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03 January 2012, 14:47

Aptosid 2011-03 comes with Linux 3.1 kernel

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Apttosid logo The developers of the Debian-based aptosid, formerly known as Sidux, have released version 2011-03 of the distribution. As with the Debian Sid tree (as of 2011-12-31) it is based on, aptosid 2011-03 comes with the 3.1.6 Linux kernel and either the KDE 4.6.5 or Xfce 4.8 desktop environments. With the new kernel comes more support for hardware including various USB Wi-Fi sticks with Atheros chipsets and some Broadcom wireless cards.

Other changes, beyond those from the kernel update, include wake-on-WLAN support and more reliable GPT and UEFI boot handling. For a complete list of enhancements, the release notes cover all the changes and provide information on installation, booting, and localisation, along with "hints for upgraders".

Aptosid is available to download in multiple versions: in addition to CD-sized images for 32- and 64-bit systems with Xfce or KDE based desktops, there is also a 2 GB DVD version. The hybrid ISO files can not only be burnt to CD or DVD but also copied directly to USB flash sticks.


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