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Bluestar is a GNU/Linux operating system, built to provide the following features:

 

  • Up-to-date Kernel version - 3.16.x
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  • Wide Variety of Applications - Always Current Versions
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    Bluestar Linux Release - E19 Edition 10/30/2014 by admin
    October 31, 2014, 12:07:34 PM

    Bluestar Linux Release - DeskPro Edition - 10/28/2014 by admin
    October 28, 2014, 08:11:06 PM

    Bluestar Linux Release - Nvidia Developer Editions - 10/25/2014 by admin
    October 25, 2014, 04:44:53 PM

    Re - Nvidia Edition by admin
    October 20, 2014, 12:32:57 AM

    Bluestar Linux Release - Desktop Edition - 10/18/2014 by admin
    October 18, 2014, 11:12:51 PM

    One-Off Legacy Nvidia Release - 10/13/2014 by admin
    October 13, 2014, 06:35:42 PM

    New Article Added - 10/11/2014 by admin
    October 11, 2014, 06:44:06 PM

    Bluestar Linux Release - Developer Edition - 10/07/2014 by admin
    October 07, 2014, 07:38:29 PM

    Next Release - Notes by admin
    October 02, 2014, 05:28:04 PM

    Bluestar Linux Release - DeskPro Edition - 10/01/2014 by admin
    October 01, 2014, 05:46:28 PM

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    xx Bluestar Linux Release - E19 Edition 10/30/2014
    October 31, 2014, 12:07:34 PM by admin
    The new 2014.10.28 Bluestar Linux E19 Edition has been released and is available for download. This release provides the following features:

    - linux-3.17.1
    - latest enlightenment-0.19.0
    - latest firefox-33.0.1, thunderbird-31.2.0, libreoffice-4.3.2-3
    - latest flashplugin-11.2.202.411, bluez-5.24
    - latest vlc-2.1.5-4, gimp-2.8.14, yaourt-1.5
    - latest mesa-10.3.2, python-3.4.2, smbclient-4.1.12
    - latest dbus-1.8.8, gtk3-3.14.4, libldap-2.4.40
    - latest grub-1:2.02.beta2-4, systemd-216-3
    - latest openssl-1.0.1.j, jdk7-openjdk-7.u71_2.5.3
    - latest dropbox-2.10.41, skype-4.3.0.37-3, spotify-0.9.11.26
    - many more updates - see links below for details
    - all software up to date as of 10/28

    Complete listings of package updates are available for the i686 and x86_64 versions.

    There were no core enlightenment updates for this release. The newest efl v1.12.0 libraries are currently in beta testing, and if we can use past experience to predict the future, it won't be long before these are released. There was an interim v1.11.4 release of the efl libraries, but for whatever reason, Arch chose not to release these. I expect that the next Bluestar E19 release should include the latest efl updates.

    This is a combined generic/gma3600 release. An ISO image file is available for both the i686 and x86_64 platforms. Selecting which version to boot is done using the installation media's syslinux boot menu.



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    xx Bluestar Linux Release - DeskPro Edition - 10/28/2014
    October 28, 2014, 08:11:06 PM by admin
    The new 2014.10.26 Bluestar Linux DeskPro Edition has been released and is available for download. This release provides the following features:

    - linux-3.17.1
    - latest KDE-4.14.2 + KF-5.3.0-2
    - latest firefox-33.0.1, chromium-38.0.2125.104-2, thunderbird-31.2.0
    - latest flashplugin-11.2.202.411, chromium-pepper-flash-15.0.0.189
    - latest xorg-xinit-1.3.4, xorg-server-1.16.1, weston-1.6.0, wayland-1.6.0
    - latest libreoffice-fresh-4.3.2-3, dropbox-2.10.41, bluez-5.24
    - latest mariadb-10.0.14-2, vlc-2.1.5-4, gimp-2.8.14
    - latest mesa-10.3.2, python-3.4.2, smbclient-4.1.12
    - latest gparted-0.20.0, gtk3-3.14.4, libldap-2.4.40
    - latest grub-1:2.02.beta2-4, systemd-216-3, mono-3.10.0
    - latest jdk8-openjdk-8.u25, openssl-1.0.1.j
    - latest gcc-4.9.1-2, glibc-2.20-2, gnupg-2.0.26
    - latest paccache-0.1.12, kup-0.4.2
    - changed default icon set to Moka
    - many more updates - see links below for details
    - all software up to date as of 10/26

    Complete listings of package updates are available for the i686 and x86_64 versions.

