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Myah OS 3.0 Alpha 2 is now available

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Myah OS 3.0 Alpha 2 is now available. There have been many
improvements since Alpha 1 was released. The main focus was on bug
fixes and updates. There are still some unfinished aspects of 3.0
before it will enter the Beta phase.

There have been around a hundred packages updated to the latest
available stable version. However not all packages are updated just
because a newer version is available. If the package will not work
with the system and can not be patched to work then it may be held
back. For example grep, liboil, neon and the linux kernel were held
back. Grep because it breaks the building of other packages. Liboil
and neon because the programs that take advantage of them required
older versions. And the kernel was held back because of several
unresolved issues. Since there was major changes in the kernel at
this time it was held back to the 2.6.22.X tree but updated within
that tree. Myah OS has been updated to all the latest versions
without compromising it's stability.

There have also been many bug fixes. A very noticeable one is
Exaile. Exaile would not play CD because of missing dependencies.
Exaile also depends on gstreamer, that also had several bugs. Neon
and liboil had to be rolled back, along with a couple other minor
fixes. There have been many other fixes across the system. Even down
to a dpi bug in Xorg-server. Many of these bugs have been found and
solved though the use of the Myah OS forum.

Some new features you will notice in Alpha 2 is that graphical
login named slim. Slim was present in Alpha 1 but not implemented. A
new version of Myah's xconf program will help auto detect video
settings at bootup which enabled it to clear the way to enable slim
login manager. This means Alpha 2 will auto detect your best video
settings and bring you into a graphical state of Myah OS. For those
with newer ATI cards, the new radeonhd driver is included and works
well. There will be downloads available to test out the latest FGLRX
and nVidia drivers. They will be on the server posted in the User

Before Myah OS will begin it's Beta testing there are a couple
things left unfinished. A graphical installer that will let you
install your CD to you computer. The inclusion of the FGLRX and
nVideo close source drivers for full 3D support. There will also be a
light and full version of Myah OS. This Alpha will resemble the full
version and the light will be a slimmed down version. Lastly Myah
will have a better package manager graphical front end available.
These are all unfinished business that will be taken care of shortly.

I would like to say thank you for all those who have supported
Myah OS. Aswell as all those who will support Myah OS in the future.
I am Jeremiah Cheatham and I hope you will enjoy my operating system.

Home page:
Comunity forum:
Download page:
Alpha 1 Screenshots:

PLEASE note that the screenshots are from alpha 1. So program version
in the screenshots will not match Alpha 2. But it still looks the
same. Also the download is currently only on my own server but will
but the link will be changed when it's available on the real server.
So don't make a direct like to the ISO file please.

Windows Managers:
XFCE - 4.4.1
Beryl - 0.2.1

Linux Kernel - - with source.
GCC - 4.2.2
Glib - 2.14.3
Glibc - 2.7
GTK+ - 2.12.1
Mesa - 7.0.1
Perl- 5.8.8
Python - 2.5.1
Xorg - 7.3

System Tools:
Catfish - 0.3
CUPS - 1.3.4
Galculator - 1.3.1
GParted - 0.3.3
XFCE Taskmanager - 0.3.2
Xscreensaver - 5.03

Squeeze - 0.2.1
Xarchiver - 0.4.6

Graphic Editors:
Blender - 2.45
Dia - 0.96.1
Inkscape - 0.45.1
Gimp - 2.4.1
Tux Paint - 0.9.17
Xpaint -

Graphic Viewers:
GQview - 2.0.4
Mirage - 0.9
Ristretto - 0.0.11

Graphic Tools:
Gcolor2 - 0.4
GTKam - 0.1.14
Xsane - 0.994

Video Players:
Mplayer - 1.0rc2 - With full DVD support.
Xine UI - 0.99.5 - With full DVD support.

Audio Players:
Audacious - 1.4.0
Exaile -
Xfmedia - 0.10.0
XMMS - 1.2.10

CD/DVD burners:
Graveman -
Xfburn - 0.3.0

Audio/Video Editors:
Audacity - 1.3.3beta
Kino - 1.1.1

Audio/Video Tools:
Asunder - 0.9
Audio Tag Tool - 0.12.3
Streamtuner - 0.99.99
XFCE Mixer - 4.4.1

Internet Browsers:
Firefox - - With mplayerplug-in, Flash, Java, ChatZilla, and fireFTP.
Kazehakase - 0.5.0 - With mplayerplug-in, flash, and java.

FTP Managers:
gFTP - 2.0.18

Torrent Clients:
Azureus -
Transmission - 0.92

Chat Clients:
ChatZilla -
pidgin - 2.2.2
Xchat - 2.8.4

Mail Clients:
Thunderbird -

Network Tools:
pyNeighborhood - 0.4
Wifi Radar - 1.9.8

Geany - 0.12
Mousepad - 0.2.12
Medit - 0.8.11

Abiword - 2.4.6
Orage - 4.4.1
ePDFViewer - 0.1.6
gfa - 0.4.1
Gnumeric - 1.6.3

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