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Contents: 1 USB Flash Drive
Bit Version: 32-bit
Media Type: Live
Categories: Desktop
OSDisc.com Project Rank: #7
Date Added to OSDisc.com: October 27, 2016
Drive Manufacturer: Kingston Technology
Drive Model: DataTraveler SE9 G2
Persistence: Yes
Drive Interface: USB 3.0/2.0
Drive Speed: 100MB/sec read; 15MB/sec write
Drive Warranty: 5-year manufacturer warranty
Dimensions: 1.77" x 0.48" x 0.18" (45.00mm x 12.2mm x 4.6mm)
Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
Storage Temperature: -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)
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Product Description

KNOPPIX is a bootable Live system on 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 DVD, 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, this DVD has 11 GB of executable software installed on it.

Software Packages

A variety of software packages from the Debian software repositories is installed:

  • LXDE as the standard desktop,
  • Open Office,
  • 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.
  • Office productivity
  • Software development and engineering (various programming languages and development environments)
  • Education
  • Gaming

Knoppix 7.7.1 Release Notes

  • Version 7.7.1 of KNOPPIX is based on the usual picks from Debian stable (jessie), testing (stretch) and unstable (sid) for newer graphics drivers or desktop software packages. It uses Linux kernel 4.7.9 (not affected by the "Dirty Cow Bug") and xorg 7.7 (core 1.18.1) for supporting current computer hardware.
  • Kernel Patches: cloop, aufs, BFQ, TCP Stealth.
  • In addition to the 32bit standard kernel, the 64bit version of the same kernel is installed, supporting systems with more than 4GB of RAM and chroot to 64-bit installations for system rescue tasks. The bootloader will start the 64bit kernel automatically if a 64bit-capable CPU is detected (if not manually specified otherwise).
  • New in 7.7.1:
    • Kernel and system software (Debian Jessie+Stretch) updated,
    • New, experimental version of 3D window manager compiz 0.9.12.2,
    • LXDE (Default) with filemanager PCMANFM 1.2.4, KDE 5.7.4 (boot option knoppix desktop=kde), GNOME 3.22 (boot option knoppix desktop=gnome),
    • Wine version 1.9.20 (git) for integration of Windows (TM) based programs,
    • qemu-kvm 2.6 for (para-)virtualization.
    • electrum 2.6.4 for managing Bitcoin Wallets,
    • Experimental support for UEFI-Boot and Secure Boot (USB version only)
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