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Knoppix 7.4 Plays With Systemd & Compiz

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Published on 08 August 2014 09:46 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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Knoppix, one of the longest standing Live CD/DVD/USB Linux distributions based off Debian, is out with a new update.

Knoppix 7.4 was released yesterday with an updated package set and shipping with the LXDE, GNOME 3.13, and KDE 4.13.3 desktops while the lightweight LXDE desktop is the default. Knoppix 7.4 is powered by the Linux 3.15 kernel and already has in its package set the X.Org Server 1.16.0 release.

While upstream Debian is still working towards systemd support, Knoppix is proactively working in that direction and with the 7.4 release there is partial integration with systemd while using a workaround to use its quicker, script-based Knoppix system start with sysVinit. Knoppix 7.4 also pulls in the new version of the Compiz 0.9.11.1 window manager. Knoppix also has finally picked up experimental support for UEFI booting after installation on a USB flash disk.

More details on the Knoppix 7.4 release can be found via Knopper.net.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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