Knoppix 7.0.4 with exFAT fuse-support

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Klaus Knopper has released the fourth update to version 7 of Knoppix, which, amongst bug fixes and software updates even one or the other innovation, such as support for exFAT fuse and Oprofile.

ExFAT is (also known as FAT64) is a Microsoft designed specifically for flash memory 64-bit file system with a maximum file size of 16 exabytes, which also supports the assignment of rights to the file system level. The exfat project provides a FUSE-based exFAT implementation for Linux is available and has beta status in the current version 0.9.8 yet. Oprofile is a so-called application profiler that enables administrators to obtain information about the performance of applications, the kernel or the entire system. Oprofile does this – assuming current hardware – back to the performance counter registers of the CPU used.

The updated Knoppix version 7.0.4 is available on the mirror server of the project either as a 695 MB CD image or large comprehensive than 3.9 GB DVD image available.

Also Knoppix 7.0.4 is based on a Debian stable foundation (Debian 6.0), supplemented with updated packages from testing and unstable. From testing and unstable stem, for example graphics drivers and other desktop programs, which require a special focus on news, about LibreOffice 3.5.4, Gimp 2.8, Chromium and Iceweasel 21.0.1180.75 10.0.6. As the default desktop environment, LXDE uses Knoppix 7.0.4 with the file manager pcmanfm 1.0 . Together with a kernel 3.4.9 and X.Org 7.7 (X server 1.12.3) is Knoppix 7.0.4. Regarding timeliness on the amount of time Moreover, Knoppix 7.0.4 brings with an improved version of Adriane, an audio desktop for blind users. Adriane 1.4 has improved support for some Braille displays. Furthermore, can the mouse with Knoppix Viacam by head or hand movements controlled by webcam.

The DVD version contains an alternative and KDE 4.7.4, with which Knoppix 7.0.4 on boot option knoppix desktop=kde starts quickly as the default desktop. The same goes for Gnome 3.4 with the boot option knoppix desktop=gnome . It also allows the DVD version, the boot option knoppix64start an optional 64-bit kernel. In addition to the DVD: Wine 1.5.0 to install various Windows programs under Knoppix and virtualization solutions VirtualBox 4.1.18 and qemu-kvm 1.0. Knoppers collection calls over 3000 software packages included with Knoppix, which would take more than 9 uncompressed gigabyte and fit thanks Knoppix ‘”cloop” to a nearly 4 GB comprehensive DVD. Furthermore, it is possible to install Knoppix to the tool “flash-knoppix” on a USB flash drive or other portable media. The tool creates a formatted with FAT file system, copy all necessary data to the stick, and sets up the master boot record.

Moreover, the team of Klaus Knopper has eliminated many errors compared to version 7.0.3, for example in connection with the apt database from the CD version, so with this can now re-install and software via Synaptic. Moreover Knopper the two packages’ repairs gprsconnect “and” modem link “.

Klaus Knopper has on its website also notes that of 30 August to 1 The 2012 September »10 Knoppix-day “held in Weiz, Austria. The focus of the event is the subject of “the use of open source software in education and training.” More information can be found on the website of the event.

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