Kanotix CeBIT 2013
Distributed as Live DVD ISO images for mainstream architectures
The CeBIT edition of Kanotix is available for download as two Live DVD ISO images, one for each of the supported hardware platforms, 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64). It supports English and German languages.
From the boot prompt, the user can choose to start the live environment with support for English or German languages, using three different boot options: normal, automatic detection of graphics cards or failsafe. In addition, you can perform a system memory diagnostic test using the Memtest86+ utility.
Modern and productive desktop environment powered by KDE Plasma
The default desktop environment of Kanotix is and has always been KDE Plasma, which provides users with a modern and productive graphical interface that comprises of a single taskbar located on the bottom edge of the screen, designed to allow the user to launch applications, cycle between virtual workspaces and interact with running programs.
Among the applications included in Kanotix CeBIT, we can mention VLC Media Player, Amarok audio player, Kaffeine and GNOME MPlayer video players, GIMP image editor, Skype VoIP client, Steam for Linux client, Pidgin instant messenger, Icedove email and news client and Iceweasel web browser.
In addition, the Konversation IRC client, Konqueror web browser, XSane image scanning program, LibreOffice office suite and K3b CD/DVD/BD burning software are also included.
Summing up, the CeBIT edition of Kanotix proves to be a rock-solid and full featured desktop-oriented operating system suitable for modern computers, as the only OS. However, you should also try the standard edition of this Debian GNU/Linux-based distribution.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on July 3rd, 2014
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- Kernel 3.8.2 (Ubuntu 3.8.0-10 with one extra patch and SATA_AHCI static)
- Nvidia 313.18 and Fglrx 13.2 Beta 7 available in gfxdetect mode and after hd install in that mode
- Mesa 9.1 for open source gfx drivers, best suited for Intel HD 2000+
- Amarok 2.7.0
Application descriptionKanotix is a rock-solid Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. Kanotix CeBIT is a special edition created for t...