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PR: TheOpenCD 1.4.1 Released--Software Freedom Day Special Edition

Aug 10, 2004, 21:00 (5 Talkback[s])

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We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of TheOpenCD v1.4.1. This point-release is a special edition for Software Freedom Day 2004. As such, it has a new Software Freedom Day (SFD) livery, contains pages with information about SFD and links to the SFD website. Mozilla, OpenOffice, AbiWord, Gimp and other applications have been updated to the most recent versions. It also serves as an official release of TheOpenCD, and we recommend those who plan to burn and distribute several copies to update their ISOs. Get a copy from one of our FTP mirrors or on Bittorrent (here or here).

The CD will be handed out at various locations around the world on the first annual Software Freedom Day, August 28th, as part of a Software Freedom Pack. This will also include a custom version of Knoppix, which we have remastered with the aim of presenting a clean and simple interface for the beginner Linux user (Thanks to Jason King for a great job on this!). We do not currently have enough server capacity to host the Knoppix ISO for general download, however it will be available on Bittorrent. Screenshots are here.

TheOpenCD project is an active partner in SFD with an overlap of project admins and with TheOpenCD forming one of the cornerstones of the distribution pack (though we also recommend GNUWinII and Linux distributions). For more information on SFD visit the web page or see this introductory article at OSnews.com. We estimate that around 20.000 CDs will be distributed around the world on SFD, in the form or FOSS for Windows and Live Linux CDs. Nearly 40 teams of volunteers have signed up in 26 countries. We would also like to take this opportunity to invite other FOSS enthusiasts to get involved, including projects, local groups, companies or individuals. Check the Wiki to see if there is already a team near you, or use the team sign-up form to create one.

-- TheOpenCD Team

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