    This is a combined generic/gma3600 releases. An ISO image file is available for both the i686 and x86_64 platforms. Selecting which version to boot is done using the installation media's syslinux boot menu.



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    xx Bluestar Linux Release - Nvidia Developer Editions - 10/25/2014
    October 25, 2014, 04:44:53 PM by admin
    The new 2014.10.21 Bluestar Linux Nvidia Developer Editions have been released and are available for download (via sourceforge only - see link below). These releases provide the following features:

    - linux-3.16.4
    - latest KDE-4.14.2 + KF5.3 (kde framework v5.3.0 + kf5-aids v5.3.0)
    - latest firefox-33.0.2, chromium-38.0.2125.104-2, thunderbird-31.2.0
    - latest chromium-pepper-flash-15.0.0.189
    - latest flashplugin-11.2.202.411, bluez-5.24, vlc-2.1.5-4, gimp-2.8.14
    - latest libreoffice-fresh-4.3.2-3, dropbox-2.10.30, wuala-1-20131007
    - latest mariadb-10.0.14, wayland-1.6.0, weston-1.6.0
    - latest mesa-10.3.1, python-3.4.2, smbclient-4.1.12
    - latest gparted-0.20.0, gtk3-3.14.3-2, libldap-2.4.40
    - latest grub-1:2.02.beta2-4, systemd-216-3, mono-3.10.0
    - latest netbeans-8.0.1-3, jdk8-openjdk-8.u25
    - latest gcc-4.9.1-2, glibc-2.20-2, openssl-1.0.1.j
    - latest mysql-connector-java-5.1.32
    - added qt5-tools, gst-vaapi
    - many more updates - see links below for details
    - all software up to date as of 10/21

    A complete listing of package updates for the nv304xx-x86_64 version is available here.
    A complete listing of package updates for the nv340xx-x86_64 version is available here.
    A complete listing of package updates for the nvidia-x86_64 version is not yet available since this is its first release.

    The ISO files can be downloaded directly from the sourceforge site at this location - https://sourceforge.net/projects/bluestarlinux/files/distro/bluestar-linux-nvidia/

    This is a generic release. ISO image files are available for x86_64 platforms only. This release uses the developer configuration only.

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    xx Re - Nvidia Edition
    October 20, 2014, 12:32:57 AM by admin
    Apparently this one-off release was popular. I think I'll add a current non-legacy version and add all three to my release cycle.

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    xx Bluestar Linux Release - Desktop Edition - 10/18/2014
    October 18, 2014, 11:12:51 PM by admin
    The new 2014.10.17 Bluestar Linux Desktop Edition has been released and is available for download. This release provides the following features:

    - linux-3.16.4
    - latest KDE-4.14.1 + KF5-5.3.0
    - latest firefox-33.0, chromium-38.0.2125.104, thunderbird-31.2.0
    - latest chromium-pepper-flash-15.0.0.189
    - latest flashplugin-11.2.202.411, xorg-server-1.16.1
    - latest libreoffice-fresh-4.3.2, dropbox-2.10.30, bluez-5.24
    - latest mariadb-10.0.14-2, vlc-2.1.5-4, gimp-2.8.14
    - latest mesa-10.3.1, python-3.4.2, smbclient-4.1.12
    - latest gparted-0.19.1, gtk3-3.14.3-2, libldap-2.4.40
    - latest grub-1:2.02.beta2-4, systemd-216-3
    - latest jre8-openjdk-8.u25, openssl-1.0.1.j
    - latest gcc-libs-4.9.1-2, glibc-2.20-2, gnupg-2.0.26
    - latest kup-0.4.2, paccache-0.1.10, bash-4.3.030
    - see links below for detailed list of changed packages
    - all software up to date as of 10/17

    Complete listings of package updates are available for the i686 and x86_64 versions.

    This is a combined generic/gma3600 releases. An ISO image file is available for both the i686 and x86_64 platforms. Selecting which version to boot is done using the installation media's syslinux boot menu.



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    xx One-Off Legacy Nvidia Release - 10/13/2014
    October 13, 2014, 06:35:42 PM by admin
    Two one-off legacy Nvidia releases of Bluestar Linux are now available for download from the sourceforge site:

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/bluestarlinux/files/distro/bluestar-linux-nvidia/

    The iso files are:

    bluestar-linux-3.16.4-developer-nv304xx-2014.10.11-x86_64.iso
    bluestar-linux-3.16.4-developer-nv340xx-2014.10.11-x86_64.iso

    These installers will only load the proprietary nvidia drivers. The nouveau driver is blacklisted. Also note that both are 64-bit installers. There will be no 32-bit release.

