xPUD 0.9.2 arrives
The xPUD developers have released version 0.9.2 their fast, lightweight, Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with a simple web-based user interface. The latest development release of this "Browser OS" includes several improvements and new features.
xPUD uses a web-based user interface (UI) for mobile devices, which xPUD calls "plate", that's composed of four activity-based tabs, including the Home Screen, Application Menu, File Browser and Settings control panel. The interface is based on a combination of Mozilla Gecko Runtime and integration with the underlying Linux stack.
Version 0.9.2 is based on Ubuntu 9.10 and features the 2.6.31 Linux kernel, a new SysTray with an "iconified style", on-screen notifications and a WebApp mode that opens web pages directly within the UI. The addition of an Opt-Get App Store allows users to easily install additional applications, such as Dropbox or OpenOffice, and plug-ins.
More details about the release, including a list of known issues, can be found in the release announcement. Version 0.9.2 of xPUD is available to download for 15 different languages as a 64MB ISO image file. xPUD can also be installed to a USB flash drive to create a LiveUSB installation by using UNetbootin on either Windows or Linux.
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