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sidux- CHAOS released
Posted by glanz on Fri 23 Feb 2007 at 13:13
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This is one of the best ways to install Debian Sid that has been made usably "stable" by some really competent developers. With it, you won't be obliged to use an "Iceweasel" based of the circa 1884 version of Firefox or a GTK written with a goose quill just to have a bit of stability.

The Sidux site http://sidux.com/Article116.html announces the immediate availability of the sidux-2007-01 "CHAOS" for amd64 and i686 systems, shipping in a 402 MB lite KDE and a 700 MB full KDE flavor. sidux is a full featured Debian Sid based live CD with a special focus on hard disk installations, a clean upgrade path within Sid and additional hard- and software support.

This is the first official sidux release after stabilizing and largely rewriting the distribution framework, further efforts in that direction are ongoing to improve the hardware support/detection and streamline the live operations. While the first release concentrates on two KDE flavors (lite and full), special purpose releases and support for other desktop environments and window managers are planned. The ISO is completely based on Debian Sid, enriched and stabilized with sidux' own packages and scripts. It comes with kernel 2.6.20.1, which is based on the most recent vanilla kernel together with several patches for improved hardware support and allows initial testing of kvm for pacifica or vanderpool compatible CPUs (AMD64 for socket AM2, Intel Core2).