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 184.108.40.206, and much more. For this week we've also prepared an interesting review for the Vuze 220.127.116.11 application. The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, and the development releases.
On 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.
Ubuntu Secured Remix 11.10
Download Ubuntu Secured Remix 11.10 now from Softpedia.
· 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.
· 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.
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.