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LBA UNVEILS LATEST LINUX, CALLS FOR BETA TESTERS
Helsinki, Finland, 2004-05-19
Following the worldwide release in April of the first version of
LBA-Linux, the Linux Business Alliance has this week unveiled a
preview of the next generation of its popular GNU/Linux distribution.
LBA-Linux R2 Beta, a test version of the as-yet-unreleased LBA-Linux
R2, reveals a slew of new features and sports an enhanced,
"This beta release is a preview of the next version of LBA-Linux",
explained Mr. Phillip Stewart, Community and Documentation Manager at
SOT Finnish Software Engineering, Ltd., an LBA member company.
"We're now asking our volunteers to 'test-drive' the beta release.
Their comments and feedback will determine which software features
are worthy of inclusion in the upcoming general release of
LBA-Linux R2 Beta is the first version of LBA-Linux to be
distributed in DVD format, a new addition to the traditional
CD-ROM installation media.
"Now that DVD technology has become more common, we wanted to offer
LBA-Linux users the choice and the convenience of installing all
LBA-Linux software from a single disc. CD-ROM users will still be able
to use the three-CD method of one Foundation and two bonus discs to
install the distribution", said Mr. Aleksey Gelchinskiy, Project Manager
The new installation medium is not the only innovation in LBA-Linux R2
Beta. Users of the new distribution will find a private folder in their
home directory which encrypts all files placed within it -- the perfect
place to keep confidential documents safe from prying eyes.
"I think that crypto support will be a great help to users of
LBA-Linux, especially so for laptop owners. Their private files will still be
protected should their notebook be stolen, or in service",
noted Brazilian GNU/Linux security expert Pedro Bueno.
Beta testers will also find the LBA's OpenOffice.org-based application
suite, LBA-Office, pre-installed in the new distribtution, allowing
instant productivity. The distribution's sophisticated Updater tool will
enable users to download and install updates and improvements during
the beta-test period.
More information about LBA-Linux R2 beta, including download links,
can be found at the distribution's community website, www.sotlinux.org.
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LBA-Linux R2 beta download: ftp://ftp.sot.com/
LBA-Linux R2 beta screenshots:
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LBA-Linux Community: http://www.sotlinux.org/
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