Gentoo Linux 12.1 Has Linux Kernel 3.3 and ZFS Support

Firefox 11, Thunderbird 11, KDE 4.8.1, LibreOffice 3.5 are also included!

By Marius Nestor on April 2nd, 2012 06:51 GMT

The Gentoo developers, through Robin H. Johnson, proudly announced yesterday (April 1st) the immediate availability for download of the Gentoo Linux 12.1 operating system.

Gentoo Linux 12.1 is a quite a major upgrade to the popular distro, bringing bleeding-edge features like Linux kernel 3.3, XOrg Server 1.12.0, KDE Software Compilation 4.8.1, GNOME 3.2.1, LibreOffice 3.5, VLC 2.0.1, Mozilla Firefox 11, and much more.

Some special features were also included in Gentoo Linux 12.1, such as support for the ZFS filesystem, writable filesystems via AUFS to easily merge new packages, and persistence mode for $HOME (more information is displayed if you press F9).

"Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new LiveDVD to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers. The LiveDVD features a superb list of packages,"

"A special thanks to the Gentoo Infrastructure Team. Their hard work behind the scenes provide the resources, services and technology necessary to support the Gentoo Linux project." - was stated in the official release announcement.

Highlights of Gentoo Linux 12.1:

· Linux kernel 3.3.0;
· XOrg Server 1.12.0;
· KDE SC 4.8.1;
· GNOME 3.2.1;
· Xfce 4.8;
· LXDE 0.5.5;
· Fluxbox 1.3.2;
· LibreOffice;
· Mozilla Firefox 11.0;
· Mozilla Thunderbird 11.0;
· The GIMP 2.6.12;
· Blender 2.60;
· Amarok 2.5;
· VLC Media Player 2.0.1;
· Digikam 2.5.0;
· Shotwell 0.12.1;
· Audacious 3.2.1;
· Audacity 2.0.0;
· Rhythmbox 2.96;
· XBMC 11.0;
· GNOME MPlayer 1.0.5;
· Wireshark 1.6.4;
· Samba 3.6.3;
· Pidgin 2.10.1.
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Gentoo Linux 12.1 LiveDVD comes in two flavors, a hybrid ISO image with support for both 32-bit and 64-bit environments and an exclusively 64-bit multi lib version.

You can view the entire list of packages, changes and improvements on the official announcement.

Download Gentoo Linux 12.1 Live DVDs right now from Softpedia.
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