The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Brasa OS 0.9, SolusOS 2 Alpha 4 and m23 12.3. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about Linux kernel 3.4.2, Sabayon Linux 9, SystemRescueCd 2.8.0, Lightspark 0.6, KDE Telepathy 0.4, LibreOffice 3.6.0 Beta 1, Bitrig, KDE SC 4.9 Beta 2, FreeNAS 8.0.4-p3, Calibre 0.8.56, FreeNAS 8.2.0 Beta 4, PHP 5.4.4, Skype 4.0, Mandriva Linux 2012 Tech Preview, Wine 1.4.1, Nvidia GeForce 302.17, and much more. For this week we've also prepared an nice review for the Trine 2 game. The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, and the development releases.
On June 10th, Marcelo Marchi Negreira announced the release of Brasa OS 0.9, an open source operating system based on the Debian Linux distribution. Brasa OS 0.9 comes with a huge software repository and a lightweight graphical interface, providing superior performance.
Highlights of Brasa OS 0.9:
· New customized artwork; · New wallpaper manager: Nitrogen; · Added Netbook installer; · Added support for the Canon Lide 110 scanner; · Overall improvements and bug fixes.
Brasa OS 0.9 - Image courtesy of Marcelo Marchi Negreira
On June 12th, Ikey Doherty announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the fourth Alpha version of the upcoming SolusOS 2 Linux distribution. SolusOS 2 Alpha 4 is powered by a heavily tweaked version of the Classic (not fallback) GNOME 3.4 desktop environment, designed by the developers to look and feel exactly like GNOME 2.
Highlights of SolusOS 2 Alpha 4:
· Linux kernel 3.3.6 (with preempt/BFS); · SolusOS GNOME Classic 3.3.4 desktop environment; · Mozilla Firefox 13.0 web browser; · Mozilla Thunderbird 13.0 email client; · LibreOffice 3.5.4 office suite; · VLC Media Player 2.0.1; · OpenShot 1.4.2 video editor; · Removed GNOME symbolic icons; · Added the ability to add your own icon theme; · Better integration of Notify-OSD; · Better support for scanners, mobile broadband, and printers; · Added extra Intel firmware; · Fixed "authentication" dialogs issues.
SolusOS 2 Alpha 4 - Image courtesy of Ikey Doherty
Download SolusOS 2 Alpha 4 now from Softpedia. Remember that this is an alpha version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.
On June 14th, Maren Hachmann announced that version 12.3 of the m23 rock Linux distribution is now available for download, supporting the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system. m23 12.3 is here to allow users to install and administer Canonical's Ubuntu 12.04 LTS distribution. It also comes with a few popular desktop environments, such as Unity, KDE, GNOME Classic, Xfce, LXDE, and pure text mode.
Highlights of m23 12.3:
· Support for installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin); · Added LightDM as default login manager; · The m23 client monitor's output, in the client's realtime status, now uses AJAX to always keep your client in view without using a SSH connection; · Ability to automatically suggest an unused IP address; · Integrated BAfH daily excuse; · Added a calculator in the interface; · Updated VirtualBox to version 4.x; · Ability to restart or the shutdown of a virtual client from the graphical VNC session; · Automatic change of boot method after installation of the OS; · Updated VirtualBox-networking-setup.sh script to support Ubuntu 12.04 LTS; · Updated m23-xorg-configurator to support Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (is now executed before the login manager); · Improved various details of the interface for better workflow; · Ability to see full package size and description when searching for deb files in Ubuntu and Debian; · Ability to select or deselect multiple packages; · Ability to change priority of packages, saved as a package selection for deploying on many clients; · Users can now install as many packages as they want; · MySQL database method was change to permanent connection; · Network boot was updated to be used with /dev/sd* for IDE drives. · Lots of other small fixes.
· Trine 2 is a unique side-scrolling puzzle game that tries to be different, and succeeds in such a manner that all the games in this particular tight niche cower in fear. There aren't many games like it, and the ones that could compete are not even close.
Trine 2 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
The variety of levels will keep the players on edge, and the gameplay fresh. The ever changing scenarios and the beauty of the levels makes this a great pastime experience.