Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 177

Welcome to the 177th issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly!

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Ultimate Edition 3.0, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2, Chromium OS Lime 1404.0 and CentOS 6.1. Softpedia Linux Blog news section includes articles about Wine 1.3.34, digiKam 2.4, LibrePlan, Opera 11.60, Fusion 16 Beta, Turnkey Linux 11.3, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, RHEL 6.2, Ubuntu Privacy Remix 10.04r2, Debian 5.0 EOL, KDE SC 4.7.4, KDE SC 4.8 Beta 2, KDE Telepathy 0.2, MySQL 5.5.19, Pear OS Linux 3.0 RC1, FreeBSD 9.0 RC3, DeVeDe 3.20.0, Calibre 0.8.30, and much more. For this week we've also prepared a nice tutorial about how to move Ubuntu window buttons to right side. The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, and the development releases.




UltimateOn December 6th, Glenn Cady proudly announced that the highly anticipated Ultimate Edition 3.0 operating system has been released and it's available for download on mirrors worldwide. After being based on the Ubuntu distribution for so many years, Ultimate Edition has finally switched tables and it is now built from the Linux Mint 11 (Katya) operating system, which itself is based on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narhwal).

Ultimate Edition 3.0 includes software repositories from Getdeb, Linux Mint and Ubuntu, providing a comprehensive software package. It is distributed as a Live DVD ISO image for the 32-bit architecture only! While Ultimate Edition 3.1 is on its way, the current release includes lots and lots of applications, everything one needs and more!

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Ultimate Edition 3.0

Download Ultimate Edition 3.0 now from Softpedia.


RHELAlso on December 6th, Red Hat proudly announced the immediate availability of the final and stable version of the powerful Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 operating system. RHEL 6.2 is a maintenance release, bringing new features and lots of enhancements in various areas, keeping the enterprise platform stable.

Highlights of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2:

· Virtualization enhancements;

· Simplified management tools for storage resources;

· Simplified management tools for clusters;

· Simplified management tools for filesystems;

· Simplified management tools for virtualized resources;

· Resource management capabilities for SLAs and user identity;

· Better virtualized guests, storage, clusters, and networked filesystems performance;

· Improved scalability across virtualized resources and filesystems;

· Achieves critical security certifications needed by government agencies and large enterprises;

· Networking optimizations to reduce reduce context switching and data copies;

· Virtualized guests diagnostic capabilities;

· Accelerated I/O, like network traffic steering;

· Lots of bugfixes and small improvements.

Download Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 now from Softpedia.


ChromiumOSOn December 8th, Liam McLoughlin announced a new open source operating system called Chromium OS Lime, a lightweight, open source and lightning-fast operating system for your notebook, netbook, or even desktop. With out-of-the-box support for HTML5, Flash and Java, containing the familiar environment of Google Chromium/Chrome, the entire web is at your fingertips in a few seconds with Chromium OS Lime.

Chromium OS Lime offers a mix between bleeding edge features of the Chromium OS Vanilla build but with the extra hardware support provided in the Chromium OS Flow build. Chromium OS Lime is the latest build of the Chromium Operating System built by Hexxeh, and it supposed to work out-of-the-box with many modern and old hardware components.

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Chromium OS Lime

Download Chromium OS Lime 1408.0 now from Softpedia. Remember that this is an development release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.


CentOSOn December 9th, Karanbir Singh proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the CentOS 6.1 Linux operating system. The new CentOS 6.1 operating system is based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 distribution, and it brings all the features that are present in the RHEL distro, with which is 100% binary compatible.

Even if it's based on the upstream RHEL 6.1 release, the new CentOS 6.1 also includes packages from all variants. Moreover, the developers combined all upstream repositories into a single one, makeing things easier for all end users. Users of older CentOS releases, like CentOS 4 or CentOS 5, have no way of upgrading directly to the new CentOS 6 release. Therefore, the development team recommends a fresh install.

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CentOS 6 Linux

Download CentOS 6.1 now from Softpedia.


Softpedia Linux BlogSoftpedia Linux Blog:

· Evice Security Fixes for Debian

· Mark Shuttleworth Juju Webinar on December 8th

· Introducing Ubuntu Cities Scope for Unity

· SpaceChem is Free for Schools

· Wine 1.3.34 Available for Download

· digiKam 2.4.0 Officially Released

· Introducing LibrePlan: Project Planning, Monitoring and Control

· Download Opera 11.60 Final for Linux

· Fusion 16 Beta Available for Download

· Xen Virtualization Comes to ARM

· Ultimate Edition 3.0 Screenshot Tour

· Final Milestone Released for Turnkey 11

· New Intel Drivers for Linux Kernel 3.1

· Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Release Candidate Dropped

· Red Hat Shares Climbing With RHEL 6.2

· KDE Plasma Active Running on ARCHOS G9

· Ubuntu Privacy Remix 10.04r2 Is Based on Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS

· New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Affects Ubuntu 11.10 OMAP4

· Ubuntu Security Update for Vsftpd

· Trine 2 Coming to Linux

· Debian 5.0 Reaches End-of-Life on February 2012

· KDE SC 4.7.4 Is Now Available for Download

· KDE SC 4.8 Beta 2 Is Available for Testing

· KDE Telepathy 0.2 Announced

· Download MySQL 5.5.19 Now

· Two Security Updates Released for Ubuntu 11.10

· Pear OS Linux 3.0 RC1 Officially Released

· New Kernel Vulnerabilities Affect Ubuntu 10.10 and 8.04 LTS

· FreeBSD 9.0 RC3 Officially Announced

· DeVeDe 3.20.0 Fixes Audio Copy Output

· PayPal Payment Support Coming to Ubuntu

· Calibre 0.8.30 Brings Fixes for MOBI Conversion

· Dovecot, Acpid and Django Updated for Ubuntu

· Introducing Ubuntu Pirate Bay Torrents Add-on for Unity

· Download Linux Kernel 3.2 RC5 and Linux Kernel 3.1.5


Tutorial of the WeekTutorial of the Week:

How to Move Ubuntu Window Buttons To Right Side

· At the request of many of our readers, we've created the following tutorial to teach them how to easily move the window buttons from left to right side in the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx), Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat), Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) and Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating systems.

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Move Ubuntu Window Buttons To Right Side

However, because the switch to the GNOME 3 desktop environment, starting with Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) the above mentioned methods are obsolete. The only viable method at this time is through a little software called Metacity Window Buttons.

Read the complete tutorial here.


Video Clip of the WeekVideo Clip of the Week: Atlus USA Teaser Trailer: Trine 2

· For this week we've posted an 480p high-definition video clip that showcases the presents that gameplay of the upcoming Trine 2 video game for Linux operating systems. The video has 1 minute and 38 seconds, and it was posted by AtlusUSA. Enjoy!

Download from SoftpediaNew Distributions:

· FDGnuX 0.1

· FDGnuX Light 0.1

· Chromium OS Vanilla 1414.0

Download from SoftpediaDistributions Updated Last Week:

· BG-Rescue Linux 2.0.0

· TurnKey Core Live CD 11.3-lucid-x86

· Leeenux 5.01

· Ubuntu Privacy Remix 10.04r2

· Kahel OS 111111

Download from SoftpediaDevelopment Releases:

· Fusion Linux 16 Beta

· illume OS 1.0 RC

· Clonezilla LiveCD 1.2.11-26

· Pear OS Linux 3.0 RC1

· Tiny Core Linux 4.2 RC1

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

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