Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 205

Welcome to the 205th issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly!

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Zorin OS 6, Salix OS 13.37 MATE Live and Snowlinux 2 KDE. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about LPS Public 1.3.5, Tails 0.12, Linux kernel 3.5 RC3, Tiny Core Linux 4.5.5, Liberté Linux 2012.2, ZevenOS-Neptune 2.5.1, Superb Mini Server 1.6.6, Zentyal 3.0 Beta, Fedora 17 ARM, Open-Xchange 6.20.5, Clutter 1.10.8, openSUSE 12.2 Beta 2, Netrunner 4.2, VirtualBox 4.1.18, SuperX 1.1, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6, Calibre 0.8.57, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3, Pinguy OS 12.04, Wine 1.5.7, Linux kernel 3.4.4, and much more. For this week we've also prepared a nice review for the Titan Attacks! game. The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, and the development releases.




Zorin OSOn June 18th, Artyom Zorin proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the Zorin OS 6 Core and Ultimate Linux operating systems. Being designed for Windows users, and for those who hate the GNOME Shell and Unity desktop interfaces, Zorin OS 6 comes with a unique desktop environment, called Zorin Desktop.

Highlights of Zorin OS 6:

· Linux kernel 3.2;

· Zorin Desktop;

· Zorin Look Changer;

· Revamped Software Center;

· GTK3 support;

· Zorin Web Browser Manager;

· Zorin Background Plus (only on the Ultimate edition);

· Lots of internal improvements and features;

· Many fixes.

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Zorin OS 6

Download Zorin OS 6 now from Softpedia.


Salix OSOn June 19th, George Vlahavas proudly announced that the Live version of the Salix OS 13.37 MATE operating system is now available for download. Salix OS 13.37 MATE is a flavor of the Salix operating system, which is based on the Slackware 13.37 Linux distribution and powered by the MATE (GNOME 2 clone) desktop environment.

This is the Live CD edition of Salix OS 13.37 MATE, which is also the first release ever of Salix OS to incorporate isohybrid technology, allowing users to use the dd command to install it on a USB flash drive. Just like the installable-only version of the Salix OS 13.37 MATE distro, this Live edition also features three modes of installation.

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Salix OS 13.37 MATE Live

Download Salix OS 13.37 MATE Live now from Softpedia.


SnowlinuxOn June 20th, Lars Torben Kremer proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the stable release of the Snowlinux 2 KDE Edition operating system. Dubbed Ice, Snowlinux 2 KDE is based on the Debian 6 (Squeeze) operating system and it's powered by the LTS (Long Term Support) Linux kernel 2.6.32 and KDE Software Compilation 4.4.

Highlights of Snowlinux 2 KDE Edition:

· Baseon on Debian 6;

· Linux kernel 2.6.32 (LTS);

· KDE SC 4.4;

· Better installer with support for UUID in fstab and keyboard variants);

· Chromium web browser;

· Icedove email client;

· Banshee music player;

· Shotwell image editor;

· Fushigi Plasma theme;

· Snowlinux KDM theme;

· Snowlinux KSplash theme;

· Snowlinux bootloader theme;

· Shotwell;

· Firewall;

· Apturl;

· OpenJDK 6 Java;

· Ubuntu font;

· New look and feel;

· Better software selection;

· Better response and speed;

· Support for contrib, non-free, and debian-multimedia software repositories;

· Updated packages and software;

· Lots of system improvements.

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Snowlinux 2 KDE - Image courtesy of Lars Torben Kremer

Download Snowlinux 2 KDE now from Softpedia.


