infobox OS
name = aLinux

caption = The aLinux logo
family = Unix-like
latest_release_version = 12.8
latest_release_date = 2006-07-30
kernel_type = Modular monolithic kernel
license = Various
working_state = Current

aLinux (pronunciation: IPAEng|eɪˈlɪnʊks) is a Linux distribution created and maintained by Jay Klepacs. It uses KDE as its default window system and can use Enlightenment with an add-on pack. [ [ aLinux Linux OS - Beautifying The Linux Desktop - 2007 ] ] It is designed to have a Windows XP-style "look".

Version History

"Retrieved on May 22, 2007" [ [ Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD ] ]

aLinux's original name was Peanut Linux. Peanut began as a mini-OS, along the lines of Xubuntu or DSL.
* 9.1: Peanut was command-line, using Midnight Commander as its default file manager and incorporated the Red Hat Package system (*.rpm)
* 9.4: Peanut had a GUI (X Window System and Enlightenment), and came bundled with Mozilla Communicator, GAIM, and other useful programs (still keeping its total size at 240MB)
* 9.5: Came bundled with several KDE applications, including KOffice, KGames, Kaffeine, etc.Peanut went through several revisions between 9.6 and 12.0, and was not officially released to the public during this period. During version 12.1 development, a Peanut package repository (for use with the new Synaptic clone) was released.
* 12.2: Name change from Peanut Linux to aLinux. Kernel revision, KDE update.
* 12.3: Came bundled with MPlayer and the Konqueror Web browser.
* 12.5: Introduced a new GUI theme, along with K3b, translucency support, an updated KOffice version, and several hundred new bundled fonts
* 12.7: Came bundled with many new programs, such as aMule P2P, Kopete Instant Messenger, GIMP Image Editor, Clam AntiVirus, and Bochs Emulator.
* 12.8: API update to glibc 2.4 and GCC 4.1.1, update to KDE and KOffice, kernel update.

ystem Requirements

"Retrieved on May 24, 2007" [ [ aLinux Linux OS - Beautifying The Linux Desktop - 2007 ] ]
* 486 SX/DX or higher processor (CPU)
* 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended)
* 2 GB free hard disk drive space
* CD-ROM drive (burner required to burn ISO)
* VGA video card
* optional components: pointing device (mouse), modem/fax modem or network card, audio card and speakers for sound

External links

* [ aLinux official website]


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