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Linux Distribution: sidux
Url: http://sidux.com/

 
sidux is an operating system based on the Linux kernel, Debian's most modern branch (called "Sid") and many free and open source applications.

About sidux
The declared and agreed points are:

1) sidux detects and enables you to instantly use more different pieces of hardware than any other operating system today (including other Linuxes), without the need to search for drivers from the hardware vendors' web sites or complicated installation routines. Everything comes ready on a fast live-CD, and can be installed to your hard drive in just a couple of minutes. Only non-free stuff may require additional action.

2) sidux gives you direct and 100 % compatible access to the world's biggest repository of software packages (more than 17 000 at the moment in Debian Sid), all of them free and open source, many of them in professional quality. No virus, no trojan?and again no complicate searching hundreds of websites for an application and running dubious installers.

3) sidux is free and open source and comes with free & priceless 24/7 support via this forum and chat (the IRC). Our support staff is friendly, helpful and very highly skilled?some of them are developers of this operating system themselves, others are accessible for complicated escalated support issues.

4) sidux is not corporate driven or owned, but community driven. Actually we are a community of volunteers who share a common goal?building the brilliant operating system.

5) sidux is extremely flexible and offers a bulk load of ready made scripts and meta-packages. You may use them to mutate it into a secure server system, a high class music studio, a professional graphics design workstation, a corporate desktop?or whatever you actually need.

6) sidux is always bleeding edge technology, packed into a tested and stable combination which is ready for use. It is moving very fast, and will always bring to you the hippest and most interesting developments first. sidux is also one of the few operating systems where you can get a 64bit system with real 64bit compiled applications?and again providing the 100 % compatible access to Debian Sid.

7) sidux is multilingual?people from all over the world meet here and talk in their native, but also secondary languages. We believe in the power of shared and open communication and therefore don't split the community by countries or languages, but concentrate them. Many people here do speak several languages and are using them when helping you.

There is definitely much more to say?but that's it for the beginning. Please understand that we need to prepare the first release carefully. The project is in its very first days after foundation and will need some weeks until everything works perfectly. Stay tuned, we will keep you updated!

