Knoppix 8.1 (Multiarch Live) and Ubuntu 17.10 Server (64-bit)

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Knoppix 8.1 (Multiarch Live) and Ubuntu 17.10 Server (64-bit)

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. An extensive collection of diagnostic and troubleshooting tools makes Knoppix a favorite of professional sys admins. Emphasizing "Everything 3D," Knoppix 8.1 [1] includes Blender, FreeCAD, and OpenSCAD.

Ubuntu 17.10 Server (64-bit)

Ubuntu has come full circle and begins again at the top of the alphabet with Artful Aardvark. Version 17.10 [2] is the last release before the 18.04 long-term support (LTS) version; as usual for semiannual releases, you get nine months of security and maintenance updates. This release features Linux kernel 4.13. Some new features are:

  • Native Ceph RBD support
  • Support for cloud instance types
  • New client library
  • Improved storage handling (volume resize, auto remapping on attach, …)

Qemu has been updated to the 2.10 release, and one change might require user or admin intervention. See the Ubuntu 17.10 release notes for further information [3].


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