KNOPPIX 3.1 Released

FN-Eagle writes “Version 3.1 of KNOPPIX with KDE 3.0.4 and many other new features
has been gone from internal tests to a public Betatest release, and is now available
on the public mirrors.”

What software is installed on the KNOPPIX-CD?

The following Highlights are available in version 3.1 of this Debian-based
( CD:

  • Linux-Kernel 2.4.x
  • KDE V3.0 as the standard desktop with K Office and the Konqueror WWW-browser
  • 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) Version 1.2
  • utilities for data recovery and system repairs, even for other operating
  • 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

What are the minimum system requirements?

  • Intel-compatible CPU (i486 or later),
  • 20 MB of RAM for text mode, at least 96 MB for graphics mode with KDE (at
    least 128 MB of RAM is recommended to use the various office products),
  • bootable CD-ROM drive, or a boot floppy and standard CD-ROM (IDE/ATAPI
    or SCSI),
  • standard SVGA-compatible graphics card,
  • serial or PS/2 standard mouse or IMPS/2-compatible USB-mouse.

How is KNOPPIX started?

To start the CD, set up the BIOS of your computer to boot off the CD, put the
CD in the drive, and power up the computer. If your computer doesn’t support
this option, you have to use a boot disk. You can create this disk from the
image in KNOPPIX/boot.img on the CD.

more here:

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