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    xx New Article Added - 10/11/2014
    October 11, 2014, 06:44:06 PM by admin
    I've added a new technical article on 915resolution that reveals an important insight into its use and application. I discovered this quite by accident while trying to resolve an issue for a user, and it's not something that has been explained anywhere I've searched.

    I hope this helps out anyone who is struggling trying to get 915resolution/uvesafb to work.

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    xx Bluestar Linux Release - Developer Edition - 10/07/2014
    October 07, 2014, 07:38:29 PM by admin
    The new 2014.10.04 Bluestar Linux Developer Edition has been released and is available for download. This release provides the following features:

    - linux-3.16.3
    - latest KDE-4.14.1 + KF5.2 (kde framework v5.2.0-2)
    - latest firefox-32.0.3, chromium-37.0.2062.120-2, thunderbird-31.1.2
    - latest chromium-pepper-flash-15.0.0.152
    - latest flashplugin-11.2.202.406, bluez-5.23, wayland-1.6.0
    - latest libreoffice-fresh-4.3.2, dropbox-2.10.30, wuala-1-20131007
    - latest mariadb-10.0.14, vlc-2.1.5-3, gimp-2.8.14
    - latest mesa-10.3.0-3, python-3.4.1, smbclient-4.1.12
    - latest gparted-0.19.1, gtk3-3.12.2, libldap-2.4.39
    - latest grub-1:2.02.beta2-4, systemd-216-3, mono-3.8.0
    - latest netbeans-8.0.1, jdk8-openjdk-8.u20-3
    - latest gcc-4.9.1-2, glibc-2.20-2, openssl-1.0.1.i
    - latest mysql-connector-java-5.1.32
    - removed eclipse, maxima, wxmaxima
    - many more updates - see links below for details
    - all software up to date as of 10/04

    Complete listings of package updates are available for the i686 and x86_64 versions.

    This is a combined generic/gma3600 releases. An ISO image file is available for both the i686 and x86_64 platforms. Selecting which version to boot is done using the installation media's syslinux boot menu.

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    xx Next Release - Notes
    October 02, 2014, 05:28:04 PM by admin
    The next release will be the developer edition. I haven't performed the build yet, but I intend to swap out eclipse for netbeans. However, netbeans is 60M bigger than eclipse, so I'll have to remove something to make up for the extra space required to fit netbeans into the build. At the moment, I'm thinking of jettisoning maxima. If anyone has a problem with this choice, please let me know in the next couple of days.

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    xx Bluestar Linux Release - DeskPro Edition - 10/01/2014
    October 01, 2014, 05:46:28 PM by admin
    The new 2014.09.28 Bluestar Linux DeskPro Edition has been released and is available for download. This release provides the following features:

    - linux-3.16.3
    - latest KDE-4.14.1 + KF-5.2.0-3
    - latest firefox-32.0.3, chromium-37.0.2062.120-2, thunderbird-31.1.2
    - latest flashplugin-11.2.202.406, chromium-pepper-flash-15.0.0.152
    - latest xorg-xinit-1.3.4, xorg-server-1.16.1
    - latest libreoffice-4.3.2, dropbox-2.10.30, bluez-5.23, wayland-1.5.0
    - latest mariadb-10.0.14, vlc-2.1.5-3, gimp-2.8.14
    - latest mesa-10.2.8, python-3.4.1, smbclient-4.1.12
    - latest gparted-0.19.1, gtk3-3.12.2, libldap-2.4.39
    - latest grub-1:2.02.beta2-4, systemd-216-3, mono-3.8.0
    - latest jdk8-openjdk-8.u20-3, openssl-1.0.1.i
    - latest gcc-4.9.1-2, glibc-2.20-2, gnupg-2.0.26
    - latest paccache-0.1.10, kup-0.4.2
    - many more updates - see links below for details
    - all software up to date as of 09/28

    Complete listings of package updates are available for the i686 and x86_64 versions.

    This is a combined generic/gma3600 releases. An ISO image file is available for both the i686 and x86_64 platforms. Selecting which version to boot is done using the installation media's syslinux boot menu.



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