rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

For Linux Fans

Here is something that might entertain those who just can't get enough toys for their computers: A Linux distribution called KNOPPIX, which runs from your CD drive. I can't figure out exactly what all it can do, since the site is written entirely in Geek, but I thought that some of you who, unlike me, are not technodolts, might be interested in it. Here is a brief description of the program, from their web site:

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.

It is a Debian based system, using Linux kernel 2.4.x, and the Konqueror web browser is included in the software bundled on the CD. It can be bought on CD, or downloaded. I won't be doing it. Even if I could figure out how to use it, Sluggo would kill me for doing it, I'm sure.

Now, back to writing, which I know I can do, however slowly it may go at times.

PS:LJ spell check is a surprisingly non-geek program. It doesn't accept bootable as a single word. It suggests, instead, the following:
boo table, boo-table, boot able, boot-able, bookable, beatable, notable, potable, Bootle, bistable, biddable, portable, quotable, sortable, beatably, table, voidable

Heh. boo table. HA!

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