I have to admit that I, who am not marking this project very closely, the development of the operating system of the «fish monkey» («monkey» for bonito) is confusing me a bit. The first thing I saw of them was a Manjaro spin with CutefishDE, later threw a beta of the Ubuntu-based operating system and yesterday they released another preview version, a Cutefish OS 0.5 which this time is based on Debian.
Operating systems in their stable versions take a little longer to be breached in the latest version of Debian, but CutefishOS 0.5, which is still labeled "Beta", is not so concerned that the database has been around for a short time because in all preview version little problems are to be expected. Thus, the new beta is based on Debian 11, released in mid-August.
What's new in CutefishOS 0.5 Beta
- The file manager now supports sorting, can show hidden files, and boot speed has been optimized.
- In the configuration the touch version option has been added, a new minimization animation option, another option for intelligent hiding of the Dock and the list of fonts only shows the fonts of the language of the current environment.
- The Launcher now supports drag and drop to change the location of the application and has added "Send to Dock" and "Remove from Dock" options.
- Terminal now supports window transparency, blur, and font settings.
- The system now has a new notification, a new screen capture application and a new video player.
I don't know if when the stable version arrives it will be based on Debian or Ubuntu, but the last image is in at.cutefishos.com, which seems to be more definitive than the cutefish-ubuntu.github.io where the version based on Canonical's system is offered. The only certain thing is that CutefishOS 0.5 Beta It is now available. and this time they have opted for something more radical.