What is KNOPPIX®?
KNOPPIX is a bootable Live system on CD or DVD, consisting of a representative collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. KNOPPIX can be used as a productive Linux system for the desktop, educational CD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it (over 8GB on the DVD "Maxi" edition).
At CeBIT, which takes place from 9.-15.3.2006 in Hannover, Germany, a new version of the KNOPPIX Live DVD will be available. Apart from various talks about "KNOPPIX", Klaus Knopper is going to present a keynote about "The Next 100 Years" of development and visions of a possible future all around GNU/Linux, Free and Open Source Software.