Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 156

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.




CentOSOn 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.

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CentOS Linux

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PardusOn 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 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;

· X.Org 1.9.5;

· KDE SC 4.6.5;

· LibreOffice;

· 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.

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Pardus Linux 2011.1

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Other NewsOther News:

· 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.


Tutorial of the WeekTutorial of the Week: How to Install Adobe Flash Player 64-bit on Ubuntu 11.04

· 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.

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Adobe Flash Player 11 Beta under Ubuntu 11.04 with Firefox 5

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.


Video Clip of the WeekVideo Clip of the Week: CentOS 6 - Installation and First Look

· 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!

Download from SoftpediaNew Distributions:

· Manjaro Linux 0.1.1

· Game Drift Linux

Download from SoftpediaDistributions Updated Last Week:

· Scientific Linux Live CD/DVD 5.6

· 4MLinux 2.3

· CacheGuard OS 5.7.2

· AUSTRUMI 2.4.0

· Sabayon Linux E17 6

· Sabayon Linux LXDE 6

· Sabayon Linux XFCE 6

· CentOS Live CD 5.6

· Superb Mini Server 1.6.1

· Webconverger 8.5

· aptosid 2011-02

· Linvo 2010.12.6

· NetSecL 3.2.0

· PCLinuxOS MiniME KDE 2011.07

· TurnKey Core Live CD 11.2-lucid-x86

· BrowserLinux 401

Download from SoftpediaDevelopment Releases:

· Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud 11.10 Alpha 2

· Tiny Core Linux 3.8 RC1

· Astaro Security Gateway 8.172 Beta

· Linux Mint LXDE 11 RC2

· Vine Linux 6.0 Beta 4

· BlankOn Sajadah 7.0 Beta 2

· ALT Linux 6.0.0-20110714 Beta

· Scientific Linux 6.1 RC1

· Frugalware Linux 1.5 RC1

· Salix KDE 13.37 RC1

See you again at the end of next week for another issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly.

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