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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Free Download Foresight Linux 2.1.0 GNOME Edition 2009

Comes with printer hot-plugging support

The Foresight Linux Project team announced yesterday the immediate availability of Foresight Linux 2.1.0 GNOME Edition, a Linux distribution based on rPath. This new version brings the latest stable GNOME desktop environment and many updates.

There is now printer hot-plugging support, allowing Foresight to recognize and configure printers automatically when they are plugged in. The Python programming language was also updated to version 2.6 bringing many under-the-hood performance improvements. Foresight Linux 2.1.0 uses the version of Linux Kernel. Other improvements were made to the package management modules, customizing the
default Conary configurations to include features like downloadFirst, which enables Foresight to download updates before applying them, and excludeTroves that strips packages of development components.

Some of the software packages included in Foresight 2.1.0 are:

· HAL, an automatic hardware discovery and configuration tool;
· Network Manager, which manages network connections, will automatically discover wireless networks;
· Pidgin is used for Instant Messaging;
· Banshee provides audio management and playback;
· F-Spot for personal photo management;
· GNOME Do, a launcher with extended capabilities;
· PackageKit, a system designed to make installing and updating software easier, bringing together many tools used in various distributions;
· GNOME Games, a suite of free, fun games.

About Foresight:

Foresight is an operating system based on the rPath Linux distribution with an easy to use user interface and showcasing the latest desktop software. Foresight uses the Conary software management system that allows you to efficiently find, install and manage the software on your system. Foresight is overseen by the Foresight Council, or FOCUS, a high-level steering committee that was founded in December 2007 with Paul Cutler, Antonio Meireles and Ken VanDine as initial members.

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