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Company / developerKlaus Knopper
OS faimilyUnix-like
Wirkin stateCurrent
Soorce modelOpen soorce
Initial releaseSeptember 30, 2000; 21 years ago (2000-09-30)
Latest release7.7.1 / October 27, 2016; 5 years ago (2016-10-27)
Available inGerman an Inglis
Update methodAPT (front-ends available)
Package managerdpkg
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux)
Default uiser interfaceLXDE (previously KDE)
LicenseFree saftware licenses
(mainly GPL)[1]

KNOPPIX (/knɒpɪks/ KNOP-iks)[2] is an operatin seestem based on Debian designed tae be run directly frae a CD / DVD (Live CD) or a USB flash drive (Live USB), ane o the first o its kynd for ony operatin seestem. Knoppix wis developit bi, an named efter, Linux consultant Klaus Knopper. When stairtin a program, it is laidit frae the remuivable medium an decompressed intae a RAM drive. The decompression is transparent an on-the-flee.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "KNOPPIX Linux Live CD: What license does the KNOPPIX-CD use?". Retrieved 16 Julie 2007.
  2. Two Weughty Questions on Debian newsgroup post