Tuesday, September 25, 2007

dyne:bolic 2.5

Jaromil has just announced the availability of the new dyne:bolic 2.5. It's been more than six months after the previous release and it's ready to be consumed by public.

Some new features on this release includes writable NTFS support (ntfs-3g), supports on firewire audio cards, and Nesting capability. Besides these new features, new application are also build in, like Ekiga, Guarddog and Wireshark plus all the GtkPython and WxPython libraries. A graphical desktop repair button and a mount utility for Ssh accounts are also provided. Plus they fix some bugs and update their software collection to the latest version.

The developer also intends to release the second CD containing external modules, like OpenOffice, Development packages, Java, Wine and kernel sources. I think it has the same procedure as Slax. Only the base system is provided and the rest of the application is build into modules, thus increase flexibility and people have a choice to select which application they need.

FYI, Dyne:bolic GNU/Linux is a live bootable cd, containing a whole operating system that works straight from boot, without the need to install or change anything on the hard disk. Unlike other Linux distribution, this distro is focusing on multimedia, so you will find a lot of multimedia applications on this distro, such as audio and video manipulation, sound composition and synthesis, 3D modeling, photography, peer2peer filesharing, web browsing, veejaying, desktop publishing, word processing, cd burning, email, encryption, anonymity tools and more.

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