[finnix] Finnix 100 released

Ryan Finnie ryan at finnie.org
Thu Oct 28 00:20:05 PDT 2010


Finnix is a small, self-contained, bootable Linux CD distribution for
system administrators, based on Debian testing. Today marks the
release of Finnix 100, the sixteenth release of Finnix since its
beginnings over ten years ago.

Finnix 100 comes over a year since its previous release, Finnix 93.0,
and introduces a new version scheme, with future versions incrementing
numerically. Finnix 100 includes updated upstream Debian software, and
Linux kernel 2.6.32. The finnix-thumbdrive utility has been removed in
favor of UNetbootin, which can take a Finnix ISO and extract it to a
bootable USB drive without needing to boot Finnix first. PowerPC
support has been officially dropped, though future PowerPC releases
may be made on a one-off basis. The last PowerPC release, Finnix 93.0,
will continue to be distributed through finnix.org and should continue
to be useful for some time.

The Finnix store has been discontinued, and in its place is a free
sticker service. High quality vinyl stickers can be obtained by
sending a donation to Finnix, sending a self-addressed stamped
envelope, or sending trinkets. Please see the free sticker page for
more details.

    * Home page: http://www.finnix.org/
    * Download: http://www.finnix.org/Download
    * Release notes: http://www.finnix.org/Finnix_100_release_notes
    * Free stickers: http://www.finnix.org/Free_stickers



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