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Linux Distribution: Ultima linux 8
Url: http://www.ultimalinux.com/

 
The Ultima Linux 8 is the latest and greatest version yet, packing in everything you could possibly need - be it a home desktop or an industrial-strength server.

About Ultima linux 8
It packs in over 350 unique packages, including the famous KDE desktop, Enlightenment window manager, Firefox and Thunderbird, Open Office.org, The GIMP, and all your other favorite programs - all in a convenient two-disc set. The idea of creating another Linux distribution was not new to Ultima, but the process was, and for the very first version, 0.1, it showed. The installation was a mess, and there was no easy way to custom install the system. For the whole time it existed only around three installations were ever done, and all were on his own machines; he had tried and tried, but couldn't find a way of distributing it to the masses.

Releases:
2008-09-30 00:00:00.0 Ultima Linux 8.4 has been released    View
This release includes over 850 packages, including the Linux kernel 2.6.24.7; X.org 7.3, with ATI and NVIDIA proprietary drivers; KDE 3.5.10 desktop environment; Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird 2.0.0.16 browser and mail client; Opera 9.52 Internet suite; OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 comprehensive office suite; GCC 4.3.0 compiler (4.1.2 and 3.4.6 are also available); glibc 2.7 C library; The GIMP 2.4.7 image editor; Amarok 1.4.10, MPlayer 1.0rc2, and Xine 0.99.5 media players; Apache 2.2.9, Sendmail 8.14.3, MySQL 5.0.51a servers; and many more. A complete package list is available from the main FTP site.
2008-09-08 00:00:00.0 Ultima Linux 8.4 Beta 2 is available now    View
This is planned as the last beta release before 8.4 final. All packages are built (although most are only available from the repository, not on the CD); various bugs -- including ATI drivers, CD-ROM permissions and symbolic links, installation issues -- have been fixed; stability has, for the most part, been vastly improved. There have been a few minor package updates, but hopefully not enough to cause massive breakage (still kernel 2.6.24.7, GCC 4.3.0, glibc 2.7, KDE 3.5.9). I'd actually release this as final, except there's a couple small bugs (CD eject on shutdown) remaining, as well as a pretty big one with Broadcom wireless cards.
2008-07-28 00:00:00.0 Ultima Linux 8.4 Beta 1 is available    View
Right now it's only available as a slightly-more-bloated-than-usual x86 LiveCD; due mainly to size reasons, an AMD64 version has been postponed until a later date (but you can grab the new ultima-scripts and built it yourself, from the package repository). As far as the new codebase goes: The desktop code is essentially "feature-complete"; servers and development tools are a work in progress and will be the focus of the next beta. Among other features, in no particular order, we have kernel 2.6.24.7 with SquashFS+LZMA support; ext2/ext3, ReiserFS, XFS, and JFS filesystems (XFS default)...
2008-01-10 00:00:00.0 Ultima Linux 8.3 has been released    View
Announcing the Ultima Linux 8.3 release! I'm not even going to pretend to write all this marketing rubbish, because quite honestly I'm not much good at it and it's a senseless waste of time. Really there's no point anyway, on the surface there's really nothing new - most of the changes are upgrades (kernel 2.6.23.12, KDE 3.5.8, Firefox 2.0.0.11, Thunderbird 2.0.0.9, OpenOffice.org 2.3.1), although you will probably see some really nice new wallpaper images in KDE.
2007-07-09 00:00:00.0 Ultima Linux 8.2 has been released    View
After over a year and a half of intensive development, the Ultima Linux developers are pleased to announce the Ultima Linux 8.2 (codename 'Godot') release. This is our first major new version since the 8.1 Beta release last year, and the first stable release since all the way back in January 2006. Among other features included in this release: first stable release with full AMD64 support; improved live CD with integrated, easy-to-use live CD installer; Linux kernel 2.6.21.3 with built-in SMP support; X.Org R7.2 (pre-release) with ATI/NVIDIA proprietary drivers; KDE 3.5.7 desktop with full auto-mounting (HAL/D-Bus); beautifully redesigned default desktop; play MP3s, CDs, DVDs, and more right 'out of the box'....
2006-08-21 00:00:00.0 Ultima Linux 8.1 Beta is available    View
"including the Linux kernel 2.6.17.4; X11R7.0 window system; KDE 3.5.4 desktop with the Enlightenment DR16 window manager; Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.6 and Thunderbird 1.5.0.5; OpenOffice.org 2.0.3; amaroK 1.4.1; GCC 3.4.5; Apache 1.3.37 Web server with PHP 4.4.3; sendmail 8.13.7; ATI and nVidia drivers; full support for MP3 audio, DVD videos, Java, and Flash; support for most popular printers, scanners, digital cameras, portable music players (including Apple iPod); and much, much more.
2006-06-22 00:00:00.0 Ultima Linux 8.0.1 has been released    View
The Ultima Linux Project is pleased to announce the immediate release of Ultima Linux 8.0.1, the newest version of the popular distribution, for all x86-compatible personal computers, and hopefully our last x86-only release before version 8.1. As usual, it brings many new applications, updated packages, and not to mention important security updates! Among the updates are new versions of Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird, OpenOffice.org, The GIMP, and other popular applications.
2006-01-30 00:00:00.0 The Ultima linux 8 has been released.    View

The Ultima linux 8 has been released for more information visit here.

2006-01-24 00:00:00.0 Simply MEPIS 3.4-3 RC3 has been released    View

The Simply MEPIS 3.4-3 RC3 has been released, for more information visit here.

 
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