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September 25, 2009

ALT Linux on Twitter

Now you can follow ALT Linux on Twitter in English and Russian.

September 11, 2009

Beta of ALT Linux 5.0 Ark released

We're happy to announce the beginning of public beta-testing of ALT Linux 5.0 Ark - a suite of distributions designed for making integrated solutions.

The suite includes 3 distributions for two hardware platforms (i586 and x86-64):

  • ALT Linux 5.0 Office Server
  • ALT Linux 5.0 Desktop
  • ALT Linux 5.0 GNOME Desktop
August 27, 2009

Beta-version of ALT Linux School suite released

ALT Linux starts public beta-testing of ALT Linux School. This is a set of distributions that includes:

  • ALT Linux 5.0.0 School Lite (XFCE)
  • ALT Linux 5.0.0 School Junior (GNOME)
  • ALT Linux 5.0.0 School Master (KDE4)

There are many differences compared to the Free Software Suite that was released and sent to Russian schools in 2008. One distribution is now based on GNOME desktop environment. We have added packages to all distributions for additional educational process automation (iTALC to monitor and control computer class activity, iTest to make testing pupils easier, FreeNX to access remote systems with graphical terminals, recordMyDesktop to record videos of your desktop). Several IDEs have been added, including Anjuta, Geany and Code::Blocks. VirtualBox, a system virtualization engine, and Avidemux, a video processing tool, are also in ALT Linux School, as well as many other pieces of software.

July 01, 2009

The 6th Free Software developers conference

ALT Linux and Institute of Logic announce The 6th Free Software developers conference. The conference will take place in Obninsk, Kaluga region, Russia on 27th and 28th of July, 2009.

May 12, 2009

ALT Linux participated in the Week of Russian IT in Venezuela

ALT Linux participated in the Week of Russian IT in Venezuela that took place in Caracas, on April, 19-25.

Other participants include Russian companies ABBYY, ASCON, Digital Design, PROMT, and Venezuelan ACS Systems, an official representative of Kaspersky Labs.

Each company was given a time for a speech; the last day was carried out in the format of "workshops".

March 17, 2009

ALT Linux in Brazil

ALT Linux and OpenGO (former Ventox Boundless Brasil) announce opening of a new ALT Linux sales and development office in Brazil – ALT Linux Brasil.

This move follows ALT Linux strategy to increase worldwide visibility of Sisyphus repository. ALT Linux and OpenGO intend to collaborate in development and selling of ALT Linux products in Brazil and other Latin America countries.

February 20, 2009

School Server released

Armada group and ALT Linux company are happy to release School Server distribution, based on ALT Linux OfficeServer technological base and targeted at schools and other educational institutions. This release of School Server is an extended version of a server suite for educational institutions that was developed for the government contract in the end of 2008. The distro has no version number - that signifies the beginning of a new line of distributions.

January 27, 2009

ALT Linux provides full access to PSPO's SDK

ALT Linux has published Software Development Kit which was used to create school Linux distributions.

Now any developer can rebuild, improve and use a set of Linux distributions that are deployed during PSPO pilot project in Russian schools in 2008.

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 OpenOffice.org - 3.0.0.8, 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.

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