Codename ΑetherStefan Lippers-Hollmann proudly announced earlier today the immediate availability of sidux 2009-02 Linux distribution, dubbed "Αιθήρ." The new release ships with the powerful Linux kernel 2.6.30 and the breathtaking KDE 4.2.4 desktop environment. sidux is a full-featured Live CD based on Debian Sid, with a special focus on hard disk installations, a clean upgrade path within Sid and supplementary hardware and software support.
"A little later than originally planned, we now have the pleasure to announce the immediate availability of sidux 2009-02 "Αιθήρ", shipping with kernel 2.6.30 and KDE 4.2.4. [...] "Αιθήρ" mostly concentrates on integrating KDE4 into sidux and implementing the changes caused by kernel 2.6.30. While KDE4 is certainly a work in progress, both upstream and in terms of making it viable for a release, this marks the first milestone release for sidux. Be aware that the KDE-lite flavours avoid KDE3/ qt3 packages, which means that k3b, kaffeine and umtsmon are not preinstalled. These packages will be part of the KDE-full flavours and are still installable." - Stefan Lippers-Hollmann said in the official release announcement.
The new version of the Linux kernel included in sidux 2009-02 comes with improved hardware and scheduler support, better module initialization and EXT4 support. On the other hand, with Linux kernel 2.6.30 on board, sidux offers drivers for many new wireless devices such as Atmel at76c50x-usb, Atheros ar9170usb, Intel iwl1000, iwl6050 and iwl6000. DVB and webcam support is also present! Last but not least, sidux 2009-02 brings 2D acceleration for ATI video cards.
sidux 2009-02 is available in the following flavors:
· KDE-Lite for i686 and amd64
· KDE-Full for i686 and amd64
· XFCE for i686 and amd64
sidux 2009-02 is available in the following languages: English (GB), Dutch, Danish, Greek, French, Japanese, Italian, Croatian, Portuguese (BR and PT), Polish, Romanian, Spanish and Russian.
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