Tuesday, March 03, 2009

5 Minutes of Knoppix 6.0.1

Hardware: Dell Latitude C610
CPU: Mobile P3 - M 1133MHz
RAM: 256MB
HDD: 20G
Video: ATI Radeon Mobility M6
Wireless: TP-Link TL-WN321G USB, Ralink chipset
LAN: 3Com 3c905c
Audio: Intel 82801CA/CAM AC97

Knoppix 6.0.1
Outrageously good. The livecd boots faster than most hdd installs. System booted, installed to hdd, and rebooted to hard drive install in less time than the Fedora livecd required just to get to a login prompt.

Issues found in first five minutes.
The only effect of selecting "Hibernate" is for the wireless connection to drop and then reconnect. Suspends, but then will not resume.

User is able to perform administrative tasks without a password prompt.

By default has repositories enabled for All branches of Debian - unstable, testing, stable, and experimental. Weird.

Five Minute Goodness:
Fast. Damn fast. LXDE with all Compiz Fusion effects enabled is quicker on this system than Gnome with no visual effects was on Fedora & Debian, so you can imagine how bad it makes Ubuntu look. (Hint: bad. Sloooooow).

"Initiating shutdown sequence."

This post is way too short for conclusions, as was my testing.

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