Linked by Stan Brone on Mon 23rd Dec 2002 07:19 UTC
Linux Have you ever been in situations which made you think "I wish I had Linux running right now", or are you a person who just would like to try Linux quickly? Knoppix Linux might just be your thing!
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by wing on Mon 23rd Dec 2002 10:21 UTC

yeah, and I have roughly the same experience, I'm trying to learn how to program in C, C++ afterwards. I have a little bit of Linux experience (well I can run Gentoo efficiently, I can make an LFS system, but that's not saying much since both are very guided)...so here I go!

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My experience with Knoppix.

I finally got the 700 MB iso and burned it, and ran it. I found it to be a delight. It recognized my hardware correctly (although it detected my audigy, and it appeared to have initialized it, it didn't.)

Although I didn't really bother... by pressing f2 at the cdrom boot screen, and you put in "knoppix desktop=gnome" you will boot up the gnome de.

I was able to run programs like open office, gimp, gaim, mainly anything that I normally use when I use linux. I thought it was rather neat to be able to run knx-hdinstall and while it was installing, I could talk to my friends with gaim, browse with mozilla, etc.

I would like to note that it would be cool if you could do things like that in other distro installs. something to pass the time with.

It's debian, so it has apt-get. I liked how it had the 2.4.20 kernel, it had alot of updated things with no fuss. Although I could do this in debian with some apt-getting and editing some config files, I thought it was nice to have by default.


All in all, Knoppix is a good distro, it comes with nice hardware detection, a multitude of apps. Nice for a distro for your hd and a good livecd.


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Yeah, okay.

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