Sidux 2007-04.5 Christmas Special

A lot has changed since sidux 2007-04 got released, most importantly additional hardware support for concurrent graphics, DVB, ALSA and wireless LAN devices, which suggests to fresh up, while continuing the development for sidux 2008-01. Consequently sidux development team are now proud to announce the immediate availability of the sidux 2007-04.5 christmas special for amd64 and i686 systems, shipping in roughly ≈ 445 MB KDE lite flavours and a combined i386+amd64 release with ≈ 1430 MB KDE for kde-full.

For who don't know, sidux is a full featured Debian sid based live CD with a special focus on hard disk installations, a clean upgrade path within sid and additional hard- and software support. The ISO is completely based on Debian sid, enriched and stabilized with sidux' own packages and scripts.

This update release of sidux 2007-04.5 concentrates on additional hardware support and stability improvements for wireless and DVB devices, combined with newly available hardware support for various ATi graphics cards in interaction with the new 7.3/ xrandr 1.2 based X detection.

A new feature is the combined DVD ISO for kde-full, which supports i386 and amd64 architectures and avoids the hard size limit of CD-R media while trying to retain a slick package list. Further efforts have been invested into consolidating classical and advanced USB installation methods, kernel stabilisation and the live persistency framework. Various updates, fixes and adaptions have been applied to large parts of the package list.

As a special Christmas present for non English/ German speaking users, sidux 2007-04.5 ships an xdelta to add initial localizations for all currently supported languages.

The release plan for sidux 2008-01 has been adapted slightly in response to this intermediate update and moved to early February 2008.

Btw, you can download this sidux special christmas at here.


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