Sidux Latest Release - Ourea

The first preview release of sidux 2008-03, a distribution and live CD based on Debian's unstable branch, is available for testing: "Later than planned (due to a hard-to-find bug in VirtualBox), sidux 2008-03 'Ourea' is now ready to enter the preview season for amd64 and i686 systems.

As usual, the previews are shipping only as a small, but fully functional, 'KDE-lite' flavours, accompanied by a combined 'Xfce-lite' flavour for amd64 + i386. 'Ourea' concentrates on integrating the changes caused by kernel 2.6.26 and on post-install experiences - by propagating the default user profile to new users as well.

As a welcome side effect, hardware for common netbooks and newer chipsets is now supported by sidux. Furthermore, a large number of individual functionality enhancements and bug fixes have been applied to the full package line-up.

Review From DistroWatch.com

Current Release Notes

The release schedule for sidux in 2009 will be announced with the final release of sidux 2008-03 "Ουρέα", which is expected in roughly 1–2 weeks.

  • amd64 (AMD64, Intel Core2, newer 64 bit capable AMD Sempron and Intel Pentium 4 CPUs (watch for the "lm" flag in /proc/cpuinfo or use infobash -v3) and i686 (Pentium pro/ Pentium II, AMD K7 Athlon or newer)).
  • Debian sid, as of 2008-09-14.
  • kernel (smp, hard preemption).
  • X.org 7.3.
  • KDE 3.5.9 (en + de).
  • new, SVG based, art theme created by bfree and the sidux art team.
  • offline manual for en + de directly on the disc, online manuals for more languages online at http://manual.sidux.com/ and available via apt; a big thank you goes to the documentation and translation teams!
  • Please note that the offline manual is only available on the running live CD or the installed system.
  • many changes for the manual.
  • iwlwifi3945/ iwlwifi4965 support.
  • ath5k support for 54 MBit/s Atheros cards.
  • b43/ b43legacy support for Broadcom wlan cards.
  • rt2x00 support for RaLink cards.
  • support for RealTek RTL8101 and RTL8102(E) PCIe ethernet cards.
  • support for RealTek RTL8180L and RTL8185 PCI/ cardbus wlan cards.
  • support for RealTek RTL8187 USB wlan cards.
  • support for ADMtek ADM8211 PCI/ cardbus wlan cards.
  • support for IPWireless 3G UMTS PCMCIA cards.
  • support for HSDPA Broadband Wireless Data (Globe Trotter) cards.
  • e1000e support for Intel 82801I, 82566DM-2, 82562GT-2, 82562G-2 and 82562V-2 Gigabit Ethernet cards (ICH9).
  • support for Logitech Quickcam Orbit, Logitech Quickcam Pro for Notebooks, Logitech Quickcam Pro 5000, Asus Eee PC webcams (linux-uvc).
  • driver support for Ricoh R5U870 OEM webcams
  • fw-detect to probe for hardware with non-free needs.
  • memtest86+.
  • bitsetting/ xrandr settings for ATi and Intel cards.
  • native gtk2 support for siduxcc.
  • screen support fixed.
  • bugfixes for virtualbox-ose and kernel 2.6.26 guests.
  • several XFCE bugfixes.
  • persistent userprofile defaults for new users.
Get full review at www.sidux.com

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