Today, the Chakra team has announced the availability of a new version of their Linux distributions. This is the first release of the Chakra Descartes series which will follow KDE point releases( 4.13.1 for the moment ). The new version features new artwork ( more screenshots HERE) which improves many aspects of the operating system.
One interesting feature implemented by the developers allows you to disable the Baloo search, but in the release announcement it’s suggested that the feature should be kept enabled.
Drivers shipped with the new release:
- Nvidia 331.38
- Catalyst 13.12
- xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.10
- xf86-video-ati 7.2.0
- xf86-video-intel 2.21.15
- mesa 10.0.5
Users of AMD graphics cards older than the 5000 series will not be able to use Catalyst Legacy as it is not compatible with the latest X server. In the official announcement users are advised to use the xf86-video-ati which was improved in the last few versions.
This latest version of Chakra also includes:
- kernel 3.12.15
- xorg-server 1.14.5
- systemd 212
From my past experiences Chakra was very stable and fast. I will test this new versions in the coming days and share the findings.
If you want to try Chakra for yourself you can download the version from HERE, but you should know that only a x64 version is available.
Source: Charka OS