Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 169

Welcome to the 169th issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly!

By on October 15th, 2011 23:01 GMT
The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Parsix GNU/Linux 3.7r1, Superb Mini Server 1.6.2, Sabayon 7 and Ubuntu 11.10. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about Wine, Shotwell 0.11.3, Bodhi 1.2.1, Fedora 17, ownCloud 2, VectorLinux 7.0 RC3.4, Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu/Edubuntu/Lubuntu/Mythbuntu/Ubuntu Studio 11.10 and more. For this week we've also prepared a very nice tutorial about how to install the Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system. The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, and the development releases.

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ParsixOn October 9th, Alan Baghumian proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the Parsix GNU/Linux 3.7r1 operating system. Parsix GNU/Linux 3.7r1 is the first maintenance update to Parsix 3.7 series, bringing a lot of new features and improvements, and of course many updated packages.

Highlights of Parsix GNU/Linux 3.7r1:

· Linux kernel 2.6.37.6;
· GNOME 2.32.1;
· X.Org Server 1.7.7;
· GNU Iceweasel 7.0.1;
· Chromium 13.0.782.220;
· OpenOffice.org 3.2.1;
· Glibc 2.11.2;
· SquashFS+Lzma 4.0;
· GParted 0.8.1;
· Empathy 2.30.3;
· The GIMP 2.6.8;
· Grisbi 0.8.8;
· CompizFusion 0.8.4;
· Synaptic Package Manager 0.70.1;
· VirtualBox-OSE 4.0.4;
· VLC Media Player 1.1.3;
· xFarDic 0.11.7.
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Parsix GNU/Linux
Download Parsix GNU/Linux 3.7r1 now from Softpedia.

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SMSOn October 10th, the developers behind the Superb Mini Server (SMS) server operating system proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the Superb Mini Server 1.6.2 release. Superb Mini Server 1.6.2 comes after three months of development and it brings updated packages and various improvements, as well as security patches.

Highlights of Superb Mini Server 1.6.2:

· Linux kernel 2.6.39.3;
· Apache 2.2.21;
· PHP 5.3.8;
· Perl 5.14.2;
· Postfix 2.8.5;
· ClamAV 0.97.2;
· MailScanner 4.84.3_1;
· Dovecot 2.0.15;
· Samba 3.6.0;
· CUPS 1.4.8;
· Lilo 23.2;
· MySQL 5.1.59;
· PHPMyAdmin 3.4.5;
· SQlite 3.7.7.1;
· TestDisk 6.12;
· Binutils 2.21.53.0.2;
· libpng 1.4.8;
· Bind 9.8.1;
· dhcpcd 5.2.12;
· Netatalk 2.1.6;
· OpenSSH 5.9p1;
· Squid 3.1.15;
· Webmin 1.570;
· GNU wget 1.13.
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Superb Mini Server
Download Superb Mini Server 1.6.2 now from Softpedia.

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SabayonAlso on October 10th, Fabio Erculiani proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the Sabayon Linux 7 operating system. The new Sabayon 7 is distributed as GNOME, KDE SC and Xfce ISO images, for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. It includes cutting-edge applications, Linux kernel 3.0, GNOME 3.2.0, LibreOffice 3.4, Xfce 4.8 and KDE Software Compilation 4.7.

Highlights of Sabayon 7:

· Linux Kernel 3.0;
· GNOME 3.2.0;
· KDE Software Compilation 4.7;
· Xfce 4.8;
· Native support for Btrfs filesystems;
· LibreOffice 3.4.3.2;
· Entropy 1.0 RC59
· Better support for non-roman and IME fonts;
· Better support for non-latin languages;
· Extra kernel packages in the default repositories (Server-optimized, Vserver-enabled, OpenVZ-enabled);
· Semi-automated package updates;
· Over 4000 updated apps!
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Sabayon 7
Download Sabayon 7 GNOME now from Softpedia.

Download Sabayon 7 KDE now from Softpedia.

