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05 August 2011, 12:12

Knoppix 6.7.0 Live Linux distribution released

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Zoom Knoppix's default desktop is LXDE

Version 6.7.0 of the Knoppix Live Linux distribution is now available to download free of charge from the project's download server or via BitTorrent. As usual there are English and German versions for CD or DVD.

Version 6.7.0 of the Debian-based live distribution uses the Linux kernel and has LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) as its default desktop. It includes version 3.3.3 of the LibreOffice suite, the Chromium 12 web browser, the Pidgin IM client, GIMP and Wine 1.0.1. There is also a new release of the ADRIANE (Audio Desktop Reference Implementation And Networking Environment) version designed for blind and partially-sighted users.

Knoppix is a bootable CD, DVD or USB flash drive distribution of Linux, incorporating automatic hardware detection. It uses on-the-fly decompression, meaning it can have up to 2 GB of data and software installed on a distribution CD or up to 10 GB of data on a single layer DVD.

At the time of writing, no official announcement has been made on the project's wiki or mailing list, and the release notes have yet to be published to the distribution's web site. There is, however, a discussion on the official forum in which users have listed some of the changes. Knoppix is released under the GPL.


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