The first stable release of the openmamba GNU/Linux distribution is available today for download.
openmamba is a GNU/Linux distribution for Personal Computer (Intel i686 compatibles) that can be used on notebooks, desktop and servers. The milestone1 distribution provides almost 4000 software packages made from scratch which include the most popular applications as well as advanced software technologies like Compiz-Fusion and Jack audio server.
The system is thought to be simple and fast to install and easy to use for most users, and the website (www.openmamba.org) provides services to help users and developers to maintain and develop the distribution, such as a forum, a wiki and a bug tracking website.
Though most development and tests have been made in Italy the distribution installation media are available in both Italian and English languages and the system can later be customized to support other languages.
The stable system lets users make use of it in production environments, where software updates need to be limited and focused on security and bug fixes. At the same time the development of the second milestone has begun and users will be able to install a test system using the weekly development snapshots with the latest software releases and support for new hardware that may not be supported in milestone1.