Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Leo finally gets a new pair of shoes!
Blackbelt_jones (THAT'S ME!) is reasonably proud (but mostly relieved) to announce the long-overdo uploading of Version 12 of Kiara GNU Linux, a live CD based on Slax, lovingly handmade using software packages ported from Slackware 12.2, and featuring the classic KDE3.5 Desktop environment.
Although it is my policy to release a new Kiara CD immediately after each new release of the Mozilla Firefox Web Browser, a problem with my long-hated ISP, who shall remain anonymous (let's just call them "Shmerizon",) had taken me out of commission for a few months. It's good to be back.
As always, this release features fresh Desktop art from VLADSTUDIOS, the latest version of the Firefox (3.6.6) and Thunderbird (3.1), plus the one and only KIARA SETUP TOOLS, which use Konqueror's "Link to Application" feature to create a simple GUI to help everyday users approach some essential command-line administration tools.
Of course, the real Star of any Kiara release is Slax 12.2, the most fun and flexible live CD I know of, and also the most Slackware like.
The following packages have been added to Kiara as Slax (*.tlz) modules, and (to the best of my recollection) were ported from Slackware 12.2:
To the best of my recollection, these moodules were downloaded from Slax.org
Posted by blackbelt_jones at 1:02 PM
Saturday, June 26, 2010
For the past few months, I've been unable to use Kiara with my internet connection, because my ISP treats Linux users like Crap, and I haven't had a windows system to set up my router. So that's fixed, and right now I'm helping my friend get her home ready for her brother to come home from the nursing home where he's live for the past few months. As soon as I get a chance, I'll upload a new Kiara, which will probably just be the same Kiara with the latest version of Firefox and Thunderbird, some new art... you know the drill!
Posted by blackbelt_jones at 6:20 AM