Linux News Today: Pisi Linux 2.0 Brings KDE Plasma 5 and LibreOffice 5.1 to Its Turkish User Base
The Turkish developers behind the Pisi Linux operating system have announced that release and immediate availability for download and testing of the seventh Alpha build of their upcoming Pisi Linux 2.0 OS.
According to the developers, Pisi Linux 2.0 will be a great release, and it promises to offer a set of new GNU/Linux technologies over the previous stable release, Pisi Linux 1.2, the most important ones being the move to a long-term supported kernel from the Linux 4.4 series, and the latest KDE Plasma 5, KDE Applications 15.12, and KDE Frameworks 5 software.
The fact of the matter is that this Alpha 7 build is also the first public release of the upcoming Pisi Linux 2.0 release, as it would appear that the previous six Alphas where internal builds only. However, it is a good thing that users can now take the upcoming GNU/Linux distribution for a test drive to discover new features, as well as to report bugs or suggest new functionality to the developers.
“Pisi Linux has continued its activities after 1.2 and 2.0 Alpha 7 reached our testers, the initial release of this version 2.x series,” developers have explained. “This version emerged as a result of extensive studies; strong, stable, comfortable to use, safe and so fast. The strength of the structure without damaging your system uses hardware safely to the end. In addition, this version was offered to us along with many innovations.”
What’s new in Pisi Linux 2.0 Alpha 7
Being powered by Linux kernel 4.4.1, the Pisi Linux 2.0 Alpha 7 operating system comes with the latest KDE Plasma 5.5 desktop environment, which is accompanied by the KDE Applications 15.12 and KDE Frameworks 5.19 software suites, it features the Mozilla Firefox 44.0.2 web browser, the LibreOffice 5.1 office suite, GIMP 2.8.16 image editor, Glibc 2.21, Binutils 2.25, and Coreutils 8.25.
Early adopters and those who want to help the Pisi Linux developers improve the quality of the upcoming distribution can download Pisi Linux 2.0 Alpha 7 right now from Softpedia and report any bugs they may encounter. However, please try to keep in mind that this is a pre-release version, which means that it’s not suitable for deployment in production environments.