15th AUG '16. LOTR SERIES NOW AVAILABLE.
As per the planned Release Cycle of 18 Months, New Series of this Distro is on offer.Much effort has primarily gone to cater user inputs recieved within this period, add new utilities, provide better branding & of course keeping sync with the software stack.This Series CodeNamed after LOTR characters would be in an incremental cycle, through the next quarter, where different segments would be released, catering to specific segments of usability.
- There is no LIVE Disk available right now and the Installation Process is still Textual Based like last edition.Work on both aspects is currently underway and should be reflected in future options.
- Primary Testing has been done only on INTEL Based Infra.Please proceed accordingly.Also assembles featuring extemely "exotic" wireless/graphics/other components may or may not work.
- Only ENGLISH Locale is currently implemented.We actively & humbly seek Friends & Peers to take up Multilingual support for the Distro...Please contact us if interested...
- Application Menu has been customized for ease of use.To get a list of actual commands Click Here.
YouTube Videos are being provided as Installation Guide.Incase the reception is blurred, Change the video quality by going to Settings in the corner of the video player, and selecting your preferred quality.720p HD would be our recommendation for optimum viewing of these videos.
As such, the Primary "SPINS" are :
'Legolas' - Debian SID 32 BIT XFCE [ Screenshots | ISO | Torrent | CheckSum | Package List | Installation Guide ]
- This would be the last release for 32 BIT as is the current trend of moving more towards 64.Promptly then,this has been based on SID rather then last edition Sarvatra 32 which was jessie based.This will ensure that the Installation remains relevant to the software stack for at least next 24 months...
- Only Legacy BIOS is supported.
- Three kernels are available 3.16.0-4-686-pae, 4.5.0-2-686 & 4.5.0-2-686-pae.The reason being Hibernation doesnt work on 4.5 pae..this is not just PrathamOS but everywhere...to test install pm-utils package and try out pm-hibernate...It works on 4.5 but then you miss out on handling a larger memory...3.16 pae works for hibernate...So multiple choices help you to boot according to usage.
'Aragorn' - Debian SID 64 BIT XFCE [ Screenshots | ISO | Torrent | CheckSum | Package List | Installation Guide ( System / VirtualBox ) ]
- The Primary Candidate for this release.Close to 3800 packages...covering almost all aspects of general purpose applications.
- Both UEFI & Legacy Boot are supported...Can be installed along with Windows 10.
- setupapt - A new feature which automatically chooses the nearest mirror for apt-get, thereby increasing speed of application installation.Usage is extremely simple...Instead of "apt-get update" command use "setupapt"...thats it...It will automatically search debian mirrors and choose the fastest.Then run apt-get install to proceed as usual...Also apt-get itself has been modified to facilitate parallel processing.
'Gandalf' - CentOS 7 64 BIT XFCE [ Screenshots | ISO ( Releasing Between 21-28 Aug 2016 ) ]
- This would be a first for any distro...RPM & DEB...both spectrums brought together under a single roof...The idea is to provide the development community with the desktop implementation of the server so that they have seamless migration from dev to prod movements.
- VirtualBox installation would be provided first.
- This would be followed by scripts for Software Stack Implementations such as LAMP etc...
'Frodo' - Raspberry Pi 3 Model B [ Planned For 25-30 Sep 2016 ) ]
- Well...LOTR would be incomplete without Frodo...right...So we will be taking this leap as well.
- Eltechs ExaGear Desktop will be integrated so that x86 apps can be accomodated.
Others In Pipeline
- Samwise, Gimli & Treebeard...Watch out for this space for more...