Knoppix 7.6.0 Live Linux OS Officially Released

After teasing users with the release of the KNOPPIX 7.6.0 Live Linux operating system on November 14, 2015, Klaus Knopper has announced today, November 24, that the distribution is officially available for anyone who wants to download it.

According to the release notes, KNOPPIX 7.6.0 is now based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 8 (Jessie) operating system, but it’s powered by a recent Linux 4.2 kernel. It includes updated graphics drivers for Nvidia and Radeon cards, as well as various packages from the Debian Testing (Stretch) and Unstable (Sid) software repositories.

“Version 7.6.0 of KNOPPIX is based on the usual picks from Debian stable (jessie) and newer graphics drivers or desktop software packages from Debian/testing and Debian/unstable (sid). It uses kernel 4.2.2 and xorg 7.7 (core 1.17.3) for supporting current computer hardware,” says Klaus Knopper.

Among other new features implemented in KNOPPIX 7.6.0, we can mention Compiz 3D window manager, PCManFM 1.2.3 file manager, X.Org 7.7 and X.Org Server 1.17.3 display servers, the latest LXDE as the default desktop environment, along with the KDE Plasma 5.4 and GNOME 3.18 desktop environments.

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