After more than a year, Sylvain Balbous announced today the release of PapugLinux 09.1, his Gentoo-based Linux distribution. It is a major release on the way to version 1.0 and it includes many updated packages and improved hardware support.
This new release offers a better integration with Rox filemanager, brings better spell-checking features and an enhanced multimedia experience with added support for many formats.
Two new packages were added: the Gnumeric 1.8.3 spreadsheet maker and version 1.0 RC2 of the MPlayer multimedia player, for both productivity and entertainment.
The updated packages include X.Org 7.2, the latest version of Mozilla's browser, Firefox 3.0.5, the Sylpheed 2.5.0 email client, the 2.5.2 version of the popular instant messenger client, Pidgin and a new version of the Abiword word processor, now at 2.6.4."PapugLinux-09.1 is finally available for download. We are really sorry that we were not able to provide an updated release a few months ago but we hope this release will find a good audience. As more than a year elapsed since the previous release, most of the packages have major updates. We focused our work on a better integration with Rox file manager by providing Rox-project small tools for an improved user experience."
stated Sylvain Balbous, the developer of PapugLinux, in the official release announcement
PapugLinux 09.1 uses the small-footprint Fluxbox window manager and comes with keyboard support for three languages: French, Polish and US English. Other tools include Bluefish, a text editor designed for programmers and web designers, and Graveman for burning CDs and DVDs. On the server side, it includes the Apache web server, CUPS print server, ProFTP ftp server and a SSH server.
The PapugLinux distribution is targeted towards low-end machines with as little as 64 MB of RAM, providing a minimal, yet functional operating system. You can download PapugLinux 09.1 right now from Softpedia