bootsplash allows to have a graphical boot progress bar (as in Mac OS).
Please have a look on the screenshots on www.bootsplash.org - the new version
has made a huge progress.
Knoppix is extremely user friendly, but the boot messages at the start are
unneccessary and even annoying for many users (at least as long everything
goes well - if not, simply press F2). A graphical boot process would be an
important step to establishing Knoppix as a real desktop alternative to
Windows, especially when it comes to beginners.
In the newest version the user can press F2 if he wants to see the boot
messages. Or it can be disabled altogether by appending vga=0 at the boot
prompt. So, I do not see any drawbacks why bootsplash shouldn't be included
(The KnoppixKDE remaster uses a previous version of bootsplash and shows that
it basically can be done with Knoppix.)
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