OpenGEU 8.04.1: Faster Desktop Experience, Great Looks

The Luna Crescente

By Marius Nestor on September 11th, 2008 12:10 GMT
Dubbed Luna Crescente and based on Ubuntu Hardy Heron, OpenGEU 8.04.1 was announced a few days ago. The developers say that OpenGEU 8.04.1 has so many improvements that you will simply fall in love with it - "This is a very important day for our team and project, this release is a milestone indeed. In the latest OpenGEU you’ll find a lot of new code, this is the first release in which we actually managed to develop something more complex than simple bash scripting, custom configurations and implementations." Let's take a look at some of the most important changes and new features of OpenGEU 8.04.1:

· The latest version of the amazing E17 (Enlightenment) window manager, compiled by the OpenGEU developers;
· Geutheme, the OpenGEU themes manager, a smart tool that allows you to change every aspect of your desktop (mouse, wallpaper, window style, etc) with a couple of mouse clicks;
· Desktop Effects manager, a software that allows you to enable all those glamorous Enlightenment effects;
· Two new themes based on the ever popular Murrine GTK engine, designed especially for this version of OpenGEU. And, by using Murrine-based themes, you will have a very fast desktop experience;
· A light settings daemon, created by the OpenGEU developers to replace the heavy gnome-settings-manager;
· eTray, the brand new and good looking system tray for the Enlightenment desktop. eTray is based on and replaced the classic trayer module;
· Extramenu, Trash and other new and exciting Enlightenment modules were brought by the OpenGEU developers in this new version;
· Gadman, a new module that offers Mac OSX-like desktop gadgets;
· Lighter applications such as Claws Mail or Mirage image previewer were added for an even faster desktop experience;
· Improved Flash support and multimedia codecs;
· A lot of experimental E17 programs that can be found in the OpenGEU software repositories.

"There’s so much more to say on this release and I’m sure I’m forgetting something but for now I’d just like to thank all my team for having made this release possible and every user for supporting us in the forums and everywhere else! Download and enjoy OpenGEU now, you’ll judge our work with your own experience!" The OpenGEU Live CD allows you to instantly switch between the Sunshine to Moonlight editions of the Enlightenment window manager, with a single click. Below are a few screenshots of OpenGEU 8.04.1:The OpenGEU developers have also announced the name for their next release, Quarto di Luna, which will be based on Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex). Until then, grab your copy of OpenGEU 8.04.1 right now from Softpedia and enjoy a Linux-based operating system that’s fast, reliable and looks amazing!
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