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March 15, 2007

Foresight Linux 1.1 is out, first distro with GNOME 2.18 desktop

Filed under: Foresight, Gnome, rPath, Tuxicity — tuxicity @ 9:20 pm

You can Download Foresight Linux here.

  • Epiphany is the new default web browser (not my choice).

Lets hope they have Firefox available.

  • For users with visual impairments, Foresight comes with a flexible, extensible, and powerful assistive technology: Orca.
  • With the Evince document viewer you now have a more advanced presentation mode. Evince will also stop the screensaver if one is detected. Evince supports many popular formats: PDF, Postscript Multi-Page TIFF, DVI, DjVu, Impress.
  • Tomboy (0.6.1) note taking application now supports: bullet point support, search, pin notes and backlinks.
  • Foresight is providing a faster search with the combination of Beagle (0.12) via the Deskbar (that now supports Drag & Drop and Firefox 2.0 search engines). By typing search terms into the Deskbar entry in your panel you are presented with the search results as you type.
  • Seahorse (1.0) lets you manage many kinds of keys and passwords. Seahorse enables you to encrypt, sign, decrypt and verify the contents of the clipboard.

Information taken from the newspage and the downloadpage of Foresight.

News came to me through Distrowatch, hinting me to the fact Foresight is released with GNOME 2.18.

Tuxicity.

February 8, 2007

Development Release: rPath Linux 2.0 Alpha 2

Filed under: Distributions, rPath — tuxicity @ 7:00 am


Michael K. Johnson has announced the second alpha release of rPath Linux 2.0 for i386 and x86_64 processors: “The second development snapshot in the rPath Linux 2 Alpha release process has been made available. Most of the software included in the distribution has been updated, and it has been completely rebuilt from source since the first development snapshot. This includes latest X from X.Org and latest GNOME. There are many known issues in this snapshot: installation on at least some Thinkpad T43 models is known not to function; package selection has not yet been implemented in the installer – installation will require approximately 4GB and you cannot reduce this by de-selecting packages.”

DistroWatch.com:: more…

rPath Linux is a Linux distribution built with the new Conary distributed software management system. Conary is designed, based on many years of Linux software packaging and distribution development experience, to automate many of the tasks that have made it difficult to build Linux distributions. rPath’s mission is to provide system software that is easily tailored to suit unique application needs. rPath Linux, built with the Conary distributed software management system, is not only a distribution in its own right, but also a base technology explicitly designed to enable you to create purpose-built operating system images using the rBuilder Online technology.

February 7, 2007

Tip of the Trade: AsteriskNOW With Speed and Ease

Filed under: rPath, VOIP — tuxicity @ 8:09 am


The Asterisk open-source iPBX is known for its power and flexibility, but no one would call it fast or easy. Until now, that is. AsteriskNOW is a software appliance that includes a specialized operating system based on rPath Linux, Asterisk 1.4 and an excellent Web-based graphical administration interface. AsteriskNOW is billed as “Asterisk in 30 minutes.” Can you really install and setup AsteriskNOW in 30 minutes? Yes, you can — if you don’t count the time it takes to download the 436-megabyte .iso and burn it to a CD.
Tip of the Trade: More….

Linux Distro rPath Gets Venture Backing

Filed under: rPath — tuxicity @ 8:07 am


Commercial Linux distributor rPath, which has a variant of Linux and a build system for creating and deploying software appliances based on Linux, last week said that it has closed its second round of venture capital funding.
The Linux Beacon–More….

February 6, 2007

Review: Foresight Is a Linux Distro to Watch

Filed under: Distributions, rPath — tuxicity @ 7:27 am


Foresight is one of the most active projects based on rPath’s Conary software management system, which offers administrators a great balance of flexibility and control in deploying and maintaining applications on Linux.

Foresight Is a Linux Distro to Watch >> More…

February 1, 2007

Foresight Linux 1.0 goes gold

Filed under: Distributions, rPath — tuxicity @ 5:08 am


Project maintainer Ken VanDine on Jan. 28 announced the release of Foresight Linux 1.0, the first stable release of the rPath-based desktop Linux distribution after nearly two years of development. It sports a new 2.6.19.2 kernel and the GNOME desktop environment.
Foresight Linux 1.0 goes gold :: More…

January 31, 2007

What’s the best Linux for resellers?

Filed under: Debian, Distributions, Fedora, Gentoo, Kubuntu, Mandriva, Novell, Red Hat, rPath, Suse, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 2:34 am


I recently was contacted by a major Unix reseller. The company had a very simple question: with the writing on the wall for Unix growing bigger and bigger with every quarter, which Linux should they adopt?
What’s the best Linux for resellers? :: More..

January 29, 2007

Distribution Release: Foresight Linux 1.0

Filed under: Distributions, rPath — tuxicity @ 6:47 am

DistroWatch.com:

Ken VanDine has announced the release of Foresight Linux 1.0, the first stable release of the rPath-based desktop Linux distribution after nearly two years of development: “Foresight Linux is a desktop-focused Linux system that just works. Our mission is to provide a truly useful desktop system that is friendly for the novice user, as well as flexible for the power user. Foresight comes with the GNOME desktop, Banshee for your music, F-Spot for your photos, and OpenOffice.org for your office needs. Great attention has been paid to making things simple and integrated. For example, NetworkManager makes it simple to connect to wireless access points. Foresight System Manager handles keeping your system updated.” Read the rest of the release announcement for more details. Download: foresight-1.0-x86-dvd1.iso (1,185MB).

Foresight Linux is a distribution based on rPath Linux (and its Conary package management), which showcases the latest and greatest from the GNOME project. Some of the more innovative software packages, such as Beagle, Zeroconf and Mono, together with a nice, clean default theme and artwork, are also included.

January 16, 2007

VoIP Powering Your Office: AsteriskNOW, the Friendlier Asterisk (Part 1 and 2)

Filed under: rPath, VOIP — tuxicity @ 5:46 pm

The AsteriskNOW beta was released with much fanfare. AsteriskNOW is a complete Asterisk-plus-Linux implementation. That is, it comes with a Web-based administration interface, the Asterisk code, and the operating system system, all rolled up into a single nice neat bundle. This is designed to spare us from the toil and horrors of assembling an Asterisk server from scratch, which admittedly is a bit of a job—as we’ve already discovered.

VoIP Powering Your Office: AsteriskNOW, the Friendlier Asterisk, part 1
VoIP Powering Your Office: AsteriskNOW, the Friendlier Asterisk, Part 2

Talking virtualization with rPath

Filed under: rPath, Virtualization — tuxicity @ 5:54 am

Brett Adams, vice president of development at rPath, sees 2007 as a pivotal year for virtualization. When you are looking at the future of virtualization, few companies are as well positioned to make observations as rPath. Billing itself as the “software appliance company,” rPath was one of the first companies to focus on virtual appliances and simplifying their production.

Linux.com | Talking virtualization with rPath :: More….

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