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Cool Linux APP: Knoppix

Postby acsguitar » Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:21 pm

http://www.knoppix.org/

Knoppix is sweet! you can run this Linux Operating system off of a disc with no hard drive at all...just boot from CD and you have an OS very similar, actually better, then windows...very cool!
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Postby Tavish » Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:53 pm

I've used Knoppix on and off over the last couple of years. Even though I'm not a real big Debian fan, Knoppix is a very handy utility. The biggest use for me is it is great for cross-platform compatibilty testing my programs without needing a full scale Debain system. I was real happy when they crammed KDE and OpenOffice into the distro. For anyone who has wanted to see what Linux is like and dont want to dual boot a full scale distro, give Knoppix a try.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:54 pm

Yea its fun to toy with...Im gonna build some ultra cheapo computers and just boot them with knoppix just to have internet access....
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Postby Tavish » Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:02 pm

acsguitar wrote:Yea its fun to toy with...Im gonna build some ultra cheapo computers and just boot them with knoppix just to have internet access....


If you are going to run the computers full time you would be better off getting an actual distro to run on them. Debian and Gentoo are both good Linux flavors. Running from Knoppix all the time means you need a faster CD-ROM drive and can't log in as the root.
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Postby bronxxbomber » Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:46 pm

Tavish wrote:
acsguitar wrote:Yea its fun to toy with...Im gonna build some ultra cheapo computers and just boot them with knoppix just to have internet access....


If you are going to run the computers full time you would be better off getting an actual distro to run on them. Debian and Gentoo are both good Linux flavors. Running from Knoppix all the time means you need a faster CD-ROM drive and can't log in as the root.


How new are you to linux because knoppix is really for newbies trying to get a feel for linux. I definitely recommend it if you want to get your feet wet. Gentoo on the other hand is slackware and for the more experienced users. It definitely is worth a try anyway.
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Postby Tavish » Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:16 pm

How new are you to linux because knoppix is really for newbies trying to get a feel for linux.


Not neccessarily. There are hundreds of uses for Knoppix that aren't really newbie reasons. I've used Linux for almost a decade now and I still keep a Knoppix disc near my home and work computer. A CD bootable OS with a rich feature set can be pretty useful.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:04 pm

yea Im newb with Linux...I just like it cause Ill be able to build 50 dollar computers and still run a FREE OS...just to have search capabilities....Ill just burn copies to run it.
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Postby bronxxbomber » Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:36 am

good luck with that
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Postby perlick29 » Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:27 pm

Everyone say it with me all at once:

DOWN WITH WINDOWS!!! (hope bronxxbomber gets that, why wouldn't he?) ok, just kidding I still use it but definitely:



DOWN WITH INTERNET EXPLORER!!!
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:02 am

perlick29 wrote:Everyone say it with me all at once:

DOWN WITH WINDOWS!!! (hope bronxxbomber gets that, why wouldn't he?) ok, just kidding I still use it but definitely:



DOWN WITH INTERNET EXPLORER!!!


Internet Exploder :-t
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