Finnix 105 Is Powered by Linux Kernel 3.4

The kernel packages are based on Debian's Linux 3.4 sources

By on July 13th, 2012 11:43 GMT

Ryan Finnie announced earlier today, July 13th, the immediate availability for download the Finnix 105 Linux operating system.

Powered by Linux kernel 3.4, Finnix 105 is the first release to be build with the help of the Project NEALE (Normalized Extraction and Assembly of LiveCD Environments), which provides easy production of solid Finnix CDs, without filesystem bloat or other mistakes.

"Due to the new portable nature of NEALE builds, incrementing build numbers have been retired (over 3000 builds have been produced in the last 7 years!). There are still a few rough edges regarding this transition, which will be ironed out over the next release cycle."

"Remastering via the finnix-build-stage{1,2} scripts will continue to be supported (indeed, once the base bootstrap is completed, the build stage scripts are still called to prepare and master the ISOs)." - said Ryan Finnie in the official release announcement.

Other interesting feature in Finnix 105 is the replacement of sysvinit with runit, a minimal, statically-compiled init system, for less memory consumption.

Because of the transition to Project NEALE, Finnix comes now with a new archive managements system and new GPG keys. For more details please see the release notes.
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Finnix 105 is distributed as Live CD ISO images supporting both 32-bit and PowerPC architectures.

About Finnix

Finnix is a bootable Linux distribution for system administrators. It allows you to mount and manipulate hard disks and partitions, recover data from them, probe networks, install other operating systems, and much more.

Above all, Finnix is small; currently the entire distribution fits on a mini-CD. Finnix is not intended for the average desktop user and does not include any graphical environments, office tools or sound support, in order to keep distribution size low.

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