The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Parted Magic 2012_07_28 and Stella GNU/Linux 6.3. In other news: Google released the 21st version of the Google Chrome web browser. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about Vine Linux 6.1, LibreOffice 3.6.0 RC4, 4MLinux Core 4.0, Bodhi 2.0.1, Scientific Linux 6.3 RC1, Pentoo 2012 Beta, MATE 1.4, Wine 1.5.10, openSUSE 12.2 RC2, Calibre 0.8.63, Shutter 0.89, Tiny Core Linux 4.6 RC1, IPFire 2.11 Core 61, Linux kernel 3.6 RC1, and much more. For this week we've also prepared a very nice tutorial about how to install KDE 4.9 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and an interesting review for the Braid game. The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, as well as the development releases.
On July 28th, Patrick Verner announced the immediate availability for download of the Parted Magic 2012_07_28 Linux operating system for partitioning tasks. Parted Magic 2012_07_28 comes with many updated and new packages, as well as new features and general improvements to the base system.
Highlights of Parted Magic 2012_07_28:
· Linux kernel 3.4.6; · lxterminal was replaced by Roxterm 2.6.5;
Download Parted Magic 2012_07_28 now from Softpedia.
On July 30th, the developers behind the Stella Linux operating system have announced that version 6.3 of the Stella GNU/Linux distribution is now available for download. Stella 6.3 follows the release of CentOS 6.3, an open source clone of Red Hat's Enterprise Linux operating system, and includes all the cool new stuff found in RHEL 6.3.
Stella 6.3 also comes packed with an updated multimedia stack that includes a new FFmpeg, version 0.10.4, MPlayer 1.0.14020120205svn and VLC Media Player 2.0.3, backported from RPMFusion. The following applications were updated in the nux-dextop repository: Minitube, Clipgrab, and Audacity 2.0 (available as audacity-freeworld).
· On July 31st, Google proudly announced the stable release of the Google Chrome 21 web browser for Linux, Macintosh, Windows and Chrome Frame platforms. Google Chrome 21 (the actual version is 21.0.1180.57) introduces a number of new features, such as a an API for high-quality audio and video communication. Moreover, Google Chrome 21 includes deeper integration of Google Cloud Print, enhanced support for gamepads, as well as support for high-resolution Mac Retina screens. Read more about it here.
Tutorial of the Week: How to Install KDE SC 4.9 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
· The following tutorial will teach Ubuntu and Kubuntu users how to install the newly released KDE SC 4.9 on the Ubuntu/Kubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system.
KDE Software Compilation 4.9
The following tutorial was created especially for those of you who want to install KDE SC 4.9 on their Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) machines. In other words, with this guide, we will teach you, step by step, how to install KDE SC 4.9 on top of your existing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) installation.
· Braid is a platformer game, but we’ve seen a lot of these in the past years. So why is it regarded as some sort of game demigod when people whisper its name in dark corners?
Braid game running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
The main difference between Super Mario and Braid is the fact that the latter game actually has a story which evolves over time and which reveals itself slowly. It even has a major plot twist, right at the end. Saying anything more will constitute a spoiler, but I have to say it’s one of the most satisfying endings I have witnessed. It's a difficult journey, but it is worth the effort.
Video Clip of the Week: Ubuntu for Android Demoed at FISL
· For this week we've posted an 720p HD video clip with a demonstration of Ubuntu for Android on the FISL (Fórum Internacional Software Livre) event. The video is in português and it has 6 minutes and 44 seconds, and it was posted by ubunterobr.