Welcome to the 156th issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly!
The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: CentOS 6.0 and Pardus Linux 2011.1. In other news: The KDE developers announced the second Release Candidate of the upcoming KDE Software Compilation 4.7 environment; Adobe Labs has finally released the 64-bit version of the highly anticipated Adobe Flash Player 11 plugin for 64-bit Linux operating systems. For this week we've also prepared a nice tutorial about how to install the Adobe Flash Player 11 64-bit plugin under Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system. The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, and the development releases.
On July 10th, the CentOS development team, through Karanbir Singh, proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the CentOS 6.0 operating system. The new CentOS 6.0 is based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 distribution, and it brings all the features that are present in the RHEL distro, with which is 100% binary compatible.
The CentOS 6.0 Linux distribution was completely rebuilt using a brand-new build system and library checks, in order to confirm RHEL binary compatibility. For this release, the CentOS developers decided not to follow RHEL's user operation prohibition usage of Installation Codes. Therefore, system administrators will have all the "channels" available at time of installation.
Download CentOS 6.0 now from Softpedia.
On July 12th, Gökcen Eraslan proudly announced the immediate availability for download and upgrade of the popular Pardus 2011.1 Linux-based Turkish operating system. Dubbed Dama Dama, the final and stable version of Pardus 2011.1 is powered by Linux kernel 126.96.36.199 and it's available as Live and Installation images for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.
Highlights of Pardus Linux 2011.1:
· Linux kernel 188.8.131.52;
· X.Org 1.9.5;
· KDE SC 4.6.5;
· LibreOffice 184.108.40.206;
· Mozilla Firefox 5.0;
· The GIMP 2.6.11;
· Python 2.7.1;
· GCC 4.5.3;
· Glibc 2.12;
· 64-bit versions of Skype and Wine packages are now available in the 2011 stable repository;
· The System Rescue mode was added to YALI;
· Added the QuickFormat app to easily format USB flash drives;
· Added "yali=nolvm" kernel parameter for those who don't want to use LVM for automatic partitioning;
· Lots of bug fixes.
Download Pardus Linux 2011.1 now from Softpedia.
· On July 11th, the KDE team has announced the second Release Candidate version for the upcoming KDE Software Compilation 4.7 environment. KDE Software Compilation 4.7 RC2 (Release Candidate) is a version that's focusing on fixing last-minute bugs and finishing the required documentation and translations. The KDE Software Compilation 4.7 desktop environment will be released on July 27, 2011. Read more about it here.
· On July 13th, Adobe Labs announced the immediate availability for download of the first Beta release of the upcoming Adobe Flash Player 11 for Linux, Windows and Machintosh platforms, now with native support for 64-bit Linux operating systems. Adobe Flash Player 11 Beta drives innovation for amazing, breathtaking digital experiences with brand-new features, including Stage 3D, HD surround sound, H.264/AVC software encoding and 64-bit support. Read more about it here.
· The following tutorial will teach you how to install the 64-bit edition of the Adobe Flash Player 11 plugin on the Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system.
The following guide is here to teach you how to replace the 32-bit version of the flash player with the 64-bit one, on Ubuntu 11.04 AMD64 system. It will work with other 64-bit Linux distribution and with the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera web browsers.
Read the entire tutorial here.
· For this week we've posted an 480p HD video clip that shows how to install CentOS 6, talking about its primary use, and a quick look at the bundled applications. The video has 11 minutes and 52 seconds, and it was posted by MarrkDaviid. Enjoy!
See you again at the end of next week for another issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly.