First, I should sincerely apologize to all our loyal users for such a long delay. I was very busy and although I had almost finished my 11.10 remix I couldn’t release it.
Now I’m very happy to announce AriOS 4.0 Beta, based on the upcoming long-term support (LTS) version of Ubuntu.
Although both Ubuntu 12.04 and AriOS are in Beta, I consider this release a very stable and robust system, as Canonical has done a great job on making Precise stable and bug-free.
AriOS comes with the latest updates from the Precise development branch up to March 26, 2012.
In this release we offer a great array of the latest and greatest free desktop environments.
Like before, AriOS comes with it’s own proven desktop layout, based on GNOME 3 and the awesome Avant Window Navigator.
The default AriOS session uses compiz as window manager and falls back to Metacity on systems without accelerated graphics drivers (AriOS-2d).
Also available are the latest versions of Unity, Gnome-Shell, Unity 2D and Gnome classic (fallback).
Multimedia playback and flash work out of the box, and you have a choice between Firefox and Chromium for web-browsing.
The wonderful social client Choqok is also installed, making your social experience in Twitter and identi.ca a great pleasure.
For your graphics needs, the GIMP, Inkscape and Blender are installed.
There are many more apps and tweaks that you should see for yourself.
Summary of major packages:
Linux Kernel 126.96.36.199
Virtualbox 4.1.10 (with extensions pack)