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Progeny Debian RC1 Ready for Download

Mar 17, 2001, 00:52 (13 Talkback[s])

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Indianapolis, March 16, 2001- Progeny Linux Systems announces that Release Candidate 1 of Progeny Debian is now available for download. Progeny Debian is based on woody, the current testing version of Debian, and made by a team of leading Debian developers.

"RC1 is the final form for Progeny Debian's first edition," explains Ian Murdock, president and CEO of Progeny Linux Systems and the founder of the Debian project. "We expect any changes after RC1 to be either bug-fixes or cosmetic improvements."

Features of RC1 include:

  • A graphical installer.
  • Graphical and command line tools for configuration.
  • A GNOME interface for debconf.
  • Packaged sets for easier package management.
  • Improved hardware detection and USB support.
  • Automatic detection of new hardware.
  • Optional migration to GRUB.
  • Automated multiple installations.

Software included in RC1 includes:

  • Kernel 2.2.18 (2.4 optional)
  • XFree 86 4.0.2.
  • glibc 2.2.
  • Netscape 4.76 and Mozilla 0.7.
  • GNU parted
  • Open SSH.
  • GRUB 0.5.96.1

Progeny Debian First Edition is scheduled for the end of March. The boxed version of the product is planned for mid-April, and will include a hardcopy manual, free installation support, and a trial subscription to Progeny's network services. Technical support and network services will also be available for separate purchase.

For more information about Progeny Debian, visit www.progeny.com. More details will be posted as they become available.

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