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January 14, 2009

ALT Linux 4.1.1 Desktop released

ALT Linux proudly presents a new release of our desktop distribution,ALT Linux 4.1.1 Desktop. This is a general purpose GNU/Linux
distribution intended for use on desktop systems, laptops and netbooks.

Changes since ALT Linux 4.1.0 Desktop include:

  • Updated version of -, with bugfixes.
  • Compiz works out-of-box, all you need to do is run it from the menu.
  • Fixes in NetworkManager, targeted on its stability and PPPoE operation.
  • Printer settings and management is fixed in a default KDE installation.
  • CPU frequency changing fixed.
  • Miscellaneous fixes here and there.
  • An installation DVD image with English as the default language

About Box version.

January 12, 2009

Supercomputer "SKIF-MGU" works under ALT Linux 4.1 SKIF

ALT Linux distribution successfully used on the most powerful supercomputer in Russia — SKIF‑MGU.

Within the framework of of Russian-Belorussian program “SKIF-GRID” ALT Linux has developed a specialised ALT Linux 4.1 SKIF distribution. The distribution has  successfully passed qualification tests.

January 11, 2009

Winter Linux School for teachers 2009

On January 26-30, 2009 a Winter school for teachers will be held in Pereslavl Zalessky. Co-organizers of the school are: Scientific-educational Institution "IPS University of Pereslavl", Software Systems Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Logic, ALT Linux.

Four main topics are:

   1. PSPO project ("Linux for educational institutions of Russia"): what is it?
   2. How does one begin work with Linux?
   3. How to start accomplishing tasks using Linux standalone (independently)?
   4. How to accomplish shared tasks together, without reinventing the wheel?