Knoppix Squeezes Desktop Onto 1 CD
I've been spending time recently with Knoppix, a Debian-based Linux distribution that's stored on and boots from a single CD.Ive been spending time recently with Knoppix, a Debian-based Linux distribution thats stored on and boots from a single CD. Knoppix, which recently underwent a Version 3.2 release, includes the KDE 3.1.1 desktop environment, the OpenOffice productivity suite and an impressive set of other useful applications, all cleverly compressed on that one disk. I downloaded Knoppix as an ISO image from one of the mirrors listed at www.knoppix.com and burned it onto a recordable CD, from which I booted into Linux with a couple of laptop and desktop systems. I was impressed with how well Knoppix detected my hardware and got itself running.
Running from the CD, Knoppix was noticeably slower than the operating systems Id installed on hard drives of those machines, but overall, its performance wasnt too bad.