Frugalware Linux from Hungary is a nicely crafted Desktop Linux Distribution ( DLD ) for general and home use , forked out of Slackware Linux and utilizing Arch Linux "pacman" package manager.
Frugalware means " Little on resources " and as
VMiklos from Frugalware team says " Ware is stuff, frugal is frugal , something simple and humble" so is this nice Linux distribution.
A new stable version Frugalware Linux 0.7 "Sayshell" was released on Sat Oct 13, 2007 ref page Frugalware for further details .
The DVDs for i686 can be downloaded from here
NOTE: Don't get the second DVD unless you don't have an internet connection or you are on dial up.
Installation is simple, straight forward Slackware text based installation which any intermediate Linux user can handle easily . Post installation system runs smooth and stable and offers all tools any Linux home user needs.
Additional packages and upgrades can be easily installed via GUI Ggpm which is new addition to current version and works flawlessly.
I faced small problem with KPPP which was resolved easily by creating options file and copying /etc/resolv.conf file , further details can be found here I am sure Frugalware will attract more and more masses as it is ineed another Best Linux Distribution for Home Users.
Happy Frugalware Linux experience to everybody !