Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Brian Manderville has announced the release of Descent|OS 3.0, an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the MATE (a fork of GNOME 2) desktop environment: "I am pleased to announce that Descent|OS 3 is officially available for download. It is 32-bit only for now, but the PAE kernel is supported after install. In terms of cosmetics, Qt now looks right, and all the packages have been updated. The MATE desktop has been great to work with, and it is stable. It uses the 3.2 series kernel, and is based on Ubuntu 12.04. All the packages have been updated since the release candidate, and it behaves just the way I want it to. I have included a Beginner's Guide for new people to learn how to use Synaptic and the custom keyboard shortcuts." Here is the brief release announcement. Download: Descent-OS3.0-i386.iso (1,061MB).