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Tux Reports: Ydesktop 3.2.1 Release Candidate 2 At-A-Glance

Jan 03, 2003, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])

"Yoper Limited ('Yoper') announced the release of Ydesktop-3.2.1 Release Candidate 2 on December 18, 2002. This was a follow up to the initial public release candidate that hit the internet about three weeks ago. Despite being a newcomer to the Linux community, this Linux distribution is now number 5 on the Distrowatch list.

"Ydesktop is the first part of Your Operating System (YOS) being developed by Yoper. Ydesktop is optimized for 686 or higher x86 based machines, capable of using packages from all of the major distributions (native rpm and tgz support, .deb through alien). Ydesktop borrows from most of the major distributions. The base system is from Linux From Scratch, Package tools from Slackware, Raidtools and startup scripts from Red Hat, and they use Cloop and hwsetup from Knoppix.

"The purpose of these release candidates is 'to prove in its basic structure that YOS can deliver what it sets out to deliver.' After over 5,000 downloads of release candidate one, RC2 fixes many of the problems testers relayed to the development team. It also adds several new featuers, such as a choice of filesystems (adding ReiserFS) and DHCPCD integration into the installation routine. A list of the added features can be found on the announcement page as well as the changelog..."

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