View Full Version : Sidux 2007-03 Is Now Available for Both Amd64 and i686

Dark Star
August 16th, 2007, 04:56 PM
http://www.imgx.org/pfiles/1444/sidux-logo.png Based on the Debian Sid distribution, Sidux also comes with its own packages and scripts and contains only dfsg free software. However this doesn’t mean you cannot add some non-free ones. Fell free to add as many sources as you want to the /etc/apt/sources.list.

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amd64 (AMD64, Intel Core2, newer 64 bit capable AMD Sempron and Intel Pentium 4 and i686 (Pentium pro/ Pentium II, AMD K7 Athlon or newer).
kernel (smp, hard preemption)
minimal, but fully functional KDE 3.5.7 (English + Deustch)
completely overhauled init sequence
completely refactored installer backend
new artwork created by cleary and the sidux art team
offline manual for en + de (. only available on the running live CD or the installed system.), online manuals for more languages online at sidux manual (http://manual.sidux.com/) and available via apt
lots of changes in the manua
rt2×00 2.0.6+git20060810 support for RaLink cards supporting wpsupplicant, remove /etc/modprobe.d/mac80211 to prefer it over RaLink legacy drivers
support for RealTek RTL8187 wlan cards
libata support for parallel ATA systems
enhance hardware support libraries
support for “smxi”, replacing “sm” and “du-fixes-h2.sh”
bugfix for keyboard layout selections in X
USB scanner support has been fixed in kernel ( ≥ ≥
fix XDG menu entry for My-PPPoE Conf
add siduxcc and kooka.
thanks to concerted team efforts, the dependencies on Xdialog and threfore gtk+ 1.2 could be removed
support for Agere Systems et131x ethernet controllers
fw-detect to probe for hardware with non-free needs
rt73-legacy driver
added iputils-ping
added VDR 1.4.7
partition detection bug fixed
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Home Page : SIdux (http://www.sidux.org/)
Announcment : Official Site (http://sidux.com/Article286.html)

August 17th, 2007, 03:03 AM
I still don't understand why the Sidux devs insist on using apt-get over aptitude. I update y Lenny system with aptitude and nothing has ever broken.

Anyway, if you want a nice, fast paced distro, Sidux is definitely one to try (although one can get a similar system by pointing Debian's sources to unstable).