James Buren has announced the availability of the second pre-release of Frugalware Linux 1.7, a general-purpose distribution for intermediate Linux users: "The Frugalware developer team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 1.7pre2, the second technical preview of the upcoming 1.7 stable release. Here are some of the major improvements, fixes and updates since 1.7pre1: package updates - Linux kernel 3.4.0, GCC 4.7.0, GNOME 3.4.2, KDE 4.8.2, Xfce 4.10, Firefox 12, Thunderbird 12, GIMP 2.8; LightDM has replaced SLiM as default display manager for Xfce; new default wallpaper. Please refer to the Frugalware testing changelog for more information. Don't forget to check the integrity of the install images before burning!"
Frugalware Linux is an independently developed general purpose desktop Linux distribution designed for intermediate users. It follows simple Slackware-like design concepts and includes the "pacman" package management utility from Arch Linux.