Distro Update: eAR OS 1.09b

Since we first reviewed eAR OS on May 21, 2008, a number of changes have been made to the new distro. The latest release addresses the issues we raised in our snapshot review, which you may read here.

This update of eAR OS – version 1.09b – comes with the following changes:

  • The firewall (Firestarter) is now enabled out of the box. Permissions has been added. The user only has to specify – through the wizard – which connection he wants to protect from incoming traffic
  • Firefox now ships with the plugins to play quicktime and divx content. Kaffeine will open automatically when you, for example, visit the Apple Movie Trailer site. Also divx videos can be seen when visiting a website with that content
  • The Exaile media player was added

These changes will soon be reflected in our snapshot review of this distro. You may download an iso image from the distros home page, or apply updates to an existing installation.

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