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Releases:
2008-12-30 00:00:00.0 sidux 2008-04 has been released    View
After fixing the problem with multiple optical disc drives, which occurred in our first preview, and quite some infrastructural changes, we now have the pleasure to announce the immediate availability of sidux 2008-04 'Pontos'. Pontos concentrates on integrating the changes caused by kernel 2.6.27, init optimisations accomplished by insserv and, in particular, overhauling the installer. Features: based on Debian 'sid' as of 2008-12-22; Linux kernel 2.6.27.10 (SMP, hard pre-emption); X.Org 7.3; KDE 3.5.10; new SVG-based, art theme; offline manual for English and German directly on the disc, online manuals for more languages online; support for Intel P4x, G4x and Q4x chipsets....
2008-12-15 00:00:00.0 sidux 2008-04 Pre 1 has been released    View
After some infrastructural changes. sidux 2008-04 is now ready to enter the preview season. It concentrates on integrating the changes caused by kernel 2.6.27, init optimisations accomplished by insserv, and in particular overhauling the installer. ... Starting with this release, sidux is using "insserv" to reorder and optimise the SysV init scripts used during the system boot. Release highlights: Debian 'sid' as of 2008-12-14; Linux kernel 2.6.27.9 (SMP, hard pre-emption); X.Org 7.3; KDE 3.5.10; new SVG-based art theme.
2008-09-26 00:00:00.0 sidux 2008-03 has been released    View
Later than planned (due to a hard-to-find bug in VirtualBox), we now have the pleasure to announce the immediate availability of the sidux 2008-03 "'Ourea' release. It concentrates on integrating the changes caused by kernel 2.6.26, and on the post-install experience - 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. Furthermore, a large number of individual functionality enhancements and bug fixes have been applied to the full package line. A new feature in 'Ourea' is the ability to select languages other than German or US English from the GRUB menu.
2008-09-15 00:00:00.0 sidux 2008-03 Pre 1 has been released    View
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.
2008-06-26 00:00:00.0 sidux 2008-02 is available now    View
A little later than planned due to a number of library transitions in Debian sid, we now have the pleasure to announce the immediate availability of sidux 2008-02 'Erebos', shipping in 'kde-lite' flavours for amd64 and i386, a combined i386+amd64 release with KDE for 'kde-full' and an xdelta to add initial localisations for all currently supported languages. Enhancing the sidux family, an Xfce variant has been added for amd64 and i386 architectures for the first time. 'Erebos' concentrates on integrating the changes caused by kernel 2.6.25.9, the addition of Xfce as a supported distribution variant, as well as several installer improvements and updating the packages affected by the OpenSSL security problems in Debian.
2008-06-04 00:00:00.0 sidux 2008-02 Preview 1 has been released    View
A little later than planned, sidux 2008-02 'Erebos' 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, to ease up testing and xdelta uploads and will be accompanied by the combined KDE-full variant for the final release. This first preview concentrates on integrating the changes caused by kernel 2.6.25.4, as well as several installer improvements and updating the packages affected by the OpenSSL security problems in Debian. Furthermore a large number of individual functionality enhancements and bug fixes have been applied to the full package line up and especially sidux' own packages.
2008-04-15 00:00:00.0 sidux 2008-01 has been released    View
A lot later than planned, but now we have the pleasure to announce the immediate availability of sidux 2008-01 "Νυξ", shipping in roughly ≈435 MB kde-lite flavours for amd64 and i386 (i686) and a combined i386+amd64 release with ≈1470 MB KDE for kde-full. sidux is a full featured Debian sid based live CD with a special focus on hard disk installations, a clean upgrade path within sid and additional hard- and software support. The ISO is completely based on Debian sid, enriched and stabilized with sidux' own packages and scripts.
2008-03-18 00:00:00.0 sidux 2008-01 Preview 2 has been released    View
Now that KDE 3.5.9 and a working version of Qt 3.3.8 are available in Debian sid, we have the pleasure to announce the second public preview of sidux 2008-01. This preview heading towards our fifths major release concentrates on final integration testing of KDE 3.5.9, kernel 2.6.24.3, the newly added 'resolvconf' facilities to deal with DNS settings in combination with 'Ceni', and our new build system for sidux. Furthermore, a large number of individual functionality enhancements and bug fixes have been applied to the full package line up. Another major topic has been the dissolution of the former 'sidux' menu into the XDG compliant menu categories.
2008-03-03 00:00:00.0 sidux 2008-01 Pre 1 has been released    View
We have the pleasure to announce the first public preview of sidux 2008-01, shipping in a 'kde-lite' variant for amd64 and i386 systems. The kernel 2.6.24 has merged i386 and x86_64 as sub-architectures for the new generic x86 architecture and offers support for additional wireless LAN devices, UVC video support for Logitech webcams, high resolution timers and dynamic ticks for amd64 systems. Another major topic has been the dissolution of the former 'sidux' menu into the XDG compliant menu categories, which -- in combination with the new SVG based artwork -- allow for better compatibility with alternative window managers and desktop environments. Likewise a number of packages have undergone major changes or have been replaced by new approaches.
2007-12-27 00:00:00.0 sidux 2007-04.5 is available    View
