Pioneer Basic 18.104.22.168 Final and Pioneer Explorer 22.214.171.124 RC 2 were released today
The workstation is using a Live CD which allows a user to test the workstations before installing the operating system. Pioneer
Renegade and Pioneer Explorer can be tested by the community before they are made to Basic. The desktop manager used by the latest release of Pioneer Explorer RC 2 is KDE 3.X and 4.0. The user has the option of choosing from KDE 3 or 4, having the ability to test and use 4.0 as desired.
The Explorer releases have now moved to a 3-year lifecycle, and Pioneer Warrior will fill the void for the short lifecycle and testing requirements of the Pioneer line.
Pioneer Basic final includes a lot of fixes and does not have KDE 4.0. It is Technalign's operating system that has a 7-year lifecycle and provides support in a boxed product. Pioneer Basic is recommended to everyone who wants a stable platform. It will continue to use the Pioneer Explorer repositories until registered.
The lead developer of Explorer, Warrior and Renegade, Bryan Christensen, said: "We needed to get Explorer to the next level for the community with the addition of KDE 4.0." Christensen adds "Pioneer Explorer provides the CNR client while Renegade, Warrior or Basic do not. We believe it's all about choice in the community and the Pioneer Explorer, Renegade, Basic and Warrior lines provide many choices for the communities."
The Pioneer Explorer workstation is equipped with Linspire's CNR client pre-installed. If you do not want CNR, you can use the Pioneer Basic release, because no decision has been made yet for including Linspire's client.
Pioneer Warrior will be available with GNOME only if the community asks for it. Because this distribution will replace Explorer as short-term test product, Warrior will maintain a shorter lifecycle with the first release based on Debian.
You can download Pioneer Linux 126.96.36.199 right now from Softpedia
You can download Pioneer Explorer Linux 188.8.131.52 RC2 right now from Softpedia