Its main features are user-friendly desktop, excellent hardware detection, full support for simplified Chinese, and a 6-month release cycle.
Qomo Linux, a product of China's Red Flag, is a free community distribution (the relationship between Red Flag Linux and Qomo Linux is roughly equivalent to the one that exists between Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora). Yesterday the project announced the release of Qomo Linux 1.0.0 as part of the Software Freedom day celebrations that is taking place at various universities around the country. The new version of Qomo Linux is a live CD with a hard disk installation option; the main components include Linux kernel 2.6.35, KDE 4.5.0 desktop, glibc 2.12, GCC 4.5.0 and X.Org Server 1.8.0, while among the available graphics card drivers there are the proprietary NVIDIA 256.53, Nouveau 0.0.15, Intel 2.12, ATI 6.13.1 and Radeon HD 1.3.0. The announcement also provides a note on future stable Qomo releases - from now on they will be published twice a year (in the third week of each March and September).
See the release announcement (in Chinese) for further information, a changelog and a handful of screenshots.
Download: Qomo-1.0.0-i686-Live.iso (662MB, MD5).
• 2010-09-19: Distribution Release: Qomo Linux 1.0.0
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