The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Debian 5.0.10 and Ultimate Edition 3.2. In other news: The GNOME Project announced the second and last Beta release of the upcoming GNOME 3.4 desktop environment; SourceForge closed the project page of the fake Anonymous-OS Live CD. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about Linux kernel 3.3 RC7, Skolelinux 6.0.4, Tiny Core Linux 4.4 RC3, Absolute 13.50, Window Maker Live CD, Linux Kernel 3.2.11, Gnuplot 4.6, Firefox 11, NetBSD 6.0 Beta, Pidgin 2.10.2, VirtualBox 4.1.10, FreeNAS 8.2.0 Beta 2, Audacity 2.0, Calculate Linux 11.15, Salix Live KDE 13.37, Vine Linux 6.1 Alpha, LibreOffice 3.5.1, Vinux 3.0.2, Calibre 0.8.43, Mageia 2 Beta 2, Linpus Lite Desktop Edition 1.7, Wine 1.5.0, FFmpeg 0.10.1, and much more. For this week we've also prepared an interesting review for the qBittorrent 2.9.5 application. The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, and the development releases.
On March 10th, the Debian Project announced the immediate availability for download of the Debian 5.0.10 Linux operating system. Debian 5.0.10 is the last update to the Debian 5.0 (Lenny) Linux distribution, which reached end-of-life on February 6th, 2012.
This release brings together all the corrections for security problems found in the previous versions of the Debian Lenny operating system, and published separately. The Linux kernel package included in Debian 5.0.10 has been updated to include fixes for various security issues. Therefore, the Debian installer has also been rebuilt to use the new Linux kernel.
On March 16th, TheeMahn proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the Ultimate Edition 3.2 operating system. Ultimate Edition 3.2 is now based on the Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system and includes the Unity interface, as well as the GNOME 3.2 desktop environment and its Fallback mode.
The distro contains lots of updated packages, vmlinuz and initrd were rebuilt, and the old kernels were purged. Ultimate Edition 3.2 includes the following desktop environments: GNOME 3, GNOME Classic, GNOME Fallback, Unity, Unity 2D, and XMBC, all selectable on the login screen. New artwork and a new GTK3 theme, as well as a comprehensive software package, were also added in this release.
· On March 13th, Softpedia introduced a new Linux-based operating system for the masses, called elementaryOS. elementaryOS is an operating system based on the Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) distribution from Canonical, offering a light, fast, clutter-free and smooth desktop environment. The first release of the distro, dubbed Jupiter, comes packed with a top panel, featuring interacticve indicators that shows you what's going on, and a bottom dock that offers quick access to your favorite applications. Read more about it here.
· On March 14th, the GNOME Project developers announced the second Beta release of the upcoming GNOME 3.4 desktop environment. GNOME 3.4 Beta 2 updates various packages such as NetworkManager, Baobab, Brasero, Empathy, Eye of GNOME, Epiphany, Nautilus, Vala, GTK+, gvfs, GNOME Icon Theme, GNOME Desktop, GNOME Control Center, GNOME Screenshot, GNOME Keyring, GNOME Screensaver, GNOME System Monitor, GNOME Contacts, GNOME Backgrounds, GNOME Panel, and much more. Read more about it here.
· qBittorrent is built based on the Qt4 toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar; the result is a clean interface with functions that are easily accessible. The app is developed by Christophe Dumez and it's updated frequently with all sorts of new features.
Unlike Transmission or Vuze, qBittorrent benefits from a nice recipe for succes. It has a clear interface allowing beginners to just pick it up and use it. It's also designed to manage large number or downloads and simultaneous connections without confusing the users.