Jun 8th, 2010No Comments

KNOPPIX is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. KNOPPIX can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it.

What software is installed on the KNOPPIX-CD?

The following Highlights are available in this Debian-based ( CD:

  • Linux-Kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x
  • KDE as the standard desktop with K Office and the Konqueror WWW-browser konqueror
  • X Multimedia System (xmms) an MPEG-video, MP3, Ogg Vorbis Audio player and xine
  • Internet connection software kppp,pppoeconf (DSL) and isdn-config
  • Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)
  • utilities for data recovery and system repairs, even for other operating systems
  • network and security analysis tools for network administrators
  • OpenOffice(TM), the GPL-developed version of the well-known StarOffice(TM) office suite
  • many programming languages, development tools (including kdevelop) and libraries for developers
  • in total more than 900 installed software packages with over 2000 executable user programs, utilities, and games

For more information, see Klaus Knopper’s Knoppix Page, and the Knoppix page at


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