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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The Ripper Gang is pleased to announce the first public beta ISO release of what will ultimately become PCLinuxOS 2009. Due to some very personal issues, Texstar has taken a temporary leave of absence, but not to worry folks, he'll be back very soon.
This beta iso features kernel 18.104.22.168.tex2, KDE 3.5.10, Open Office 2.4.1, Firefox 3.0.3, Thunderbird 22.214.171.124, Frostwire, Ktorrent, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE, Compiz-Fusion 3D and much more.
We decided to use kde3-5-10 as our default desktop as the we could not achieve a similar functionality from kde4. We will however offer kde4 as an alternative desktop environment available from the repo once we stabilize it.
We request that only our more experienced PCLinuxOS users test this beta release and report any issues with it in the forum provided specially for it.