Pinguy OS 11.10 Beta Released
Due to a few things I don’t feel comfortable enough releasing this as a final. A few of the used apps are still in the alpha/beta stage and there is a few quirks like some of the proprietary drivers breaking the text and flash in Shell.
Gnome Shell is still pretty new and does need a little bit more work. The fallback mode is just about usable but isn’t ideal. As Shell needs 3D drivers to work and the proprietary drivers are breaking flash I can’t in good conscience release this as a stable release due to the current state of the fallback mode and Shell needing 3D.
Shell does work well if the open source drivers are working so for most people this shouldn’t be an issue, but people that need to install the proprietary drivers to get shell working have reported a few problems. I have tested this on ATI and Intel graphics cards and haven’t had any issues with the open source drivers.
I am very doubtful that there will be another release of the 11.10. Until Shell can work without 3D acceleration I am not happy calling this a stable product. Some work on this is being done over at Fedora so this will be possible soon but not just yet. I don’t feel Gnome 3.2 is mature enough to be called a stable product and thats why Pinguy OS 11.10 will stay as a beta release.
Download: Pinguy OS 11.10 Beta
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