The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Tiny Core Linux 4.0 and DoudouLinux 1.1. In other news: Canonical added the GNOME 3 default theme to the upcoming Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system; Mozilla released the final versions of Firefox 7 and Thunderbird 7 apps for Linux; the GNOME Project unleashed the GNOME 3.2 desktop environment to the masses. For this week we've prepared a very nice tutorial about how to install Firefox 7 on Ubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntu 10.10, and two interesting reviews for the Transmission 2.33 and PiTiVi 0.15 applications. Also, don't miss our brand new "Software Blog" section! The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the updated Linux distributions, and the development releases.
On September 25th, Robert Shingledecker proudly announced the immediate availability of the Tiny Core Linux 4.0 operating system, which brings plenty of updated packages, including the switch to the latest Linux 3.0.3 kernel. Another interesting new feature in Tiny Core Linux 4.0 is the ability to search by simply starting to type what you're looking for in both AppBrowser and ab, the command-line tool for AppBrowser.
Highlights of Tiny Core Linux 4.0:
· Linux 3.0.3 kernel; · udev 173; · Embedded GLIBC 2.13; · Embedded GLIBC now supports 486 and 586 machines; · e2fsprogs 1.41.14 libraries; · GCC 4.6.1 base libraries; · util-linux 2.19.1 base libraries; · busybox 1.19.2 updated with latest patches and nbd-client; · rebuildfstab, tc-config and rc.shutdown have been updated with nbd-client support; · Xlibs base has been updated; · All core utilities have been updated with new repository info; · New loadcpufreq has been added; · tce-load and tce-audit updared for dynamic kernel dependency processing; · Luxi fonts have been updated to disable hinting; · xsession has been modified to handle X startup failure.
On September 29th, the DoudouLinux team announced the immediate availability for download of the DoudouLinux 1.1 operating system, which brings a lot of new translations as well as several new apps. DoudouLinux 1.1 (Gondwana) is now available in 25 languages, up from 15. Songwrite, Stopmotion and Jukebox have been added. The latest update also comes with NetworkManager. DoudouLinux 1.1 adds support for 10 new languages, Czech, Danish, German, Hungarian, Latvian, Malay, Norwegian (Bokmål), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal) and Telugu.The latest update to DoudouLinux Gondwana also comes with three new or updated apps to unleash the hidden creator in your kid. Songwrite2 for example, as the name implies, enables kids, but not only, to create songs by choosing instruments and creating a melody.
· Canonical added the default GNOME 3 desktop theme, Adwaita, to the default themes of the upcoming Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system, due for release on October 13th, 2011. Adwaita is now part of the default themes of the upcoming Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system, alongside other popular themes, such as Ambiance and Radiance. Read more about it here.
· On September 28th, Mozilla unleashed the final and stable version of the highly anticipated Mozilla Firefox 7.0 web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird 7.0 mail client for Linux-based operating systems. Both Mozilla Firefox 7.0 and Mozilla Thunderbird 7.0 will be available on the upcoming Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system, due for release on October 13th. Read more about it here.
· On September 28th, GNOME developers proudly announced GNOME 3.2, the next major update of the GNOME 3 desktop environment. GNOME 3.2 comes after six months of hard work and it brings lots of new features, improved applications, new translations and updated documentation. Read more about it here.
Tutorial of the Week: How to Install Firefox 7 in Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10
· The following tutorial will teach every Ubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS user how to install the current stable version of the popular Mozilla Firefox 7 web browser.
Firefox 7 on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)
At the request of many of our readers, we've created the following tutorial to guide them with the installation of the popular Mozilla Firefox 7 web browser in the Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10.
· It’s no wonder there are a lot of torrent clients available for the Linux platform, and a few of them are extremely good. Transmission in particular has become, over the years, the default torrent client in a some high profile distros like Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Mandriva and Linux Mint.
Transmission is extremely stable and has a lot of options allowing users to configure it in almost anyway they want. It's really easy to use and anyone can get the hang of it in no time.
· Non linear video editing on the Linux platform is a very difficult goal to achieve. Edward Hervey, the creator of PiTiVi, has said in the past that the lack of cohesion between the applications and the libraries is the reason why Linux is not the principal platform for multimedia editing.
PiTiVi is really easy to use and especially to learn. Even if it lacks some important features, I have to be honest and recognize I don’t actually do that much editing in the first place, but the number of possibilities PiTiVi provides is staggering, especially if we realise they come for free.
· For this week we've posted an 720p video clip that showcases the main features of the newly released GNOME 3.2 desktop environment, running on Arch Linux. The video has 5 minutes and 8 seconds, and it was posted by krnekhelesh. Enjoy!
Long way to go to Get Gnome 3 where it has to be to be very useful to me. I have 10 times as many applications and documents as those shown on the video. But I'm sticking around with the hope that it will improve. Keep at it, guys! On to GTK+ 3.0.