New Look & 11 Languages - Toorox 03.2012 "KDE"

Details A new version of the KDE-Edition has been finished. Toorox 03.2012
contains the Linux kernel 3.2.2-gentoo and the recent desktop environment
KDE 4.8.1. All packages are up-to-date. The nm-applet was replaced by the
KDE networkmanagement for your network connections. Also contents:
Xorg-Server 1.11.4, Mesa 8.0.1, IceCat 10.0.1, Wine 1.4, VLC 2.0,
LibreOffice 3.4.5, Audacious 3.2.1, Mixxx 1.10.0 ...
Major change: Toorox now supports 11 languages:
german(de), english(en), czech(cs), spanish(es), french(fr), italian(it), dutch(nl),
polish(pl), romanian(ro), russian(ru) and turkish(tr).
Many thanks for the translations to:
Gerd Thissen, Alfred Walessa, Vincenzo Lavia, Ersan Sensu, LesTR, TopGear, BlackNoxis,
Walsen und TechDesk. Many thanks also to Maximino Malabuyoc for the new wallpaper
image + logos.
Toorox 03.2012 "KDE" is available now in the download area as 32- and 64bit version.


Toorox 01.2012 "GNOME"


A new version of the "GNOME" - Edition of Toorox has been finished featuring
the recent stable GNOME 3.2.1. Some gnome-shell-extensions has been added
to give the user the old fashion of a window panel and a classic app-menu.
The Linux kernel 3.1.6-gentoo as basis and also included: Xorg-Server 1.11.3,
Mesa 7.11.2, LibreOffice 3.4.3, Thunderbird 9.0.1, Firefox 9.0.1, Wine 1.3.37 ...

Toorox 01.2012 "GNOME" is available in the download area as direct download
(32-bit and 64-bit).

Toorox 07.2011 "KDE"

Details A new version of the "KDE" Edition has been finished.
This contains all improvements of the recent "GNOME"
Edition. The Kernel is Linux 2.6.39-gentoo-r1. KDE has
been updated to the recent version 4.6.4. Also the latest
version of IceCat 5.0 has been built-in. Nearly all packages
has been updated - GCC 4.5.2, XorgServer 1.10.2,
VLC 1.1.10, LibreOffice 3.4.0, Audacious 2.5.3 ....
Both torrent files (32bit+64bit) are stored in the download

Update: Direct download is also available now.


Toorox 08.2011 "XFCE" + "LITE" Edition

A new version of Toorox has been finished - but this time there are two new
1. The "XFCE" Edition with the leightweight and fast XFCE4 Desktop 4.8.0.
Only the desktop environment has been changed, which needs essentially
less resources and runs well on older hardware - or lightning-fast with new
hardware. The installed applications are the same as of the "KDE" or "GNOME"
Size of the image files:
32-bit: 1.3 GB
64-bit: 1.5 GB
2. The "LITE" Edition - also with XFCE 4.8.0 - but this one has been shrinked.
All of the huge applications have been either removed or replaced by smaller alternatives.
Removed for example: Ardour, Cinelerra, Gimp, Samba, IcedTea6, Wine, Kernel Sources ...
Replaced for example: Libre-Office -> Abiword, IceCat -> Midori, Thunderbird -> Claws-Mail ...
The "LITE" Edition is interesting for those, who wants a fast installation of a solid base.
Size of the image files:
32-bit: 768 MB
64-bit: 816 MB
In general both editions bases on the Linux Kernel 2.6.39-gentoo-r3. It contains the Xorg-Server 1.10.3
and Mesa 7.11. Midori 0.4.0 has been added as the leightweight browser. The mediaplayer parole
has been added. Mirage is the imageviewer. Also Transmission 2.33 and pyNeighborhood 0.5.4
are on board. The filemanager is Thunar 1.2.2, ePDF 0.1.7 for pdfs, Leafpad as a small editor and Xarchiver
as archive manager ...
What else is new?
toorox-iso2stick: This script allows a direct Toorox Live-Stick creation without burning the image
file to a DVD. The following applications must be installed: xdialog, gawk, syslinux, parted.
Simply download the script from the download area and execute it via: sudo, kdesu or gksu.
What else?
The IRC-Chat link on the desktop doesn't work in several countries till now. This has been fixed.
You can find the image files in the download area as a direct download via ftp or torrent.
Many thanks to RWTH Aachen University for the mirror and greetings to the dormitory Halifax.
Have fun ...

Toorox 06.2011 "GNOME" finished

Details A new version of Toorox "GNOME" has been finished. This one contains
the Gnome-Desktop 3.0.2.

What's new - what have been modified?

The Kernel is Linux 2.6.39-gentoo. USB3.0 Support has been built-in.
The deprecated ATA tree has been removed. Also HAL is not needed
and has been removed. The free nVidia graphics driver nouveau is now
part of Toorox, which make it possible to enable graphics acceleration for
the Gnome-Desktop. The hardware detection was updated for all graphics
After a harddisk installation, by default - you cannot start an application as
root via sudo. In a terminal you have to switch to the root account traditionally
via su. Also there will be a prompt for password in "Systemconfig" if you want
to modify the system. Running Toorox "live" - everything will remain unaffected
and you can start everything comfortable via sudo without a password.

Many packages have been updated:
Xorg-Server 1.10.2, IceCat 4.0.1, Thunderbird 3.1.10, LibreOffice 3.4.0, Audacious 2.5.1
Wine 1.3.21, Pidgin 2.7.11, Brasero 3.0.0, Totem 3.0.1 ...

If there will be graphical issues, hit the TAB key in the boot menu and add
"xmodule=vesa" to the end of the line. Then GNOME will start the "Fallback Mode"
and you are able to install the official graphics driver by clicking on "Systemconfig".

Toorox 06.2011 "GNOME" can be loaded with any bittorrent client.
You will find the torrent files (32bit + 64bit) in the download section.

*UPDATE: A direct download is now available, too.*

FaLang translation system by Faboba
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