The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204 RC and openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about Transmission 2.51, Linux kernel 3.4 RC2, Semplice Linux 2.0.2, Frugalware 1.7 Pre1, Snowlinux 2 LXDE, GParted Live 0.12.1-1, 4MLinux Rescue Edition 3.2, MythTV 0.25, Superb Mini Server 1.6.5, SliTaz 4.0, Plop Linux 4.2.1, Tiny Core Linux 4.5 RC1, Devil-Linux 1.6.0, Scientific Linux 5.8 RC1, Calligra 2.4, Calibre 0.8.47, and much more. For this week we've also prepared a nice review for the Snuggle Truck game. The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, and the development releases.
On April 11th, Clement Lefebvre announced the immediate availability for download of the Release Candidate version of Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 201204. Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204 RC comes packed in two editions, one with the MATE 1.2 and Cinnamon 1.4 desktop environments and the other one with the lightweight Xfce 4.8 desktop environment.
The hybrid ISO images of Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204 RC are available for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures and distributable as Live DVDs of about 1.2 GB in size. Highlights of Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204 RC include the Update Pack 4 and Linux kernel 3.2, all built on top of the Debian Testing operating system.
Download Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204 RC MATE/Cinnamon now from Softpedia.
Download Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204 RC Xfce now from Softpedia.
Remember that these are development releases and they should not be installed on production machines. They are intended for testing purposes only.
On April 12th, Jos Poortvliet announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the third Milestone release of the upcoming openSUSE 12.2 operating system. Delayed one week because the move to i686 desktop Linux kernel for 32-bit architectures, the openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3 operating system has been released to bring the latest technologies from the Linux world, such as GNOME 3.4, KDE Software Compilation 4.8.2, or LibreOffice 3.5.2.
Even if it's not set as default, the Plymouth boot splash screen has been implemented in this release, as well as the GRUB2 boot loader, which are considered as experimental, for the moment. However, be aware that Live CDs of openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3 cannot install GRUB2.
Download openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3 Installable DVD now from Softpedia.
Download openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3 GNOME Live CD now from Softpedia.
Download openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3 KDE 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.
· Snuggle Truck is developed by Owlchemy Labs and so far it has managed to gather millions of downloads, on all available platforms, without mentioning the recent port to Linux.
Another great selling point for Snuggle Truck is the level editor which is really simple to use. Testimony to that stand tens of thousands of levels that are already created and which are available online.
Read the complete review here.
· For this week we've posted an 720p HD video clip that overviews the newly released Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204 RC operating system with MATE, Cinnamon and Xfce desktop environments. The video has 4 minutes and 10 seconds, and it was posted by WIM42GNU.
See you again at the end of next week for another issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly.