Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 192

Welcome to the 192nd issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly!

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2 and VectorLinux 7.0 Light. In other news: Linus Torvalds announced the Linux kernel 3.3, which brings back Android support; Canonical presented the new wallpapers of the upcoming Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system; the GNOME Project announced the Release Candidate version of the upcoming GNOME 3.4 desktop environment. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about Toorox 03.2012 KDE, SystemRescueCd 2.5.1, CDlinux, PS3 Media Server, Tiny Core Linux 4.4, Window Maker Live CD 2012-03-18, Phoronix Test Suite 3.8, Zorin OS 6 Lite, Devil-Linux 1.6.0 RC3, Linux Kernel 3.2.12, Banshee 2.4.0, openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2, KDevelop 4.3, GNOME Shell 3.4 RC, 4MLinux 3.2, Legacy OS 4 Mini, Bazaar 2.6 Beta 1, PlayOnLinux 4.0.16, GCC 4.7, Calibre 0.8.44, Bodhi 1.4.0, Comice OS 4, Vendetta Online 1.8.213, and much more. The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, and the development releases.




openSUSEOn March 20th, the openSUSE Project, through Jos Poortvliet, announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the second Milestone release of the upcoming openSUSE 12.2 operating system. Delayed 10 days, the openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2 release was actually made available for download on the openSUSE server a couple of days ago, but the official announcement for the release was just published today, March 20th, 2012.

openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2 brings a few improvements and new updates, but mostly it includes bug fixes found in the previous Milestone release. Dubbed Mantis and powered by Linux kernel 3.3, this second development release of the upcoming openSUSE 12.2 comes with Mozilla Firefox 11.0 as the default web browser, KDE SC 4.8.1, LibreOffice 3.4.4, The GIMP 2.6.12, and much more.

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openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2

Download openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2 Installable DVD now from Softpedia.

Download openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2 KDE Live CD now from Softpedia.

Download openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2 GNOME Live CD now from Softpedia.

Remember that this is a development release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.


VectorLinuxOn March 21st, the VectorLinux team proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the final and stable release of VectorLinux 7.0 Light Edition. After the release of VectorLinux 7.0 on November 27th, 2011, here comes the Light Edition of the VectorLinux 7.0 Linux operating system, bringing new features and improvements.

VectorLinux 7.0 Light is of course based on the VectorLinux 7.0 Standard base and contains four lightweight desktop managers: JVM, IceWM, Openbox and LXDE. VectorLinux 7.0 Light offers four mods of installation, corresponding to the pre-installed window managers.

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VectorLinux 7.0 Light

Download VectorLinux 7.0 Light now from Softpedia.


Other NewsOther News:

· On March 18th, Linus Torvalds proudly announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.3, which now includes code from the Android project. Among the new features incorporated in Linux kernel 3.3 we can mention support for the TI C6X architecture, the ability to restripe between various RAID profiles in Btrfs, as well as many network improvements. Linux kernel 3.3 also comes with many improvements in various areas, such as memory management fixes, improvements of FUSE, NFSD and GFS2 filesystems, KVM and Xen improvements, and much more. Read more about it here.


· On March 22nd, Iain Farrell, project manager at Canonical's Design Team uploaded the new wallpapers for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin). The wallpapers are not yet officially uploaded in the current development release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but we have the originals and there are 16 new beautiful photos. There were 20 finalist in the Ubuntu 12.04 Wallpaper contest that took place on Flickr, but looks like four of them were not accepted. Congrats to the authors of these beautiful photographs! Read more about it here.


· On March 23rd, the GNOME Project announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming GNOME 3.4 desktop environment, which brings more fixes to the existing bugs. GNOME 3.4 Release Candidate is here to update the usual core components, such as GNOME Contacts, GNOME Control Center, GNOME Desktop, GNOME Keyring, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Screenshot, GNOME Screensaver, GNOME Shell, GNOME PackageKit, GNOME Session, and much more. Read more about it here.


Softpedia Linux BlogSoftpedia Linux Blog:

· Toorox 03.2012 KDE Comes With Linux Kernel 3.2.2

· SystemRescueCd 2.5.1 Has Linux Kernel 3.2.11

· CDlinux Has Linux Kernel

· PS3 Media Server 1.51.0 Has Better Rewind/Fast-Forward Support

· Tiny Core Linux 4.4 Final Available for Download

· Window Maker Live CD 2012-03-18 Available for Download

· Ubuntu Cloud Day To Be Held In Bangalore, India

· Phoronix Test Suite 3.8 Officially Released

· Linux Users Get New Humble Bundle

· Zorin OS 6 Lite Is Based on Lubuntu 11.10

· Devil-Linux 1.6.0 RC3 Has Linux Kernel 3.2.11

· Linux Kernel 3.2.12 Is Available for Download

· Fedora 18 Name Selection Started

· Banshee 2.4.0 Has DVD Playback Support

· openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2 Screenshot Tour

· Greg KH Talks About Linux Kernel 3.3 and Raspberry PI

· AMD Open Sources Radeon HD 7000 Driver

· KDevelop 4.3 Brings Support for Basic C++11

· GNOME Shell 3.4 RC Has Been Released

· 4MLinux 3.2 Final Available for Download

· TEENpup Renamed as Legacy OS 4 Mini

· Bazaar 2.6 Beta 1 Available for Download

· Thunderbird 11 Officially Lands in Ubuntu 11.10

· Canonical Partners With Dell for OpenStack Cloud

· First Results of The Ubuntu User Survey 2012

· PS3 Media Server 1.52.0 Fixes Startup Issue on Linux

· PlayOnLinux 4.0.16 Supports Origin and Desura

· GCC 4.7 Available for Download

· Linux Powered Commodore Amiga Mini PC Launched

· Second Results of The Ubuntu User Survey 2012

· Calibre 0.8.44 Comes With New Fullscreen Mode

· New Nvidia Video Driver Supports Linux Kernel 3.3

· Bodhi 1.4.0 Has Linux Kernel 3.2.0

· Raspberry PI Webinar To Be Held in April

· Forget About Google Docs, LibreOffice Cloud Coming Soon

· Comice OS 4 Final Officially Released

· Vendetta Online 1.8.213 Fixes Camera Mode

· Calibre Plugin of the Week: EpubMerge


Video Clip of the WeekVideo Clip of the Week: Humble Bundle For Android, Mac, Linux and Windows 2

· For this week we've posted a 720p HD video clip related to the new Humble Bundle For Android, Mac, Linux and Windows 2. The video has 2 minutes and 39 seconds, and it was posted by WolfireGames.

Download from SoftpediaNew Distributions:

· Live! Server! 2.0

Download from SoftpediaDistributions Updated Last Week:

· Toorox 03.2012 KDE

· Tiny Core Linux 4.4

· Window Maker Live CD 2012-03-18

· CDlinux

· Legacy OS Mini 4

· Zorin OS Lite 6

· Zorin OS Educational Lite 6

· 4MLinux 3.2

· Bodhi 1.4.0

· Comice OS 4.0

Download from SoftpediaDevelopment Releases:

· Clonezilla LiveCD 1.2.12-33

· Devil-Linux 1.6.0 RC3

· TurnKey Core Live CD 12.0 RC2

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

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