The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Dreamlinux 5.0. In other news: Softedia introduced the new Cinnamon desktop environment made by Linux Mint's developer; Softedia introduced Ubuntu YouTube Scope and Lens for Unity; Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux kernel 3.2. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about MKVToolNix 5.2.1, Gentoo Linux 12.0, digiKam 2.5.0, Dreamlinux 5.0, Salix Live Xfce 13.37 RC2, phpBB 3.0.10, FreeDOS 1.1, GNOME Nettool 3.0.1, Linux kernel 3.1.7, Redo Backup and Recovery 1.0.2, FreeBSD 8.0.3, Alpine Linux 2.3.3, FFmpeg 0.9.1, KDE SC 4.8 RC2, Tails 0.10, Calibre 0.8.34, and much more. For this week we've also prepared a very nice tutorial about how to install Firefox 10 on the Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 11.04 operating systems. The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, and the development releases.
On January 1st, the Dreamlinux developers proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the Dreamlinux 5.0 operating system. With a Mac OS X-like user interface, the Debian Wheezy powered distro features Linux kernel 3.1, Xfce 4.8, updated installed, safe software updates through dist-upgrade, an exclusive boot system for faster startups, and 100% Debian Testing compatibility.
Highlights of Dreamlinux 5.0:
· Based on Debian 7 Wheezy (testing); · Linux Kernel 3.1; · XFCE 4.8 desktop environment; · Softmaker office suite (includes Planmaker, Presentations and Textmaker and MS Office documents compatiblity);
· Chromium web browser; · SMPlayer media player (including all the necessary multimedia codecs); · Inkscape SVG graphics editor; · The GIMP image editor; · Imagination DVD Slideshow Maker; · Shotwell Photo Manager; · Ristretto image visualizer; · FoxitReader PDF viewer; · In-house, easy-to-use, simple, really fast, two-steps graphic installer; · MKDistro, in-house CLI distro builder software to build Dreamlinux or Debian derivatives; · Music Player Daemon music server; · MiniDLNA media server; · Apache 2; · PHP 5; · MySQL; · Samba; · Netatalk; · TorrentFlux; · SSH; · Bluetooth support; · Network-Manager; · Avahi-Daemon (Bonjour); · Preload; · Fancontrol; · Cpufreqd; · Ruby Lua; · Vala; · Python; · Perl.
· On January 2nd, Clement Lefebvre proudly announced the availability of the unique Cinnamon project, a GNOME 3 desktop environment fork which offers a traditional layout, its easy to use, powerful, flexible, and provides advanced features. If you don't like Ubuntu's Unity and/or the controversial GNOME 3 desktop environment, then the jaw-dropping and beautiful Cinnamon desktop environment, forged by the creator of the popular Linux Mint operating system, Clement Lefebvre, is for you. Read more about it here.
· On January 4th, Softpedia introduced the YouTube Lens and Scope, two unique Ubuntu Unity Dash plugins that allows users to quickly search, filter and access videos from the popular YouTube website. The best feature of all is that the YouTube videos can be watched in the popular VLC (VideoLan Client) media player application, instead of a web browser. Read more about it here.
· On January 4th, Linus Torvalds announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.2. Among the new features incorporated in Linux kernel 3.2 we can mention better support for large files by supporting block sizes bigger than 4KB and up to 1MB in EXT4, upper limits of CPU time can now be set in the process scheduler, lots of Btrfs improvements, and much more. Linux kernel 3.2 also brings lots of improvements for various supported filesystems, such as EXT3, CIFS, JFFS2, EXOFS, NFS, GFS2, and SQUASHFS. Read more about it here.
Tutorial of the Week: How to Install Firefox 10 in Ubuntu 11.10 and 11.04
· The following tutorial will teach all Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) users how to update their systems to the Mozilla Firefox 10.0 web browser.
Firefox 10 on Ubuntu 11.10
Mozilla Firefox 10 will bring features such as implementation of Anti-Aliasing for WebGL, the forward button is hidden by default and it will active when you navigate back, implementation of Full Screen APIs to easily build full-screen web apps, support for CSS3 3D-Transform, CSS properties support, element for HTML5 bi-directional text isolation, CSS Style Inspector, and IndexedDB APIs.