Congratulations to the Knoppix team!
Great Job!
Leaving the details aside I had a sudden and urgent problem with a distro with which I was playing and had inadvertently left some information I needed on it locked up.. dead... the horrible tty1 message!
All the usual stuff, startx, you name it, didn't work so I thought I'd try a couple of lived cds that will supposedly help one dredge out such deep sixed data.

No go.

I had used Knoppix when I first tried Linux, a fellow said it was just the cat's meow, but, being basically an idiot, I was clueless about how to use it.

But...I thought I'd try the latest and greatest and WOAH!!!

A BEUUUUUTIFULLL interface WITH Compiz! AND.....I opened the hard drive with the file manger and dragged and dropped the data onto a USB stick and was done...

Also, I'd fiddled with the LXDE desktop and was greatly impressed with it's speed and elegance

I was sitting there and thinking, don't do that very much... ..and says to myself......I could NOT let this distro go I installed it on a Toshiba Satellite lappy and what more is there to say?!

My hat is doffed to the developers, the community...EVERY BODY!!