Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 183

Welcome to the 183rd issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly!

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Ubuntu Secured Remix 11.10. In other news: Canonical promises your own private Ubuntu Cloud in only 5 days. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about Wine 1.3.37, DEFT Linux 7 RC1, R.I.P 13.7, ArtistX 1.2, LibreOffice 3.4.5, LibreOffice 3.5.0 Beta 3, Frugalware 1.6 RC1, SQLite 3.7.10, Fedora 17, Raspberry Pi, Convirture, m23 12.1, Ben NanoNote, Clutter 1.9.4, Mutter 3.2.2, GNOME Shell 3.2.2, Relics of Annorath, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0, Linux kernel 3.3 RC1, Calibre 0.8.36, Snort, and much more. For this week we've also prepared an interesting review for the Vuze application. The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, and the development releases.




UbuntuOn January 17th, Softpedia proudly introduced a new Linux operating system based on the popular Ubuntu distribution, Ubuntu Secured Remix 11.10. Being based on the Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system, the Ubuntu Secured Remix 11.10 was created with one single goal in mind, to be used by users who want to install the Ubuntu distro in a dual-boot configuration with the Windows or Macintosh operating systems.

The Ubuntu Secured Remix Live CD offers only three applications created by the same developer: Clean-Ubiquity, OS-Uninstaller and Boot-Repair. The rest of the CD ISO image is exactly the same with the official Ubuntu 11.10 release, yes the one from October 2011, which means a lot of updates must be applied after installation.

Clean-Ubiquity is probably the most important part of Ubuntu Secured Remix, a modified version of the Ubuntu Ubiquity installed that automatically backups MBRs during installation. The OS-Uninstaller application provided in the Ubuntu Secured Remix 11.10 Live CD offers the ability to uninstall (actually it will erase and reformat your hard drive with a desired filesystem) any installed operating system from the respective computer.

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Ubuntu Secured Remix 11.10

Download Ubuntu Secured Remix 11.10 now from Softpedia.


Other NewsOther News:

· On January 18th, Softpedia has been informed that Canonical promotes these days their new product, Ubuntu Cloud Jumpstart, a service that promises to deploy a private cloud infrastructure on the client's hardware. How it works? Simple! During five days, a Canonical services engineer and a Canonical engagement manager will build your private cloud on your own servers. If you have $9,000 (7,000 EUR) and you want your very own private cloud infrastructure, Canonical guarantees to build one on no more than five days. Read more about it here.


Softpedia Linux BlogSoftpedia Linux Blog:

· Wine 1.3.37 Has Complete DIB Engine

· DEFT Linux 7 RC1 Is Based on Linux Kernel 3.0

· R.I.P 13.7 Comes with Linux Kernel 3.2.1

· ArtistX 1.2 Is Available for Download

· LibreOffice 3.4.5 Is Now Available for Download

· Download and Test LibreOffice 3.5.0 Beta 3

· Frugalware 1.6 RC1 Has Firefox 9.0.1

· SQLite 3.7.10 Officially Announced

· Fedora 17 Will Have KDE SC 4.8

· Raspberry Pi Linux PC Enters Mass Production

· Convirture Open Source Used in 8,000 Businesses

· Introducing Ubuntu DeviantArt Scope for Unity

· Ten Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Patched for Debian 6.0

· m23 12.1 Has Remote Administration

· Valve Might Develop Steam for Linux

· Canonical Removes Java from Ubuntu on February 16

· openSUSE and Fedora Protest Against SOPA

· NanoNote Mini PC Runs Debian 6.0

· LibreOffice and XBMC Join SOPA Strike

· Clutter 1.9.4 Available for Download

· Mutter 3.2.2 Fixes Memory Leak

· GNOME Shell 3.2.2 Released

· Relics of Annorath: A MMORPG for Linux

· Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Announced

· The Linux Foundation Survey Reveals More Linux Users

· Introducing Ubuntu Spotify Scope for Unity

· Download Linux Kernel 3.3 RC1 Now

· Calibre 0.8.36 Brings Tag Editor

· Snort Adds Alerts for HTTP

· The Ubuntu Certification Website Gets an Update

· GNOME Shell Fixes Tray Icons Issues

· Introducing Ubuntu Flickr/Shotwell Photos Lens for Unity


Review of the WeekReview of the Week: Vuze

· The main feature of Vuze is of course the BitTorrent client. It works like any other, just download a torrent file, load it into the software and let the application do the rest. Users can also create torrent files to share content, can impose speed limits to downloads and uploads (although I have a bone to pick in this department), can define priorities, ban IP's and a comprehensive security feature.

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Vuze is a software that tries to adapt to the present. It looks fresh and it hides all the complicated options so that can only be found by people who actually need them, which sometimes it can be a good thing. Also, the integrated multimedia channel is a sight for sore eyes and the RSS integration is almost flawless.

Read the complete review here.


Video Clip of the WeekVideo Clip of the Week: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0

· For this week we've posted a video clip that showcases the new Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 software from Red Hat. The video has 2 minutes and 1 second, and it was posted by SoftpediaLinux. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel for the latest Linux videos!

Download from SoftpediaNew Distributions:

· Bachata Linux 1.0

Download from SoftpediaDistributions Updated Last Week:

· PCLinuxOS MiniME 2011.09

· ArtistX 1.2

· Comal-Linux 0233

· R.I.P. 13.7

· m23 12.1

· JayOS 20120116

· Toorox 01.2012 GNOME

Download from SoftpediaDevelopment Releases:

· DEFT 7 RC1

· Frugalware Linux 1.6 RC1

· Clonezilla LiveCD 1.2.11-49

· Cinux Beta 1 Build 146

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

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