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PC/OS 2009v2 Is Out

This release has updated packages and improved security

By Daniel Pop-Silaghi, Linux Editor

28th of February 2009, 01:12 GMT

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The team behind PC/OS announced, a few days ago, the release of PC/OS 2009v2, a Ubuntu-based Linux distribution. PC/OS comes in three flavors: one for regular home users, called OpenDesktop, one for IT professionals, called OpenWorkstation, and a web-oriented one, called WebStation.

"Today, Thursday February 26 2009 we are happy to announce the general availability of PC/OS 2009v2. The new release also introduces the new PC/OS WebStation 1.0. PC/OS 2009v2 OpenDesktop and PC/OS 2009v2 OpenWorkstation have been fully tested and ready for broad consumer adoption.", said Roberto J. Dohnert in the official release announcement.

Among other changes, the user interface received a slight facelift, most packages have been updated and all the security updates were applied.

Highlights of PC/OS 2009v2 OpenDesktop
:

· Opera 9.63 is the default web browser
· Boot Manager
· Exaile
· GTKPod
· PyNeighborhood
· TrueCrypt 6.0a
· Skype 2.0 for Voice/Video calls and IM
· VLC 0.9.8 multimedia player
· Osmo
· ePDFviewer
· Leafpad

Highlights of PC/OS 2009v2 OpenWorkstation:

· GNOME desktop environment for the HDD install
· Opera 9.63 as the default web browser
· OpenOffice.org 3.0
· MingW
· Eclipse
· SystemTap
· Boot Manager
· QT Designer
· Exaile
· VLC 0.9.8
· Wammu
· Truecrypt 6.0a
· Osmo
· ePDFviewer
· Fryre
· Xaos
· Leafpad
· gSmartControl

About PC/OS

Based on Ubuntu, this Linux distribution aims to achieve certain goals by making itself very capable while remaining user-friendly and relatively easy to use. It addresses a broad range of users, from the multimedia and software developer to the basic task user, also trying to fit well in the hands of experts and home users alike.

Download PC/OS 2009v2 OpenDesktop right now from Softpedia.

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PC/OS | Linux distribution | Ubuntu | open source


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