PC/OS 2008v2 Available now

On Saturday, August 30, 2008 we are very proud to announce the general availability of PC/OS 2008v2.  This update brings to PC/OS all the bug releases and distribution updates for Ubuntu 8.04.1 as well as seperate application updates for some of the installed packages.  PC/OS 2008v2 can be downloaded from

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/pcos/

ftp://ftp.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/pcos

All torrents have been updated and the new release is available.

Some of the highlights of the client release are:

Linux kernel 2.6.24-19
Flock Browser replaces Firefox
MPlayer and Gnome-Mplayer replace Movie Player
Audacious and GTKPod replace Rhythmbox
Screenlets 1.4 are now included.
For dialup users Gnome PPP is included for connection
We also have included Picasa for photo management
and Google Gears for offline access to Google Apps

Some of the highlights for OpenServer System are:

Kickstart configuration
Certificate manager
Common Unix shells, KSH, TCSH and CSH are now included

With the server release we also released the addons package.

The add-ons package includes, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Postfix E-mail server, Sun Java JDK, Firebird SQL and the SELinux packages.

This release can also be ordered from on-disk.com.  The Server release on on-disk comes with 2 CD’s, one with the master system and the other with the add-ons package.

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5 Responses to PC/OS 2008v2 Available now

  1. ScottH says:

    Whats the point? Several other distributions out there, why a new one?

  2. ScottH says:

    Downloaded server, tried it and its not bad. While not an enterprise suited server, I would imagine it would do well with the small and medium sized businesses who dont use custom server hardware. Good job I like the downloadable repository setup and setup was easy to understand, implementable and non traumatizing. Will definately be looking at implememting OpenServer System.

  3. pcos08 says:

    PC/OS was created to make up for the deficiencies of Ubuntu that the Ubuntu team wont include in the base install. Linux has often had the mindshare of being difficult to use and a pain to get working. PC/OS aims to change that by providing users with an experience they have come to expect from existing computing platforms. Linux Mint does a fair job but Linux Mint still misses the target to some degree. Also, my aim is to take the politics out of Linux. In my experience the common user doesnt care about licensing restrictions, they dont care about religous licensing views, they just want a platform that will just work out of the box and PC/OS (for the most part) accomplishes just that.

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  5. larypayn says:

    I really like Ubuntu and Linux Mint. I agree that Linux Mint does a fairly good job. I will definitely give PC/OS a shot.

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