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Linux Top 3: Knoppix 7.3, Slacko Puppy 5.7 and PC-BSD 10.0.1

  • March 17, 2014
  • By Sean Michael Kerner

1) Knoppix 7.3

In the world of Live-Linux CDs Knoppix stands alone. For many, Knoppix was the first Linux distribution all packaged and able to run on a Live-CD, though today there are myriad of other options available.

"Version 7.3.0 of Knoppix is based on the usual picks from Debian stable (wheezy) and newer Desktop packages from Debian/testing and Debian/unstable (jessie)," the Knoppix 7.3 release notes state. " It uses kernel 3.13.0 and xorg 7.7 (core 1.15.0) for supporting current computer hardware."

Alongside the Knoppix 7.3 release is the A.D.R.I.A.N.E. (Audio Desktop Reference Implementation And Networking Environment) 1.7 voice menu system.

2) Puppy Linux 5.7

While Knoppix is the progenitor for the LiveCD Linux, Puppy Linux is one of the earliest instances of a small Linux distribution. Puppy has evolved a lot over the years and the latest innovation debuts this past week with the Puppy Linux 5.7 release codenamed 'Slacko'.

"Slacko 5.7 is the first Puppy built from the woof-CE build system, forked from Barry Kauler's Woof late last year after he announced his reirement from Puppy development," the Puppy Linux 5.7 release notes state. "It is the natural progression of Slacko 5.6 with the added features introduced to woof-CE."

3) PC-BSD 10.0.1

PC-BSD developers are now out with the first quarterly update of the PC-BSD 10.0 release.

"This update includes a number of important bugfixes, as well as newer packages and desktops, such as KDE 4.12.2, Cinnamon 2.0 and more," the PC-BSD 10.0.1 release notes.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at LinuxPlanet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

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