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aLinux 12.9 – A Blast From the Past

Mar 08, 2010, 17:18 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by clintcan)

"I even made a respin of Peanut Linux for use in the company I was working with to be used as promotion materials (rebranded of course to show our company logo as wallpaper). The company I was working for had short courses and I was tasked to develop a module to teach linux basics to students (linux during that time was only known to systems administrators and practically the Philippines during that time was largely – and still is – a Microsoft country). The teaching module I made for the short course was based on, as you may have guessed it, Peanut Linux. Jay even helped me out with the respin.

"Anyways, back to the present, a few weeks ago, I talked to Jay (we remained friends during the years), and asked him if he can package up the unreleased version of aLinux for me to give a short review. aLinux was considered a dead distro; practically all of us from the Peanut Linux community moved on – some even joined the PCLinuxOS community, others created their own Linux distribution from scratch, a person I know moved to BSD (he was one of those responsible for testing apt4rpm on aLinux 12.1/.2, along with Craig and I). Jay always preferred to work alone – we can only suggest, it was his baby.

"And so on February 22, 2010. aLinux 12.9 stable was released to the public on ibiblio, after practically 3 years of waiting."

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