Softpedia Linux BlogSoftpedia Linux Blog:

· LPS Public 1.3.5 Fixes iPhone Tethering

· Tails 0.12 Has Linux Kernel 3.2.20-1

· Linux Kernel 3.4.3 Is Available for Download

· Download Linux Kernel 3.5 Release Candidate 3

· Tiny Core Linux 4.5.5 Is Available for Download

· Liberté Linux 2012.2 Has Better Media Support

· ZevenOS-Neptune 2.5.1 Has Linux Kernel 3.3.8

· Superb Mini Server 1.6.6 Comes with Linux Kernel 3.2.20

· Zorin OS 6 Screenshot Tour

· Canonical & Dell Sell Ubuntu Laptops in India

· Unity 4 Game Engine to Support Linux

· SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 for SAP Applications Released

· Zentyal 3.0 Beta Available for Download

· Fedora 17 ARM Edition Officially Released

· Open-Xchange 6.20.5 Has Been Announced

· Valve Hired Battle for Wesnoth Developer

· Canonical and Zentyal to Provide a Small Business Server

· Clutter 1.10.8 Officially Released

· Unity Revamped Adds New Features to Ubuntu 12.04

· Ubuntu 12.04 Firmware for SmartQ T20 Tablet

· openSUSE 12.2 Beta 2 Is Now Available for Testing

· Netrunner 4.2 Has Skype 4.0

· Unity 4 Game Engine Will Support Ubuntu

· Snowlinux 2 KDE Screenshot Tour

· Mozilla Firefox 13.0.1 Arrives on Ubuntu OSes

· VirtualBox 4.1.18 Has Support for Linux Kernel 3.5 RC1

· SuperX 1.1 Available for Download

· Red Hat Announces JBoss Data Grid 6

· Calibre 0.8.57 Brings PDF Output Improvements

· Canonical Will Dump GRUB 2 on UEFI Systems

· Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 Officially Released

· Pinguy OS 12.04 Has Linux Kernel 3.2.0

· Wine 1.5.7 Has a New Gecko Engine

· Calibre Plugin of the Week: MobiUnpack – The Plugin

· Thunderbird 13 Officially Lands in Ubuntu

· Linux Kernel 3.4.4 Is Available for Download


Review of the WeekReview of the Week: Titan Attacks!

· Titan Attacks! is one hell of a retro arcade shooter, and every minute of it is pure joy. We usually keep the conclusion until the end of the article, but we have to get it out of the system before getting on with the review.

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Titan Attacks! on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Anyone that played Space Invader or the cheaper cousin, Galaxion, will recognize the basic gameplay. The screen is filled right from the start with all the enemies you are going to face in that level and the player has to destroy them all until they reach the bottom part of the screen.

Read the entire review here.


Video Clip of the WeekVideo Clip of the Week: Introducing Unity 4

· For this week we've posted an 1080p HD video clip that showcases the features of the upcoming Unity 4 game engine with support for Ubuntu. The video has 4 minutes and 39 seconds, and it was posted by Unity3D.

Download from SoftpediaNew Distributions:

· Python OS Alpha

· Dragon Comodos Linux 1

· Antivirus Live CD 3.3-0.97.5

Download from SoftpediaDistributions Updated Last Week:

· Liberté Linux 2012.2

· Tails 0.12

· Tiny Core Linux 4.5.5

· ZevenOS Neptune 2.5.1

· Superb Mini Server 1.6.6

· Zorin OS Ultimate 6

· 4MLinux Allinone Edition 3.3

· Fedora 17 ARM

· OpenNode 6.0

· Instant WebKiosk 1.3

· Artica For Samba Appliance 1.6.061920

· Artica For Postfix Appliance 1.6.061920

· Artica For Squid Appliance 1.6.061920

· Netrunner 4.2

· SuperX 1.1

· Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3

· Pinguy OS 12.04

· PelicanHPC 2.8

· Tor-ramdisk 20120622

Download from SoftpediaDevelopment Releases:

· Zentyal 3.0 Beta

· GParted LiveCD 0.12.1-6

· DRBL Live Xfce 1.0.8-19

· openSUSE KDE4 Live CD 12.2 Beta 2

· openSUSE GNOME Live CD 12.2 Beta 2

· openSUSE Linux 12.2 Beta 2

· Clonezilla LiveCD 1.2.12-67

· Vine Linux 6.1 Beta 1

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

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