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  •  14 Jan 2013 09:05
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    Release Notes: Implements some power management for laptops (based on a patched version of the lightweight xautolock, rather than piggy-backing off a screensaver.) Many application updates and system tweaks. Updated to the 3.7.1 kernel.

    •  25 Nov 2012 01:37
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      Release Notes: This release uses kernel-polling with a customized and stripped-down version of spacefm, which also gets by without the use of hal or udisks. It is about as lean-running as possible with modern software like udev, NetworkManager, Chrome browser, etc. It allows much administration via sudo as a user, thus diminishing the need to log in as root to get most things done. The caveat is that when you get a password prompt to run a root-only program, you must enter the root password.

      •  06 Jun 2012 19:18
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        Release Notes: New versions of Xorg and kernel since the last release. A new screen resolution changer (usable on a per-user basis). LibreOffice is in "Extra" (no more "CD2"; all auxiliary packages are now in "Extra", which seems more logical.) Updated multimedia libraries and their installer, and new MPlayer. Several little tweaks.

        •  10 Oct 2010 05:14
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          Release Notes: Security updates and interface tweaks were made. Barring any last-minute bug fixing, this should be the final release in the 13.1.x series.

          •  13 Sep 2010 02:00
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            Release Notes: Security updates including the mozilla-nss package (and Firefox, Seamonkey, and Thunderbird on CD2). Icewm menu fixes and re-arrangement. AbiWord is back in the base install with GTK printing preview by epdfview (so no more AbiWord crashes, hopefully). Several package updates including OpenOffice, Imagemagick, Inkscape, and Chromium Browser. A new default sound mixer: alsamixer-qt4. A new script in the menu to change screen locker mode, and an updated find-installed script.

            •  03 Sep 2010 16:28
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              Release Notes: The main reason for this release is to avoid kernel security vulnerabilities. A few new applications, many library package updates, and a bit of interface tweaking. Starting to feel like a 13.1.x final.

              •  26 Jul 2010 21:14
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                Release Notes: The Chromium browser has been updated, and is distributed with the PDF viewer extension pre-configured, so PDF viewing is a non-issue. There is a security fix. Several programs have been updated for the new icewm menu insertion procedure. geeqie has been updated to allow multiple instances. GIMP has been updated as well as several apps in the CD2 directory in repositories. AbsChart (the pie chart maker) is back in the Graphics menu.

                •  25 Jul 2010 05:55
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                  Release Notes: Chromium was replaced by Firefox as the default Web browser. Several security and application updates were made.

                  •  07 Feb 2010 05:45
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                    Release Notes: Feature enhancements were made. The old KDE3-based K3B is now the default disk burning software, since the rest were unacceptable. A new theme was added. There is a new fail-safe script that is called with the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Esc, which switches the login interface from graphic to text based. This is sort of a fail-safe maneuver if X is not working properly.

                    •  02 Feb 2010 15:07
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                      Release Notes: The multimedia installer was fixed with a few updates.

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