ConnochaetOS 14.2

I am proudly announcing ConnochaetOS 14.2, based on Slackware and Salix 14.2. As always it contains only free/libre software as defined by the Free Software Foundation (FSF). We are now using our own deblobbed Linux kernel, named "kernel-free" based on the de-blobbing mechanism done by Debian GNU/Linux. ConnochaetOS contains:

  • The de-blobbed Kernel Linux 4.4.19
  • IceWM 1.3.12
  • Iceweasel 45.3.0

In our slack-n-free repo we provide the current versions of Iceape and Icedove, the brand-new qt5-webengine based web browsers qupzilla and otter-browser and libreoffice 5.1.4 as provided by Eric "Alien" Hameleers.

ConnochaetOS 14.1

I'm happy to announce the release of ConnochaetOS 14.1. The installation ISO image comes with

  • Kernel GNU Linux Libre 3.10.77
  • IceWM 1.3.7
  • Iceweasel 31.6.0esr libre

Compared with RC2 Icecat was replaced by Iceweasel libre because Iceweasel needs lesser resources.

ConnochaetOS is a fully free/libre GNU/Linux distro for x86 computers with limited resources, based on Slackware and Salix OS. “Fully free” means, that ConnochaetOS does only contain free software and no proprietary, non-free software, blobs or firmware. Non-free parts of the upstream distros were removed and - where possible - replaced by free counterparts. ConnochaetOS retains full backwards compatibility with Slackware and Salix OS.

You can download the ConnochaetOS 14.1 ISO image from Sourceforge