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YOS is a compact, personalized, and optimized OS with support for apt-rpm and tgz packages, with 1200 packages carefully selected and compiled for speed and stability. It has an automatic hardware detection system which should detect most modern hardware.

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  •  25 Jan 2005 11:41

    Release Notes: This prerelease featured a 2.6.10 cko patched kernel, 2.6 kernel headers, NPTL, SELinux, GNOME 2.8, KDE 3.3.2, and resizing of NTFS based partitions during installation. Hardware based translucency is now supported for NVIDIA-based systems.

    •  25 Aug 2004 10:42

      Release Notes: This release provides the power user with many new features, encompassing Reiser4 support for the root filesystem, new non-destructive NTFS resizing, graphical partitioning, option to use GRUB or LILO bootloaders, a new clustered control panel, KDE 3.3.0 Final, Linux kernel 2.6.8.1, default firewall and the OpenOffice.org Office Suite, all provided on 1 CD. The default "look and feel" has been enhanced and many bugfixes have been applied, including PCMCIA support during install and support for PPPoE.

      •  16 Aug 2004 07:37

        Release Notes: This release included KDE 3.3.0 RC2, a new nVidia driver (6111), ISAPnP, a UDF patch, bt848 support, an MPPE patch, and PCMCIA as an install option. The partition on which to put lilo can now be selected. Support for a /home partition was added. Hundreds of packages were added and updated, GLX improvements were made for non-nVidia cards, and experimental support for ATI 3D hardware accelleration was added. There were also many bugfixes.

        •  23 Jul 2004 07:18

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          •  13 Jul 2004 03:44

            Release Notes: This is the final release for Yoper version 2. Version 2 is a complete redesign of Yoper based around kernel 2.6 (2.6.7) and apt/rpm support. Patches to the kernel include Con Kolivas performance patches, win4lin support, vmware support, reiserfs4, Secure Shell file system, CDROM Supermount, and Ndiswrapper. All of the latest available software packages are also integrated (gcc-3.4.1, glibc-2.3.3, kde-3.2.3).

            Recent comments

            28 Nov 2004 19:13 grv575

            Re: Yoper is apparently gonna cause World War III

            > Geez...

            >

            > I came here to have a look at Yoper,

            > after reading about it in Linux Magazine

            > (which included 2.1 for free, and thanks

            > for that).

            >

            > I was hoping to find out a little more

            > about the distro before I installed it,

            > and I came accross the most heated

            > debate (or flame fest) that i have seen

            > in months. After reading several back

            > and forth posts, I thought I would weigh

            > in with some common sense.

            >

            > If someone goes to the trouble of

            > creating a customized linux distro, and

            > spends a great deal of time and effort

            > in doing this, then why is it so

            > inconceivable to think they might be

            > paid for it?

            >

            > I have not yet installed Yoper, so I

            > cannot comment on it's performance or

            > usability, but it seems to me that this

            > argument has nothing to do with that. It

            > seems like an attack on the author

            > because he has the audacity to charge a

            > fee for it. That seems pretty stupid to

            > me.

            >

            > If you dont want to pay for the distro,

            > then dont. There are plenty of other

            > distro's out there which are sold at a

            > much higher cost, as well as hundreds

            > which are free of charge. Why not just

            > slam them all? Everyone who expects some

            > compensation for their effort is a

            > bloody capitalist pig, and anyone who

            > gives their distro away for free is an

            > anti-capitalist moron.

            >

            > Come on guys.. if you want to try it,

            > then try it.. If you like it enough to

            > pay for it, then send the guys who spent

            > countless hours packaging it a few

            > bucks.. I am quite sure they earned it,

            > and if you dont like it.. or dont want

            > to pay for it, then go download gentoo

            > or fedora instead.

            >

            > This idea that everyone should do

            > everything for free is novel in concept,

            > but it takes money to live in modern

            > society. I would love nothing more than

            > to give 100% of myself to helping those

            > less fortunate, but if I dont make some

            > money along the way, I will quickly

            > become one of those less fortunate

            > people I am trying to help.

            >

            > In closing, can't we all just get along?

            > I know we all hate Microsoft, but is it

            > because they flood the market with

            > garbage and wont release the code so we

            > can fix all of their mistakes? Or is it

            > because they are a business which

            > charges a fee for their operating

            > system? I wager if we think about this,

            > the latter is not the root of the

            > problem.

