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#1 2012-06-26 07:56:23

atang1
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New release of Austrumi v2.5.3 06-24-2012 downloading ? 226 mB long

Austrumi iso releases are announced by inni96 at their forum. Other versions may not be official from slackers.lv  austrumi forum. its kernels are always more cutting edge than Puppy. And its offer of 10 languages then is switchable as if you have ten operating systems and ten file systems independent of each other. Its not one language selectable only at boot up.

There are versions of 2.5.3 and 2.5.8(4 month old) when you do google search and download maybe from softpedia. There are versions of Austrumi by Austrumi team, that is not Andrejs and Agita Meinerts's Latvian versions from Russian University.

From Latvia, the download speed was 180 kBps rather slow for a wifi that can do 600 kBps. But failed at 50% downloaded, have to try again later. Firefox download manager has not been improved since version 1.5.0.12. It does not automatically save the file to be resumed later by pause command. You have to do it manually, if you are quick enough. finally, after many tries, we have it downloaded to be burned into an iso livecd.

Austrumi is no longer 50 mB long, and it is not good for older cpus(no PAE) and older computers with Pentium 4. Dram requirement has been 1 gB minimum for a longest time. Kernel 3.4.4 updated is used in version 2.5.3.

With W2k at 64 mB and XP at 128 mB; austrumi at 226 mB uses too much memory to be tiny linux. The popularity of Austrumi is questionable. And they have to use chrome browser or Firefox with facebook to use apps and games on webpages(big data) of some websites. Austrumi.arm will again be in the swing of things, if it can run smartphones and tablets.

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#2 2012-06-29 07:58:21

atang1
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Re: New release of Austrumi v2.5.3 06-24-2012 downloading ? 226 mB long

First test of austrumi v2.5.3 was on Gateway pentium 4 motherboard. It loaded and run with the video card, but failed to install USB wifi(Compex WLU11A) atmel chipset. someday will try orinoco_cs drivers. Which wifi chipset austrumi will be good is not yet known but probably Intel, broadcom, for sure.

So, the new version can work with 512 mB of drams. Cached free memory is 66 mB. remove cache is 150 mB free. Adequate to run browser to get on internet.

This version has the more of a finished look, graphics wise. language selection is still the same, click on english flag in menu. You can use any of the ten languages in one session. they run independently.

More later.

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#3 2012-07-01 10:58:14

atang1
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Re: New release of Austrumi v2.5.3 06-24-2012 downloading ? 226 mB long

Austrumi v2.5.3. can now be used on most laptops. But its important to run facebook all day as a proxy server for chats text or voice for friends and relatives.

Also to make sure facebook can do apps and games from smatphones they adapted for facebook.

This will make Austrumi on older laptops cloud computing with firefox or chrome?

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#4 2012-07-07 07:34:50

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Re: New release of Austrumi v2.5.3 06-24-2012 downloading ? 226 mB long

Linux kernels are not backward compatible at all. So it takes special understanding of cpu(i486), ext2, Xvesa(except Toshiba laptops with no vga), dhcpcd(older or newer versions) then orinoco_cs(pc-card wifi) to get all the older laptops to work with new kernel 3.4.4.

If you use w2k or xp on older laptops you may have more problems of finding video and audio drivers for P4 cpu. Because of the chipset used by P4.

This is a way of getting Linux to work out desktop applications. First you have to make operating system install on older laptops. Then your office software can do printing(cups or samba).

W2k and XP had no problems with laptops doing printing.

So, hopefully Austrumi will fine tune a little and get all the drivers right and can use all older laptops for the ten languages they alone have and switchable at anytime. Added feature maybe google translation(in file manager) to language file systems, to copy and keep, across language file system barrier.

Footnote:
Laptop video and audio chipsets can be googled and see if Linux universal drivers can work with chipsets that are special. People who use Unix v9.6 or later can take advantage of Linux universal drivers.

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