[altlinux-announce-en] ALT Linux 4.1 Desktop released

Alexey Rusakov rusakov at altlinux.ru
Tue Oct 7 15:24:02 MSD 2008

We're happy to announce our new release, ALT Linux 4.1 Desktop. This is
a general purpose GNU/Linux distribution intended for use on desktop
systems, laptops and netbooks. More details can be found at

Changes since ALT Linux 4.0 Desktop Personal include:
 * Based on the new stable 4.1 branch of the repository
 * 2.6.25 kernel with wider hardware support
 * KDE 3.5.10 (GNOME 2.22 and XFCE 4.4.2 can be installed manually from
the DVD)
 * Firefox 3
 * NetworkManager, that allows to manage any network interface without
root privileges
 * New look of the System management center
 * Updated Bootloader and Display management modules
 * New management modules:
   * LiveUSB creation assistant
   * LAN proxy settings (apt also uses it)
   * An easy to use chooser of an updates repository
   * Package management
 * A flash media image so you can install from your USB flash drive (on
EeePC, too)
 * Non-ASCII filenames inside Zip archives no more get corrupted on
Windows, and vice versa.
 * Kaffeine is used as the default player of audio- and videofiles
 * KView is the default image viewer
 * Updated and revised menu
 * Programs with duplicate functionality removed:
   * Using Evince instead of KGhostView, KPDF, and KDVI
   * KuickShow and KMail are not installed by default (still present
on the media and can be installed manually)
 * New applications:
   * Qtemu (GUI for Qemu virtual machine)
   * VirtualBox

Images are available at:
or at the nearest mirror site. The list of active mirrors can be found

The following files are available:
i586 architecture
altlinux-4.1.0-desktop-i586-install-cd.iso - CD with installer
altlinux-4.1.0-desktop-i586-install-dvd5.iso - DVD with installer
altlinux-4.1.0-desktop-i586-live-cd.iso - LiveCD
altlinux-4.1.0-desktop-i586-rescue-cd.iso - CD for system recovery
altlinux-4.1.0-desktop-i586-install-flash.img.gz - an image to create
LiveUSB media
x86_64 architecture
altlinux-4.1.0-desktop-x86_64-install-cd.iso - CD with installer
altlinux-4.1.0-desktop-x86_64-install-dvd5.iso - DVD with installer
altlinux-4.1.0-desktop-x86_64-live-cd.iso - LiveCD
altlinux-4.1.0-desktop-x86_64-rescue-cd.iso - CD for system recovery

You can discuss ALT Linux Desktop products in the mailing lists:
https://lists.altlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/desktop (in Russian)
https://lists.altlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/community-en (in English)
https://lists.altlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/community-ua (in Ukrainian)

  Alexey "Ktirf" Rusakov
  Head of Systems development dept.
  ALT Linux Technology

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