DistroWatch: Distributions, October 14, 2004

Ubuntu Linux 4.10 RC

“The warm-hearted Warthogs of the Warty Warthog Team are proud
to present the very first release candidate of Ubuntu! Ubuntu is a
new Linux distribution that brings together the extraordinary
breadth of Debian with a fast and easy install, regular releases
(every six months), a tight selection of excellent packages
installed by default and a commitment to security updates with 18
months of security and technical support for every release…”


Mandrakelinux 10.1 Beta 2 (x86_64)

“Kernel: merge in selected fixes from 2.6.9rc3, fix sata_nv on
non-CK8-04 systems, add support for NUMA discovery on AMD dual core
to x86-64, fix sibling map for clustered mode, don’t panic when io
apic id cannot be set…”


INSERT 1.2.16

“v1.2.16: the kernel with modules was updated to 2.4.27, along
with the additional WLAN modules from Knoppix 3.6 and ndiswrapper –
this brings much better support for wireless connections; added
packages: lrzsz, dpcast, openvpn(!), cfdisk-utf8; replaced wmapm
with wmacpi; updated packages: dvd+rw-tools, hdparm, jfsutils,
(x)nmap, p0f, parted, rkhunter, smbmount, wavemon, xfsprogs;


CCux Linux 0.9.4 (Alpha)

“We are proud to announce our newest release today. Features:
full localization support, you can now even select the language and
keyboard layout with which you want to use your system; XFS file
system now selectable for the installation; some smaller bug fixes
and feature additions that reached us via Bugtracker; changed the
bootscript language to English…”


SAM Mini Live Linux 1.0

“SAM 1.0 (final) is ready! There are small and big changes: now
it is X.org-based (6.8.1), if you enable the composite extensions
you can have your panel transparent and have very nice shadows of
the windows. SAM 1.0 includes the new XFce 4.2 BETA release,
straight from CVS…”