Crux 2.8 released
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The Crux Linux distribution has been released in version 2.8. The main changes include not only the current version of software updates and various adjustments to the base of the system.
Crux is a Linux distribution that committed himself to the KISS principle and for experienced users apply who want to have complete control over your system and, for example, only want to install the software, which is really needed. The distribution is not based on a derived product, but was from the Swedish Linux programmers Per Lidén completely redeveloped. The base system includes only a handful of packages, but can be extended at any time at will. For this Crux offers a tar.gz-based package system.Additional programs in the ports system. The secondary focus of Crux is, according to the authors on the use of new Linux features and current libraries.
The latest version 2.8 includes over the released almost a year ago Version 2.7 several software updates. The product now uses glibc 2.16.0 , gcc 4.7.2 and binutils 2.22 on. As the kernel is version 3.5.4 is used. For the graphic presentation are X.org 7.7 and X Server 1.13.0 responsible. Other changes in the distribution part of the integration of kmod instead of module-init-tools.Moreover, the outdated video driver for radeonhd, i128, mach64, removed tdfx and voodoo from X.org. Furthermore libGLU no longer a part of Mesa, but in a new port “xorg / glu” to find.
Crux 2.8 is now available via BitTorrent or from one of the mirrors offered for download . The ISO image has a size of 254 MB.