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.
Knoppix 6.0.1 with LXDE
|OS family||Unix-like (based on Debian)|
|Source model||Open source|
|Latest release||7.2.0 / June 24, 2013|
|Available in||German and English|
|Update method||APT (front-ends available)|
|Kernel type||Monolithic Linux kernel|
|Default user interface||LXDE (previously KDE)|
|License||Free software licenses|
- "KNOPPIX Linux Live CD: What license does the KNOPPIX-CD use?". Retrieved 2007-07-16.