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Old 12-11-2009, 11:19 AM   #1
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Lightbulb we just released a new version of the the epidemic gnu linux

hi, dear folks,

I have good news for you at the first hand. This fresh news we haven't posted at the distrowatch yet. But we just released the new epidemic 3.1 beta 3 gnu linux (english version) with all bug corrections. You will like it best for this new version.The download links are already available at
The main developer the james Benedito posted the news about this new release here at
Besides, you may download straight up there at
You would understand better if you use the google translator .But later on I will translate the release notes for you. Please drop in on our english support forum at
I informed there the new download links for the epidemic 3.1 beta 3.
Enjoy it yoursef, I'm quite sure you are going to like it best. Give the epidemic gnu linux a spin!

The epidemic download links for the new beta 3 as follows:


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Old 12-11-2009, 11:48 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ carioca

Can I bother you to answer what pkg or what enables the boot from iso option?
Old 12-11-2009, 06:10 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by linus72 View Post
Welcome to LQ carioca

Can I bother you to answer what pkg or what enables the boot from iso option?
Hi, buddy,

You do not bother me. It's a pleasure! Give the epidemic gnu linux a spin.

FYI The Epidemic LiveDVD It is based on Debian Testing which is currently the squeeze with a optimized Kernel 2.6.30-2-686 , KDE 4.3, Compiz Fusion ,the Bootsplash was replaced by the Plymouth, drivers legacy from nvidia support, file system supported by Ext4. Grub2. The epidemic also includes a script called easychannel to install “non free softwares” which are permitted in my country like the browser opera, The Google Earth is a geographic browser: The w32codecs,The VirtualBox,The Alien Arena game,The Tremulous is a free and open source game of first-person shooter (FPS) combined with elements of strategy games Real-time (RTS) basis; The Nexuiz is a game of first-person shooter (FPS) with free multi-platform which It is distributed under the GPL by Alientrap Software; The Skype;The Gizmo Project is an Internet telephone that works with the VoIP already known technology (the same as the Skype);The RAR archiver from Eugene Roshal supports multiple volume files and protection against damage;The Picasa is a software that may assist you to find, edit and share all the pictures on your computer; The Libdvdcss is a simple library designed for accessing DVDs with block devices, without having to worry about the decoding; The KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines the web file management and the edition system WYSIWYG web page which It is easy to use; The installation of the Adobe Flash Plugin;The aBÝblia Software is an Open Source Holy Bible in Portuguese developed in C + + by using the Qt class library, in order to become a software easy to install and use. It is aimed to the users of GNU Linux and Windows. Epidemic has pre installed the nvidia (geforce) videocard; flash plugin, sun java plugin and a lot of modern sofwares included. Read the

annoucement at the distrowatch today as follows:

“The Epidemic development team has announced the availability of the third beta release of*Epidemic*GNU/Linux 3.1, a Brazilian Debian-based desktop distribution with KDE and out-of-the box support for popular graphics drivers, media codecs and 3D desktop effects. The focus of the development effort since beta 2 was on correcting bugs and polishing the system, but there have been also some important additions, such as a new boot option that allows booting directly from an ISO image located on a hard disk, speed improvements in the boot process with elimination of text messages, and integration of ESU (a user-friendly authentication module developed in-house) with KNotification. Please see the full*release announcement*(in Portuguese) which lists all the main new features and additions in this version.*Download*the live DVD image from here:*epidemic-3.1-b3-1-i686.iso*(1,560MB,*MD5). “

Also includes ecommunity that It's aTool for strengthening the community ties of the Epidemic GNU / Linux;

Einstaller: the installer Epidemic GNU / Linux. With it you can install the Epidemic on your computer or create a live pen drive the Epidemic (a usb install), in a simple and fast way.
To install the Epidemic on your computer: Choose a root partition blank and formatted for the system, enter the passwords that are used by the User (epidemic) and the administrator (root). then, you should click install in order to start up the installation wizard.
To create a live pen drive of the Epidemic (a usb install): Check the Live flash drive in the Settings menu, choose a root partition blank and formatted for the system. Then, you should click install.

Drop in on the english support forum at

FYI I'm one of the developers(as an english translator) and the main developer is James benedito de Oliveira and
team has more members and the remain you may meet at

I hope you enjoy the epidemic gnu linux.


Last edited by carioca; 12-11-2009 at 06:22 PM.
Old 12-13-2009, 06:49 AM   #4
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dear linus72,

I forgot to explain about the boot from iso option. So here they are as follows:

To run the Epidemic 3.1 Beta 3 directly from a ISO image, without having to burn a DVD, just download the image of the Epidemic to any folder and add an entry in GRUB to the ISO with the following contents, assuming that the image epidemic 3.1-b3-1-i686.iso was saved in the folder /home/user on the partition /dev/sda5 formatted in ext2 or ext3.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:48 AM   #5
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Dearest Buddy


ok based on the assumption that Epidemic is based on Testing.....I re-read

Altho there is nothing stopping me from converting it to me there are only 2 choices....stable or sid.....Testing IMHO is not quite what I am after.

On that basis, I do not believe I can offer Epidemic any help.


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Last edited by aus9; 01-25-2010 at 05:16 PM. Reason: change of mind


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