started with Linux
Answered over 25,000 tech support tickets
Given back over $200,000 to the open source community
Thank you to everyone for making OSDisc possible for the past 16 years.
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KNOPPIX is a bootable Live system on USB Flash Drive, 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, 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 USB Flash Drive can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it.
A variety of software packages from the Debian software repositories is installed. The USB Flash Drive version contains at least:
LXDE as the standard desktop,
the Firefox WWW browser,
GNU Image Manipulation Program GIMP,
MPlayer Multimedia System,
Internet-access software for (W)LAN, modem, isdn, umts/gprs,
Tools for data rescue, network analysis and system repair.
It also contains additional software packages for office productivity as well as software development and engineering (various programming languages and development environments), education and gaming.