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Article from Issue 205/2017

Knoppix 8.1 (Multiarch Live) and Lubuntu 17.04 (32-bit Live)


Knoppix 8.1 (Multiarch Live)

Creator Klaus Knopper consistently delivers one of the fastest and most flexible Live Linux distributions. Knoppix starts and runs almost five times faster from a USB flash disk than from a CD or DVD, so you'll find the flash-knoppix program in the menu under Knoppix | Install KNOPPIX to flash disk very useful. Emphasizing "Everything 3D," Knoppix 8.1 includes OpenSCAD – a 3D construction tool for those with no drawing skills; Slic3r, to prepare G-code printing for 3D models; Blender, for extensive 3D modeling and animation programming; and FreeCAD, for drawing 3D models.



Lubuntu 17.04 (32-bit Live)

The Zesty Zaphus release of this Ubuntu-flavored distro features the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE). Lubuntu is just what you need for your older machines with fewer resources, although it runs just fine on modern hardware, as well. Lubuntu aims to be "lighter, less resource hungry, and more energy-efficient by using lightweight applications and LXDE." The latest release ships with Linux Kernel 4.10.



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