Tuesday, March 17, 2009
After a long wait and long sleep of the team a new version is finally out!
The Ripper Gang is pleased to announce the final public ISO release of PCLinuxOS 2009.1.
This release features kernel 22.214.171.124.tex3, KDE 3.5.10, Open Office 3.0, Firefox 3.0.7, Thunderbird 126.96.36.199, Ktorrent, Frostwire, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE, Compiz-Fusion 3D and much more. We decided to use kde3-5-10 as our default desktop as we could not achieve a similar functionality from kde4. We will however offer kde4 as an alternative desktop environment available from the repository once we stabilize it. PCLinuxOS is an rpm based distribution utilizing apt-get with a Synaptic Software Manager frontend. In addition to the above PCLinuxOS comes with mklivecd GUI, a nice utility to build a custom live CD from your install. Install or remove what you want then remaster your own cd. Great for backups or to give to friends. PCLinuxOS is also known as as rolling release distribution. What that means is you install once and update it when new applications become available from our repository.
Special thanks goes out to gettinther, Sal, Linuxera, Neverstopdreaming, Davecs, gri6507, Stumpy842 and etjr. Also to Enki Consulting for hosting the website and ibilio.org for hosting the software packages.
Also the pclos-gnome team are proud to the announce the 2009.1 release of pclos-gnome.
Featuring: kernel 188.8.131.52.tex3, Gnome 2.24.3, Mozilla Firefox 3.0.7, Mozilla Thunderbird 184.108.40.206, Gnome office apps, Brasero, Gnome Power Manager, Exaile Music Player and many more!
Almost 2.5 gigs of software compressed on a single self bootable livecd that can be installed to your hard drive provided it is compatible with your system and you like the distribution. Over 8000+ additional packages available after hard drive install through the Synaptic Software Manager.