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Old 06-15-2004, 12:45 AM   #1
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Just experienced Knoppix...


Knoppix is some impressive technology. Booted only slightly longer than my normal boot does, ran X and KDE well, everything seemed to run great, the on-the-fly decompression is simply amazing.

This is definitely going to be used as my rescue disk from now on

The only thing I can complain about is that it ran OOo faster than my hdd runs it, since it is using the newest version and I'm not.... time to upgrade!

What do you guys think of Knoppix?
 
Old 06-15-2004, 01:05 AM   #2
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Knoppix rocks, and you might want to consider burning extra copies and burning them for your friends who either haven't tried Linux yet or who don't want to modify their existing PC to dual boot with Linux. -- J.W.
 
Old 06-15-2004, 01:30 AM   #3
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Wow.... this is a little offtopic to my original post but OOo 1.1.1 works great. I'm on Slackware 9.1 (current), and here are the startup times:

Slack - OOo 1.1.0: 15-20 seconds
Knoppix - OOo 1.1.1: 6-8 seconds
Slack - OOo 1.1.1: 2-3 seconds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's a little better, I was getting worried that Knoppix, running off a compressed CD, was running faster than my Slack PC
 
Old 06-15-2004, 08:20 PM   #4
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Thumbs up

i thought knoppix was nice, but it's kind of a "handholding" distro. and i really like gnome, not kde. But still, knoppix is impressive
 
Old 06-15-2004, 09:16 PM   #5
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if u like gnome better then there is gnoppix which is based on gnome rather on kde

www.gnoppix.org
 
Old 06-15-2004, 09:24 PM   #6
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no, i have a hd install that i'm happy with. i admit it, knoppix and gnoppix are great, but i like hd installs cuz i can completly customize it, that's why i use archlinux . hey, i don't want to go thru the trouble. no worries, i will still love knoppix, even tho i don't want 2 use it everyday. i LOVE fedora (check out my review here
but it doesn't work for everyday use IMO.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 06:39 PM   #7
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Originally posted by kaloyer
no, i have a hd install that i'm happy with. i admit it, knoppix and gnoppix are great, but i like hd installs cuz i can completly customize it, that's why i use archlinux . hey, i don't want to go thru the trouble. no worries, i will still love knoppix, even tho i don't want 2 use it everyday. i LOVE fedora (check out my review here
but it doesn't work for everyday use IMO.
The point of a live CD is for newbies to give it a try, and to use it for ~10-20 mins to try it out. Another use is a rescue disc, which is what I'm using it for....

NOBODY uses live CDs ALL the time, that's just stupid.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 07:39 PM   #8
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Originally posted by Aeiri
The point of a live CD is for newbies to give it a try, and to use it for ~10-20 mins to try it out. Another use is a rescue disc, which is what I'm using it for....

NOBODY uses live CDs ALL the time, that's just stupid.
How is that stupid? Many people use it all the time.

For one, you don't have to worry about fucking the system up so noobies can use it to learn more about linux, not just for a 20 min test.

I used the SuSE 9.1 LiveCD as my main distro for two weeks, all with only one restart. It held up great for the two weeks and let me tell you, it is so nice not to hear my hard drive when using my computer. (think loud, whiney, maxtor) Now I use SuSE 9.1 on my hard drive...

People in schools can use it for many reasons. Education has many purposes for a live CD.

Clustering just gets much easier when you use OpenMosix based Live CDs. That's another application that you would be running ALL the time.

Need a quick server/router? Live CDs fill that gap too. . .

With enough memory there is no reason why you would not want to use it as your main system.

Oh and here's the kicker.. . when it's time to upgrade... just toss out the old CD, and put in a new one. How swift is that?


Think before you type Aeiri, you might just offend someone.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 10:45 AM   #9
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so what's the difference in between gnoppix andknoppix anyway?
 
Old 10-03-2004, 11:02 AM   #10
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Knoppix provides KDE as the environment
Gnoppix provides Gnome as the environment
 
  


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