Welcome to the 195th issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly!
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.
· Announced Distro: openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3
· In other news: Softpedia Linux Wishes You a Happy Easter!!!
· Softpedia Linux Blog: Send to Ubuntu One, Ubuntu 11.04 updates, LMDE 201204 RC screenshots, and more...
· Review of the Week: Snuggle Truck
· Video Clip of the Week: Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204 RC + Mate Desktop Overview
· New Distributions: Salix OS MATE 13.37 Beta 1
· Distributions Updated Last Week: Webconverger 12.3, SliTaz GNU/Linux 4.0, illume OS 1.1.2, and more...
· Development Releases: Semplice Linux 3.0 Alpha 1, Frugalware Linux 1.7 Pre1, SolusOS RC3, and more...
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.
Softpedia Linux Blog:
· Transmission 2.51 Officially Released for Linux
· Download Linux Kernel 3.4 Release Candidate 2
· Semplice Linux 2.0.2 Has Lots of Fixes
· Frugalware 1.7 Pre1 Has Linux Kernel 3.3
· Linux Kernel 2.4 Reaches End of Life
· Snowlinux 2 LXDE Officially Released
· GParted Live 0.12.1-1 Has Linux Kernel 3.2.14
· 4MLinux Rescue Edition 3.2 Available for Download
· MythTV 0.25 Brings 3D Support
· Superb Mini Server 1.6.5 Comes with Linux Kernel 3.2.14
· SliTaz 4.0 Final Available for Download
· Plop Linux 4.2.1 Brings ClamAV Again
· Tiny Core Linux 4.5 RC1 Available for Download
· Devil-Linux 1.6.0 Has Linux Kernel 3.2.14
· Download and Test Scientific Linux 5.8 RC1
· LMDE MATE/Cinnamon 201204 RC Screenshot Tour
· Linux Mint Debian Xfce 201204 RC Screenshot Tour
· Calligra 2.4 Officially Released
· New Kernel Vulnerabilities Affect Ubuntu 11.04
· Calibre 0.8.47 Has HTML 5 Support
· Canonical Prepares Send to Ubuntu One Feature
· Slackel Releases KDE 4.8.2 Edition
· Syllable 0.6.7 Available for Download
· Canonical Bridges Amazon’s EC2 and AWS
Review of the Week: Snuggle Truck
· 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.
Video Clip of the Week: Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204 RC + Mate Desktop Overview
· 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.
· Salix OS MATE 13.37 Beta 1
Distributions Updated Last Week:
· Cinux 1.7
· Emmabuntüs 10.04.4
· NouvaLinux 11.08.1g
· Webconverger 12.3
· Snowlinux LXDE 2
· 4MLinux Rescue Edition 3.2
· SliTaz GNU/Linux 4.0
· Superb Mini Server 1.6.5
· PLoP Linux 4.2.1
· Snowlinux Xfce 2
· illume OS 1.1.2
· livarp 0.3.2
· Devil-Linux 1.6.0
· Syllable 0.6.7
· Slackel Linux KDE 4.8.2
· Semplice Linux 3.0 Alpha 1
· Frugalware Linux 1.7 Pre1
· GParted LiveCD 0.12.1-1
· OpenELEC 2.0 Beta 1
· OpenNode 6.0 RC1
· SolusOS RC3
· Tiny Core Linux 4.5 RC1
· Scientific Linux 5.8 RC1
See you again at the end of next week for another issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly.