For me Knoppix ran very slowly with 128 ram and very well with 256.
Knoppix uses the K Desktop Environment, which is pretty resource heavy, and it has to load itself into the RAM, further increasing memory usage. It will be quite slow with less than 256 MB RAM for sure.
Yes it reads..but no write permissions.Actually i love the interface and the free apps.The one I 've I got from LinuxForYou magazine. They ve made their own Knoppix version of it...and it has so many educational JAVA applets.
It doesn't need vmware or any other emulator, all it does is load the linux kernel into memory, and give it the options to load the rest of the live CD. This is done through DOS, but it can be done without DOS/Win9x if you have LILO, GRUB or another boot loaded installed.
Well i got an old version of knoppix. does the new one support even reading of an NTFS drive. Because if thats true then i will convert all my drives except for the storage and the one with windows me into NTFS.