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A quick review of Knoppix 5.1

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Knoppix 5.1.0 was released around late December 2006. Then version 5.1.1 was released in early January 2007, apparently to correct some rather serious flaws. I ran into one of 5.1.0's more serious flaws with the Desktops applet; if I switched away from Desktop 1, I couldn't switch back. There were stability issues as well, but I was able to work around the flaws in 5.1.0 enough to get some screen captures and appreciate some of the applications crammed into the DVD. Knoppix 5.1.1 fixed that flaw and more, as well as making the overall 5.1 release a lot more stable. Knoppix 5.1.1 is the release to burn and boot.

Screen Shots

The following screen shots are a mix of 5.1.0 and 5.1.1. Note that in both cases Knoppix booted into 1280 x 1024 resolution. Unless specifically noted, I will refer to both releases as Knoppix 5.1. I'll only refer to the complete release number to point out something specific to that release, otherwise my comments refer to both releases.

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