digsby0007 I have been playing around with Knoppix for a while now. I would suggest getting a copy of 3.2. It has KDE 3.1 and the latest Open Office and alot of other updated programs. That is what I am using here at my work.
I have seen a big difference between 3.1 and 3.2. But if all you can get is 3.1 then I say go for it. Here is how to install it. The hardest part is the partitioning. But, no worse on that than say Win98. Just setup a swap and main partition and it will work fine. Here is how:
and follow the instructions step by step. Guess the harddest thing would be the partitioning.
There is some differences from a standard Debian install but I have found it to be a very good distro.
Oh, one other thing. If you are connected to the internet all the time (cable or DSL) be sure you install a firewall. It does not come with one default. Just apt-get update and then apt-get shorewall
Then go to shorewall.net and download the one-interface sample and follow these instructions and you will have a defualt firewall setup. You can taylor it when you get a chance:
The configuration files for Shorewall are contained in the directory /etc/shorewall -- for simple setups, you only need to deal with a few of these as described in this guide. After you have installed Shorewall, download the one-interface sample, un-tar it (tar -zxvf one-interface.tgz) and and copy the files to /etc/shorewall (they will replace files with the same names that were placed in /etc/shorewall during Shorewall installation).