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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Kiwi Linux 8.12 Has 3.0

Based on Ubuntu 8.10

Based on Intrepid Ibex, here comes the final release of Kiwi Linux 8.12, a Linux distribution designed for workstations. The new version of Kiwi Linux brings many updated packages, new features, new languages and, on top of that, it includes the 3.0 open source office suite. Kiwi Linux 8.12 is also packed with support for restricted multimedia formats (MP3 and DVD playback),
the Speedtouch 330 USB ADSL modem and it is available in the following languages: English, Romanian, German, French and Hungarian. However, the
German and French languages are only partially supported on the Live CD.

Highlights of Kiwi Linux 8.12:

· 3.0.0 (with Romanian translation);
· Compiz Fusion Configuration Panel;
· Wubi, the Ubuntu installer for Microsoft Windows;
· Support for Speedtouch 330 USB ADSL modem (Romtelecom);
· PPPoE Configuration Panel;
· GRUB boot loader restore utility;
· Adobe Flash Player 10;
· Microsoft Fonts;
· Archiving utilities (7z, rar);
· Multimedia codecs (MP3 and DVD playback);
· Includes all updates released as of December 15th, 2008.
As we've mentioned at the beginning of the article, Kiwi Linux 8.12 has built-in support for multimedia playback, powered by the Medibuntu software repositories, which also offer access to popular applications, such as Google Earth and Skype.

Last but not least, the Kiwi Linux team removed the Evolution packages from the Live CD to gain extra space. However, they didn't include an e-mail client. Therefore, you have to install one, in order to send e-mails, via the Add/Remove application!

Kiwi is a Live CD Ubuntu-based Linux distribution for the x86 processor family. It features numerous tools such as Flash plugin for Firefox, audio/video codecs, support for encrypted DVDs, PPPoE GUI for an easier access to local ISPs, and Romanian and Hungarian localizations. Kiwi Linux 8.12 can be downloaded right now from Softpedia.

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