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18 November 2009, 13:03

Knoppix 6.2 arrives

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The Knoppix developers have released version 6.2 of their popular Linux distribution. Knoppix is a bootable CD distribution of Linux incorporating automatic hardware detection and can be used to demo Linux, as an educational CD, a rescue system, etc. Knoppix uses on-the-fly decompression so it can have up to 2 GB of data and software installed on a distribution CD. The latest release is based on the "Testing" and "Unstable" branch of Debian and includes several bug fixes and updates.

Knoppix 6.2 features version of the Linux kernel, 7.4 and version 1.2 of ADRIANE (Audio Desktop Reference Implementation and Networking Environment). ADRIANE is a "a talking menu system, which is supposed to make work and internet access easier for computer beginners, even if they have no sight contact to the computers monitor."

The LiveCD version of the distribution uses the fast and lightweight LXDE as its default desktop environment. The DVD version of the release also includes the GNOME and KDE 4 desktops.

More details about the release can be found in the release notes. Knoppix 6.2 is available to download from one of the project's mirrors.


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