Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Frugalware Linux 0.7 "Sayshell"

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
f6f731a45467274bcc1f7d987f3ccef6697dec03 frugalware-0.7-i686-dvd1.iso
0443681c558f231b408e4add725635afe1b48af6 frugalware-0.7-i686-dvd2.iso
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 !


Chad McCullough said...

Thanks for the nice review. I went to the site to download the ISO and found that there are 13 ISO's to download. Is this correct? I really hope that I was reading that wrong. Yikes! :)

Dr.Saleem Khan said...

Hello Chad McCullough,

Thanks for your feed back.
I will post the links for the 2 DVDs. DVD 1 is mandatory while DVD2 is optional to download. I purchased both as I am on dial up and it is easy for me to install more packages from DVD than to download on dial up.

Good luck :)