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From: Solar Designer (solaropenwall.com)
Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - 08:47:34 CDT
We've recently made public new Owl-current ISOs for x86 and x86-64. The
-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp ftp 437798120 May 29 15:45 Owl-current-20090529-i586.iso.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp ftp 441368108 May 29 16:52 Owl-current-20090529-x86_64.iso.gz
and they're available under /pub/Owl/current/iso (or equivalent) from
all of our official mirrors listed at:
The i586 ISO fits on a standard (or should I say ancient?) 650 MB disc
(with around 20 MB left "free"), the x86_64 ISO needs 700 MB media (with
around 50 MB left "free").
Both of these ISOs use Linux 220.127.116.11-ow1 as the kernel - this is the
"official" kernel for Owl-current and Owl 2.0-stable right now.
Compared to older 2.4 kernels, this version includes security fixes
(in upstream 18.104.22.168 code, not in the -ow1 patch) and support for some
newer hardware. Upgrading of existing installs is recommended.
A lot of packages have been significantly updated since the last ISO
snapshot announced in here. As usual, significant changes are
documented in the Owl-current change log:
One new package has been added - cdrkit, a suite of programs for
recording CDs and DVDs, blanking CD-RW media, creating ISO-9660
filesystem images, extracting audio CD data, and more. A "quick start"
guide for typical systems is currently found in
/usr/share/doc/cdrkit-1.1.9/READMEs/README.ATAPI.setup (this file has
been mostly re-written specifically as part of the Owl package).
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