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I Heard a Rumor - PCLOS 8.1 in the Works?

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A little birdie told me that an update to the acclaimed PCLinuxOS Preview 8 is in the works and possibly due out next week. Details are a bit sketchy at this time, but it seems Tom has been hard at work updating the hardware detection and mklivecd scripts. Now don't get your hopes up, but I hear it might sport a newer 2.6.10 kernel, including patches to fix a little kvm switch problem. Of course it will include all kinds of application updates and other goodies. More on this as it develops.

PREVIEW 8.1

Hopefully with Kernel 2.6.10, Security updates, Tons of Applicaton Updates, bug fixes and more. From the mklivecd team includes:

Initial SATA support
improved international keyboard support
dos-swap file option
no prompt boot option
improved video detection
scsi cdrom support
added 'don't install lilo option' (but you
still need to press the button even with this)
fix keyboard links
add unionfs option
added keyboard/kdm fix
added gnome to special dir
fix errors in sata loader
run /etc/udev/cdsymlinks.sh
patch for /var/log/messages
usb fix for keyboard/mouse
added ide devices hda to hdt

...and new logo

Yeah, that's a nice one isn't it?

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You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

it's already out

PCLinuxOS is a rolling-release distro. If you're fully updated, you have 2008. There is no waiting for the next release cycle. This is much kinder on developers and users alike.

The LiveCD is still vintage May '07, though. At some point that will be updated to reflect current modules & stuff. Maybe that's what you're picking up on.

Soooooooo Very Old

And the winner for commenting on the oldest, out of date, post (over 3 years old) goes to "sjinsjca"!

blush

my bad

I win, I win!

My dated comment beats yours!

regards,
-dc

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