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Distro Project - KarachiOS

Postby mahin_pk » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:26 am

On the 60th Independence day of Pakistan, LinuxPakistan Distro Project Team is pleased to make public its work on KarachiOS project.

With Anjum Butt [ LinuxPakistan ID: Anjum Butt ] leading the developers / contributors now with the grace of God we have a working custom distro based upon Debian sid tailored to our needs.

At present we have single CD based distro booting as Live Distro with option for easy install. Live CD will work as workstation only while upon installation on Hard Disk LAMP server is working out of the box.

Details about packages, download location will be posted by Anjum Butt.

Members interested in joining the KarachiOS developers/contributors/testers team may post their willingness here, send a PM or an email.
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Postby LinuxFreaK » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:10 am

Dear mahin_pk,
Salam,

Thats great.

Best Regards.
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Postby Anjum Butt » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:33 pm

In the name of Allah, the most merciful.

It gives me great pleasure to announce that on August 14th, 2007, we released the first public release of KOS (KarachiOS).

KarachiOS is the result of countless hours of devoted study, work and bug fixing.

Based on Debian sources, current release KarachiOS 1.0rc1 contains the following features:

* Linux Kernel 2.6.21
* X.org 7.2
* KDE 3.5.7
* KOffice
* Adept Package Management tool
* GnuPG 2.0 5
* Support for printers, scanners, digicams and webcams
* Wink
* VLC Media Player with native support for WMV files
* Amarok audio media player
* Support for legacy Windows Application via Wine
* LAMP Stack
* Apache 2
* MySQL 5.0.44
* PHP5
* WebERP for accounting
* Pre-release version of Badar Sami's Urdu keyboard for touch typists
* Fonts for Arabic/Farsi/Urdu
* Adobe FlashPlayer 9
* Experimental support for wireless modems
* KPDF and KCHMViewer for viewing documents
* digiKam for digital camera and photo gallery management
* KOpete for Instant messaging with Yahoo and MSN Webcam support
* Skype 1.4beta
* Secure Remote Desktop access support using NX technology
* Viki (Onscreen Accessibility Keyboard)
* kbfx (Next generation KDE Lauch Menu)
* K3B for CD/DVD burning
* Builtin StartCom certificates

and anything we forgot to mention
More will follow :)

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Postby Sandman » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:05 am

Sounds Good with the fact that our neighbour country India has already so many distributions available so we are on the track too now.

First public release rc1 , but where is the url to the iso files and any any additional infos??

Keep it up
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Impressive.

Postby soni » Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:11 pm

I've just used/tested this live CD. Thing went very smoothly. Really impressive. Good Work Anjum.

Regards.

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Postby mudasir » Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:56 pm

Salam.

First of all great Work...

Now can any one give me the Link from where i can Download this KarachiOS
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Postby kadnan » Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:54 pm

salam all

great work by Anjum and His team. Lots of mobarak bad to tariq bhai and all PLUCians!

is there any official website?
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Postby kashaziz » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:07 pm

Where can I get the CD from? Also, let me have the URL so that I can link back from my web site.

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Postby kadnan » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:49 am

can you please explain further about "Urdu" fonts and how are they being used in distro?
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Postby barlas » Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:47 pm

Nice work!

Where can I get the distro for testing?

UPDATE: nvm, found it.
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Postby Anjum Butt » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:19 pm

The KarachiOS 1.0 rc1CD is currently available from LinuxPakistan.
Check this link for directions (http://www.linuxpakistan.net/wiki/index.php?pagename=LinuxPakistanKarachiSoftware)
We are currently working on howtos and tutorials, as well as some other things that we would like to ship in 1.0 final release.

We have uploaded some howtos at
http://208.77.100.249/

Kindly take a look.
More will follow :)



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Postby barlas » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:15 pm

Isn't there any way to download it from internet?
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Postby saquib_javed » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:24 am

yeah, y dont u guys put it on sourceforge or some free ftp
Use Linux and feel Free.
OR
Feel free to use Linux. ;)
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Postby lambda » Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:48 am

ftp? hah. all the cool kids use bittorrent.
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Postby AcidEYE » Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:18 pm

As Salam U Alikum,

first of all congratulation to all of you guys who made this big achivment.
now i want to test KOS, so tell me from where i can download this or purchase KOS?

best regards
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