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Frugalware Linux

Frugalware is a general-purpose Linux distribution designed for intermediate users who are not afraid of text mode. "The Frugalware Philosophy" is about simplicity, multimedia, and design. The authors try to make Frugalware as simple as possible while not forgetting to keep it comfortable. Frugalware uses Judd Vinet's pacman package manager.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  14 Aug 2011 22:53

    Release Notes: Updated packages: Linux kernel, XOrg server 1.10.3, GNOME 3, KDE SC 4.6.5, XFCE 4., LibreOffice 3.4.2, and Mozilla Firefox 5.0.1 to name a few major components. A new version of Pacman-g2 bringing some nice features. systemd is now the default init system. Initial ARM port. The boot splash is now provided by plymouth. i686 and x86_64 kernels can now boot from EFI. In addition to EFI support, GPT partition tables are now enabled. gptfdisk is the recommended partitioner for this. The setuptools Python package is now replaced by distribute.

    •  13 Feb 2011 00:07

      Release Notes: The most important changes since 1.3 release are the updating of the Linux kernel to 2.6.37, Xorg server to 1.9, GNOME to 2.32, KDE SC to 4.5, LibreOffice to 3.3, Drupal to 7, and Python to 2.7.

      •  23 Aug 2010 19:15

        Release Notes: Ypdated packages: Linux kernel 2.6.35, X.Org server 1.8, GNOME 2.30, KDE 4.4.5, and more. An official graphical 'netinstall' image is included. No workaround is needed to install this release in VMware. The monolithic configuration of X.Org is now split up in the xorg.conf.d directory.

        •  08 Mar 2010 23:46

          Release Notes: No new features have been added since the last release candidate, but 62 changes have been made to fix minor bugs. This version includes Linux kernel, GNU C library 2.11.1, X.Org 7.5, GNOME 2.28, and KDE 4.3.5.

          •  07 Sep 2009 21:58

            Release Notes: No new features have been added since 1.1rc2, but 177 changes have been made to fix minor bugs. Updates include Linux kernel, glibc 2.10.1, X.Org 7.4 with X.Org Server 1.6, GNOME 2.26.3, Xfce 4.6.1, and GCC 4.4.0. There is a major review of the documentation. A 64-bit Flash plugin is now part of the default installation. There is a major update of the graphical installer (fwife).


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