This updated release of sidux 2007-04.5 concentrates on additional hardware support and stability improvements for wireless and DVB devices, combined with newly available hardware support for various ATI graphics cards, in interaction with the new X.Org 7.3 / XRandR 1.2 X detection. A new feature is the combined DVD ISO which supports i386 and amd64 architectures. As a special Christmas present for our non English and German speaking users, sidux 2007-04.5 ships an xdelta to add initial localisations for all currently supported languages.
2007-12-20 00:00:00.0 sidux 2007-04 Pre 2 has been released    View
It is time to continue the preview season with our second preview heading towards our fourth sidux release, concentrating on further X.Org 7.3, Xrandr 1.2 and X detection testing and finalizing the driver selection for various WLAN cards. Further efforts have been invested into an advanced USB installation, kernel stabilisation and live persistency framework. Various updates, fixes and adaptions have been applied to the complete package list and a lot of translation and localisation related endeavours were started to improve the situation for our non English or German speaking users.
2007-10-31 00:00:00.0 sidux 2007-04 Pre 1 is available    View
After quite some delays from our planned schedule, due to X.org 7.3 related issues of varying severity, sidux 2007-04 'Eros' 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' flavour, to ease up testing and xdelta uploads and will be accompanied by 700 MB 'KDE-full' variants for the final release.
2007-08-16 00:00:00.0 sidux 2007-03 has been released    View
After less than three months of development, we are proud to announce the immediate availability of sidux 2007-03 'Gaia' for amd64 and i686 systems, shipping in a 440 MB lite KDE and a 700 MB full KDE flavors. Our third official sidux release concentrates on overhauling the SysV init sequence of the live CD, refactoring the installer backend, and laying the foundation for proper gettext localisations of our toolset, with additional efforts regarding general clean up and obsoleting the GTK+ 1.2 tools, while shipping kernel 2.6.22.3-rc1, using libata for most PATA chipsets, additional support for Intel IPW3945/4965, Realtek RTL8187 and RT2x00 wireless LAN devices has been added.
2007-08-06 00:00:00.0 sidux 2007-03 Pre 3 is available    View
Leading towards the final release of sidux 2007-03 'gaia' and despite some vacancies during the holiday season, some pretty far-reaching transitions could be completed to remove hard dependencies on GTK+ 1.2, which not only required a significant amount of ISO storage, but also imposed an additional maintenance and security support burden on our toolset. Now we're proud to announce the third preview for sidux 2007-03 and are looking forward to the full-featured final release in about a week. After kernel and the new live boot infrastructure have been proved to be stable, preview 3 is now targeted at regression testing.
2007-07-23 00:00:00.0 sidux 2007-03 Preview 1 has been released    View
After some late trouble with Xdialog due to the libglib1.2ldbl transition and unscheduled downtime of debian's i386 build, we're now ready to enter the preview season leading to sidux 2007-03 "Γαῖα". This release is meant to check for potential regressions introduced by kernel 2.6.22 and the switch to libata for most parallel ATA chipsets (except VIA), to confirm kernel bugfixes introduced over the last few weeks and to test serious changes in sidux's 2nd live boot stage and other sidux core packages. As usual the preview ships only as kde-lite variant, featuring a small (≈430 MB), but fully functional KDE based package list, to ease up testing and xdelta uploads.
2007-06-04 00:00:00.0 sidux 2007-02 Pre 2 is available now    View
Five days later than planned, but now that KDE 3.5.7 has settled in Debian Sid, it is time to announce the second and last KDE Lite preview for sidux 2007-02. Barring unforeseeable problems, the full-featured final release of sidux-2007-02 will be released early next week. Now to the interesting topics, like what's on the menu: Debian Sid, up-to-date as of 2007-05-25; kernel 2.6.21.3; minimal, but fully functional KDE 3.5.7 (en, de); completely overhauled early boot sequence; largely adapted installer and graphical installer front-end; enhanced installer for meta tasks; new artwork; fixed xawtv configuration frontend....
2007-06-04 00:00:00.0 sidux 2007-02 has been released    View
After three months of development, we are proud to announce the immediate availability of sidux 2007-02 for amd64 and i686 systems, shipping in a 425 MB lite KDE and a 690 MB full KDE flavor. Our second official sidux release has concentrated on overhauling the early boot sequence and adapting to a wider variety of desktop environments and window managers. While this release only ships in two KDE flavors (lite and full) again, we're looking for interested maintainers contributing to special purpose releases or tweaking support for other desktop environments and window managers.
2007-05-23 00:00:00.0 sidux 2007-02 Preview 1 is available now    View
Debian sid and sidux have progressed a lot over the last three months, now I have the pleasure to announce the first public preview for sidux 2007-02. What's on the menu: Debian sid, up to date as of 2007-05-13; kernel 2.6.21.1 (SMP, voluntary preemption, mac80211); minimal, but fully functional KDE 3.5.6 (en + de); completely overhauled early boot sequence; largely adapted installer and graphical installer front-end; enhanced installer for meta tasks; new artwork; offline manual....
2007-01-27 00:00:00.0 sidux 2007-01 Preview 1 is available    View
This release is a proof of concept for the sidux building environment. What's on the menu: amd64 and i686; Debian 'sid', up to date as of 2007-01-24; kernel 2.6.19.2; minimal, but fully functional KDE 3.5.5; completely overhauled live mode; largely adapted installer; new graphical installer front-end.
 
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