AriOS GNU/Linux


AriOS 3.0 Beta Available for Download

I’m happy to announce AriOS 3.0 Beta is now available for download and testing.

AriOS 3.0 Beta is based on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and comes with a carefully designed and customized GNOME 2 session that uses the elegant Avant Window Navigator as the main panel (without Unity).

Finding files and launching applications is handled by Synapse, the modern smart  semantic launcher for GNU/Linux systems.

A detailed and complete release announcement is in the making for the final release. For now these are a few of the packages you can find in AriOS (all at their latest versions as of May 27, 2011):

Linux Kernel 2.6.38-8

Firefox 4.0.1

VLC 1.1.9

Nautilus Elementary 2.32.2

LibreOffice 3.3.2

GIMP 2.6.11

Oracle Vm Virtualbox 4.0.8

Pidgin 2.7.11

Synapse 0.2.6

Banshee 2.0.0

Choqok Microblogging Cient 1.0

Shotwell 0.9.2

Gloobus Preview 0.4.5

Multimedia codecs

Adobe Flash Player 10.3

Tasque 0.1.9

Pinta 1.0

Grub Customizer 2.1.2

Gparted  0.7.0

and more.

Those who want to give AriOS a try before the final release can download the iso from:

Please pay attention to the following points before you proceed to download:

  • This is not the final release. I have tested it on a few machines and it’s fairly stable, however in terms of features and software it might be a bit different from the final release.
  • It’s good practice not to install beta software on production machines.
  • This is the beta version for the Iranian Edition of AriOS. However, everything (the installer, desktop, etc) is in English so everyone can give this a try. The only difference between the Iranian and International Editions is that the former comes with Persian as an alternate keyboard layout (not the default one) and some Persian TTF fonts. So the two editions are only slightly different.
  • For maximum speed and minimum boot time burn the ISO on a USB stick instead of DVD. Use unetbootin for this purpose.
  • Be kind enough to report bugs so that they can be fixed for the final release which will not be far away from now.

Any feedback, comments or suggestions will be highly appreciated!


14 comments for “AriOS 3.0 Beta Available for Download

  1. May 29, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks a lot.

  2. May 30, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Hey can the iranian version used for english purposes?

    • May 30, 2011 at 6:41 am

      Yes of course. Everything is English. Persian keyboard ad fonts are only available as alternatives (not defaults).

  3. May 30, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Great. Distro. Going to give it a try!

  4. May 30, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I will download version 3 in a week after my “konkoor”.

  5. June 4, 2011 at 6:10 am

    Hey is it normal for version 3.0 beta to have a lag between the time you log in and the time the desktop to actually appear or is that native to all ubuntu remakes?

    • June 4, 2011 at 1:31 pm

      I have this problem too. AWN is the main suspect, and i’m looking for a workaround.

  6. June 4, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Congratulate ^_^
    i hope arios day to day better of yesterday

    • June 6, 2011 at 8:24 am

      Thanks Mahmood jan! :)

  7. June 22, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    baba eyne Adam par30 benevisin ma ham befahmim

    • June 28, 2011 at 8:01 pm

      و این که الان شما نوشتی به فارسیه؟؟

  8. Ali
    July 4, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Great Job. Finally a worthy and beautiful Persian Linux. Great work guys.

    • July 5, 2011 at 8:12 am

      Thank you :)

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