Jörn Lindau has announced on December 29, 2012, the immediate availability for download of the Toorox 01.2013 KDE Edition Linux operating system.
Apparently, the latest stable version of the K Desktop Environment was a success, as more and more distributions are rushing to include it as the default option. Such is the case of Toorox, which features KDE 4.9.4 on top of Linux kernel 3.7.1 and the latest X.Org Server 1.13.0.
“Toorox 01.2013 "KDE" has been finished and you can download it as 32bit or 64bit image. This release bases on the latest Linux Kernel 3.7.1. All packages have been updated. KDE has been updated to the latest version 4.9.4. Also containing: Xorg-Server 1.13.0, LibreOffice 18.104.22.168, Chromium 24.0.1312.45, VLC 2.0.5, Wine 1.5.20, Gimp 2.8.2.”
“With this release, Toorox make use of UUID's instead of simple devicenames in the fstab file. So a ramdisk (initramfs) is now necessary after the installation for booting the system from hard disk. The HD-Installer has been enhanced as to that,” said Jörn Lindau, developer of Toorox, in the official release announcement
Highlights of Toorox 01.2013 KDE Edition:
· Linux kernel 3.7.1;
· Xorg Server 1.13.0;
· KDE Software Compilation 4.9.4 as the default desktop environment;
· LibreOffice 22.214.171.124 office suite;
· Chromium 24.0.1312.45 web browser;
· VLC Media Player 2.0.5 multimedia player;
· Wine 1.5.20 Windows software emulator;
· GIMP 2.8.2 image editor;
· Various bugfixes and improvements.
Toorox is a Genoo-based Linux Live DVD, thus it can run without touching existing partitions (users still have the option to install it permanently).
Toorox can be used for tasks like data backup or secure Internet browsing and also provides Linux newcomers with an intuitive look and feel.
The KDE edition of Toorox 01.2013 is distributed as Live DVD ISO images, supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.
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