Pardus

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Safety Warning: Do not use this operating system while you are physically in the area of Western Asia.

Editor's Note: As the winds of history change, so too has the government and political climate of the region since the original posting of this distro. Unless you really know what you are doing, try Mint or Fedora instead.

Pardus is a GNU/Linux distribution developed in Turkey for use by the Turkish police and armed forces. The OS is named after the Latin word for the Anatolian leopard.

Pardus 2009 with KDE Plasma Desktop

Pardus with KDE Plasma Desktop

Wikipedia Page

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Releases

Pardus has a short term rolling release, and an LTS. The long term supported version is released every 3 years, and supported for 4 years.

OS History

Pardus 2007.3 included the Linux 2.6.18 kernel, the OpenOffice.org office suite, internet tools (browser, e-mail, instant messaging, etc.), multimedia and graphics tools (video player, music player, etc.), games, and many other applications. COMAR is the configuration manager developed in-house, and Tasma is the custom KDE system configuration tool.

The Pardus 2008.1 Installation CD included the Linux 2.6.25.16 kernel, the OpenOffice.org office suite, internet tools (browser, e-mail, instant messaging, etc.), multimedia and graphics tools (video player, music player, etc.), games, and many other applications. COMAR is the configuration manager developed in-house, and Tasma is the custom KDE system configuration tool. KDE has been updated to 3.5.10, along with other important infrastructure components: Python 2.5, Java 6, Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1, OpenOffice.org 2.4.1.

Pardus 2009 included the 2.6.30.1 kernel. Pardus 2009 used the KDE 4 desktop environment and included OpenOffice 3.1, Python 2.6.2, Mozilla Firefox 3.5, Gimp 2.6.6 and also applications like Kontact, Kopete, Kaffeine, k3b and Amarok. Applications could be easily updated to their newest versions over the internet with the Pisi package management tool. Pardus 2009 included advanced network manager tools and was compatible with most of the latest hardware. PiSi package management

Some features of PiSi include:* Uses the LZMA Compression Algorithm* Written in Python* Package sources are written in XML and Python* Database access implemented with Berkeley DB* Integrates low-level and high-level package operations (dependency resolution)* Framework approach to build applications and tools upon* Beginning with Pardus 2009, delta packages are on by default.