I am very Glad to announce the first public (Beta-Test) release of PCLinuxOS-Light (Iced Latte) Edition Whats this?
PCLinuxOS Light is the natural progression of the concept behind the WMii iso release, Scalability and usability as light as humanly possible.Whats this mean?
PCLinuxOS-Light will always try to provide a base that provides all that you need to be productive, on any machine you install it on that falls within its minimum specifications require. What are the minimum specifications?
As with the WMii iso the minimaum spec's I have repeatedly installed on are Pentium 2 with 112megs of RAM - I fully believe that it can be installed on lower specs although have yet been able to get the time to do so.Whats the difference between this and the WMii iso?
Lots, PCLinuxOS-Light has been built from the ground-up from a truly minimal iso provided by etjr. It is not based on Zen-Mini as WMii iso was.
it also uses IceWM as the default - the other WM's are available at the GDM- login screenWhich desktop environment does it provide.
Like the WMii iso this is not a 'DE' release, I have chosen 3 of the finest windowmanagers in this release WMii, FluxBox and IceWM
As this is the beta release - the WMii is configured as per the WMii iso, Fluxbox is as per the repo install and IceWM shows the signs of being themed by madman
Another big difference is that you can almost have a fully productive environment in run level 3 you can surf (with pictures in frame buffer) via w3m, read emails (alpine) use mc filemanager, write (using either mcedit or pico) and even watch youtube/other online and local video material (via mplayer in framebuffermode) There is a slight change to the applications compared to the WMii iso.
GUI apps include
Archiving : Simpleburn, Xarchiver
File Tools: BleachBit and Thunar file manager
Graphics: Gpicview, Image Magick, Screenie, feh
Internet: Jumanji Browser, Sylpheed, Xchat
(note: please let me know whether Jumanji or Midori would be the better fit)
Office: Ted (word processor)
Software Center: Synaptic Package manager
Sound: see below Cli based apps
Video: Pymp (Mplayer frontend in Python), PCLinuxOS FLV player/converter
More Applications: PCC, Gparted, Ntfs config, Network center/Applet, get virtualbox, Xterm/Terminal, xlock.Cli applications
Archiving : cdrkit,cdparanoia, dvd+rw-tools, gzip, bzip, tar, xz, cpio
Editor: mcedit (mc), pico(alpine), vim-minimal,
File Tools: mc, pilot(alpine), ddrescue, dd_rescue, fprmost, safecopy, rsync,
Graphics: feh, caca-utils, fbgrab
Internet: w3m, alpine, weechat (weeget enabled), newsbueter, mcabber, iftop, nmap, scapy, whois, netcat, kismet, wget, curl,
Office: remind, wyrd. pico, bc,
Software Center: apt-get
Sound: abcde, alsamixer, aumix-text, cmus, vorbis-tools, normalize, mpg123,
Video: mplayer (via framebuffer) ffmpeg
More Applications: screen, twin, pcc, Xterm, htop, statgrab-tools (saidar),infobash, mylivecd. OK is there anything else I should know.
Yes, included is community member "ongoto" version of the installer draklive-install this I suggest that you read this http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,84951.0.html
you can even install from runlevel 3 using this great port to ncurses.
xterm is configured for 256 coloursKnown issues
The wallpaper is out of date the passwords are- root=root and guest=guest
irssi has been replaced by weechat (not reflected in the wallpaper)
the Mod+F10 in WMii is not on the wall paper - this launches Ted processor
in run level 3 w3m does not 'play nice' with either screen or twin.
loads more for you to tell meOK so wheres it at?http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6031011/PCLinuxOS-Light-IcedLatte-3shot.iso
Thanks for reading