Knoppix

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KNOPPIX
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KNOPPIX 8.6
DeveloperKlaus Knopper
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Initial releaseSeptember 30, 2000; 21 years ago (2000-09-30)
Latest release9.1 / January 25, 2021; 15 months ago (2021-01-25)
Available inGerman and English
Update methodLTS
Package managerAPT (frontend); dpkg (maintenance)
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux)
UserlandGNU
Default
user interface
LXDE
LicenseFree software licenses
(mainly GPL)[1]
Official websitewww.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html

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.

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  1. "KNOPPIX Linux Live CD: What license does the KNOPPIX-CD use?". Archived from the original on 2002-07-19. Retrieved 2007-07-16.