Knoppix ready for the Desktop

I maintain a website that is used to rehome unwanted cats.
Normally I would have used windows:

  • Paintshop Pro
  • AceFTP
  • Firefox

in my course of updting pictures and text to the site.

Due to a recent hard drive failure I have yet to reinstall Paintshop pro and decided to give Knoppix a go.

The stack:

  • GIMP
  • FTP
  • Mozilla

was perfectly adequate for the job. It took a while to get used to using GIMP, but it is far more powerful than PSP 5 that I had been using.

I thought that I had a problem with accessing the photos from my camara until I found that the USB cable was not plugged into the PC.

I am amazed with how well Knoppix configures a basic PC.
It recognises and configures my soundcard automatically – something that Windows 2000 cannot do.

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