The Chakra Development Team, through Anke Boersma, proudly announced last evening, September 8th, the immediate availability for download of the Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.09 operating system.Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.09 is dubbed Clair, and it is dedicated to the memory of Claire Lotion, a KDE contributor. This release includes the latest KDE 4.9.1 desktop environment, as well as the latest LibreOffice and Calligra office suites.
“After the release of Claire-2012.08 well over a thousand packages were updated, including a new sound stack, updated poppler/openjpeg and OpenAl group, KDE-4.9.1, latest Calligra and LibreOffice.”
“Because of all these changes, and to get back to having a release schedule that follows closely to the schedule KDE is using, Claire-2012.09 is following the first Claire ISO rather quickly. It also gives us a chance to fix some issues found in that first release,” Anke Boersma said in the official announcement.
Highlights of Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.09:
· Linux kernel 3.4.6;
· Linux kernel 3.0.35 (optional);
·KDE Software Compilation 4.9.1;
· GRUB2 2.00;
· Qt 4.8.2;
· Added Dharma artwork, including a new theme and wallpaper;
· Added Kapudan, a desktop greeter for first timers with Chakra;
· Improved most of the Chakra tools, like cinstall/cbundle, tribe, spun, and welcome-plasmoid;
· Updated Poppler, OpenJPEG, and OpenAL;
· New sound-stack;
· Updated the latest proprietary video drivers;
· Move to /usr/lib to prepare for systemd switch.
About Chakra GNU/Linux
Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.09 – Image courtesy of DistroWatch
Chakra GNU/Linux was originally based on Arch Linux but, while some of the underlying architecture and the package manager remain the same, packages from Arch are not compatible with Chakra.
Chakra uses the KDE desktop environment and a half-rolling release model, meaning that the core software is updated less often and is considered stable, while everything non-essential is updated frequently to ensure that users always run the latest applications.
Download Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.09 right now from Softpedia.