The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: CentOS 5.8 and Linux Mint 12 LXDE. In other news: CodeWeavers released the CrossOver XI software with support for Microsoft Office 2012. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about SliTaz 4.0 RC2, Skolelinux 6.0.4 RC3, Unity Linux 2012 Alpha 1, FreeNAS 8.2.0 Beta 1, AntiX M12 test 2, Deluge 1.3.4, Linux kernel 3.3 RC6, TinyMe 2012 Alpha, Knoppix 7.0, IPFire 2.11 Core 57, FreeBSD 8.3 RC1, Heaven DX11 Benchmark 3.0, AMD Catalyst 12.2, Bazaar 2.5.0, Snowlinux 2 RC, Zentyal 2.3 Beta, Zenwalk Live Edition 7.2 Beta 2, Zorin OS Educational Lite 6 RC, Midori 0.4.4, Linux Mint 12 LXDE, , and much more. For this week we've also prepared a very nice tutorial about how to install Firefox 11 on Ubuntu OSes, and an interesting review for the Clementine 1.0.1 application. The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, and the development releases.
On March 7th, Johnny Hughes announced the immediate availability for download of the CentOS 5.8 Linux operating system. CentOS 5.8 is available as an installable DVD ISO image (see download link at the end of the article) for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures and it is based on the upstream release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8.
Released within a week from the Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.8, the CentOS 5.8 distribution contains lots of updated packages, bugfixes and new functionality. As usual with a new CentOS release, this one also includes packages from all Red Hat Enterprise Linux variants, including Client, Server, Clustering and Virtualization. The upstream software repositories have been combined into a single one for this release, helping end users to work easy with it.
Download CentOS 5.8 now from Softpedia.
On March 9th, Clement Lefebvre proudly announced a few minutes ago the immediate availability for download of the Linux Mint 12 (Lisa) LXDE Edition operating system. Linux Mint 12 LXDE brings updated applications and provides refinements, as well as new features, in order to make your desktop environment much more comfortable to use.
Highlights of Linux Mint 12 LXDE:
· Based on Ubuntu 11.10;
· Linux kernel 3.0;
· LXDE 0.5.0 lightweight desktop environment;
· Hybrid ISO images;
· Search engines;
· Upstream components.
Download Linux Mint 12 LXDE now from Softpedia.
· On March 6th, CodeWeavers proudly announced that the CrossOver XI software has been officially released for both Linux and Macintosh platforms, bringing initial support for Microsoft Office 2010. Based on Wine 1.4, CrossOver XI (version 11.0.0) is not only a major update to the popular application, but it also marks a step forward in its evolution, by simplifying the CrossOver product into a single one, uniting all CrossOver editions. Read more about it here.
· At the request of many of our readers, we've created the following tutorial to guide them with the installation of the upcoming Mozilla Firefox 11.0 web browser in the Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot), Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) operating systems.
Mozilla Firefox 11 has not yet been released, but it will bring features such as the ability to migrate history, bookmarks and cookies from Google Chrome, automatic synchronization of your add-ons, support for SPDY protocol to load webpages faster, support for CSS text-size-adjust property, support for outerHTML property on HTML elements, HTML5 parser used to view source syntax highlighting, added Style Editor to easily edit CSS, added Page Inspector 3D View to visualize webpages in 3D, HTML parsing support for XMLHttpRequest, and much more.
Read the entire tutorial here.
· Clementine is a free and open source music player built with one foot in the past and the other in the future. It represents what music players should be and not what they have become in the past years, with the advent of multimedia complete alternatives.
Clementine has a spartan UI (user interface) and it doesn't bother users with a lot of unneeded visual information, like lots of window panes with radio channels and the library of some online music shop.
Read the complete review here.
See you again at the end of next week for another issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly.