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ynonyn



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:21 pm    Post subject: KNOPPIX ? Reply with quote

I'm thinking about using KNOPPIX as a "thin client" Smile Any words about it ? Or you think "full blown" LINUX would be better ?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:00 am    Post subject: Re: KNOPPIX ? Reply with quote

ynonyn wrote:
I'm thinking about using KNOPPIX as a "thin client" Smile Any words about it ? Or you think "full blown" LINUX would be better ?


Why not start out with just KNOPPIX and then upgrade if you find a need? In fact, I think KNOPPIX itself can be made "permanent" on your hard drive if you decide later that you want that.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The advantages to full-blown Linux are, you can add more applications, and it's faster to run from hard disk than from CD-ROM. (I've never tried running from a USB memory stick.)

The advantages to Knoppix and other "live CDs" are, they're trivial to install, they don't mess up your hard drive, and they're super secure (you can't corrupt the OS). If you're just going to boot up and launch one application, like a web browser, Knoppix should work great.

Give it a try. If it's too slow, you can always install to hard drive later.
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