Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 197

Welcome to the 197th issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly!

By Marius Nestor on April 29th, 2012 00:45 GMT

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Snowlinux 2, Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu Studio 12.04 LTS. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about Linux kernel 3.4 RC4, Mozilla Firefox 12.0, OpenSSH 6.0, Parted Magic 2012_04_21, Shutter 0.88.3, Linux kernel 3.3.4, gThumb 3.0.0, SeaMonkey 2.9, Mozilla Thunderbird 12.0, Macpup 528v2, ClearOS Community 6.2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 Beta, Scientific Linux 5.8, Tiny Core Linux 4.5, Untangle 9.2.1, Kubuntu 12.04 LTS, Edubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu Server 12.04, Xubuntu 12.04 LTS, Calibre 0.8.49, Edubuntu 12.04 LTS, Lubuntu 12.04, Mythbuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu Cloud Live 12.04, Proxmox VE 2.1, Ubuntu Rescue Remix 12.04, and much more. For this week we've also prepared a nice tutorial about how to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin). The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, and the development releases.

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SnowlinuxOn April 21st, Lars Torben Kremer proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the Snowlinux 2 operating system. Dubbed Ice, Snowlinux 2 is based on the Debian 6 "Squeeze" operating system and it is powered by Linux kernel 2.6.32 and the GNOME 2.30 desktop environment.

Highlights of Snowlinux 2:

· Based on Debian 6 Squeeze;
· Linux kernel 2.6.32;
· GNOME 2.30.2;
· OpenJDK 6 Java;
· Rhythmbox replaces Banshee;
· New look and feel;
· Better installer (UUID in fstab, keyboard variants);
· Added contrib, debian-multimedia and non-free repositories;
· Apturl;
· Terminal colors;
· Open as administrator;
· Open in terminal;
· Updated packages and software;
· Better software selection;
· Improved response and speed;
· System improvements;
· Firewall.
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Snowlinux 2
Download Snowlinux 2 now from Softpedia.

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Linux MintOn April 24th, Clement Lefebvre announced the immediate availability for download of the final and stable version of Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204, which incorporates three of the best and popular desktop environments available at the moment for the Linux platform: the beautiful and innovative Cinnamon 1.4, the functional and traditional MATE 1.2 and the rock-solid and lightweight Xfce 4.8.

Highlights of Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204:

· Linux kernel 3.2;
· MATE 1.2;
· Cinnamon 1.4;
· Xfce 4.8;
· MDM login manager;
· Yahoo search engine;
· Includes Update Pack 4;
· Hybrid ISO images.
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Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204
Download Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204 MATE/Cinnamon now from Softpedia.

Download Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204 Xfce now from Softpedia.

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UbuntuOn April 26th, Canonical proudly announced the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system. Powered by Linux kernel 3.2 and the GNOME 3.4 desktop environment, with the powerful and greatly improved Unity interface on top of it, the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) release brings overall improvements, updated apps, and new features.

Highlights of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:

· Unity 3D interface 5.10;
· Unity 2D interface 5.10;
· GNOME 3.4.1;
· Linux kernel 3.2.12;
· X.Org 7.6;
· Xorg Server 1.11.4;
· Upstart 1.5;
· GCC 4.6.3 toolchain;
· Python 2.7.3 and Python 3.2.3;
· Compiz Fusion 0.9.7.6.
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Download Ubuntu 12.04 LTS now from Softpedia.

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UbuntuAlso on April 26th, Canonical announced the immediate availability of their operating system for the audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional, Ubuntu Studio 12.04 LTS. Just like Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu Studio 12.04 is also an LTS (Long Term Support) release, but supported for only three years, until April 2015.

Highlights of Ubuntu Studio 12.04 LTS:

· Based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS;
· Long Term Support release, supported for three years;
· Live DVD ISO image;
· GUI-based installation;
· lowlatency Linux kernel 3.2.14;
· Xfce 4.8 desktop environment;
· JACK <-> Pulse Audio bridging enabled by default;
· New icons, theme, wallpapers, and default font;
· LightDM is the default login manager;
· Documented work flows and new application choices for better user support;
· Restructured menu for improved work flow support;
· Better multi-monitor functionality via ARandR;
· mudita24 replaced envycontrol24, for audio interfaces with ice1712 chip.
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Ubuntu Studio 12.04 LTS
Download Ubuntu Studio 12.04 LTS now from Softpedia.

