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Release notes for Granular 1.0
Communicate - Yes, you can
Communication is as easy as cutting a piece of cake. You can chat, send-receive emails, surf the Internet, download stuff, subscribe to newsfeeds, and more.
Work - Yes, you can
Working is easy too. You can write documents, create presentations, spreadsheets and graphs, read PDFs, and even print & scan documents using the various applications in the KOffice Suite.
Enjoy - Yes, you can
Enjoyment is an essential part of life; Granular will not disappoint you in this regard. Loaded with host of games, you won't get bored even if you want to be. And there are 3D Effects (Compiz Fusion) too for a perfect eye-candy!
Play out-of-the-box - Yes, you can
Music is rejuvenation. With the many multimedia applications, Granular is capable of playing almost all the well-known and some not well-known media formats with ease. SMPlayer, Amarok, and Kaffeine provide the versatility dimension to playing music and watching videos in Granular. Moreover, you can manage your photos and create & edit images like professionals with GIMP and digiKam.
Manage - Yes, you can
Manage your system more effectively and efficiently through Granular Control Center (Mandrake Control Center -- known for its centralized management interface). Granular Scripts also let you customize and manage your system according to your needs.
Run Windows software - Yes, you can
Wine, the software that helps run Windows applications on Linux, is included in Granular. This enables you to run Windows-based software and games in Granular easily.