Knoppix 5.1.0 released

Knoppix 5.1.0 has just recently been released. The quoted information listed below is an excerpt taken from the Knoppix source website. In addition, the flaming desktop screenshot as seen here can be attained by booting the by booting the beryl desktop environment. I.E. Use the boot option: knoppix desktop=beryl

Knoppix 5.10 Beryl Desktop screenshot


"Finally, it's done. Just in the past couple of months, there has been quite a lot of new and exciting development in the GNU/Linux world, which of course should also be present in the current Knoppix version. Even that some of the new and optional features (like the 3d-desktop beryl) are still in experimental stage. Repeatedly, new Kernel-/KDE-/OpenOffice releases have spoilt our planned release dates, but on the other hand, now all these are available in the new release as well (2GB of software on CD, 10GB on DVD):


(Apart from the usual tons of updates and bugfixes)

  • Update to Debian etch/testing as base distribution
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.19(.1) + fuse 2.6.1
  • cloop 2.05 Realtime Decompression with extended block-buffering for reduction of CD/DVD access latency
  • Replacing unionfs by aufs for better stability and performance
  • KDE 3.5.5
  • OpenOffice 2.1
  • ntfs-3g (12.12.2006) for full transparent NTFS write support, also tested with boot options knoppix tohd= and knoppix fromhd=
  • ntfsprogs-Update (ntfsresize, ntfsmount, ntfsfix)
  • integration of 3D desktop beryl+emerald as add-on for KDE (manual start with gnome is also possible), via boot option knoppix desktop=beryl.
  • Experimental script for creating a bootable flash-pendrive from a running KNOPPIX live session (mkbootdev by Martin Öhler)"

You can download the original Knoppix 5.1.0 and learn more about this exciting new release HERE

Alternately, you can try the custom USB install located HERE

Knoppix 5.1.0 released published under Misc Linux News