Kuwait Linux User Group

Arabian 0.6 beta 4
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2005 @ 04:11:27 EDT
Topic: freebsd


?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).



It's 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.

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The latest release, Arabian 0.6 beta 4 (Brick in the Wall) mainly features

  • Kernel 2.6.11,
  • Xorg 2.8.10,
  • Using LSB color system,
  • Interactive bootup system,
  • KDE 3.4.2 (local compile)
  • Several fixes in unionfs and modules system,
  • Created a Wizard manager for arabian's installer (arabic and english languages are supported)
  • OpenOffice.org 2.0 Beta 1,
  • Automount for cdrom + icon creation on desktop showing the volume name of CD,
  • System Upgrade available (under development)
  • Partitions appear now in the device name mode (UNIX) and letters (Windows)
  • Partitions use the read-write mode by default ( ntfs still read-only )
  • Java 1.5 enabled as default,
  • Arabeyes/KACST Arabic TTF fonts,
  • Arabic language is now enabled in consoles (thanks to Arabeyes Bicon project),
  • Arabeyes' Wordlist (Linux dictionary - Arabic/English),
  • Added the new arabic spell check hassen (developed by arabian linux's core team)
  • Added the arabic virtual keyboard kateb (developed by arabian linux's core team)
  • Added the math convertor mohawel (developed by arabian linux's core team)
  • 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,

For more information on Arabian's features, check out the changelog

Main homepage : click

Download : click

?you like Arabian enough to want to support its development? Place a link http://arabian.arabicos.com/ onto any of your own web pages. Even though it doesn't seem like a large contribution, we’ll be very grateful for the mention. Also, if you find any bug or problem don't forget to post anything in our forums. If you have any ideas or suggestions, don't hesitate to contact us, we're open for any contributions. Thanks!

We're looking forward for enabling full support for additional languages in future releases of Arabian.

-- Arabian Linux / Core Team





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