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Bluewhite64 13.0

This new version of Bluewhite64 brings many new and interesting features, improvements and packages updates. I like to share with you just a few and the important ones, but if you are interested to see all of them you have to download and install Bluewhite64 13.0.

The first major change is a new and improved package format, we have switched to the LZMA compression algorithm to reduce the packages size and improve the decompression speed. In this way, the new packages extension changed from .tgz to .txz. Also, the package tools has been improved to work with the new packages and support other extensions like .tbz and .tlz.

Continuing our journey in the features and improvements land, we have updated the modularized to version 1.6.3 along with the drivers, libraries and utilities to create for you a stable and relaxant Since I'm writing about the feature, cannot omit that there is no need to have a xorg.conf file because all the setting are handled by HAL.

Other important changes and feature include a new generic Linux Kernel with more modules enabled (you have to create a initrd to use the generic kernel) for daily use; the new KDE 4.3.1 and Xfce 4.6.1 Window Managers; the Mozilla Foundation products (Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey latest versions); the Koffice 2.0.2 office suite for KDE4; Mplayer the popular multimedia player for Linux; improved and updated development tools, libraries, console, X applications and many more that makes Bluewhite64 Linux 13.0 better then ever.

For those who want to see in more details the changes, updates, additions and improvements, there is the complete development ChangeLog of the Bluewhite64 13.0 or read the Official Bluewhite64 Linux 13.0 Announcement.

Bluewhite64 Linux 12.2 LiveDVD

The "LiveDVD" version of Bluewhite64 Linux is a DVD which contain a bootable operating system. Live DVDs are unique in that they have the ability to run a complete, modern operating system on a computer lacking mutable secondary storage, such as a hard disk drive. The term "live" derives from the fact that these CDs each contain a complete, functioning and operational operating system on the distribution medium.

I have the joy announcing the Bluewhite64 Linux 12.2 LiveDVD stable version is ready for download!

Bluewhite64 Linux LiveDVD reached version 12.2 and includes almost all programs from the Bluewhite64 Linux Install DVD, and packages made by the Bluewhite64 Linux community. The LiveDVD is designed to run on a single or multi core AMD64 and Intel EM64T servers and workstations.

Since the Bluewhite64 Linux 12.2-BETA LiveDVD, we have added new packages and updated some of the already installed ones which fix one or more security issues. The LiveDVD is powered by the Linux Kernel with advanced features and optimized for performance. Also, you will find, the default window manager, the award winning K Desktop Environment version 4.2; the Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6 and Seamonkey 1.1.14 (including Flash and 64-bit Java plugins), the Mozilla Thunderbird and K-mail e-mail clients, the OpenOffice 3.0 suite, newly added Extreme Tux Racer, Battle for Wesnoth, Super Tux games; Blender - open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation; the IA32 Emulation to run 32-bit programs; ALICE managers to easily configure your operating system; BW64Installer to install the Bluewhite64 Linux 12.2 LiveDVD on to your HDD and many more.

Please see the ChangeLog for a complete list of the added packages and the Bluewhite64 Linux 12.2 LiveDVD page for more details about this release. Screen Captures with this release can be found at the Gallery page. Enjoy!

The Bluewhite64 Linux 12.2 LiveDVD can be downloaded from the primary mirror located in Austria or from any other mirrors near you. Bittorent also is available via Bluewhite64 Linux 12.2 LiveDVD torrent.

Bluewhite64 Linux 12.2 LiveDVD Main features

Bluewhite64 Linux Server. Once the LiveDVD is running you can configure and use different Server services like: Bind - Domain Name Server; Samba - share your partitions on a Windows LAN; CUPS - setup local and remote printers; AMP (Apache2/PHP/MySql) server; e-mail server (Sendmail) and many more.

HDD installation. BW64Installer is a GUI based installation program for installing the live media versions of Bluewhite64 to your hard-drive. It uses a kdialog based GUI and makes the installation process simple and largely automated.

Open Source development. Whether you choose the CLI or GUI, you can take use text editors, compilers (GCC, C + +, Fortran, Ada, GCJ, Objective-C), debuggers (gdb and strace), libraries, suite of tools for creating 3D animation (Blender), Open Source IDE - universal tool for development (Eclipse) and may more.

3D Desktop effects. After installing the video drivers from the manufacturer (nVidia, ATI, etc.), or you have a 3D supported video card, you can enjoy 3D effects offered by KDE 4.2. They can be activated in Settings System - Desktop Effects. A few 3D effects include: Cube, Cylinder, Sphere, and more.

Internet and multimedia. You can surf the internet, read e-mail, edit office documents, listening to music, view a movie or watch TV, write CD/DVDs. You have 3 browsers (Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey and Konqueror - flash and java ready), e-mail clients (KMail and Mozilla Thunderbird), instant messaging clients (Kopette, Pidgin), media players (Mplyer, Xine, Audacious), office suite, burn CDs/DVDs using K3B 1.05 with the KDE3 compat packages, and more.

Games. Besides the famous games from KDE 4.2, I have included some new games, packages created by the Bluewhite64 Linux Community. Extreme Tux Racer, Battle for Wesnoth and Super Tux is ready to help you spend good minute relaxation and fun.

System Settings. Even if you are beginner and do not know how to adjust various system settings, you can take the ALICE (Advanced Linux Installation and Configuration Environment) which includes 6 managers: Diskmanager (easily partition a HDD), Netmanager (configure IP, PPPoE settings ) Pkgmanager ( packages manager in apt-get style), Servmanager (determine what services start at boot), Timemanager (set time and time zone), Xorgmanager (configure your video card, monitor, resolution, mouse, keyboard). These managere is located in the KMenu section under the System Section. Other system settings can be made by accessing System Settings.

System updates. I you decide to install the LiveDVD in to your hard disk, then you can use slackpkg, ALICE pkgmanager or slapt-get to keep your system up to date.

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