Simply Linux. Fresh issue
A fresh release of the Simply Linux distribution has been released. Release 4 (6.0).
Since the Simply Linux distribution has always been focused primarily on a novice user, in the first releases of the system, increased attention was paid to the design and optimization of interfaces. In this issue, in addition to the new design, which will help prolong the summer mood, the developers have done a lot of substantive work. Behind small external changes is a qualitatively new distribution built on the basis of a fresh stable branch of the Sixth Platform Sisyphus repository. The distribution uses the kernel 3.0.3-std-def, the new version of the Xfce 4.8 working environment and the most stable versions of programs. Also fixed a large number of errors found in previous versions.
The distribution image is now hybrid - the same for any use case. First of all, it is working in the system from the media (CD or DVD), without installing it on the hard drive. For fast work, you need only 512 MB of RAM (although the system also works on 384 MB). Simply Linux can also be installed on your hard drive directly from Live by clicking on the desktop icon. The same image can be recorded for installation from a Flash-drive.
Another major innovation is the Compiz window manager, which works with Simply Linux out of the box. Many 3D graphic effects and convenient switching between desktops are now easily accessible to Simply Linux users.
The distribution has become much more convenient to open files for sharing. In the improved Tunar file manager, this can be done with a few clicks. The network manager for network connections management has also been optimized: the ability to access the Internet via L2TP has been added and support for Cyrillic names of Wi-Fi points has been added. Connecting to the Internet with Smply Linux is now even easier.
The installation of clients for Skype and DropBox has been greatly simplified in this release. Also, it became possible to install a favorite of many "Mint-menu".
Simply Linux now has its own documentation., which greatly simplifies the development of the system by novice users. In addition, with the support of ALT Linux, the documentation for the Xfce window manager was first translated into Russian, which is very important for users of not only Simply Linux, but also other distributions based on this working environment.
The interface design has also changed. In addition to new wallpapers, the design of the installation and download program has been changed in accordance with the signature blue and white Simply Linux style.
Simply Linux has big plans. Since the audience of the distribution has expanded significantly, in particular, there was great interest on the part of the business, it was decided to release an expanded DVD version, which will collect many other programs for work and professional creativity.
It is assumed that both versions of Simply Linux will have a single set of programs “by default” and the principle “1 task - 1 program” will be preserved, and when installing from an expanded DVD version, the user will be able to complete his distribution kit and create the necessary functionality.
Current distribution version: 6.0
Repository: Sixth Platform (ALT Linux / p6)
X.Org: 7.6.0 The
versions of the main programs:
- Xfce 4.8
- Firefox 5.0.1
- Thunderbird 5.0
- LibreOffice 184.108.40.206
- GIMP 2.6.11
- Audacious 2.5.0
- Pidgin 2.9.0
- Gnome-mplayer 1.0.4
- Brasero 2.32.1
- medit 1.0.3
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