Foresight needs a new tagline

How would you like to win a brand new Foresight t-shirt.  Well we are looking for a new tagline and the winner will get a Foresight t-shirt featuring the new tagline.  The deadline for submissions is Friday July 11th, 2008 by 12am(CDT)/6am(UTC) .  Please email all tag line submissions to Kevin Harriss (specialkevin_AT_foresightlinux.org).  The winning tag line will be chosen by the Foresight Council of Users.  I wish everyone the best of luck.

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Foresight 2.0.2 with GNOME 2.22.2

Announcing the release of Foresight 2.0.2 GNOME Edition

Some highlights:
* GNOME 2.22.2
* GNOME Display Manager 2.22
* 2.6.25.4 Kernel
* NetworkManager, more stable than ever
* Mono 2.0 Beta (now uses less memory)
* Banshee 1.0 Beta

Read the release notes and go get it here

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Great review in Linux Format

The June edition of Linux Format has lots of great things to say about Foresight.  Great review, with screen shots and a step by step install guide (even though it is dirt simple).   All this, and they included Foresight on their cover DVD too.   My favorite quote from the article:

“one of the most promising Linux distros around, and ideal for both newcomers and long-time linuxers”

music to my ears!

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Foresight 20/20 kicks off!

Foresight developers and community members have been hitting the streets in NC over the past couple days.  What brings them from all around the world to the humble south you ask?  Foresight 20/20 of course!  It has been so exciting preparing for the first official gathering of Foresight developers, we will surely have fond memories of this event.  If you are in the area, we will be kicking off in the morning at 9am and after wrapping up for the day heading out for dinner and drinks, on both Saturday and Sunday.

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It’s a contest… think you can win?

Our friends over at Shuttle have helped us put together a contest. Do you want to learn packaging? Are there applications you want/need that aren’t yet available in the Foresight repository? Come read about the contest, http://www.foresightlinux.org/contest.html

There will be a meeting in #foresight on Freenode tonight (March 30) at 9PM EST. Come join us, it is bound to be fun and who knows… maybe you can win one of those cool KPCs with Foresight pre-loaded :-D

Update: The Q&A on IRC is actually at 9PM EST

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GNOME booth at Flourish, help needed

Kevin will be running the GNOME booth at Flourish this year. Flourish is a FLOSS conference located in Chicago, Illinois, USA with a focus on FLOSS in business and academia. Kevin really needs volunteers to help work the booth. The conference is on April 4-5th in Chicago, IL at the University of Illinois Chicago
(UIC) campus. If you are willing to help work the GNOME booth, let me know and I will get you in touch with Kevin.

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Shuttle KPC available on newegg

Woot… I love seeing this cool little box available for sale, of course pre-loaded with Foresight

Also, the customizable version of the KPC is available for pre-order directly from Shuttle.

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In search of a tracker

So the bittorrent tracker on http://torrent.gnome.org is really flaky, it just loses it’s mind about once a day and needs a restart.  Can anyone suggest potential replacement trackers?  Here are our four basic requirements:

  1. be a tracker
  2. have simple stats (# downloads)
  3. ability to seed
  4. not crash

Seems like simple requirements… please help :-D

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New look

The Foresight marketing team published our new website. The new site sports the new (not that new) logo, a new layout and should be much more maintainable. There is also room for the additional KDE and XFCE pages as well as translations. Thanks to all the folks that have helped out, we really appreciate it. Keep up the great work!

  • Eric Lake
  • Kevin Harriss
  • Paul Cutler
  • Thorsten Panknin
  • Richard Johnson
  • Stephanie Watson
  • Paul Scott
  • Alexandru Bucur

Next up… i18n!

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Announcing Foresight 2.0 with GNOME 2.22

Foresight Linux 2.0 has been released, featuring GNOME 2.22. Available for download from rBuilder for both x86 and x86_64 architectures.

Foresight Linux is a Linux distribution for your desktop that features a rolling release schedule that always keeps your desktop up to date. Foresight includes innovative applications that make using your computer easy, including Banshee for music management, F-Spot for photo management, as well as vibrant user and developer community.

New in Foresight 2.0:

The Foresight 2.0 features a new tar-based installer, that should install in less than 10 minutes, including formatting a 200 GB hard drive. Foresight is also developing new editions including KDE and XFCE in addition to GNOME available for x86 and x86_64 processors. Foresight is proud to be the first distribution to ship with:

  • PackageKit to help users update their system and add and remove software
  • Syslinux, a new bootloader to replace GRUB.
  • GNOME-Do: GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present in your GNOME desktop environment (applications, Evolution contacts, Firefox bookmarks, files, artists and albums in Rhythmbox, Pidgin buddies, etc.) and perform commonly used actions on those items (Run, Open, Email, Chat, Play, etc.).

Users should also find it much easier to use binary video card drivers from Nvidia and ATI than in Foresight 1.x. Transmission is also included as the default Bittorrent application.

For more information, please visit http://www.foresightlinux.org/

Because your desktop should be cool.

Updated:
:-D

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