Knoppix 7.2Klaus Knopper has presented a new version of KNOPPIX 7.2, one of the first distributions supporting work in the Live-mode.

The distribution is based on the original set of boot scripts and includes packages that are imported from Debian Wheezy, with inserts of the branches of Debian “testing” and “unstable”. Is available for download assembly LiveDVD, the size of 3.8 GB.

User shell distribution is based on light-weight desktop environment LXDE, built based on the GTK + library and the ability to run on low-power systems. Instead of the standard SysV init system enabled the new system boot Microknoppix, significantly speeding up the process of downloading the distribution due to parallel execution of services and equipment lazy initialization. A full booting of distribution, including installation WiFi-connection is about 30 seconds. When using a USB Flash user settings and additionally installed programs do not disappear after reboot – saved between sessions of the data is placed in the file KNOPPIX / knoppix-data.img, which optionally can be encrypted using AES-256.

Features of the new version:

– Support for booting on systems with UEFI;

– For systems with more than 4GB of RAM prepared an optional 64-bit kernel, which can be activated via the boot option “knoppix64”;

– New versions of the programs, including the kernel Linux 3.9.6, x.org 7.7 (x-server 1.12.4), LibreOffice 4.0.3, Chromium 27.0.1453.110, Firefox / Iceweasel 21.0 (complete complement AdBlockPlus 2.2.4 and NoScript 2.6.6.1), Wine 1.5.x, Virtualbox 4.2.10, qemu-kvm 1.5.0;

– The default shell LXDE c file manager PCMANFM 1.1, but in the delivery also includes KDE 4.8.4 (activated boot option “knoppix desktop = kde”) and GNOME 3.4.2 (“knoppix desktop = gnome”);

– Includes support for the regime through the use of anonymizing network Tor;
It consists of an application eViacam, allow you to move the cursor by tracking the movement of the head through a web-camera;

– Integration of zram, which allows running out of memory to store up to 75% of the pages of memory in compressed form. This possibility allows you to organize the implementation of the demanding program memory on systems with limited memory, without the intervention of a swap partition;

– The package includes audio menu ADRIANE 1.5, which includes the implementation of a user environment, based on the idea of ​​sound navigation. To read the contents of pages voice activated system Orca. As the engine recognize scanned text is Cuneiform.

Knoppix 7.2 New Features

Knoppix 7.2 New Features

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