A few months ago I had already spoken on the blog about this distribution, well a few days ago its developers are pleased to announce a new version of BlankOn Linux which after more than a year and three months of development coming to its BlankOn XI version with the codename Uluwatu.
For those who still do not know this distribution I can tell you that BlankOn Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution made in Indonesia, created in order to offer a system adapted to the general needs of Indonesian users, it is basically focused on education, offices and government.
In this new version of BlankOn XI Uluwatu it can be noted that support for 32-bit systems has been abandoned so we only find the system image for 64-bit processors.
So if you are interested in using this distribution for 32 bits, you can review the previous publication that was made in the system blog and you can download the previous version of the distribution for your 32-bit processor, the link is this.
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About BlankOn XI Uluwatu
In this new version increased support for more hardware components has been added Next-gen, on the other hand, the development team added the latest features in some native BlankOn packages.
With that developers hope that additional features can provide more convenience For the users.
This version took a long time as it focused on the BlankOn infrastructure.
The BlankOn developer team had the arduous task of rebuilding the services from BlankOn with included documentation. One of those items is: upgrade hardware, rebuild system image, package factory (IRGSH), repository factory.
What's new in BlackOn XI?
With this installer you can perform the actions that any other such as managing the hard disk partitions, as well as creating, deleting, we can also select the destination installation, the UEFI partition mode is also provided.
Regarding the parcel that the distribution offers us natively we find as default desktop environment Manokwari which is a desktop environment based on the GNOME shell 3.
Manokwari is based on Gnome 3.26.2 with which I know get a number of fixes for NetworkManager as well as a wide variety of translation updates and a variety of other bug fixes. All the GNOME applications on BlankOn Uluwatu also get new features and improvements.
In the applications we found LibreOffice 188.8.131.52 as the default office package. As well has been added support for handling and installing packages Flat pack.
It also includes some graphic applications to open and create images, bitmaps or a vector image, among which we find in this new version a GIMP version 2.8.20, Inkscape version 0.92 and also EOG version 3.26.2
On the side of multimedia activities, in order to play music and videos, two applications have been added to the system in which we found Audacious as an audio player and VLC Media Player for playing videos, although it is a multimedia player.
Requirements to install BlankOn Linux
Finally, if you have been interested in this new version or just want to try it in a virtual machine, you need to know the minimum requirements to be able to run it without problems or performance limitations:
- A 1.6 GHz 64-bit processor
- 2 GB RAM
- At least 15 GB of hard disk space
- Video memory of at least 256 MB
To download this distribution We just have to go to its official website and in the download section we found the link for it. I leave the link here.