Ark Linux has released its first stable version: after 3 years of development and testing, the Ark Linux team have decided to release the first stable version, Ark Linux 2005.1.The goal of Ark Linux is to build the easiest to use Linux distribution for people converting from That Other Operating System, while keeping it technically sane.
Ark Linux 2005.1 is built around the latest desktop technologies, including
KDE 3.4, OpenOffice.org 1.1.4 (a preview of 2.0 is also available on the Ark
Extra Software CD), glibc 2.3.4, X.Org 6.8.2, and kernel 2.6.11.
The base insall CD of Ark Linux contains everything the average desktop user
will need – other tools, for example compilers and development tools,
additional games and support for additional languages, are available on the
extra CD images “Ark Development Suite”, “Ark Extra Software”, “Ark Server
Software” and “Ark Extra Languages”, and of course in our large online
package repository, easily accessed through the Kynaptic GUI. Experienced
users can use the “apt-get” tool to install software from the repository on
the command line.
Ark Linux 2005.1 can be downloaded from http://www.arklinux.org/ using ftp,
http, BitTorrent or EDonkey.