Download Sabayon 7 Xfce now from Softpedia.

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UbuntuOn October 13th, Canonical proudly announced the immediate availability of the final release of Ubuntu 11.10. Dubbed Oneiric Ocelot, the new Ubuntu 11.10 operating system is the 15th release of the Ubuntu OS and it will be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers. Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) brings lots of improvements to the Unity launcher and panel, all on top of the new GNOME 3.2 desktop environment.

Highlights of Ubuntu 11.10:

· Unity 3D interface 4.22;
· Unity 2D interface 4.12;
· GNOME 3.2.0;
· Linux kernel 3.0.4;
· X.Org 7.6;
· Xorg Server 1.10.4;
· Upstart 1.3;
· GCC 4.6 toolchain;
· Python 2.7.2;
· Compiz Fusion 0.9.6.
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Ubuntu 11.10
Download Ubuntu 11.10 now from Softpedia.

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Softpedia Linux BlogSoftpedia Linux Blog:

· Download Debian 6.0.3 Now
· Fedora 17 Will Be Named Beefy Miracle
· Salix OS 13.37 Features Ratpoison Window Manager
· Ubuntu 11.10 Will Support ARM
· DirectSound Reimplemented in Wine 1.3.30
· ownCloud 2 Released
· Bodhi 1.2.1 Comes With a New App Center
· Wine Project Hacked
· Shotwell 0.11.3 Fixes Photo Import Bug
· VectorLinux 7.0 RC3.4 Is Now Based on Kernel 3.0.4
· VirtualBox Considered Garbage by Linux Kernel Developers
· Ubuntu 11.10 Was Released
· Kubuntu 11.10 Officially Released
· Xubuntu 11.10 Officially Released
· Lubuntu 11.10 Officially Released
· Ubuntu 11.10 Introduces DVD and Netboot Images
· Mythbuntu 11.10 Officially Released
· Edubuntu 11.10 Officially Released
· Ubuntu Studio 11.10 Officially Released
· Mark Shuttleworth Webminar on November 16th
·
Wary Puppy 5.2 Released

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Tutorial of the WeekTutorial of the Week: Installing Ubuntu 11.10

· The following tutorial will teach users how to install the new Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system. Ubuntu 11.10, also known as the Oneiric Ocelot, arrived on October 13th, 2011 and is the 15th release of the Ubuntu operating system.
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Installing Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)
This tutorial is also addressed to people who have just heard about Ubuntu, those who have never installed Ubuntu before and want to test it, but don't know how! The guide will make things very simple for you, but if you get stuck somewhere in the middle of the installation and you need help, do not hesitate to use our commenting system at the end of the article!

Read the complete tutorial here.

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Video Clip of the WeekVideo Clip of the Week: Ubuntu 11.10 Overview

· For this week we've posted an 1080p HD video clip that showcases some of the features of the newly released Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system. The video has 2 minutes and 19 seconds, and it was posted by omgubuntu. Enjoy!



Download from SoftpediaNew Distributions:

· Ubuntu Netboot 11.10
· Ubuntu DVD 11.10


Download from SoftpediaDistributions Updated Last Week:

· Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.3
· Bodhi 1.2.1
· CacheGuard OS 5.7.4
· Edubuntu 11.10
· Kubuntu 11.10
· Ubuntu Server 11.10
· Lubuntu 11.10
· Ubuntu Studio 11.10
· Xubuntu 11.10
· Mythbuntu 11.10
· Ubuntu ARM 11.10
· Ubuntu Cloud 11.10
· Gentoo Linux LiveCD 11.2

· Puppy Linux "Wary" 5.2

Download from SoftpediaDevelopment Releases:

· openmamba GNU/Linux 2.0 Pre 6
· Frugalware Linux 1.6 Pre1
· Openwall GNU/Linux 20111010
· VectorLinux 7.0 RC3.4
· Clonezilla LiveCD 1.2.11-2
· Chrome OS 1.6.899 RC


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