Last Updated on: 10th November 2023, 04:55 pm

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Origin: Argentina
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2003

CaFeina GNU/Linux – a Knoppix based Linux distribution.

CaFeina is a compilation of programs under the GNU/Linux License, which runs from a CD-Rom. Automatically recognizes and supports many types of graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI devices and other peripherals.

CaFeina is based on Debian, Knoppix and additional software compiled for this distribution. It is designed to cover a wide range of needs with the maximum level of automation and preconfigurations so that users only enjoy using it.

CaFeina can be adapted and used as a Linux knowledge support, as an educational tool, as a rescue system or as a commercial demonstration platform.

It is not necessary to install anything on the hard drive.
Thanks to transparent decompression, the CD can contain up to 2 gigabytes of installed software.
This is an Open Source project, under the GNU (General Public License) license.

System Requirements:
– Intel compatible CPU (i486 or higher),
– 20 MB of RAM for text mode, and at least 82 MB for graphical mode with KDE. (To run multiple office applications, a minimum of 128 MB is recommended.)
– a bootable CD-ROM/DVD drive or alternatively, a boot floppy disk and a standard CD-ROM/DVD drive (IDE/ATAPI or SCSI),
– a standard SVGA compatible graphics card,
– a standard serial or PS/2 mouse, or a PS/2-compatible USB mouse.

What software is installed on CaFeina?
– KDE V3.x as a standard desktop, and the Konqueror web browser
– X Multimedia System (xmms) with support for MPEG and MP3 video, as well as Ogg Vorbis Audio player
– MPlayer with 73 audio and 180 video codecs
– Realplayer 10
– Ximian Evolution (A tool for group work) with palm support
– AMSN (a msn clone)
– GKRellM a system monitor (so you know what’s happening with your PC!)
– Internet access software
– Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)
– Tools to repair and recover your system
– Tools for network analysis and administration
– OpenOffice(TM) 1.x, the GPL’d version of the famous StarOffice(TM) office suite with Spanish dictionaries.
– Many programming languages, development tools, as well as libraries for software developers.
– Games

CaFeina GNU/Linux ISO image by Daniel Farías of CaFeLUG.

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