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German company eIT (easy Information Technology) will officially release beta of easyLinux on February 10.

From the EIT Web site:

"Why another distribution?"

"Until today Linux had the reputation to be a system which is difficult to install, without knowledge of Unix an installation was often condemned to fail."

"We are taking another approach..."

"... development shows that the future of Linux is KDE... our aim is a fast and easy installation of the KDE desktop. If you want to use other desktops... you should use other distributions.

"Our distribution does not concentrate on Unix gurus who want to work with a text based console, try a lot of window managers or put Linux to the acid test. We concentrate on those users who want to apply Linux as a desktop workstation or as a PC..."

"... easyLinux is strongly restricted to specific tools and programs, to protect the beginner... On the CD, only source code will be delivered that is really necessary (e.g. kernel source code), the rest can be ordered for a small copy duty or it can be downloaded from our ftp server."

Learn more about easyLinux.