Pardus 2011 is Released: The transformation has just begun!



Official Release Announcement:



Pardus 2011 is now available 

Installation images can be downloaded from:

and Live images can be downloaded from:

We strongly recommend you to verify the integrity of the installation
image with md5sum or sha1sum, to use good quality blank media, to burn
the images in 4X burning speed for a painless installation experience.

You may want to install the 64-bit version of Pardus 2011 if your system is 
equipped with one of the processors listed in the sections below.

* Intel processors which support 64-bit architecture

    - Newer versions of Pentium 4, Celeron D, Xeon and Pentium Dual-Core
    - Atom D5xx, N4xx and N5xx
    - All versions of Pentium D, Pentium Extreme Edition, Core 2, Core i7, 
Core i5 and Core i3 processors

* AMD processors which support 64-bit architecture

    - AMD Athlon 64, 64 X2, 64 FX
    - AMD Athlon II
    - AMD Opteron
    - AMD Turion 64
    - AMD Turion 64 X2
    - AMD Sempron
    - AMD Phenom
    - AMD Phenom II

Major features in this release are:

Kernel - The latest Linux kernel 2.6.37 provides an up-to-date hardware 
support together with a thousand of bug fixes.

Plymouth - The bootsplash technology used in Pardus 2009.2 is completely 
dropped and replaced by the new Plymouth engine.

YALI - YALI, the installer of Pardus, gained LVM/RAID and UUID support.

KDE SC - Pardus 2011 comes with the latest KDE Software Compilation, KDE SC 
4.5.5. The base packages also contains numerous backports and fixes which will 
improve the stability of your desktop experience significantly.

Kaptan - Kaptan, the desktop customization tool of Pardus, now optionally 
captures your picture and sets it as your avatar in KDE.

NetworkManager - GNOME NetworkManager 0.8.2 is now the default networking 
backend in Pardus 2011. Users are now able to set up their HSPA/CDMA/VPN 
networks together with the already supported Ethernet and 802.11 WLAN 

GTK Oxygen style - All GTK applications are now rendered with Oxygen style 
thanks to the oxygen-gtk project. This brings a huge improvement to the user 
interface consistency.

LibreOffice - LibreOffice, an Open Source personal productivity suite 
sponsored by the Document Foundation, is now the default Office Suite in 
Pardus 2011. 

Firefox - Pardus 2011 comes with Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta9 as the default web 
browser application. New features of this Firefox release include Firefox 
Panorama, application tabs, a redesigned extension manager, Jetpack extensions 
support, integration with Firefox Sync, and support for multitouch displays. 


* YALI issues "Could not allocate enough space for partitioning" warning in 
"Use all free space" option if extended partition has no free space YALI 
although there is free space outside of the extended partition 

* In some machines, it takes long time to initialize disks in YALI, if system 
has RAID arrays (

Users who want to upgrade from Pardus 2009 version, have to wait until 
development of the upgrade manager is completed.

Gökçen Eraslan