Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 194

Welcome to the 194th issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly!

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Gentoo Linux 12.1 and ClearOS Community 6.2.0 RC1. In other news: Canonical presented the default wallpapers for the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about Linux kernel 3.4 RC1, Quake2World Beta, Xfce 4.10 Preview, Fuduntu 2012.2, Trine 2, FreeBSD 8.3 RC2, Linux Tycoon, Linux Kernel 3.3.1, DEFT Linux 7.1, VirtualBox 4.1.12, Indiana LinuxFest, ownCloud 2012, GNOME 3.4 Live CD, Qt 5.0 Alpha, COSCUP Conference, OS4, KDE SC 4.8.2, Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, GIMP 2.8.0 RC1, Puppy Linux Wary/Racy 5.3, Rockbox 3.11, MAAS, LibreOffice 3.5.2, and much more. For this week we've also prepared an interesting tutorial about how to install Firefox 12 on Ubuntu OSes, and a nice review for the Swords & Soldiers game. The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, and the development releases.




GentooOn April 1st, Robin H. Johnson proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the Gentoo Linux 12.1 operating system. Gentoo Linux 12.1 is a quite a major upgrade to the popular distro, bringing bleeding-edge features like Linux kernel 3.3, XOrg Server 1.12.0, KDE Software Compilation 4.8.1, GNOME 3.2.1, LibreOffice 3.5, VLC 2.0.1, Mozilla Firefox 11, and much more.

Highlights of Gentoo Linux 12.1:

· Linux kernel 3.3.0;

· XOrg Server 1.12.0;

· KDE SC 4.8.1;

· GNOME 3.2.1;

· Xfce 4.8;

· LXDE 0.5.5;

· Fluxbox 1.3.2;

· LibreOffice;

· Mozilla Firefox 11.0;

· Mozilla Thunderbird 11.0;

· The GIMP 2.6.12;

· Blender 2.60;

· Amarok 2.5;

· VLC Media Player 2.0.1;

· Digikam 2.5.0;

· Shotwell 0.12.1;

· Audacious 3.2.1;

· Audacity 2.0.0;

· Rhythmbox 2.96;

· XBMC 11.0;

· GNOME MPlayer 1.0.5;

· Wireshark 1.6.4;

· Samba 3.6.3;

· Pidgin 2.10.1.

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Gentoo Linux 12.1

Download Gentoo Linux 12.1 now from Softpedia.


ClearOSAlso on April 3rd, Peter Baldwin announced that the first Release Candidate of the upcoming ClearOS Community 6.2.0 operating system is now available for download and testing. ClearOS Community 6.2.0 RC1 is a major release including lots of interesting changes and improvements, especially that it is built on the source code from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2.

Highlights of ClearOS Community 6.2 RC1:

· Marketplace;

· Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2;

· Added 64-bit support;

· Graphical installer;

· Support for Wireless (ClearBOX);

· Support for Windows BDC;

· App developer framework;

· Synchronization for Google Apps;

· Connector for Active Directory;

· Support for Account Synchronization (Master/Slave);

· Kaspersky Gateway Antivirus;

· Kaspersky File Scan;


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ClearOS Community

Download ClearOS Community 6.2 RC1 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.


Other NewsOther News:

· On April 5th, Canonical presented the default wallpapers for the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system. As usual, there are fourteen new wallpapers in total, for the upcoming Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system, due for release on April 26th, 2012. The default Ubuntu wallpaper has received some small modification and it is now more orangish. Read more about it here.


Softpedia Linux BlogSoftpedia Linux Blog:

· Download Linux Kernel 3.4 Release Candidate 1

· Reaction Action Quake 2 Mod Finally Released

· Quake II Port Quake2World Enters Beta

· First Preview of the Xfce 4.10 Desktop Environment

· Fuduntu 2012.2 Has Linux Kernel 3.2.13

· Trine 2 Finally Arrives on Linux

· FreeBSD 8.3 RC2 Available for Download

· Linux Kernel 3.3.1 Is Available for Download

· DEFT Linux 7.1 Has New Forensic Tools

· VirtualBox 4.1.12 Has Support for Ubuntu 12.04

· Indiana LinuxFest to Be Held in April

· ownCloud 2012 Business and Enterprise Editions Go Live

· GNOME 3.4 Live CD Available for Download Now

· Qt 5.0 Alpha Available for Download

· KDE and openSUSE Present the COSCUP Conference

· Introducing OS4: Xubuntu With Google Chrome 18

· KDE SC 4.8.2 Is Now Available for Download

· Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit Tomorrow in San Francisco

· GIMP 2.8.0 RC1 Available for Download

· Introducing Ubuntu ManPages Search Lens for Unity

· Puppy Linux Wary and Racy 5.3 Are Available for Download

· Rockbox 3.11 Drops iPod Nano 2G Support

· MAAS Tool Comes to Ubuntu 12.04 Server LTS

· Udev Has Merged With Systemd

· LibreOffice 3.5.2 Is Now Available for Download

· openSuse Introduces Open Build Service System

· Calibre 0.8.46 Has Automatic Conversion

· PS3 Media Server 1.52.1 Supports JRE 6 Again

· Fedora 17 Beta Delayed a Week

· Linux Kernel Developers Complain About Changelogs and Patches

· UNIGINE Receives Massive Engine Update

· Calibre Plugin of the Week: Calibre Collections


Tutorial of the WeekTutorial of the Week: How to Install Firefox 12 on Ubuntu

· The following tutorial will teach Ubuntu users how to "unofficially" update their systems to the Mozilla Firefox 12.0 web browser.

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Firefox 12 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Mozilla Firefox 12.0 can be installed in the following Ubuntu operating systems: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot), Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx).

Read the entire tutorial here.


Review of the WeekReview of the Week: Swords & Soldiers

· Swords & Soldiers is a tower defense game, mixed with some strategy and lots of humor. Its genre can’t be pinpointed precisely and at the same time it’s not any of the aforementioned ones.

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Swords & Soldiers game running on Ubuntu 11.10

The humor is a big part of the game and right from the start is one of the things that makes Swords & Soldiers a lovable title, and combined with the wacky art direction and overall feeling, aside from the minor gameplay problems, it’s a great pastime.

Read the complete review here.


Video Clip of the WeekVideo Clip of the Week: How Linux is Built

· For this week we've posted an 1080p HD video clip that takes you inside the process by which the largest collaborative development project in the history of computing, Linux, is organized. The video has 3 minutes and 12 seconds, and it was posted by TheLinuxFoundation.

Download from SoftpediaNew Distributions:

· RapidDisk LX 1.0 Alpha

· Emmabuntüs 11.04

· ShilaOS · OS4 12

· Puppy Linux "Racy" 5.3

Download from SoftpediaDistributions Updated Last Week:

· Fuduntu 2012.2

· Live! Server! 3.0

· DEFT 7.1

· GNOME 3.4 Live

· Puppy Linux "Wary" 5.3

Download from SoftpediaDevelopment Releases:

· ClearOS 6.2 RC1

· Clonezilla LiveCD 1.2.12-46

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

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