Tuesday, July 28, 2009

sidux 2009.2


On July 15th sidux 2009.2 was released. I was looking forward to this release because it's the first one with KDE4 as I didn't wanted to go through the hassle of updating from KDE3... For those who haven't heard of sidux: it's a Debian sid (the unstable branch of Debian) based distro and 100% compatible with Debian sid. In fact it uses sid's repositories together with sidux' own repositories. The latter provide bugfixes to some broken packages in sid, sidux artwork, some tools unique to sidux and of course the sidux kernel (which might update quite frequently). sidux has a rolling release cycle which means, you may update to each next "release" by just updating through Debian's apt-get. As the homepage says: sidux is "Debian hot and spicy!". But most of all it makes running the unstable Debian sid quite stable!