PC/OS 2008 and PowerPC

June 29, 2008

I have had inquiries as to why I cant create a PPC release.  Well, I recently got a PPC machine and will be building PC/OS for the PowerPC.  It will take awhile as building for a PowerPC is different than x86.  Also, only Open Server System will be PowerPC.  I havent had enough request for a desktop version but a few server requests.


OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 released

June 29, 2008

OpenOffice 2.4,1  for PC/OS and some other Debian based distros has been released and is available from the download sites.  Make sure you follow all directions for a successful install. So what Debian based distros will this work on?

LinuxMint 5

Ubuntu 8.04


Debian 4

PC/OS 7.10.2

PC/OS OpenWorkstation 2008

PC/OS Open Server System 2008.1

June 25, 2008

I reissued the ISO because several of my server users wanted other features and since it was still young enough that I went ahead and added the features and rereleased the ISO, the reissue contains everything the old release had and if you are happy with the first release there is no benefit to upgrade.

The only new feature is that Open Server System now contains Opera and not Ephiphany.

Roadmap of PC/OS 2008 series

June 23, 2008

Some people have asked what my plans are going forward so I decided to put together a roadmap for PC/OS so my users and anyone interested will know what to expect.

PC/OS FeaturePak 1 will be released on July 3rd.  FeaturePaks contain applications not included with PC/OS due to size and importance.  So far in the lineup, TrueCrypt, Pencil, Cheese, HotWire, QTTube.  I plan to add more and user feedback is eencouraged

PC/OS Maintenance Pack 1 will be released July 7th more or less.  Maintenance Pack 1 will contain all fixes and updates to the PC/OS OpenWorkstation 2008 and 2008 Lite.  Appliance and Server will have seperate maintenance packs due to their dedicated nature.  Maintenance Pack 1 will also contain fixes for the cluster that happened with the release

PC/OS Open Server System 2008 Maintenance Pack 1 will be released on July 23rd.  This will contain all fixes for Server including Apache and other server applications.  If the EeePC drivers are finished at this time Maintenance Pack 1 for Appliance will also be released.

September 30 – October 5th PC/OS OpenWorkstation 2008: E17 will be released.  This release will not be a replacement for XFCE.  It will be maintained by a different person and not myself after we have something usable I will release a Beta version LIVE CD ONLY and until its at the quality to where it can share the PC/OS name it will have a codename, TBA

October 14th PC/OS OpenWorkstation 2008: Appliance R1 will be released.  This will contain all the updates and an important new feature, the Sugar interface.  Users have requested the interface and I have been testing it for awhile now.  This release will still contain the XFCE desktop and users will have the oppurtunity at GDM to use whichever one they want.

In November, dont know when yet, PC/OS DesktopWorkstation 2008 will be released.  This release is the first totally commercial release of PC/OS.  It will retail for $49.00 from On-Disk.com and will contain RealBASIC Professional, CrossOver Office and LinDVD from Corel.  This version had to be commercial Im afraid because I have to be able to pay the licensing fees for the software included and will hopefully help the project be able to afford to pay the bills.

December 11th, PC/OS OpenWorkstation 2008 R1 will be released as will Open Server System 2008 R1.  PC/OS OpenWorkstation 2009 will also be released at this time as well.  which will be based on Ubuntu 8.10.

This roadmap is not set in stone.  There are many variables such as coding problems, financial feasibility and acceptance of the distribution.  Hopefully everything will fall into place and PC/OS will continue to grow, I of course will work to continue to bring simplified computing to the Linux space.


June 23, 2008

All Files have been verified on Ibiblio, all MD5’s match and the torrents have been updated.  All is correct and the way it should be.

Get it while its hot

June 21, 2008


Get the ISO’s from here.  If you want to help with hosting, do let me know. Any additional hosts would be gracious.

Thank you to Joao Lecour

Enlighten me

June 21, 2008

Everyone is always striving for enlightenment.  In marriage, in life, in computing.

Prepare to be enlightened.  Coming Fall 2008 ………..