Pardus 2011 on the way with new goodies

Pardus Linux, a popular independent distribution funded and developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey, will be releasing version 2011 in the coming weeks and with it lots of nice updates and improvements.

Package Manager

Pardus features its own package management system, PiSi, and the easy-to-use graphical front-end has received some attention this developmental cycle. The most noticeable change is the addition of Tabs. These new tabs make it easier to navigate the various operations supported in the Pardus Package Manager such as viewing All Packages, Installable Packages, and Upgradeable Packages. Not only is this easier for the users, but it also saves precious screen space. Like Sabayon and Linux Mint, Pardus has incorporated a scoring system into the Package Manager. When the rating stars are clicked, another new feature is revealed: a semi-transparent overlay widget pops up with the package information and application screenshot. Similar overlays appear at various times in the course of using the Pardus Package Manager such as when searches are conducted or packages are being installed. This widget gives Pardus a modern look and feel while actually improving usability for the user by obscuring distracting background images. Underneath, improvements have been made to speed up all aspects of package management.

Pardus "Yet Another Linux Installer"

Pardus has always offered an attractive installer interface that usually matched the theme of the release it was installing. Some reviewers have declared it the prettiest they've seen. Well, this release brings the usual theme updates as well as some interface changes and added capabilities. Beyond the interface, with this release LVM and RAID support has been added. Also new is an expanded manual disc partitioning screen as well as changing to more traditional universal Linux mount points.

Other Interesting Updates

* The boot splash has been revamped with the use of Plymouth graphical boot system. A prettier theme and extra customizations are part of the line-up. * LibreOffice is offered to users accustomed to * The latest KDE, 4.5.2 at this time, will be the featured desktop. * The most recently Firefox 4.0 release, currently Beta 6, as well as alternative web browsers such as Chromium and Rekonq. * Linux 2.6.36. Pardus performs well and is quite stable with a wide variety of hardware. Each release gets better than the one before, and 2011 is looking really good so far. Keep your eyes open for the final release announcement, which is estimated to be toward the end of November.

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Pardus 2011 is out now...

Anonymous's picture

Pardus 2011 is out now...
and the download links for 32 or 64 bit, installation/live are@

Pardus with its gorgeous

Ilyas Serter's picture

Pardus with its gorgeous accessibility is a good start for non-linux users. I had used Pardus for over 6 months, and am looking forward to trying out the new version.
I have no doubt it's well done.

Good Job !

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thanks guys
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thanks guys
really very thanks for giving information related to linux.....


johnh3's picture

I use Pardus 2009.2 myself. One of the best Linux distributions so far.
Alpha, beta and so on is not so stabile so I will wait to the final version of Pardus 2011 before I install.

For help in English see Pardus World Forum:

Or Pardus Wiki: is mostly for Turkish speaking.

I'm a 2009.2 Pardus user

Sandro kensan's picture

I have installed the 2009.2 version in these day and i like it very much, in the future i upgrade it with the new 2011 version. Pardus is very good, very complete and whit a lot of wizard. Pisi is a fantastic package manager, i like the CLI command #pisi it is fast, powerful and simple. I like the delta packets for update, they are very small.

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Maximillian's picture

Pardus is one of the most brilliant distro. according to its development I guess in future it will be the best.

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Pardus-New Style of Linux

Mehmet Keçeci's picture

Klasik Linux versiyonlarından sıkılanlar için çok güzel ve bütün özellikleri içeren güzel bir işletim sistemidir.
Classic for Linux versions bored with all its features a very nice and a good operating system.

Assuming you did a full

Dale's picture

Assuming you did a full install of Pardus, did Kaptan work for you? I've had Pardus in stalled on one of my partitions for a couple of years now but I've tried the alpha, beta and nightly builds of this and can never get Kaptan to run.
There also doesn't seem to be an easy way, like there was when it ran 3.5, to install video drivers. I've installed an ati driver manually and then the system won't come up. This is all happening after I switched from an nvidia card to an ati one so I'm wondering if that is the problem.

Re: Assuming you did a full

Anonymous's picture

You are writing this to wrong place. You should better write to Pardus forums, there are a lot of English speaking friendly people willing to help. I offer you forums.