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Welcome to the ISO page of the Chakra-Project

Here you will find the latest stable release ISO's


Chakra-Archimedes-2012.02

The Chakra Development Team is proud to announce the first release of the KDE 4.8 series, codename Archimedes, Chakra GNU/Linux featuring Linux 3.2 and KDE 4.8.

After well over 100.000 downloads of Edn it is the goal to continue the further growth of Chakra into a mainstay distro. With this release KDE is updated to 4.8.0, kernel to Linux 3.2.2. Updated Qt, boost, subversion, phonon packages, libxcb stack to name a few of the newer base packages included. A switch to GRUB2 has been decided on, to be more compatible with any other Operating System. Chakra is now offering a DVD and CD version. The CD version gets you to a minimal working KDE desktop, with only a text-editor, file-manager, web-browser and a simple media player installed, no further apps, no language packs. The DVD version includes all the language packs, most of standard KDE apps, libre-office 3.4.5, amarok, kde-telepathy, spideroak , printer support, minitube, k3b to name a few. With this release we offer:

  • KDE 4.8.0
  • Linux 3.2.2 (2.6.35.14 optional)
  • Qt 4.8
  • DVD image, including all locales and a nice selections of apps
  • minimal CD image you can build your desktop on
  • tomoyo-tools 2.5 added to a default install, for more security options
  • wqy-microhei became the new default font for Chinese/Japanese/Korean
  • QtWebkit 2.2.1
  • updated initscripts with the option to test systemd
  • Boost 1.48, switch to GRUB2

For all our GTK fans we added some more popular GTK-apps as bundles. You can download them from our bundle page and run them with a simple double-click right away.

A good start is to read our Wiki or visit our Forums. To create reliable installation media, please follow the instructions in the wiki. Chakra's ISO's do not support unetbootin, and CD/DVD's need a burn speed no higher then 4x.


Md5sums:

  • x86-64 DVD b781f1d792b7353ea1e4276e768e5ccd
  • i686 DVD b72b40fa135b5c5109098fa8864d05d8
  • x86_64 CD 630b09365d6bc259ff78db572f852e12
  • i686 CD f942210632b082ea36762fe6ea8fb5ce
Source: readme.markdown, updated 2012-02-11