2004-05-16

Software: Knoppix Linux

I head recient read about software called Knoppix Linux.
This is a special version of the Linux software. It is a single CD image file when you download it. It is designed to be a bootable CD - with a compressed version of the file system - with lots and lots of good utilities built in. This is great as a rescue CD or can be used to make into a kiosk system.

I've downloaded it - but I haven't tried it yet. It is supposed to be very good at detecting many different types of hardware. I've got a nasty old Compaq system - with a speical SCSI interface on the motherboard that has made earlier version of Linux burp in the past. So I may have to try it on that just as an acid test.

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