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The Distribution Release of VLOS 1.2.1

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The developers of VLOS (formerly Vidalinux Desktop OS) have released an updated version of their user-friendly distribution based on Gentoo Linux

The Distribution Release of VLOS 1.2.1

The developers of VLOS (formerly Vidalinux Desktop OS) have released an updated version of their user-friendly distribution based on Gentoo Linux.

== Introduction ==

VLOS 1.2.1 Project is an openly-developed project designed by Vidalinux.com, open for general participation, This Project is based on Gentoo Linux and anaconda graphical installer from RedHat Inc.

Note

The following topics related to VLOS 1.2.1 are covered in this document:

o Introduction (this section)

o Hardware requirements

o Overview of this release

o Installation-related notes

o Packages added and included

o An overview of the VLOS Project

== Hardware Requirements ==

The following information represents the minimum hardware requirements necessary to successfully install VLOS 1.2.1.

Note

The compatibility/availability of other hardware components (such as video and network cards) may be required for specific installation modes and/or post-installation usage.

=== Hardware Requirements ===

The following information represents the minimum hardware requirements necessary to successfully install VLOS 1.2.1.

Note

The compatibility/availability of other hardware components (such as video and network cards) may be required for specific installation modes and/or post-installation usage.

Note

The following information represents the minimum hardware requirements necessary to successfully install VLOS 1.2.

o Minimum Supported Configuration

o AMD Athlon XP or Pentium 4 compatible processor, 1.0 Ghz; 10-GB hard disk; 256-MB RAM; 800x600 screen resolution

o Recommended Configuration

o AMD Athlon XP or Pentium 4 compatible processor, 2.0 Ghz or faster; at least 20-GB hard disk; at least 512-MB RAM; 1024x768 screen
resolution or better

== Overview of This Release ==

The following list includes brief summaries of some of the more significant aspects of VLOS 1.2:

o VLOS 1.2.1 is now based on the 2.6.13 kernel, which includes improvements in many different areas, including reiser4 support, wireless drivers, scalability and performance. Also this version include GCC 4.0.1 with support for NPTL and GLIBC 2.3.5.

o In this release, anaconda installer has been updated to Fedora Core 5, wich include a new installation progress more faster than the previous, udated to xorg 7.0 and support for LVM2 partitions.

o VLOS 1.2.1 includes GNOME 2.12.1 and KDE-3.4.3 two complete desktops environment that include useful applications, a web browser, a text editor, a terminal program, a calculator, and many others are included.

o VLOS 1.2.1 includes Gdesklets 0.3.5.2 and costumized desklet-starterbar an applet that adds a desktop-based quicklaunch icon bar identical to the dock in OS X.

o VLOS 1.2.1 includes enhance automounting support for USB pen drives, Firewire external drives and digital cameras.

Read full release notes at http://vidalinux.com//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=39&Itemid=0.

You can download the iso from vlos-1.2.1-download_i686.iso (699MB), vlos-1.2.1-download_amd64.iso (676MB).

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Posted on: February 21, 2008

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