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Very interesting. I am using KNOPPIX3.1 to surf the web and to add this post. I was surprised at how well it autodetected and setup things up. Runs off the CD and uncompresses on the fly. Not to sluggish for doing that. Just a little when you load an app and it pulls it from the CD.
I am running an AMD Duron 800mhz
128mb of RAM
GeForce 4 MX420
External U.S. Robotics v90 Modem
Onboard VC97 junk Audio
It had no problems with my video.
Deteced the sound.
Booted into KDE 3.0.3. Has alot of apps loaded.
Setup my Dialup Connection. No Broad Band at the house. : (
I am using Mozilla 1.1 to surf.
Has Open Office 1.0 (OO tends to load slow on an installed linux, even slower when uncompressing from CD. But, useable.
I'm Playing my MP3's off my SUSE partition using XMMS.
Chatting with Gaim.
Has pretty much all the major basic programs. I think I read you can customize it and add programs. I will need to do some reading to say for sure on that.
Cool Distro to check and see how a system will run linux and just to show off to your Windoze buddies how COOL linux really is. Will stick with my SUSE, but love trying out new Distros.
I too am downloading and going to try it out. I have been looking for a few different things like this, and would like to have a larger group to get a good feel from. Thanks for the suggestion, and feedback.
I have been playing around with it a little. Found out that you can install it to your harddrive to add and remove programs and change system settings and then remaster the cd.
As of yet I have not tried it. But, it is on my list of things to do. That would be awesome to customize it with the programs I use and be able to take with me. It already comes with alot of programs, some that I use like the KOrganizer. But to be able to add the others. COOL.
If you are interested the install script is located in:
be sure when you run it that you use the sudo command in front:
Don't know if anyone is interested but looks pretty cool to me.
Oh and i'm glad you like that translator MasterC, i loved it too, i fooled all my friends with it, thinking i could speak German etc, it's a fun tool and also for translating interesting sites like from Japan or something....i love checking out the Japanese Sony site...real good stuff....
Knoppix boots up w/ no troubles on my system. It detects almost everything and I'm up and running in no time w/ the hassle of installing anything. It's also portable, take it anywhere! Show people how easy and functional Linux can be