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    Anyone here use Knoppix? It's a really cool concept. Burn a CD with an OS on it (Linux, in this case) and reboot. That's it! It's a great way to experiment with Linux.

    As for the OS, I don't like it as much as Windows, but there are some nice things (like the price), but all in all I'm still a windows man.

    The coolest thing I've had happen has to do with the wireless card I have on this computer. It automatically sensed it and installed (presumably) the necessary driver. That sure didn't happen when I was using Windows.
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    i used it on a laptop a couple of times, but it didn't recognize my wireless. it found the regular nic without an issue.

    the version i used didnt come with kismet, which is what i was looking for.
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    I love it, use it for debugging quite often. Also is nice if I don't want to leave my traces on a machine - lets me keep things a bit more private.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRamsauer
    Anyone here use Knoppix? It's a really cool concept. Burn a CD with an OS on it (Linux, in this case) and reboot. That's it! It's a great way to experiment with Linux.

    As for the OS, I don't like it as much as Windows, but there are some nice things (like the price), but all in all I'm still a windows man.

    The coolest thing I've had happen has to do with the wireless card I have on this computer. It automatically sensed it and installed (presumably) the necessary driver. That sure didn't happen when I was using Windows.
    Kram -

    What mirror did you use to download it? I'm trying now and the transfer rate is only 4.5kb/sec which will take around ~ 50hrs.

    I'm intrigued by the concept - try out Linux without the commitment.
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    Just downloaded the newest version. STILL no drivers for my Wireless G PCI card. Also, it (kernel 2.4) can only read NTFS files, not write to them. Eventually the linux boys and girls will figure it out.

    However, use a USB key and save away those personal settings. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by webslappy
    Kram -

    What mirror did you use to download it? I'm trying now and the transfer rate is only 4.5kb/sec which will take around ~ 50hrs.

    I'm intrigued by the concept - try out Linux without the commitment.
    I don't remember what mirror I used. I remember it taking a LONG time (possibly 50 hours). Definitely more than a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cphil674
    Also, it (kernel 2.4) can only read NTFS files, not write to them. Eventually the linux boys and girls will figure it out.
    Yes, despite the total lack of documentation given to them by Microsoft, they will figure it out. Pretty impressive IMO.
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    I heard of that someone put together a Windows Media codec that works with linux.

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