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Linux Distribution: QiLinux 2.0 Beta 1
Url: http://www.qilinux.it/

QiLinux is a Linux distribution made completely from scratch. It has the aim of integrating the work of the vast community of free software developers in order to creare a modern, performant, safe and easy to use system for system administrators and deskt

About QiLinux 2.0 Beta 1
"We are proud to announce the release of QiLinux 2.0beta1 free edition. A list of the most important changes: KDE desktop new version 3.5.1; low latency audio system based on Jack Audio Toolkit; new hardware access architecture based on udev and hal; bootloader GRUB; support for new multimedia peripherals; UTF-8 support; Linux kernel; GCC 4.0.2; X.Org 6.9.0 and updated ATI and NVIDIA video drivers; OpenOffice.org 2;hundreds of new software packages available."
A list of the most important changes follows:

* KDE desktop new version 3.5.1
* low latency audio system based on Jack Audio Toolkit
* new hardware access architecture based on UDEV and HAL
* bootloader grub
* support for new multimedia peripherals
* UTF-8 support
* kernel Linux
* gcc 4.0.2
* XOrg 6.9.0 and updated ATI and nVidia video drivers.
* OpenOffice 2
* hundreds of new software packages available

We are waiting for results from our beta-testers in order to improve QiLinux for the next stable release.

QiLinux 2.0beta1 CD version is available for download at the following links:

[HTTP] [FTP] website topix.qilinux.it with link at 100Mb/s
[HTTP] [FTP] website ftp.qilinux.org with link at 10Mb/s

If a broadband connection is available, installation could be made using only CD1, downloading the remaining packages via network.

QiLinux 2.0 Open Source Technology will be the base of Tuga Desktop, the new professional Desktop developed by QiNet that will provide:
100% graphical and guided installation with support for
- partitioning
- Wireless Networks configuration with support for Windows drivers
- ADSL connection configuration
- mechanism to load vendor drivers
- automated installation support
Graphical tools of system configuration
QiLinux Assistant support tool with:
- support for main applications execution
- automatic detection of the available updates
Privileged access to security and system updates
Commercial website with support center for ticket submission and custom services.
There are 6 ISO images to download; those readers who are interested in testing the new release can get them from this directory.
Fri 17 Feb 2006 14:19384MD5SUM
Fri 17 Feb20060 8:33682041344QiLinux-free-2.0beta1-cd1.iso
Fri 17 Feb 2006 14:40733499392QiLinux-free-2.0beta1-cd2.iso
Fri 17 Feb 2006 16:33690276352QiLinux-free-2.0beta1-cd3.iso
Fri 17 Feb 2006 17:57736499712QiLinux-free-2.0beta1-cd4.iso
Fri 17 Feb 2006 19:30631228416QiLinux-free-2.0beta1-cd5.iso
Fri 17 Feb 2006 21:26722556928QiLinux-free-2.0beta1-cd6.iso

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