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Old 01-20-2007, 11:56 PM   #1
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Knoppix 5.1.1 (now with Beryl) combined with VirtualBox = Vista!


First off, let me say as I haven't even tried Vista -- I'm just using the name as a symbol for what users really expect of the next Windows (really just XP minus all that DRM crap etc).

Imho 2007 has started off brilliantly for the Linux community, with the best Linux LiveCD distro regarding hardware detection (Knoppix) finally integrating the finest 3D desktop out there (AIGLX/Beryl), and Innotek releasing the VMware replacement (VirtualBox) under the GPL.

So now not only will you be able to show off those flashy graphics to your average joe on your computer, but also instantly on his box (provided his hardware isn't totally outdated). With VirtualBox being just as easy to set up (as opposed to eg QEMU) as an Ubuntu installation, all that moaning about beloved Photoshop 'nut running in Lunix' will be history, at the same time hopefully entirely eliminating the need for the bizarreness that is dual-booting.

Time to head over to knoppix.com, download that CD/DVD and get to converting people

Motivation for writing this: the News section not having a 'digest'.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 01:02 AM   #2
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So now not only will you be able to show off those flashy graphics to your average joe on your computer, but also instantly on his box (provided his hardware isn't totally outdated).
Totally outdated is a subjective term. My box is pretty fresh, but my video ATI Xpress200 does not support aiglx extensions So when I tried the new Knoppix release, (boot parm: knoppix desktop=beryl), all I got was a little note saying, "So sorry!"
 
  


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