Monday, September 3, 2012

Slackel KDE-4.8.5

Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel KDE-4.8.5, a Slackware-based desktop Linux distribution: "Slackel KDE-4.8.5, installation DVD images, 32-bit and 64-bit are immediately available. A new wallpaper theme image is included in this release. Slackel 'current' includes the latest 'current' tree of Slackware Linux and the latest KDE 4.8.5 accompanied by a rich collection of KDE-centric software. The Firefox 15.0 web browser, KMail and KTorrent are the main networking applications included in this release, followed by Akregator, an RSS reader for KDE, Kopete, the KDE instant messenger and more. Wicd is used for setting up your wired or wireless networking connections. In the multimedia section, Bangarang 2.1, Clementine 1.0.1, K3b 2.0.2 included." See the full release announcement for additional details. Download (MD5) the installation DVD images from SourceForge: slackel-current-kde-4.8.5.iso (1,008MB), slackel64-current-kde-4.8.5.iso (959MB).

SolusOS 1.2 "Legacy"

Ikey Doherty has announced the release of SolusOS 2.1 "Legacy" edition, a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution with GNOME 2, released to address the needs of users with certain problematic hardware: "The SolusOS team is pleased to announce the release of SolusOS 1.2 Legacy. This is a maintenance release for the Eveline 1.x series. You can now download for 32-bit PAE or non-PAE, or 64-bit computers. This legacy release brings support for users of older chipsets or problematic hardware (such as nForce, Broadcom, etc.). Brief overview of software versions: Firefox 15.0, Thunderbird 15.0, LibreOffice 3.6.0, Linux kernel 3.0, iptables 1.4.8, ufw 0.31.1, hplip 3.12, VLC 2.0.1, Pidgin 2.10, GNOME 2.30. Many new applications are available in the software repository." Read the rest of the release announcement for more information. Download: SolusOS-x86-1-2-legacy.iso (994MB, MD5) SolusOS-amd64-1-2-legacy.iso (987MB, MD5).