Arabian Linux 0.7 Alpha1 review

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Arabian Linux also known as arl is a bootable CD with a compilation of GNU/Linux software, full support for Arabic/English languages

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: ArabicOS Team
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Arabian Linux also known as arl is a bootable CD with a compilation of GNU/Linux software, full support for Arabic/English languages and automatic hardware detection.

It's the first arabic live-distro using KDE as the default GUI, the first to have the arabic language enabled in consoles, pre-compiled ready-for-use softmodem drivers and the first to have its own control panel system in both languages (arabic/english). Arabian is recommended for beginners (using arabic language or not).

Arabian Linux is downloadable from this website as an ISO image. It's not necessary to install anything on a harddisk but you still can install it on your harddisk and run Arabian directly from your box.

Here are some key features of "Arabian Linux":
Kernel 2.6.11,
XFree 3.3 replaced by Xorg 2.8.10,
Using LSB color system,
Interactive bootup system,
Modules use is possible now,
Added the amod system tools for modules management,
.ISO and .NRG (Ahead Nero) images are now mounted with just one click
Added 'Convert to ISO' utility for .NRG images
Added service menu "Arabian Package" for .deb and .rpm packages
System Upgrade now available (under development)
Added Arabic support in the installer
Installer gives an option to choose either LILO or GRUB
Partitions appear now in the device name mode (UNIX) and letters (Windows)
Partitions use the read-write mode by default ( ntfs still read-only )
nVidia 3D driver added, is enabled by nvidia cheatcode
Java 1.5 enabled as default,
Arabeyes/KACST Arabic TTF fonts included,
Arabic language is now enabled in consoles (thanks to Arabeyes' Bicon project),
Arabeyes' Wordlist (Linux dictionary - Arabic/English) included,
New softmodem drivers added,
Hibernating support,
Added enhanced support for wireless cards,
Enhanced multimedia support,
Write support for all virtual directories (i.e. live-installation of software without writable media is possible) in a running live system, made possible through UNIONFS,
Added Kernel Accelerator - kqemu (with authorization of its author, Fabrice), for qemu,
The latest version of Gparted added,
/home directory and system configuration can be kept in an usb stick,
KDE 3.4.0, Gimp 2.2.4, OpenOffice 1.1.4 (arabic) and many other packages.

What's New in This Release:
Arabian Linux 0.7 Alpha1 released. Based on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) packages; default file system set to ext3; GRUB is the default bootloader; some options of installer were disabled (not tested yet in the new base); auto detection of Linux distributions installed on hard disk; added Ekiga (aka GnomeMeeting); added Tapioka (Google talk clone).

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