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Linux Distribution: PLD
Url: http://pld-linux.org

 
PLD is a Linux distribution developed since 1998 mainly in Poland. It is a product of bevy of Linux enthusiasts.

About PLD
We have around 200 people expressing their interests in developing PLD, however, number of actively working developers is approximately 50.

PLD stands for PLD Linux Distribution.

How is PLD different from other Linux distributions?

Large software packages are split into functional subbpackages providing the opportunity to install only those pieces of software that are really necessary.

Packages very often come in reasonable default configuration, with bunch of useful patches applied.

PLD has the best IPv6 support among all Linux distributions.

Several choices of crucial servers are available.

System comes with highly modularized kernel suitable for most machines.

PLD contains rc-inetd - interface for managing inetd services. Packages providing inetd servers (e.g. telnetd, cvs-pserver) use this feature to automatically add particular server to inetd configuration.

Similar feature to rc-inetd is rc-boot - a system that allows for easy managing of bootloaders (changing bootloader, updating after kernel upgrade etc).

PLD is also very developer friendly. There are compilers and other development tools for wide variety of languages. This includes such "standard" things like C (three compilers available), C++, Perl or Python, but also some less standard things like two implementations of SML and Prolog, OCaml with several utility programs and libraries and even experimental compilers, like Cyclone or Ksi.

Apart for plain rpm, PLD provides two specialized and powerfull RPM managers: clone of Debian apt, and our own poldek.

Releases:
2008-09-26 00:00:00.0 PLD Live 2008.09 has been released    View
PLD Live is a live CD project to let you test PLD Linux without installing it to a hard drive. It is also useful for rescuing damaged systems. Features: based on Th (3.0) release; powered by GNOME 2.22; automatic handling of both wired and wireless networks; graphical installation wizard to put PLD on a hard disk (experimental); fast boot time; enabled for updates. The most important software: kernel: 2.6.25.16, GNOME: 2.22.3, NetworkManager: 0.7svn.
2006-06-23 00:00:00.0 PLD Linux Rescue CD 1.99 has been released    View
PLD Rescue CD is a bootable disk that contains a live Linux distribution based on PLD Linux (2.6.16.20 modular kernel). Furthermore, this version uses transparent compression (SquashFS) to fit about 180 MB of software onto a single mini CD 50 MB in usable form. PLD Rescue CD can be used to rescue ailing machines, perform intrusion post-mortems, act as a temporary secure Linux-based workstation (using SSH, VPN connecting to remote host - other networking clients are also supported), install PLD Linux, and perform many other tasks that we haven't yet imagined.
 
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