We're pleased to announce the release of xPUD 0.9.2. xPUD is a minimal and fast booting Browser OS, based on Mozilla Firefox, with a web-based UI on top. This version comes with new SysTray, WebApp mode, PageCurl effect, online App Store, new File tab and more.
New SysTray and Improved Backup/Restore
We re-write the SysTray with iconified style, also provide an on-screen notification, and little tweaks of shutdown dialog.
PageCurl and WebApp mode
Plate now supports WebApp mode, that open web page directly within UI, and we're working on a window control feature called PageCurl.
Opt-Get App Store
You can install applications by using Opt-Get and the online App Store. For example if you want to have Dropbox, which is pretty neat for netbook, you can simply click on it, and it will be downloaded, installed and kept for you to use next time.
You can also pre-download opt plugins
, and put them under opt/
directory of your USB drive, they'll be auto loaded while xPUD is booting.
Updated system and File tab
Based on latest Ubuntu 9.10 repository and Linux Kernel 2.6.31, xPUD 0.9.2 comes with Vietnamese support of total 15 different languages, and now we have Xorg and PCManFM built into core. The porting of ARM and MIPS architectures had also been done.
As a development release, this version comes with some known issues:
- Windows installer can only be installed on the first partition (C:\) without hidden partition
- Some Broadcom BCM43XX chip needs firmware, you can pre-download it by using
- Xorg in this release doesn't come with most DRI drivers, we'll provide them by Opt plugin, if it doesn't detect your screen resolution right, try
- PageCurl served only as window control button know, it will be improved in the next release
Please report bug on the issue tracker
, we'll keep eyes on that and try hard to get rid of them.
We had been widely reported and were invited to be a speaker on many conferences since June 2009. Thank you all for effort to spread the word!
And thanks to our core team members, Vaidotas Kazla "joshas", Fulvio Chionetti "kionez", Tristan Velter "tvelter", Hai Le and many contributors on forum and IRC channel, you've done an amazingly great job!