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KANOTIX

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 UTC


KANOTIX is a Linux distribution based on the latest stable release of Debian GNU/Linux. It is built on top of a latest kernel which is carefully patched with fixes and drivers for most modern hardware. Although it can be used as a live CD, it also includes a graphical installer for hard disk installation. The user-friendly nature of the distribution is further enhanced by a custom-built control centre and specialist scripts.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 204 (38), 6 months: 197 (39), 3 months: 192 (39), 4 weeks: 179 (39), 1 week: 178 (39)

Average visitor rating: 9.45/10 from 11 review(s).


KANOTIX Summary
Distribution KANOTIX
Home Page http://kanotix.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.kanotix.com/PNphpBB2.html
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://kanotix.com/module-pnWikka.html
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://kanotix.com/Downloads.html
Related Websites KANOTIX Thailand
Reviews 2011: Blogspot
2007: Wikia (Italian)
2006: Really Linux
2005: ABC Linuxu (Czech) • TuxmachinesDistroWatch
2004: DistroWatch
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2013-05-23: Distribution Release: KANOTIX 2013 "LinuxTag"
 • 2013-03-08: Distribution Release: KANOTIX 2013 "CeBIT"
 • 2012-05-24: Distribution Release: KANOTIX 2012-05
 • 2011-05-11: Distribution Releases: KANOTIX 2011-05
 • 2011-03-02: Distribution Release: KANOTIX 2011-03
 • 2010-06-09: Distribution Release: KANOTIX 2010
 • 2008-01-01: Development Release: KANOTIX 2007 RC7
 • 2007-09-15: Development Release: KANOTIX 2007 RC6
 • 2006-09-21: Development Release: KANOTIX 2006-01 RC3
 • 2006-09-15: Development Release: KANOTIX 2006-01 RC1
 • 2006-05-14: Development Release: KANOTIX 2006 RC4
 • 2006-04-16: Development Release: KANOTIX 2006 RC2
 • More KANOTIX releases...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature nightly 2014 2013 2011-05 2010 2005-04 2005-03 2004-09 Feature
Release Date 2019-04-11 2014-05-10 2013-05-22 2011-05-11 2010-06-08 2005-12-31 2005-06-06 2004-10-16 Release Date
End Of Life                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   1240-1319             Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop KDE, LXDE KDE, LXDE KDE, LXDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List   2014 2013 2011-05 2010 2005-04 2005-03 2004-09 Full Package List
Package nightly 2014 2013 2011-05 2010 2005-04 2005-03 2004-09 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.0.28 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.23 1.0.16 1.0.10 1.0.8 1.0.6 alsa-lib (1.1.9)
ati-driver (18.30) 15.12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (5.0) 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.0 bash (5.0)
bind (9.15.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.15.4)
chromium (77.0.3865.120) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (77.0.3865.120)
cups (2.3.0) 1.7.5 1.5.3 1.5.3 1.4.4 1.3.8 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.21rc1 cups (2.3.0)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.1 4.2.2 4.2.2 4.1.1-P1 3.1.1 3.0.3 3.0.1 3.0.1 dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.42.12 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.41.12 1.41.3 1.38 1.37 1.35 e2fsprogs (1.45.4)
firefox (69.0.3) -- 29.0 19.0 4.0.1 3.0.6 1.5 1.0.4 0.9.3 firefox (69.0.3)
freetype (2.10.1) 2.5.2 2.4.9 2.4.9 2.4.2 2.3.7 2.1.10 2.1.7 2.1.7 freetype (2.10.1)
gcc (9.2.0) 4.9.2 4.7.2 4.7.2 4.4.5 4.3.2 4.0.2 3.3.5 3.3.5 gcc (9.2.0)
gimp (2.10.12) 2.8.14 2.8.2 2.8.2 2.6.10 2.4.7 2.2.10 2.2.7 2.0.5 gimp (2.10.12)
glibc (2.30) 2.19 2.13 2.13 2.11.2 2.7 2.3.5 2.3.2 2.3.2 glibc (2.30)
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.34.1)
gnucash (3.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.8.9 gnucash (3.7)
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.45)
grub (2.04) 2.02beta2 2.00 2.00 1.98 1.97beta4 0.96 0.96 0.95 grub (2.04)
