From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Knoppix logo.svg
Knoppix 6.0.1.png
Knoppix 6.0.1 with LXDE
Company / developer Klaus Knopper
OS family Unix-like (based on Debian)
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Latest stable release 7.2.0 / June 24, 2013; 4 years ago (2013-06-24)
Available language(s) German and English
Update method APT (front-ends available)
Package manager dpkg
Kernel type Monolithic Linux kernel
Default user interface LXDE (previously KDE)
License Free software licenses
(mainly GPL)[1]
Official website

Knoppix, or KNOPPIX, is a Linux distribution based on Debian designed to be started directly from a CD / DVD. Knoppix is one of the best-known LiveDistros. It was developed by Linux consultant Klaus Knopper. When starting a program it is loaded from the optical disc and decompressed into a RAM drive. The decompression is transparent and on-the-fly.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "KNOPPIX Linux Live CD: What license does the KNOPPIX-CD use?". Retrieved 2007-07-16.