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New Server Posted by : retabell on Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 09:14 AM
Our old server is gone now.
Only a rescue page was shown for some days.

Thanks to our sponsor Hetzner we migrated everything to a new one.

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Kanotix at OpenRheinRuhr 2015 Posted by : retabell on Monday, November 09, 2015 - 08:10 PM
From 07 .11.2015 to 08.11.2015 Kanotix was present at Oberhausen . We have presented latest Kanotix modification - the version numbers are taken from today's snapshot. Last year Jahr we had a presentation at LinuxTag 2014 in Berlin, but this year there wasn 't any exhibition there.

The latest Kanotix-version is based on Debian 8.2/Jessie called Spitfire, the older version Dragonfire (Debian 7.x also exist in several flavours for i386 and amd64.

- Kanotix Spitfire KDE with kernel 3.16 (Debian default), KDE 4.14.2, VLC 2.2.0 RC2, LibreOffice 5.0.3, Iceweasel 42.0, Wine-Staging 1.7.54

- Kanotix Spitfire KDE Special with kernel 4.2 (Ubuntu 4.2.17-21), Nvidia 340.93 (DX10 cards) and 352.55 (DX11 cards), AMD Catalyst 15.9 and Mesa 11.0.4 (best for Intel Skylake/Broadwell/Haswell - but without OpenGL 4 for nouveau/radeon). Steam Client, XBMC 13.2, VirtualBox 5.0.8, Google Chrome 46.0 are also installed. Binary driver are only activated with gfxdetect. This also works in hd-installations, so you can change your graphic-card. (Mesa forcen über gfx=mesa)! also cool if have a USB HD-install.

- Kanotix Spitfire LXDE with kernel 3.16 (Debian default) and compiz, LibreOffice 5.0.3 and Wine-Staging only 64 bit

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Thomas-Krenn.AG Open Source sponsorship 2013 Posted by : TheOne on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 01:31 AM
Press Releases The Thomas-Krenn.AG awards this year's Open Source sponsorship fifth price to Kanotix. The project achieves a hardware credit over 700 euro.

After Kanotix's successful first participation in the Open Source sponsorship program by Thomas-Krenn.AG during the LinuxTag 2011, I decided to fill a new application while LinuxTag 2013. Thomas-Krenn.AG in cooperation with Linuxhotel, NETWAYS and Univention chose Kanotix as one of many projects for this year's sponsorship.

In total the server manufacturer from Freyung supports Open Source projects with hardware credits over 6,500 euro. This year's first price of 2,500 euro goes to the project Skolelinux-DebianEdu. Other projects are CMS-Garden (1,500 euro), (1,000 euro) and BeLUG (800 euro). Congratulations.

On behalf of the entire Kanotix project I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Thomas-Krenn.AG, Linuxhotel, NETWAYS and Univention for their commitment of sponsoring free projects.

Maximilian Gerhard (TheOne)

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Kanotix Dragonfire LinuxTag 2013 Posted by : TheOne on Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 02:30 PM
Release Notes Hello Kanotix Community,

I am proud to announce the release of Kanotix Dragonfire from LinuxTag 2013 in Berlin. Kanotix Dragonfire is based on the recently released Debian 7 (Wheezy).
Beside KDE as default desktop environment beginning with this release exists a lightweight alternative with LXDE as desktop environment.

In addition to that we offer a special image simular to CeBIT special. The main different is that it has preinstalled Steam client, a newer Mesa version (9.1.1+UVD), gfxdetect and a newer libc6 2.17 (from experimental – incompatible to Debian Wheezy).

KDE SC 4.8.4 respectively LXDE (Openbox or Compiz) with PCManFM 1.1.0
Iceweasel 21.0
Icedove 10.0.2 (KDE images only), sylpheed 3.2.0 (LXDE images only)
Pidgin 2.10.7
Kernel 3.9.0 (Ubuntu rebased 3.9.2) + UVD patches
Libre Office (KDE images only)
Grub 2.00
Wine 1.5.29 (KDE images only)
AcritoxInstaller 0.2.33

In special version included gfxdetect is an advancement of gfxoverlays. The extra 3D graphics drivers from nvidia and AMD are already preinstalled. Depending on the detection of a graphics card hardware from NVIDIA (series 8 or newer) or AMD (HD 5000 or newer), the correct driver will be activated. That is very nice for installations on external harddisks.

All in all you can choose between these ISO images:

Kanotix Dragonfire LinuxTag 2013 KDE 32 bitISO (1.2 GB) | md5 | zsync
Kanotix Dragonfire LinuxTag 2013 KDE 64 bit ISO (1.2 GB) | md5 | zsync
Kanotix Dragonfire LinuxTag 2013 KDE Special 32 bitISO (1.2 GB) | md5 | zsync
Kanotix Dragonfire LinuxTag 2013 KDE Special 64 bitISO (1.3 GB) | md5 | zsync
Kanotix Dragonfire LinuxTag 2013 LXDE 32 bitISO (694 MB) | md5 | zsync
Kanotix Dragonfire LinuxTag 2013 LXDE 64 bitISO (749 MB) | md5 | zsync
Kanotix Dragonfire LinuxTag 2013 4in1 (32 + 64 bit KDE Special + LXDE)ISO (3.9 GB) | md5 | zsync

The Kanotix Team thanks all contributors and hope to get a lot of feedback from the community again. Special thanks to the developers Jörg Schirottke (Kano), Andreas Loibl (acritox), Holger Paradies (retabell) and Maximilian Gerhard (TheOne). Furthermore the Kanotix project thanks the hosting sponsor Hetzner, Thomas-Krenn.AG, all mirror servers and the Debian Project.

On behalf of the Kanotix Team

Maximilian Gerhard (TheOne)

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Kanotix CeBIT Special 2013 Posted by : Kano on Friday, March 08, 2013 - 06:47 AM
As a little surprise there is a new Kanotix ISO during CeBIT time (I am there as visitor) with some special features not found in normal releases. The main difference is that a newer libc6 2.17 is used (from Debian Experimental) which has the effect that self-compiled binaries can not be shared with Debian Wheezy users. If that does not affect you you can enjoy the new features:

* 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 (similar to Hellfire gfxoverlay) and the autodetection works after hd install in that mode as well
* Mesa 9.1 for open source gfx drivers, best suited for Intel HD 2000+
* Amarok 2.7.0
* Wine 1.5.25
* LibreOffice 4.0.0
* Grub 2.00 (in case of UEFI boot requires primary mbr or gpt partition mounted to /boot/efi, can be shared with Win, use adv. partitioning)
* Steam preinstalled
* Iceweasel 19

The system can be used to try Steam and should work fine even from USB hd installs (create a bit ext4 partition for that). You could carry your games with you that way and the gfx driver is always correct on boot.


Jörg Schirottke (Kano)

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