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Upcoming Release

We have a new release ready to go on Dec. 26, when we get back from the holidays. This one has several changes:

  • As a few people suggested, I’ve added a Show Desktop button.
  • MPlayer Plugin is now installed for Firefox, which will let you play embedded Quicktime and other media formats.

xpresslinux-12-20-06

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New Beta (UPDATED)

A new beta is now available, which fixes the update problem with the 12-8 release. You can download it here. If you’ve already installed the 12-8 release, you *may* be able to fix it by entering the following in the terminal before doing the update:

sudo apt-get install -f xpresslinux-settings

Major changes in this version include Firefox as the default browser, additional repositories added, new menu arrangement, and a menu item for Wine’s file manager to easily your Windows drive.

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First Public Beta

The first public beta of XPressLinux is now available. The CD image can be downloaded here.

Installing XPressLinux

XPressLinux Login Window

XPressLinux Boot Screen

****Taylor’s Notes****

Okay guys havent had internet all week, but at 6:01pm on Friday Dec 1 I got it. I have been checking out this version on Xpress Linux and I have to say I am very happy with it, I just installed it and I fell in love with it (creepy I know) but mainly I just wanted to tell you folks out there that are a few more key things going into the final release that arent in the public beta, also if you find any bugs that you would like to report please do so at [email protected] or [email protected] Also I have to give props to Chris Haney for emailing me and doing some screen shots for us and also providing us with a mirror (will be up soon). Hang in their guys (73 downloads in under 24 hours) you are the best community an indie team could ever ask for.

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Almost there!

Well now I have a Live CD copy of Xpress Linux in my hands, and while it may not be complete yet it is very awesome. The new theme looks very nice its very brushed and modern looking, its just small things that really impress me, like how when I scroll over to the close button it fades silently into red. The programs it comes with are very standard but nice nonetheless I really appreciate the Wireless Assistant LAN manager, it works flawlessly. Also I had direct access to all my files on a Windows PC easy through Konqueror, unfortunately we are not finished with the wine setup so the programs didnt work off the bat but you had to install them (Note: this should be fixed in the final version). There is still no installer, but that will be there soon. So everything is on schedule and expect the November 30th release date (maybe even earlier!)

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Friday, October 27

We have finished recording the sound clips. We have collected a decent amount of wall papers, we found a login screen, and the site is up! It seems we will probably make our deadline of a public beta RC1 by the end of November.

If you have any questions or comments email me at: [email protected]

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