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Softpedia Linux BlogSoftpedia Linux Blog:

· Download Linux Kernel 3.4 Release Candidate 4
· HP Launches HPCloud Beta
· Download Firefox 12 Final for Linux
· OpenSSH 6.0 Available for Download
· Parted Magic 2012_04_21 Has Linux Kernel 3.2.15
· LaKademy KDE Event to be Held In Brasil
· Shutter 0.88.3 Adds Minor Features
· Download Linux Kernel 3.3.3
· Ubuntu 12.10 a.k.a. Quantal Quetzal
· The Linux Foundation Gains Five More Members
· gThumb 3.0.0 Is Available for Download
· New Kernel Vulnerabilities Affect Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
· Cairo-Dock 3.0.0 Available for Download
· SeaMonkey 2.9 Officially Released
· Ubuntu One Android App Supports Instagram
· MySQL Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu OSes
· Download Thunderbird 12 Final for Linux
· Macpup 528v2 is Based on Puppy Linux 5.2.8
· ClearOS Community 6.2 Final Available for Download
· Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 Beta Released
· Scientific Linux 5.8 Is Based on RHEL 5.8
· Tiny Core Linux 4.5 Is Available for Download
· Untangle 9.2.1 Officially Announced
· Valve Working on Steam for Linux
· Kubuntu 12.04 LTS Officially Released
· Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Screenshot Tour
· Kubuntu 12.04 LTS Screenshot Tour
· Edubuntu 12.04 LTS Officially Released
· Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS Officially Released
· Xubuntu 12.04 LTS Officially Released
· Xubuntu 12.04 LTS Screenshot Tour
· Calibre 0.8.49 Has Support for New Nook Simple Touch
· Lubuntu 12.04 Officially Released
· Edubuntu 12.04 LTS Screenshot Tour
· Lubuntu 12.04 Screenshot Tour
· Firefox 12 Officially Lands in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
· Mythbuntu 12.04 LTS Officially Released
· Ubuntu Cloud Live 12.04 Officially Released
· Linux Kernel 3.3.4 Is Available for Download
· Proxmox VE 2.1 Available for Download
· Ubuntu Rescue Remix 12.04 Officially Released


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Tutorial of the WeekTutorial of the Week: Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

· Even if the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating system includes a smarter installer, we've created the following tutorial to teach both Linux newcomers and existing Ubuntu users how to install the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating system on their personal computer.
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
This tutorial is also addressed to people who have just heard about Ubuntu, those who have never installed Ubuntu before and want to test it, but don't know how. The following guide will make things very simple for you, but if you get stuck somewhere in the middle of the installation and you need help, do not hesitate to use our commenting system at the end of the article.

Read the complete tutorial here.

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Video Clip of the WeekVideo Clip of the Week: Installing and reviewing Ubuntu 12.04

· For this week we've posted a 1080p HD video clip that reviews the new features of the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating system. The video has 15 minutes and 21 seconds, and it was posted by Ubuntugeeks.



Download from SoftpediaNew Distributions:

· Blender-boot Beta
· DarkRacer PTOS Beta
· JabirOS 1.1


Download from SoftpediaDistributions Updated Last Week:

· Parted Magic 2012_04_21
· Diet Swift Linux 0.2.0
· Macpup 528v2
· Scientific Linux 5.8
· ClearOS 6.2
· Fusion Linux 15
· Kubuntu 12.04 LTS
· Edubuntu 12.04 LTS
· Ubuntu Netboot 12.04 LTS
· Lubuntu 12.04 LTS
· Ubuntu DVD 12.04 LTS
· Mythbuntu 12.04 LTS
· Backbox Linux 2.05
· Ubuntu ARM 12.04 LTS
· Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS
· Ubuntu Cloud Server 12.04 LTS
· Xubuntu 12.04 LTS
· Ubuntu Cloud Live 12.04
· Ubuntu Rescue Remix 12.04
· Ubuntu Studio 12.04 LTS
· Tiny Core Linux 4.5.1
· Proxmox VE 2.1


Download from SoftpediaDevelopment Releases:

· Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 Beta
· Clonezilla LiveCD 1.2.12-53
· Phinx Desktop 2012-04 RC2a
· Salix OS MATE 13.37 RC1
· BlankOn 8.0 Alpha 5


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