18 Jul 2016

Linux Distro To Try: Tanglu

Tanglu is a Debian-based Linux distribution which aims to provide the best desktop experience for regular users and enthusiasts. Compared to Debian GNU/Linux, Tanglu plans to offer a number of user-friendly, desktop-oriented features such as availability of newer software, inclusion of extra firmware by default, and a regular, time-based release cycle.

Tanglu has just released their beta for Tanlgu, Beta 4. The release announcement read:

We are pleased to announce the release of the second development
version of Tanglu 4, which includes the KDE, GNOME and Core flavors!

This beta release contains many changes - most notably, imports from
Debian are frozen now and we ship with our final versions of KDE and
GNOME.

It also contain the following highlights:
 * systemd 229
 * Linux 4.6
 * KDE Plasma 5.6
 * GNOME 3.20

We are planning to update Mesa to 12.0 and also update the kernel
prior to doing the final release of Tanglu 4.

When testing Tanglu 4 Beta, please keep in mind that it is a
development snapshot release and still contains rough edges.
As always, we ship with less packages than Debian does, due to reduced
manpower and transitions that have been done.
In case you miss any package you need, please file a bug. It is likely
that the packages will be reintroduced anyway very soon, but by filing
a bug you can ensure that the package is taken care of.
If you experience problems with the Beta release, you might find help
on the forums[1] - or simply report a bug[2].

Known issues for the Beta include the live-installer only launching
from terminal in the GNOME flavor, and the GNOME flvavor not showing
GDM if run in VirtualBox, unless you boot with "quiet splash" removed
from the kernel command line.

Download Tanglu: http://tanglu.org/download/
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