            >

            > Now I am going to install Yoper myself

            > and give it a spin.. and if I like it,

            > and decide to use it, then I will gladly

            > pay the author for his work. If I dont

            > decide to use it myself, I wont presume

            > that everyone else shares my opinion,

            > and I will suggest that everyone else

            > try it as well.

            >

            > To the author - Thanks for working to

            > build a better linux, rather than using

            > your skills to build more worthless (and

            > overpriced) crap for Windows.

            >

            > We may not all choose the same distro,

            > but we should all stand together as

            > members of the linux community. If you

            > really have to bash someone every day,

            > then point your anger at Microsoft, and

            > stop attacking your own family.

            >

            > Thats just the way I see it anyway..

            >

            > Mixelplix

            Just installed yoper and am really impressed. 15 minutes

            total install time, and it runs really fast. I have to say I

            like it better than gentoo, suse, and debian - great

            autodetection and very little configuration/maintenance. I

            just hope that the distro is still active (and there's still a

            free version available) over the next couple of years.

            20 Nov 2004 15:22 wp4mvc

            Excellent Distro straight of the Box (I mean ISO)!
            Have been running YOPER for three days now and have

            not had an incident with my old Laptop. Is an old IBM

            600E and it is running like a champ. It even detected my

            old D-Link PCMCIA DWL-650. I had to fumble with other

            distros to get it right and be able to connect. Thanks for

            this O/S. It is great!!!!!!

            ....73

            de WP4MVC

            19 Nov 2004 00:58 jakra

            Yoper
            I've been using Yoper now for a few months, on an old P3 laptop (650) and have been very impressed with the performance on this slow machine.

            I've been so impressed that I've just donated money to the yoper project (even though I too am against paying for an OS, donation is good ^^ ).

            I just want to ask, is Yoper still alive? The Yoper website has been talking about new servers being installed, but its been a week since they were supposed to be back up. Are you still there Yoper? Please don't leave me....

            06 Nov 2004 18:23 mixelplix

            Yoper is apparently gonna cause World War III
            Geez...


            I came here to have a look at Yoper, after reading about it in Linux Magazine (which included 2.1 for free, and thanks for that).


            I was hoping to find out a little more about the distro before I installed it, and I came accross the most heated debate (or flame fest) that i have seen in months. After reading several back and forth posts, I thought I would weigh in with some common sense.


            If someone goes to the trouble of creating a customized linux distro, and spends a great deal of time and effort in doing this, then why is it so inconceivable to think they might be paid for it?


            I have not yet installed Yoper, so I cannot comment on it's performance or usability, but it seems to me that this argument has nothing to do with that. It seems like an attack on the author because he has the audacity to charge a fee for it. That seems pretty stupid to me.


            If you dont want to pay for the distro, then dont. There are plenty of other distro's out there which are sold at a much higher cost, as well as hundreds which are free of charge. Why not just slam them all? Everyone who expects some compensation for their effort is a bloody capitalist pig, and anyone who gives their distro away for free is an anti-capitalist moron.


            Come on guys.. if you want to try it, then try it.. If you like it enough to pay for it, then send the guys who spent countless hours packaging it a few bucks.. I am quite sure they earned it, and if you dont like it.. or dont want to pay for it, then go download gentoo or fedora instead.


            This idea that everyone should do everything for free is novel in concept, but it takes money to live in modern society. I would love nothing more than to give 100% of myself to helping those less fortunate, but if I dont make some money along the way, I will quickly become one of those less fortunate people I am trying to help.


            In closing, can't we all just get along? I know we all hate Microsoft, but is it because they flood the market with garbage and wont release the code so we can fix all of their mistakes? Or is it because they are a business which charges a fee for their operating system? I wager if we think about this, the latter is not the root of the problem.


            Now I am going to install Yoper myself and give it a spin.. and if I like it, and decide to use it, then I will gladly pay the author for his work. If I dont decide to use it myself, I wont presume that everyone else shares my opinion, and I will suggest that everyone else try it as well.


            To the author - Thanks for working to build a better linux, rather than using your skills to build more worthless (and overpriced) crap for Windows.


            We may not all choose the same distro, but we should all stand together as members of the linux community. If you really have to bash someone every day, then point your anger at Microsoft, and stop attacking your own family.


            Thats just the way I see it anyway..


            Mixelplix

            17 Sep 2004 11:01 kelvinmc

            Wow!
            I'm impressed. I've been looking for this kind of dist for a long time. Small, lightweight, and extremely fast. While rough around the edges, this dist has a massive amount of potential.

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