Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Unity Linux 2011 to use Arch-Linux-Like Approach

In other news another favorite of mine, at least in the rpm universe, has released an Alpha build of what will be Unity Linux 2011. I reviewed Unity Linux last year on this blog and images were 276MB and 277 MB per architecture, and the subsequent update 2010.2 brought it to well over 300 MB. This time the size is only a 100 odd megabyte and the team is making some significant changes.

"The 2011 alpha 2 release provides a few big updates to core packages, but the emphasis on the 2011 release continues to be maintaining stability during structural changes that will accommodate a move toward Mandriva repositories. This release shows our new aim which is to provide JEOS (Just Enough Operating System) to give users a core to build upon. The Unity developers are aiming for an Arch-Linux-Like approach to things with future releases." Read the full release announcement here, with a link to the Unity Linux Getting Started Guide to aid installation of a full desktop. Wondering if I'll have enough time to look at this once officially out.

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