gtk (3.24.12) 3.14.5 3.4.2 3.4.2 2.20.1 2.12.12 2.8.9 2.6.4 2.4.13 gtk (3.24.12)
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.41)
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (19.08.2) 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.1 1.0.5 0.12.10 0.11.20 0.11.17 k3b (19.08.2)
kmod (26) 18 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- kmod (26)
krita (4.2.7.1) --               krita (4.2.7.1)
libreoffice (6.3.2) 6.1.4 4.2.3 4.0.3 3.3.2 3.2.1 2.0.0 1.9.104 1.1.2 libreoffice (6.3.2)
linux (5.3.6) 3.16 3.14 3.9 2.6.38 2.6.32 2.6.14.5 2.6.11 2.6.8.1 linux (5.3.6)
Package nightly 2014 2013 2011-05 2010 2005-04 2005-03 2004-09 Package
lxpanel (0.10.0) 0.7.2 0.5.5 0.5.5 -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.0)
mariadb (10.4.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.4.8)
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.22.2)
mesa (19.2.1) 11.1.1 8.0.5 8.0.5 7.7.1 7.0.3 6.8.2 4.3.0 4.3.0 mesa (19.2.1)
mysql (8.0.18) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.0.21 mysql (8.0.18)
nautilus (3.34.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.34.1)
NVIDIA (435.21) 375.26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (435.21)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (13) 7u181 7u55 7u3 -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (13)
openssh (8.1p1) 6.7p1 6.0p1 6.0p1 5.5p1 5.1p1 4.2p1 3.8.1p1 3.8.1p1 openssh (8.1p1)
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.0.1t 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 0.9.8o 0.9.8g 0.9.8a 0.9.7g 0.9.7d openssl (1.1.1d)
perl (5.30.0) 5.20.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.8.7 5.8.4 5.8.4 perl (5.30.0)
php (7.3.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.3.9 php (7.3.10)
plasma-desktop (5.16.5) 4.11.13 4.8.4 4.8.4 4.4.5 -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.16.5)
postfix (3.4.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.4.7)
postgresql (12.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (12.0)
Python (3.8.0) 2.7.9 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.6.6 2.5.2 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.4 Python (3.8.0)
qt (5.13.1) 5.3.2 4.8.2 4.8.2 4.6.3 3.3.8b 3.3.5 3.3.4 3.3.3 qt (5.13.1)
samba (4.11.0) -- -- -- -- -- 3.0.20b 3.0.14a 3.0.7 samba (4.11.0)
systemd (243) 215 44 -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (243)
thunderbird (68.1.2) 60.4.0 -- -- 3.0.11 2.0.0.24 1.0.7 1.0.2 -- thunderbird (68.1.2)
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.1 6.4 6.3 6.3 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.8) 2.2.7 2.0.3 2.0.3 -- -- 0.8.4 -- 0.8.0 vlc (3.0.8)
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.14.1)
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.16.4 1.12.4 1.12.4 1.7.7 1.4.2 (6.8.2) -- -- xorg-server (1.20.5)

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Version: nightly
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-06-18
Votes: 1


Running kanotix64-spitfire-nightly-KDE-special, On a Dell E6520 with an i5 and 8GB RAM. Downloaded June 13, 2019.
I am really not sure why this is not more popular. It is one the easiest to install and configure.
A couple of glitches which is why I gave it an 8
Once it settles down it is stable and quick.
It handles 3rd party drivers, Broadcom and Nvidia, way better than Debian


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Version: nightly
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-03-09
Votes: 3


on the nightly spitfire Kde (20190226) I had to use a

username: kanotix
password: live

when prompted and I had to type startx to get a screen.

All up it's a wonderful distro - only to be recommended !


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Version: nightly
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-15
Votes: 1


Not too many distros work as well as KANOTIX. If all else fails - KANOTIX to the rescue! Such a well rounded, stable and fast distro it is. I am delighted !!
(KANOTIX LXDE nightly 20181212)


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