The 3.5.x STS version, codenamed Awen and based on Ubuntu Karmic, was released on March 22, 2010.

As an STS (short term support) version, Awen was supported for one year after release. It is no longer supported.

One interesting update included in this release is the new disk layout, using Ext4 for the system partition, including the boot directory for faster booting, and XFS for the home directory to lower memory consumption and avoid tedious Ext4 memory checks for large partitions. We also followed our upstream by moving to Grub 2 and Upstart, for a more flexible boot manager and a faster system initialization.

Software versions

This version includes the following common software:

The media center Moovida, previously called Elisa, is a very cool manager for video, audio, images and internet media resources. We removed the Audacious player because the new version has fewer translations and its functionality is covered by Rhythmbox. We also added an ogg/ogv encoder.

Support is included for the following languages:

  • English (default and with extras and writing tools [1])
  • Spanish (extras and writing tools)
  • Basque
  • Catalonian
  • Chinese (with input tools)
  • French
  • Galician
  • Hindi (with input tools)
  • Portuguese

1: The extras include the help and spellcheckers. Chinese and Hindi iBus input methods and tools are also included.

There is support for both 32 and 64-bit architectures.


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