Frugalware 1.1 with Updates and Etoile

Sep 08, 2009

The distribution Frugalware Linux is now available in Version 1.1, codename Getorin. The release includes several updated software packages and is rounded out with the user environment Etoile.

Kernel, Glibs 2.10.1, Xorg 7.4 with the Xorg server 1.6, and GCC 4.4.0 are among the latest packages. Developers have configured the standard datasystem Ext3 with the setting “data=writeback” which indeed causes the system to operate more slowly, but at the same time makes it more robust. Frugalware has taken on the desktop environment Etoile which is based on GNUstep. Gnome 2.26.3 and XFCE 4.6.1 are additional components found on this release.

Screenshot Frugalware with Etoile
One of the crowd with Frugalware 1.1: the desktop environment Etoile.

The distribution Frugalware being keen on the most current technology, has gone with x86 processors which are newer than Pentium Pro, and AMD64 CPUs. The most current release offers a 64 bit Flash plug-in. The packet management software of choice is Pacman from the Arch Linux project.

ISO images for Frugalware Linux 1.1 have several mirrors available for download.Instructions as to which images are required for which installation method can be here.

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