CRUX 3.0 Distribution Officially Released

Users of the previous versions of CRUX will be able to update

By on January 19th, 2013 13:09 GMT

CRUX, a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users, which is reflected in a straightforward tar.gz-based package system, is now at version 3.0

CRUX 3.0 is the first release for the 64-bit architecture in the 11-year history of the distribution and the final version is finally h.

“At the time Per Liden had created CRUX, the i686 processor on base of the 32-bit Intel IA-32 architecture was state of the art and therefore chosen by him as the default optimization for CRUX. But nowadays the i686 arch is more or less obsolete, at least for desktop machines, and superseded by the x86-64 architecture,” states the announcement.

Highlights of CRUX 3.0:

• Multilib toolchain has been added, which includes glibc 2.16.0, gcc 4.7.2 and binutils 2.23.1;
• Linux kernel has been updated to version 3.6.11;
• CRUX 3.0 ships with Xorg 7.7 and xorg-server 1.13.0;
• The ISO image is processed with isohybrid and is suitable for burning on a CD and putting on a USB drive.

Check the official announcement for a complete list of updates and new features.

Download CRUX 3.0 right now from Softpedia.
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