|| ||jeff <moe-AT-blagblagblag.org>|
|| ||[blag-announce] BLAG 60000 (flout) Released|
|| ||Sun, 14 Jan 2007 03:44:14 -0300|
BLAG is a 100% Free Software distribution with all the tools you want from a
desktop computer, plus more. It comes on a single CD, is easily installed, and
user friendly. Power users have the resources of a repository that combines
bits from Fedora Core, Fedora Extras, freshrpms, Dries, ATrpms, livna, Planet
CCRMA, and our own special brews.
BLAG 60000 (flout) is a new series with a new base (FC6) and many new applications.
Featuring all of the applications below on JUST ONE CD. Burn copies and hand
them out! It's got it all. Did I mention it's all on just one CD?
Very cool Internet TV program. Download high-quality shows straight to your
hard drive. Don't settle for little windows in a web browser! :)
That's right, edit video--it's on the CD. Kino for basic editing or the more
powerful cinelerra for movie production. Then edit DVD menus with qdvdauthor.
enabled with inkboard so you can collaboratively work on drawings with other
users via the Internet using jabber!
Make free phone calls around the world to landlines, mobile phones, and VoIP
phones with this unique service from the BLAG project BLASTERISK.
"listen", is a cool app that integrates playlists, album covers automatically,
lyrics, wikipedia lookups, group playlists, everything. The minimal rock-solid
xmms is there as always.
mplayer & xine
Two top-notch video players, plus mencoder to re-encode audio and video
Well, that's what it does. Thoggen! So easy to use, straight to theora format.
For CDs, there's the venerable grip.
Edit soundfiles with a lean, easy to use, but powerful sound editor.
Handles jabber, AOL, MSN, IRC, ICQ, Yahoo, and other Instant messaging
networks--all in one program. Includes encryption and "off the record" plugins
The famous web browser, of course
Nice email client
Tune into streaming radio stations on the 'net! Plus with streamripper, you can
Or instead of just listening, broadcast your own station with MuSE and icecast!
Free music is even included.
Both yum and apt are available with pirut and synaptic GUIs. Download from our
repo of over 8,500 free packages.
User friendly yet powerful, Gnome is the main desktop that BLAG is built upon.
Fluxbox is on the CD too....
A few of those even....
World famous blender is on the CD should you decide to make the next great
computer graphics movie!
Edit photos & images, put Bush's head on anything you want, have at it...
Create fonts! Edit existing fonts.
Bittorrent and a gnutella client, sitting right there on the CD waitin' for you.
Get blog or any other RSS feeds with liferea, gpodder for audio blogs, and
gnome-blog for uploading your own blog posts.
Conveniently translate text or websites.
scribus for anything from pamphlets to long books!
abiword a lightweight word processor, gnumeric lightweight yet powerful spread
sheet, and glabels does its job so well.
Since 2002, BLAG has not had a compiler on the CD--compilers have been
available on the DVDs or in the repo. With BLAG 60k, gcc, plus a few basic bits
are available immediately should you need to compile a new kernel, modules, or
apache for webserving, vsftp ftp server, and postfix for SMTP. Openssh's server
is included, along with a dhcpd server and xinetd.
Yes! One of those. 2.6.18-1.2869. Note BLAG 60k is compatible with i686
(~Pentium II or greater) processors. BLAG disables SELinux by passing selinux=0
to the kernel boot line. :)
So freakin' much
And even more in the online repository. Thousands of more applications are
available with a few clicks. No cost, yo.
Yes, all this is on one CD! 700 megs of Free Software.
If that's not enough, developers can grab the two BLAG binary DVDs and the two
source DVDs. This has the entire repository of 8,500+ 100% Free Software packages.
Put in the CD, hit enter at the boot: prompt, and answer the few questions. :)
Alternately, if you want to ERASE EVERTYHING on your hard drive and do an
automated install, you can type:
at the boot: prompt of the initial screen of the CDROM. This makes installation
fast and easy for computer labs, recycling centers, etc.
Put in the CD and select "Upgrade" when prompted. After the install and you've
rebooted into the upgraded system you can run this, if you are connected to the
Internet, to grab updates to packages you may have installed that weren't on
apt-get --fix-broken install
Users have successfully upgraded using yum or apt-get by changing 50000 to
60000 in /etc/yum.repos.d/ or /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
This exercise is recommended for experienced users. Install a new 60k kernel first:
apt-get install kernel#2.6.18-1.2869.fc6
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