Onur Küçük has announced the availability of the first release candidate for Pardus Linux 2009.1, now also available as a live CD: “A release candidate of Pardus Linux 2009.1 is ready. Starting with this release, Pardus Linux ISO files are generated as hybrid images. The same hybrid image can be burned to a CD, DVD or dumped to a hard disk-like media, such as a USB stick. Pardus Linux 2009.1 RC comes with the latest stable KDE release, enhanced hardware support, and bigger software archive with up to date packages such as KDE 4.3.4, Linux kernel 220.127.116.11, OpenOffice.org 3.1.1, Mozilla Firefox 3.5.7, GIMP 2.6.7, X.Org Server 1.6.5, Python 2.6.4 and many more on just one CD.” Read the rest of the release announcement for further details. Download: Pardus_2009.1_RC.iso (680MB, SHA1). A live CD image with support for English and Turkish languages is available from here: Pardus_Calisan_2009.1_RC.iso (700MB, SHA1).
[Pardus-announce] Pardus 2009.1 RC
Hello, Release candidate of Pardus 2009.1 is ready ! Like always you can download this release from Pardus FTP servers; * Multilanguage Installation image ftp://ftp.pardus.org.tr/pub/pardus/kurulan/2009.1/Pardus_2009.1_RC_International.iso * Turkish and English Installation image ftp://ftp.pardus.org.tr/pub/pardus/kurulan/2009.1/Pardus_2009.1_RC.iso * Turkish and English Live image ftp://ftp.pardus.org.tr/pub/pardus/calisan/2009.1/Pardus_Calisan_2009.1_RC.iso For a smooth Pardus experience, please verify the checksum of the ISO files after you have downloaded, use quality CD's and burn the CD in DAO mode with 16x speed. Starting with this release, Pardus ISO files are generated as Hybrid Images. The same Hybrid Image can be burned to a CD, DVD or dumped to a harddisk like media, like a USB stick. Pardus 2009.1 RC comes with the latest stable KDE release, enhanced hardware support, bigger software archive with up to date packages such as; KDE 4.3.4 Linux kernel 18.104.22.168 OpenOffice.Org 22.214.171.124 Mozilla Firefox 3.5.7 Gimp 2.6.7 Xorg 1.6.5 Python 2.6.4 and many more in just one CD. We remind you that this is the first testing release for Pardus 2009.1. Not all of the features and optimizations of the final release are ready in the beta release. As this release is within the fast developement cycle, there will be lots of package updates towards the stable release. We welcome you to report us the bugs you encounter and feature requests in our bug tracker  for a better Pardus.  http://bugs.pardus.org.tr -- Onur Küçük Knowledge speaks, <onur.--.-.pardus.org.tr> but wisdom listens