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07 April 2011, 12:18

SystemRescueCd 2.1.0 updates Xfce desktop

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SystemRescueCd Version 2.1.0 of the SystemRescueCd Linux distribution has been released, the first major point update to SystemRescueCd 2.0.0 from early January. Based on the Gentoo LiveCD and using Xfce as its default desktop, the SystemRescueCd is configured as a tool kit for administering or repairing an operating system and recovering data after a system crash. Supported file systems include Ext2, Ext3 and Ext4, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS, VFAT, NTFS, ISO9660 and Btrfs.

SystemRescueCd 2.1.0 updates Xfce to version 4.8.0, a major update to the open source desktop environment for UNIX and Linux platforms which, among other things, added the ability to browse remote shares. Kernel wise, 2.1.0 sees the standard Long Term Supported (LTS) kernel updated to, while the alternative kernel based on the more recent version has been upgraded from up to Package updates include version 0.7.1 of gdisk and TestDisk 6.11.3, which is used to help recover lost partitions or make non-booting disks bootable again. A full list of changes can be found in the change log on the project's web site.

SystemRescueCd 2.1.0 is available to download from SourceForge as a 280 MB ISO image file and a user manual is provided. SystemRescueCd is licensed under version 2 of the GNU General Public Licence (GPLv2).

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