[altlinux-announce-en] ALT Workstation 8.1 release

Michael Shigorin mike at altlinux.org
Thu Nov 24 17:06:02 MSK 2016

November 24 2016

BaseALT Ltd announces the release of ALT Workstation 8.1 distribution
aimed for corporate and personal desktop use.

* the distribution includes operating system and a set of applications
  that can be used directly off a bootable LiveUSB stick (e.g. for
  compatibility estimation) or installed permanently;
* MATE desktop environment familiar to Centaurus, SPT and other
  distributions users;
* wide range of software to connect to corporate and cloud
  infrastructure, work with internet, documents, complex graphics
  and animation, to process audio and video, to create and run
  virtual machines and access those.

Changes in version 8.1:
* Linux kernel 4.4.34
* LibreOffice 5.2 suite
* Firefox ESR 45.5.0 and Chromium 54 browsers
* Thunderbird ESR 45.5.0 email client
* Qemu 2.6.2 and VirtualBox 5.1.6 virtual machines
* better SSD, 4K HDD, touchpad, and bluetooth support
* online repository available out-of-box
* fixed RO/RW mode support in LiveUSB
* 3rd party software support libraries added

Product page (in Russian):


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