Re: [debian-knoppix] New Knoppix on the Bolic?
Has anyone used this?
yes and yes :)
this is slightly off-topic, as Dynebolic isn't a Knoppix derivative,
it's a live CD based on gentoo.
it is somewhat smaller than the Knoppix and doesn't have so many
different programs, mostly one
for one task, but has a lot of multimedia, audio production, streaming.
it's lighter and more focused (you don't get three complete office
suites, but you get freej, muse, cinelerra and other goodies), with
more complete alsa support. it has an X-based configuration on startup
which is way friendlier than the infamous cheatcodes of Knoppix
one notable feature that Dynebolic has over Knoppix is nvidia 3d
acceleration drivers (yes the closed source ones). one notable feature
that Knoppix has over Dynebolic is installation. Dynebolic is strictly
boot-from-CD, but uses a method called nesting to get persistent home
and even install new programs.
it uses Windowmaker and has a very nice menu, structured in a datatype
/ task hierarchy, so its easy for new users to find the right program
without knowing its name
for a somewhat more limited audience (the creative/artist type) it is a
very good system.
GNU/Linux is a live bootable distribution, an operating system which
works directly from the CD without the need to install or change
anything on the hard disk. It is user-friendly, recognizes your
devices (sound, video, firewire, and USB), and offers a vast range of
software for multimedia production, streaming, 3D modeling, photo,
peer-to-peer filesharing, Web browsing and publishing, word processing,
email, encryption, and networking. It also includes games and a world
navigator. It does automatic clustering, joining the CPU power between
any other dyne:bolic on the local network, and works on modded XBOX
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