Klaus Knopper (2009)
|Born||1968 (age 47–48)
|Alma mater||Kaiserslautern University of Technology|
|Known for||creator of Knoppix
co-founder of the LinuxTag expo
Knopper is the creator of Knoppix, a well-known live CD Linux distribution. He received his degree in electrical engineering from the Kaiserslautern University of Technology (in German: Technische Universität Kaiserslautern), co-founded LinuxTag in 1996 (a major European Linux expo) and has been a self-employed information technology consultant since 1998. He also teaches at the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences.
Knopper is married to Adriane Knopper, who has a visual impairment. She has been assisting Knopper with a version of Knoppix for blind and visually impaired people, released in the third quarter of 2007 as a Live CD. Her name has been given to the distribution: Adriane Knoppix.
Adriane is more of a desktop or "Non-graphical-userinterface" for blind computer beginners than a "distribution". It will work on any Linux distribution that has a screenreader (Preferably SBL (Screenreader for Blind Linux Users)) and some text-based tools for internet access and normal work.
- "Free Operating System For Blind: Adriane Knoppix". EFY News. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
- Klaus Knopper personal profile at Knoppix (German)
- Meet The 'No Hard Disk' Man, at efytimes.com
- ADRIANE - Audio Desktop Reference Implementation and Networking Environment
- Free scores by Klaus Knopper at the International Music Score Library Project