The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix 11.10, Sabayon 7 CoreCDX, SpinBase, ServerBase and OpenVZ Editions and Kororaa 15.1. In other news: Canonical announced the date and goals for the next Ubuntu Hardware Summit event; the GNOME Project unleashed the GNOME 3.2.1 desktop environment. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about Linux Mint 12, SCALE Kids Conference, Portable OpenCL, Blender 2.60, blackPanther OS 11.1, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, MySQL 5.5.17, Ubuntu 11.10 and more. The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, and the development releases.
On October 18th, the Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix 11.10 operating system was launched, based on the Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) release, but without the Unity shell. As a desktop environment, the Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix 11.10 uses the GNOME Shell interface. However, Ubuntu 11.10 features the Unity interface, but on top of the new GNOME 3.2 desktop environment.
Highlights of Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix 11.10:
· New boot splash screen;
· No Unity;
· GNOME Shell 3.2 interface;
· Mozilla Firefox web browser;
· Empathy instant messenger client;
· LibreOffice open source office and productivity suite;
· Shotwell photo manager;
· Banshee music player and organizer;
· Totem video player;
· Evolution e-mail and calendar;
· GNOME Contacts tool;
· Cheese webcam viewer;
· A collection of GNOME games including gbrainy, Tali, Aisleriot Solitaire and many more!
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Also on October 18th, Fabio Erculiani proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the Sabayon Linux 7 CoreCDX, SpinBase, ServerBase and OpenVZ editions. These releases are designed for Linux experts and advanced users that want to set up a home server or create their very own operating system, based on Sabayon.
Highlights of Sabayon 7 CoreCDX, SpinBase, ServerBase and OpenVZ:
· Linux kernel 3.0;
· EXT4 as the default filesystems;
· Support for encrypted filesystems (LUKS);
· Support for Btrfs filesystems;
· Small ISO images that can be booted from CD or USB stick;
· Entropy Framework updated to version 1.0 Alpha 14;
· Ready for Portage and Entropy (allows access to lots of installable apps);
· Easily customizable system (with the help of Entropy);
· OpenVZ-enabled, Server-optimized and Vserver-enabled kernels are available in the default repositories;
· Fast installation process (guaranteed to take less than 5 minutes).
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On October 20th, Chris Smart proudly announced the immediate availability of the Kororaa 15.1 operating system, which fixes some of the major shortcomings and bugs, and also arrives with a few updated packages. Kororaa 15.1 is based on the Fedora 15 Linux distribution and offers GNOME 3 as well as KDE SC 4 as desktop options.
Highlights of Kororaa 15.1:
· A KDE crash while in live mode has been fixed;
· A Kdenlive bug which prevented it from working at all has been fixed;
· A KPackagekit crash bug, which also only showed up in live mode, has been fixed;
· There is the possibility of logging in automatically and bypassing the login screen;
· Users can now disable the screensaver and the lock screen, while in live mode;
· The repository for Google Talk Plugin has been added;
· Skype-helper meta-package installs Skype dependencies, but not Skype itself;
· More GNOME Shell themes are now included;
· The Synaptic package manager has been removed;
· Gloobus preview has been removed;
· GNOME Appearance Properties link has been removed;
· Firefox 7 is now included, replacing Firefox 6;
· Openshot 1.4 is now included.
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· On October 17th, Canonical proudly announced the official place and date for the upcoming Ubuntu Hardware Summit 2011 event which takes place once a year. This year's Ubuntu Hardware Summit event will take place on December 8th, starting at 9 AM local time, at Grand Victoria Hotel No. 168, Jingye 4th Rd., Taipei, 10466 Taiwan. The Ubuntu Hardware Summit 2011 event is created especially for product managers and engineers at ODMs and OEMs, with interest or responsibility in deploying the popular Ubuntu operating system on new computers and devices. Read more about it here.
· On October 20th, the GNOME Project announced GNOME 3.2.1, the first point release of the GNOME 3.2 desktop environment, which brings lots of fixes and enhancements. As you all know, the final version of the popular GNOME 3.2 desktop environment has been released on September 28th bringing amazing new features, such as support for Online accounts, support for Web apps, Contacts app, Nautilus enhancements, Color management support, a new login screen, search enhancements and lots more. Read more about it here.
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