KNOPPIX can be used as a Linux demo, 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.
KNOPPIX Version 3.8.1 is now available on the mirrors. It's an update for the 3.8 Cebit 2005 Edition, featuring:
Kernel 2.6.11 as default,
write support for all virtual directories (i.e. live-installation of software without writable media is possible) in a running live system, made possible through UNIONFS,
native Support for ipw2200 (Centrino2) WLAN chipsets,
permanent homedirectory and system configuration can be kept on harddisk (even on NTFS),
KDE 3.3.2, Gimp 2.2.4, OpenOffice 1.1.4 and many updates,
Wallpaper and bootscreen graphics design by newthinking communications