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First Look: Pardus 2009 (DistroWatch Weekly #315)

Aug 11, 2009, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Caitlyn Martin)

[ Thanks to Caitlyn Martin for this link. ]

"Pardus is also different in that it was developed from scratch and it is not derivative of any other Linux distribution (although in its early days it was based on Gentoo Linux). It offers packages for both desktop and server use. It is currently only available for 32-bit x86 compatible systems. Development of a 64-bit version of Pardus is scheduled to begin in September. For this review I am focusing on Pardus on the desktop. Once again I used two systems: my seven month old Sylvania g Netbook Meso (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB HDD) and my 6.5 year old Toshiba Satellite 1805-S204 (1 GHz Intel Celeron CPU, 512 MB RAM, 20 GB HDD). Both systems meet minimum requirements for any current Linux distribution and both have hardware which is challenging with some distributions.

"Pardus is downloadable as a single CD installable ISO image. A live CD edition is not available at this time. There are two ISO editions. The standard edition supports the Turkish and English languages with Turkish as the default. The international edition supports 11 additional languages with English as the default. I downloaded and installed the international edition for this review."

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