Expert techniques for getting more from Knoppix


Article from Issue 60/2005

Knoppix creator Klaus Knopper shares some tips for using Knoppix in the real world.

Knoppix is a full Linux system on a removable disk. You can plug your Knoppix disk into almost any Intel-compatible computer and boot Knoppix – regardless of what system is on the hard drive. But unlike many bootable Linux distros, Knoppix is not intended simply as a demo system or recovery disk. Knoppix is a real Linux distribution capable of many of the everyday chores you would commonly expect of a hard-disk Linux. Of course, most people think of a live distro as a tool for troubleshooting and data recovery, and Knoppix is certainly used for these tasks, but Knoppix is also capable of some equally essential but less exotic assignments.

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