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Pardus 2007.2 — new cat in town

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I’ve already written two Pardus reviews — 2007 Beta 2 and 2007.1. So it’s time for a review of 2007.2 Caracal release. In this article I will focus on the key changes and my personal thoughts concerning this interesting distribution.

Pardus is developed by releasing one “new” release every year (2007.0) which contains the newest software and a lot of new features. After this release there are few minor releases (2007.1, 2007.2 and 2007.3) which contain only fixes and upgrades of stable packages. In Pardus 2007.2 we will find KDE 3.5.7 but the kernel hasn’t been upgraded to the newest available, only patched with fixes. You may check the packages list at Distrowatch. Install version and LiveCD can be downloaded from Pardus server. Pardus uses a graphical instaler called YALI, which is easy to use and has all the commonly required features.

This is a distro developed in Turkey, rather than in a country like USA (and USA isn’t it’s main target), so thanks to that (more or less) we will find some non-free software in Pardus (kernel modules, firmware, X.org drivers, multimedia codecs). It may not be the best way from an OpenSource point of view, but for a regular user it’s the best way to give a good impression of Linux.

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