Pardus 2009 is rocking ! With its own KDE integration and "managers" 2009 will be the Pardus year. Don't wait to get into it. Here is the release announcement :
Second testing release of Pardus 2009 is ready ! Like always you can
download this release from Pardus FTP servers at
For a smooth installation experience, please verify the checksum of
the ISO files after you have downloaded, use quality CD's and burn the
CD in DAO mode with 16x speed.
Highlight of this release is the new International Pardus 2009 ISO.
You can now choose any of the 11 languages to install and enjoy Pardus
2009, all in one CD.
Latest stable release of KDE family version 4.2.4 is has many new
enhancements and bugfixes since the beta release.
The new test version of Pardus 2009 contains up to date packages like
Linux kernel 2.6.30
OpenOffice.Org 18.104.22.168 Mozilla Firefox 3.5
and many more in just one CD. Pardus repositories are growing larger
and larger everyday, with the main repo reaching 2000 packages.
Many more managers we have been using in 2008 are now ready for Pardus
2009. Managers now share the same look and feel, have many
optimizations and new features.
Network Manager Plasmoid has been modified to give more info about the
signal strength, transmission status and is graphically enhanced for
easier use, and now comes as default in the plasmoid panel.
Firewall Manager has been rewritten and went through a refactoring.
Internet connection sharing, rule management and firewall settings are
now much easier to configure.
Display Manager has also hit the 2009 repositories, fully integrated
with the desktop environment.
Package Manager has been through a major refactoring, and is now a lot
faster and easier to use. There are also new fatures like;
- delta package support, decreasing the download size of updates from
40% to 98%
- what is new support, allowing easy access to newly installed packages
- fast! search system which allows searching within packages and their
Hardware support of Pardus 2009 has been improved. Support for many
new printers, scanners and webcams and many more has been added, and
many bug fixes are integrated to hardware system.
Known issues of Pardus 2009 RC are as follows;
- On some wireless adapters, signal strength can be detected less in
Network Manager Plasmoid
We remind you that this is the second testing release for Pardus
2009. Not all of the features and optimizations of the final release
are ready in the beta release. As this release is within the fast
development cycle, there will be lots of package updates towards the
We welcome you to report us the bugs you encounter and feature
requests in our bug tracker http://bugs.pardus.org.tr