Thinking about getting Knoppix

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PrinceRameses

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Now, no I'm no master at computers. I've had ubuntu, and I really liked it. My computer needs to be reformatted anyway. :)

Would it be too much more complicated than ubuntu though?
 
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It's actually very similar to Ubuntu in many ways. If you get the new DVD (5.3.1), you also get over 9 GB's of software compressed on the DVD. There are programs for most anything you can imagine.
 

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Where can I get it? It would be best if I could request a disk, could I do that?

I tried to download fluxbuntu to burn on disk, and that didn't work out..
 
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Knoppix is free, too, if you download. www.knopper.net/knoppix

I got the DVD for 98-cents, I think, at some place like discountlinuxdvd.com . Not sure that was the one, but a search for "discount linux dvd" will give you options.
 

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I've got this right I hope. I get the disk, install it, then I have working permanent operating system? I'm looking at some of these bizzare sounding linuxes, and it seems like some can't be installed.. just ran..
 

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I watched the flash video, and it looks really hard to install.

:(

Maybe I'll go with my original decision of fluxbuntu or something else that's free.
 
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I don't recall that it was. I typed "sudo knoppix-install" or something like that and it started. It was no more difficult than Ubuntu and you will have to answer questions about your username and password, etc. It wasn't rocket science :D
 
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Knoppix does install different than other distros, instead of just clicking on an Install icon on the desktop while running from the Live-CD, as Elvandil said, you need to type in sudo knoppix-install in a terminal to begin the install process. The only thing I did not like about knoppix is the amount of software installed by default. I would rather have a much more minimal install and then choose what I want installed instead of having to uninstall a bunch of stuff I will never use.
 
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Knoppix does install different than other distros, instead of just clicking on an Install icon on the desktop while running from the Live-CD, as Elvandil said, you need to type in sudo knoppix-install in a terminal to begin the install process. The only thing I did not like about knoppix is the amount of software installed by default. I would rather have a much more minimal install and then choose what I want installed instead of having to uninstall a bunch of stuff I will never use.
Yes, there is a lot. And at first it seems great because you have everything. But there is too much and a lot of duplication. But hardly as much of a problem as having too little. You need a lot of space for the DVD. The CD installs far less and you can then add what you want.
 
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