I’m happy to announce AriOS 4.0 Final has been released. Built upon the solid base of ubuntu 12.04 LTS, AriOS comes with GNOME Shell as the default desktop, carefully modified and enhanced using a number of extensions to offer a better and more familiar user experience.
AriOS is not just yet another ubuntu remaster. It comes with a slew of features, some of them unique to itself:
- A beautiful, productivity-oriented desktop session using Avant Window Navigator + Compiz/Metacity.
- A script to auto-detect Nvidia Optimus chips and install Bumblebee software
- GUI to turn on/off auto-mounting of partitions at boot
- A handpicked selection of multimedia, graphics and office software
AriOS Session (with AWN)
And Unity session:
AriOS uses ubuntu repositories as well as a number of trusted, well-known PPAs. So it is 100 percent compatible with ubuntu and could be easily upgraded to later versions. It includes latest updates from ubuntu repositories until October 5, 2012
You’ll find everything you need in AriOS 4.0. Web browsers, image editors and organizers, a powerful office suite, multimedia players and graphics editors. Please note that Adobe’s Flash player has been removed from AriOS as it’s non-free software. We want to stick to free software principles so we do our best not to include non-free software by default. Users can easily install Flash player, either by clicking the “Flash Plugin Installer” on the desktop or by running: sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree in a terminal.
Important package versions:
- Linux kernel 3.2.0-23
- GNOME Shell 3.4.1
- Firefox 15.0.1
- Thunderbird 15.0.1
- Libreoffice 126.96.36.199
- VLC 2.0.3
- GIMP 2.8.2
- Chromium 20.0.1132.47
- Choqok 1.3
- Virtualbox 4.1.12
and much more!