LinuxConsole 2.3 Beta 3

This is the last beta before LinuxConsole 2.3, that should be out in December.

 

Why jump from 2.0 ?

LinuxConsole is based on Dibab build tool, The 2.1 and 2.2 releases where used to build albatros, a LinuxConsole “child” distro

What is new ?

  • 32 and 64 bits releases
  • New installer, based on grub, you can now install LinuxConsole on an empty disk
  • You can now install office, graphics and multimedia packages, not only games
  • GtK3 and Qt4 libs are now available

Why use it ?

  • With the lightweight init script, and minimal daemons, it works fine with old computers
  • You can use your computer for gaming (Warning : to use Steam, install 32 bit version, the 64 bit is not multilib compliant

What is inside ?

  • Kernel 3.17.2 (64 bits) and 3.14.23 (32 bits)
  • LXDE Desktop
  • Network Manager, easy tool for wired and wireless network setup
  • opkg package manager
  • Qupzilla as default web browser
  • Firefox and Chrome (install it with package manager)
  • VLC
  • Gcompris
  • Astromenace
  • Extreme Tux Racer
  • Neverball
  • OpenTTD
  • Printing tools and drivers (Cups)
  • The complete source files is here

Which packages are available ?

  • Steam (32 bits only)
  • LibreOffice
  • Gimp
  • Wine
  • and many more

 

Feedback is welcome

 

 

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