Granular is a Linux operating system that is easy to use, user-friendly, and filled with lots of fun... [more]
Things have not been busy over here at Granular since a while now. We have not had any release after Granular 1, and any new packages off late. But that's not to say we are going anywhere anytime soon. Granular 2 is an ambitious release to aim for, and its preparations, as they stand, are not bad. Before our artwork guys got busy in their day-to-day lives, we had already finalized the new logo and theme. Having this major artwork task done with, we are only left with creating wallpapers and icons using the finalized new logo and theme. With Granular 2's base being Unity Linux (a distro specially made for providing a clean and fast platform as a base), we already have a stable platform to build upon. And with the recent changes that have happened over at Unity's package repositories, it seems we do not have a huge number of packages to build specially for Granular, and can rely for most of the major packages on Unity itself, which in turn utilizes Mandriva's trusted and large repositories.
Meanwhile, you can continue to download the current stable (and much loved) Granular 1, through various channels. Users with fast internet connections (for example, o2.co.uk broadband) can choose to download Granular's CD image (ISO) directly on their computers, burn them, and be all set to boot into it. Users with slow internet connections (for example, mobile broadband or GPRS) have the option to buy a pre-burned CD of Granular (a part of the cost per CD sold is contributed toward the Granular Project by On-Disk).
Last but not the least, if you have any suggestions for the next version of Granular - what technologies should it use, how should it look, the default packages you'd like to see, etc. - just drop us an email at admin[at]granularproject[dot]org or contact us using this contact form. Don't forget to have a look at some of the features we have planned for the next release.