The name comes firstly from mandragora, a plant which has been used for centuries in magic rituals and as medicine. The name "Dragora" also refers to dragons, two of which are represented in the project's logo
The logo was designed by Claudio Santillan from Argentina, Santiago del Estero.
Matías A. Fonzo <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
We cannot decide for you, but we can mention what we believe are Dragora's main strengths:
Dragora is an independent project for GNU/Linux distribution that was started from scratch without being based on an existing distribution project. We avoid having to depend or inherit the technical and ethical issues of a given distribution project. Since it is an independent project, we are not tied to purely commercial interest, purposes or decisions, which could negatively affect our user base.
The basic concept of Dragora's design philosophy is simplicity or KISS, "Keep It Simple, Stupid!". This principle which derives from what is known as "Okham's Razor", was developed by the first critical modern philosopher: William of Ockham. This concept represents the traditional philosophy of UNIX.
The distributed software is completely free! This allows to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the existing software. To make it clear: Dragora is 100% software libre!
Dragora has native language support, different messages in different languages can be shown on screen.
Dragora is not a closed project. Quite the opposite, anybody with good intentions is welcomed, encouraged to join and to help!
|Processor:||Intel 486 or compatible|
|RAM:||64MB (1GB suggested)|
|Media:||CD-ROM 4x unit|
|Video:||VGA card or compatible|
|Hard drive space:||About 4GB for a complete installation|
Dragora supports all the hardware that the kernel Linux-libre supports. To identify which devices work with a completely free operating system please check the hardware database of the H-Node project.
Currently, Intel or compatible architecture, computers of 32 bits (i486) and 64 bits (x86_64).
Dragora's versions are composed by three numbers. For instance, considering that the number of the version has: higher.lower[.critical] (eg. 2.2.0).
|Version||Status||Release date||Code name|
|1.0||Beta 1||June 13th, 2008||hell|
|1.0||Beta 2||September 18th, 2008|
|1.0||Release Candidate 1||February 12th, 2009|
|1.0||Stable||March 13th, 2009||starlight|
|1.1||Release Candidate 1||August 25th, 2009|
|1.1||Stable||Octubre 8th, 2009||stargazer|
|2.0||RC 1, Development||January 24th, 2010|
|2.0||RC 2, Development||March 28th, 2010|
|2.0||Development, Stable||April 13th, 2010||ardi|
|2.1||Release Candidate 1||December 4th, 2010|
|2.1||Stable||December 31st, 2010||dio|
|2.2||Release Candidate 1||March 2nd, 2012|
|2.2||Stable||April 21st, 2012||rafaela|
Dragora does not have a fixed schedule. New versions are released "when they are ready". This puts the focus on quality instead of schedule. Besides, the schedules are usually speculation because on any piece of work there can always be delays.
Maybe because nobody asked for it, suggested it or sent a proposal for it.
Send your doubts to <email@example.com>.