"antitachyon is pleased to announce the release of Server optimized Linux -
SoL 16.00. Server optimized Linux is an operating system free of charge
and can be downloaded from various mirrors on the SoL website
http://www.sol-linux.com. SoL 16.00 comes with most of the common server
applications pre-installed in seperate directories to simplify and clarify
version-updates. Furthermore antitachyon offers a remote update system for
packages named SoLrus, which can already be used for SoL 16.00.
The system configuration is as transparent as in the previous releses
13.37 and 15.00 with the XML-boot and configuration technology, without
the use of bloated graphical interfaces. The advantages and strength of a
Linux system is not masked behind fault-prone click-tools, which cannot
encompass all features of a Linux-system. The simplicity and authenticity
of SoL makes it an ideal platform for education on GNU/Linux-systems.
Compared to the previous releases 13.37 and 15.00, SoL 16.00 contains more
recent packages such as the Linux kernel 2.4.20, Apache 1.3.27, Sendmail
8.12.8, OpenSSL 0.9.7a, MySQL 3.23.55, etc. A detailed version
information is given on the SoL-website.
SoL 16.00 is even more server-oriented: Some desktop-applications such as
gnome, xchat, xmms, enlightenment, qt, etc. were removed from SoL and will
reappear in the coming relese of SoL-desktop, the desktop extension of
The publication of the build-scripts for SoL 15.00 were deprecated because
of SoLrus, the new remote update system for SoL. The compile-options of
the packages can just be taken from the scripts of SoLrus, which downloads
the source codes from the original locations and updates the packages
automatically with the compile-options used for SoL 16.00. Packages not
included in SoL 16.00 will also be offered in SoLrus.
The installation mechanism of SoL 16.00 still supports EXT2 and the
journaling file systems EXT3 and ReiserFS. The newest release of SoL-diag
1.1, a hard-diskless Linux system is included in the disk-image of SoL
16.00. SoL-diag 1.1 was designed for diagnosis and rescue of almost any
operating system that runs on i686-based hardware. A DVD/mpeg/mp3-payer is
included in SoL-diag as a bonus, making it possible to watch DVDs or
listen to mp3s without installing an operating system.
SoL - Server optimized Linux - is a free operating system developed by a
young company, antitachyon - Manalo & Willner OEG, situated in Vienna,
Austria. antitachyon is devoted to developing Open Source software and
consulting other companies to migrate from proprietary software-solutions
to the use of Open Source software.
The most essential advantages of SoL is the simplicity and clarity of the
XML boot-technology and a big variety of pre-installed server applications
to give you the best possible server operating system.
Further information about SoL can be found on the SoL-website