Johnny Hughes has announced the release of CentOS 4.8. This is a new version of the project’s older, legacy branch built by the recompiling the source package for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8: “The CentOS development team is pleased to announce the release of CentOS 4.8 for i386 and x86_64 architectures. New in this release: there is a technology preview of OpenOffice.org 2.0 included in the updates directory. Known issues: there is a requirement to swap in CD-1 during the install phase of CD-4 during some installs when the comps RPM is required to be installed; an upstream bug with the 3c59x Ethernet driver has been encountered during testing; there are issues with the i586 support on the AMD K6II processor….” See the release announcement and release notes for more details. Existing installations can be updated to the latest version via the usual update mechanism, but an installation CD and DVD images are also provide for download (mirror list: CentOS-4.8-i386-binDVD.iso (2,342MB, MD5, torrent), CentOS-4.8-x86_64-binDVD.iso (2,605MB, MD5, torrent).
Onur Küçük announced the official release of Pardus Linux 2009: “The international CD of Pardus 2009, containing 11 languages to choose from, is also available from FTP servers. This new release contains many bug fixes and enhancements. A new, shiny KDE 4 desktop environment, improved hardware support, latest releases of Pardus Manager tools, up-to-date software repository, and performance improvements are among the many new features of Pardus 2009. Pardus 2009 has also been improved graphically in every part of the distribution. All splash systems, from bootloader to login screen, have been revised. The latest version of Pardus contains up-to-date packages like KDE 4.2.4, Linux kernel 188.8.131.52, OpenOffice.org 184.108.40.206, Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1, GIMP 2.6.6, K3b 1.66, X.Org 1.6.2 and Python 2.6.2.” Here is the complete release announcement. Download: Pardus_2009.iso (687MB, MD5, torrent), Pardus_2009_International.iso (696MB, MD5, torrent).