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Release Digest: Distributions, November 28, 2004

Nov 29, 2004, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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Distribution: QiLinux Live!
Release: 1.0
Announcement: [ Thanks to Francesca for this information. ]

The first live version of QiLinux is available on www.qilinux.it!. QiLinux is the first Linux distribution 100% made in Italy from scratch.

QiLinux live! 1.0 can be executed from CDROM without any installation and will let you evaluate the capabilities of the QiLinux desktop as well as being a useful instrument for your computer.

Here are the features of QiLinux live! 1.0:

  • Kernel 2.4.27 and 2.6.9
  • KDE 3.3.1
  • On boot network configuration for ethernet interfaces
  • On boot filesystems automatic detection (support for Linux and Windows FAT16/32 and NTFS)
  • On boot configuration of the graphical server Xorg 6.8.1
  • Automatic detection of sound cards
  • Cups print server with thousand of printer drivers
  • Automatic detection of USB external drives (e.g. flash memories)
  • ACPI and APM support
  • English and Italian language supported

Here are the main applications that are in the CDROM ready to use:

  • All KDE applications from network, graphics, multimedia, games, pim, admin and addons packages
  • OpenOffice 1.1.3 with KDE integration
  • Smb4k for lan browsing
  • Kaffeine media player and libdvdcss
  • Firefox 1.0 web browser
  • dcqui-qt,lopster and BitTorrent p2p applications
  • Java 2 runtime environment
  • k3b for CD/DVD burning
  • partimage for partitions backup
  • qtparted for partitions management
  • audacity, an audio streams recorder/editor
  • frozen bubble, an arcade game
Download Link:

The iso image can be downloaded here. The image che be downloaded from one of our mirrors (downloads) for faster downloads.

Distribution: BeatrIX Linux
Release: November 04
Announcement: " BeatrIX started life in August as a live-CD based on Debian and Knoppix. Before releasing what we foolishly called 0.1b -- foolish because it was more like a 0.8 -- we researched and worked on BeatrIX for a year. In other words, unlike some other distributions of Linux that start life half-baked, we're a corporation that has paid programmers and we will make our money by consulting to businesses. BeatrIX will remain open-source and free..."
Full Announcement
Download Link: Download Page

Distribution: Buffalo Linux
Release: 1.5.1
Announcement: "Buffalo Linux 1.5.1 is a bug fix and update release to version 1.5.0. Included are 23 base package updates and 31 extra package updates. Major package updates include: ICEWM-1.2.17, Samba-3.0.8, ALSA-1.0.7..."
Full Announcement
Download Link: Download Page

Distribution: AUSTRUMI
Release: 0.9.1
Announcement: "AUSTRUMI is a business card size (50MB) bootable Live CD Linux distribution. Imagine the ability to boot your favorite Linux distribution whether you are at home, at school or at work..."
Full Announcement
Download Link: Download Page

Distribution: Puppy Linux
Release: 0.9.7
Announcement: "Puppy version 0.9.7 released. Puppy live-CD ISO file with Firefox is 54.0M, or with Opera is 50.2M. Release notes:
  • Puppy now has the Gaim instant messenger client, version 1.0.2, with support for IRC, ICQ, Yahoo, MSN and Jabber.
  • There is a new paint program called mtPaint.
  • Puppy has a new internal HTML file viewer, called phv. This is a Tcl/Tk application, that uses the tkhtml widget..."

Full Announcement
Download Link: Download Page

Distribution: ParallelKnoppix
Release: 2004-11-26
Announcement: "Beautify configuration: There's now a ParallelKnoppix entry in the KDE menu. Click there, and it should be easy enough to follow the instructions to get it configured. Tutorial will be updated next week..."
Full Announcement
Download Link: ISO Download

Distribution: Vine Linux
Release: 3.1
Announcement: Full Announcement (in Japanese)
Download Link: Download Page

Distribution: Kalango Linux
Release: 3.0
Announcement:Full Announcement (in Portuguese)
Download Link: Download Page

Distribution: Feather Linux
Release: 0.6.2
  • "
  • Added 'wakeonlan,' a tool to send Wake-on-LAN packets
  • "Included a custom resolution option in the X setup script
  • "Made some small mplayer changes..."

Full Changelog
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Distribution: Linux Netwosix
Release: 1.2
"The system has been completely rebuilt, now assures a high security for your network. Linux Netwosix 1.2 resolves all the critical problems discovered into releases 1.0 and 1.1 and now could be considered like one of the most important distribution in this field thanks to its lightweight and clear structure and now it's more configurable and secure..."

Full Changelog
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