Brian Manderville proudly announced a couple of days ago on Twitter that the development for the upcoming Descent|OS 4.0 Linux operating system has started.
The big news is that the developer decided to drop the Ubuntu operating system and build the Descent|OS 4.0 distribution based on the Debian Sid Linux operating system.
"Hello everyone! I’m stopping by after a short time away to announce that development of Descent|OS 4.0 has been started. It will be based off of Debian, using the Sid repositories, but will be utilizing a separate repository for the more stable packages like MATE."
"It will be released sometime in March, but I will be expecting an Alpha to be released sometime near Christmas. That said, there will be several things that I am changing, and will list out a small preview of what you can expect to see." said Brian Manderville in the official blog announcement.
Another interesting fact about Descent|OS 4.0 is that it will be shipped with up-to-date Compiz packages in order to support Steam for Linux.
A new Software Center will be provided, inspired by and based on Linux Deepin’s software center application, but it will be more Debian compatible.
Even if Chromium will remain the default Internet navigator, due to popular demand, the powerful Mozilla Firefox web browser will be added in the default software repositories.
Moreover, the Descent|OS 4.0 Linux distribution will feature a new edition powered by the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.
Last but not least, the Descent|OS developer will add support for the Spotify app, Guayadeque will be replaced by Banshee as the default audio player, and a new wallpaper.
In the mean time, you can download the current release, Descent|OS 3.0.1, right now from Softpedia, which is based on the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system.