Kororaa live CD showcasing Xgl technology has released. If you would like to find out what it's all about, then download the CD and boot up your PC! The Live CD comes with X.Org 7.0, GNOME 2.12.2, 3D support and of course Xgl. Supported drivers are 'nvidia' (NVIDIA) and 'fglrx' (ATI). Minimum recommended configuration is Pentium 3 with NVIDIA GeForce video card.
About the Different
For Kororaa we wrote an install script to go along with our install method which takes care of most of the manual configuring required under the Gentoo method;
The Kororaa build is derived from Bob P's Stage 1/3 install method;
Also, we have pre-defined a wide suite of KDE based (and now also Gnome based) applications for your use and designed the entire system specifically for these;
We have also added a large number tweaks and automations along the way to assist in the Kororaa experience.
The Main Point
I must state that I adore the manual Gentoo way of installing. In fact, I swore against an installer for Gentoo for a long time and this stance has not really changed. What I wanted however was a way to quickly re-produce a desktop installation for multiple machines. I also wanted a tool that I could give to friends who liked the idea of Gentoo but complained about the ?compile time?. I don't think that missing out on the Gentoo experience because of ?compile time? is valid and so I wanted a way to introduce my friends to Gentoo without having to build their systems myself.
I cannot more strongly recommend the Gentoo install method if you are serious about learning both Gentoo and GNU/Linux in general. I owe Gentoo a lot ? I played with Redhat* back in 1998 (thanks to Andrew Tridgell) but then fell into "RPM hell" and went around from distro to distro in a mad seething rage of desperation. Then I came across Gentoo 1.1 and it was love at first install.
Due to demand Kororaa now comes in 4 flavours (as of Beta2):
KDE 3.5 x86 (Kororaa)
KDE 3.5 AMD64 (Kororaa64)
Gnome 2.12 x86 (Gororaa)
Gnome 2.12 AMD64 (Gororaa64)
What you need
I have created a single install CD that has both x86 and 64bit environments on it.
This means you will need to download the install CD as well as a package CD to go with it.
NOTE: The "x86" versions can ONLY be installed on a system with a CPU that has SSE instruction support. This means Pentium3 (Celeron needs Coppermine core) or later (as per info on front page).
The AMD64 versions can be installed on any AMD 64bit cpu, including AMD64, Sempron64, Turion and Opteron.
Also, please visit the documentation section before you begin your install. I recommend you download the installation manual too and have a read.
Click here to Download http://www.kororaa.org/download.html
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