Klaus Knopper announced a few days ago, on August 26th, the immediate availability for download of the KNOPPIX 7.0.4 operating system.
KNOPPIX 7.0.4 brings lots of new features and updated packages, such as LibreOffice 3.5.4, Chromium 21.0.1180.75, KDE Software Compilation 4.7.4, GNOME 3.4, Wine 1.5.10, VirtualBox 4.1.18, qemu-kvm 1.0, and much more.
"First of all, a round of apologies for not even having announced version 7.0.3 yet. Other projects just consumed a lot of time and pending (small) bugfixes had to make it into another new release. You know, as for most community projects: "it's ready, when it is,"" said Klaus Knopper in the official release announcement.
Highlights of KNOPPIX 7.0.4:
· Based on Debian Squeeze and Debian Wheezy;
· Linux kernel 3.4.9;
· X.Org 7.7;
· XOrg Server 1.12.3;
· KDE Software Compilation 4.7.4;
· GNOME 3.4;
· 64-bit kernel to support more than 4GB of RAM (optional);
· Support for oprofile;
· Support for ExFAT-fuse;
· Repaired modemlink and gprsconnect;
· Fixed the apt database to contain all the required data for installing software from CD via Synaptic;
· LibreOffice 3.5.4;
· Chromium 21.0.1180.75;
· Firefox/Iceweasel 10.0.6;
· PCmanFM 1.0;
· ADRIANE 1.4;
· Added Viacam to control the mouse via webcam;
· Wine 1.5.10;
· VirtualBox 4.1.18;
· qemu-kvm 1.0;
· zram "RAM-Compression".
For a complete list of software available on the DVD version, as well as other changes brought by KNOPPIX 7.0.4, please check out the official release notes.
Knoppix is a bootable Live CD/DVD, made up from the most popular and useful free and open source applications, backed up by an automatic hardware detection and support for many video cards, SCSI and USB devices and a lot of peripherals. Thanks to the high compression it uses, the CD can have up to 2 GB of software installed on it.
Download KNOPPIX 7.0.4 right now from Softpedia.