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Re: New Release od Debian-derived Knoppix

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____/ Sneaky Weasel on Wednesday 21 Sep 2011 21:45 : \____

> On 09/21/2011 01:57 AM, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ Sneaky Weasel on Wednesday 21 Sep 2011 02:31 : \____
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>>> On 09/19/2011 02:17 AM, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>> ____/ TomB on Sunday 18 Sep 2011 16:53 : \____
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>>>>> On 2011-09-18, the following emerged from the brain of owl:
>>>>>> TomB<tommy.bongaerts@xxxxxxxxx>   wrote:
>>>>>>> On 2011-09-18, the following emerged from the brain of Roy
>>>>>>> Schestowitz:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Knoppix 6.7.1 with Firefox 6.0.2, LibreOffice 3.4.3 and Linux
>>>>>>>> 3.0.4 Kernel Is Here
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>>>>> Knoppix 6.7.1 has been released. The latest version of the
>>>>>>>> popular live CD/DVD Linux distro that started it all, comes with
>>>>>>>> a lot of bleeding-edge software, along with all of the things
>>>>>>>> you've grown accustomed to.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> The latest release comes with updated packages from its Debian
>>>>>>>> upstream, picked from the testing and unstable repositories. It
>>>>>>>> brings the latest Linux kernel, modern browser options and the
>>>>>>>> latest LibreOffice 3.4.3.
>>>>>>>> `----
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> http://news.softpedia.com/news/Knoppix-6-7-1-with-Firefox-6-0-2-LibreOffice-3-4-3-and-Linux-3-0-4-Kernel-Is-Here-222142.shtml
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Nice to see that Knoppix is still around. I kind of forgot about it
>>>>>>> now that live CDs are commonplace. Perhaps I'll give it another
>>>>>>> try, as I'm no longer happy with using Ubuntu as my live CD of
>>>>>>> choice.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Any other live CDs worth looking at by the way? I kind of dig the
>>>>>>> Gentoo one, but I haven't used it to much. I don't like Puppy at
>>>>>>> all, but that one's more optimized for size and speed rather than
>>>>>>> as a general purpose 'rescue' image. Fedora's also not really my
>>>>>>> thing.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> My favorite is grml.
>>>>>
>>>>> That looks like a CLI-oriented live CD? Although I'm a command line
>>>>> junkie, I prefer my live CDs to come with a nice graphical
>>>>> environment. I will likely give grml a spin though. It seems to focus
>>>>> on tools needed by a systems administrator, so that's very good (my
>>>>> biggest problem with Ubuntu is that they're dropping a lot of useful
>>>>> tools from the live CD). The fact that it's based on Debian is a huge
>>>>> plus too. Familiarity is always nice.
>>>>>
>>>>> So thanks for the tip ;-)
>>>>
>>>> I only recently 'discovered' Debian as a _desktop_ platform. One wonders
>>>> why so many people stick with Ubuntu :-)
>>>
>>> I tried it and moved to Mint. Much better in every way. If someone sees
>>> it differently that is fine with me.  I love choice.
>>
>> Mint is not for all users. Depends on the purpose of the machine...
> 
> I do not suggest it for a server or something but on the desktop it is
> the best I have found. Blows Ubuntu away.

Its brand recognition is weaker though.

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