Ximianized ISO Images
(or UUXII for people who like acronyms)..."
The Unofficial Unsupported Ximianized ISO Images Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 15:17:32 -0500 (CDT) From: javier dÃ¬az To: email@example.com Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org Announcing The Unofficial Unsupported Ximianized ISO Images (or UUXII for people who like acronyms) * What are the UUXIIs? The UUXIIs are Unofficial Unsupported Ximianized ISO Images of GNU/Linux distributions. That means we took the standard ISO images, took out the original GNOME packages, and put the Ximian GNOME packages on there instead, so you can install the distribution complete with Ximian GNOME from the same CDs, in one operation, from the standard distribution installer. * But why? Javier made the first UUXIIs for his own personal use, and gave a copy to Chema, who liked them a lot, some other people asked if they could have copies, so we figured maybe it would be a service to the community to make them available. It certainly makes the whole process of installing a full desktop environment on a new machine a lot less work-intensive. * What distributions? We've done this to Red Hat so far (7.1 at the moment). The images include the most recent Ximian GNOME, and also all the updated packages from Red Hat. We took out stuff because space was limited, so the original RH GNOME packages are not on the CD. We're planning on doing a similar UUXII set for Mandrake and Debian. We've started work on the Debian images, Mandrake will come later. * Where can I get it? We don't have the bandwidth to distribute the images ourselves, so we're soliciting mirror sites. There are a few mirrors already, however, please see the list at the bottom of the project homepage. * Is this a Ximian project? No. Most of the work is done by Javier, who is not a Ximian employee. Chema is, but he's doing this on his free time. The project is in no way affiliated with the distributions it builds on, or Ximian as a company. Ximian has stated before that it's not interested in entering the distribution business, and there's no reason to believe that this has changed. * Where can I find out more? Go to http://uuxi.cofradia.org/ to get the latest information about the UUXIIs, and to find a list of current mirrors, and MD5 checksums for the images. Regards Javier DÃaz...!