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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Pardus Linux is a distribution that likes to put a lot of "roar" in the user experience. Hailing from Turkey, it's a distribution that looks to make your desktop user experience exciting. So what does Pardus offer you that others don't? Well, let's have a look.
Upon first boot, you're greeted with a very simple boot screen that only lists Pardus 2009. If you've set yourself up for dual booting, other OS's will be listed here too. Also, your default language and your graphical display settings from the install boot are here as well.
Once you hit enter to start the boot process, Pardus loads into the login screen very fast. In fact, overall so far, Pardus has been generally faster than its predecessor, and it's noticeable. The login screen is quite pretty, and while I'm not a big fan of red themes, the theme they use is actually quite nice.
Pardus 2009 includes:
* KDE 4.2.4
* Linux Kernel 126.96.36.199
* Openoffice Office Suite 3.1
* Firefox Web Browser 3.5.1
* Gimp 2.6.6
* Xorg 1.6.2