Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 213

Welcome to the 213th issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly!

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: AV Linux 6.0 and SolusOS 1.2. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about Webconverger 14.0, Semplice Linux 2.0.4, Salix Xfce 14.0 Alpha 1, Slackware Linux 14.0 RC2, Calibre 0.8.65, LibreOffice 3.6.1 RC1, Vendetta Online 1.8.224, Linux kernel 3.6 Release Candidate 2, Wine 1.5.11, and much more. For this week we've also prepared an interesting review for the Lone Survivor game. The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, as well as the development releases.




TooroxOn August 16th, Glen MacArthur proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the AV Linux 6.0 operating system. AV Linux 6.0 comes after a very long and turbulent development period, to bring to its users an improved release, with updated packages, new features and other important changes.

Highlights of AV Linux 6.0:

· Linux kernel 3.0.36;

· Latest X.Org from Squeeze backports repositories;

· A faster and clean boot experience, with dependency-based booting;

· User access to Xorg Server;

· Added a new Control Panel;

· Added new Menu buttons;

· Added new custom theme;

· Added Nautilus as default file manager;

· Added new Hydrogen Drumkits;

· Added Nitrogen;

· Updates to Remastersys GUI/Installer;

· Added Harrison Mixbus 2.1;

· Update to Deb-Builder;

· Added new Filefinder utility;

· Improved web browsing speed by disabling IPV6;

· Updates to Linuxsampler Libs;

· Wine 1.4 + rt patch;

· Audacity 2.0;

· Added Debian Squeeze repositories for Xfce 4.8/KDE4 4.6 (disabled by default);

· Added Carla binary build;

· Updates to Ardour2;

· ALSA 1.0.25;

· FFADO 2.0.99SVN2189;

· Added K3B;

· LibreOffice 3.5.4;

· Added Synfig Studio;

· Removed OOMIDI;

· Removed all JACK standalone plugins;

· Rosegarden 12.04;

· Guitarix 0.24;

· Added Muse2 2.0.1;

· MuseScore 1.2;

· Added Darktable;

· Added DispCalGUI/Argyll_CMS;

· Updated user manual;

· A2JMIDID v8;

· Patchage 0.5.0;

· Handbrake 0.9.6;

· Openshot 1.4.2+BZR;

· LiVES 1.6.2;

· SooperLooper 1.6.18;

· Cinelerra 2.2CV+GIT;

· WineASIO 0.9.0+GIT;

· Added Petri-Foo;

· Added Sonic Visualiser 2.0;

· Added Qmidinet;

· Added Vee One LV2 Prototypes.

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AV Linux 6.0 - Image courtesy of Glen MacArthur

Download AV Linux 6.0 and Lite now from Softpedia.


antiXOn August 17th, Ikey Doherty proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the SolusOS 1.2 Linux distribution. SolusOS 1.2 is the second maintenance release of the 1.x branch of the SolusOS distribution, bringing better GPU, bluetooth and printer support, as well as many system-wide optimisations and fixes.

Highlights of SolusOS 1.2:

· Linux kernel 3.3.6 (with BFS/preempt/no dyn ticks/1000Hz);

· Mozilla Firefox 14.0.1;

· Mozilla Thunderbird 14.0;

· LibreOffice 3.6.0;

· GNOME 2.30;

· iptables 1.4.8;

· ufw 0.31.1;

· HPLIP 3.12;

· Added new apps in the software repositories.

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SolusOS 1.2 boot screen - Image courtesy of Ikey Doherty

Download SolusOS 1.2 now from Softpedia.


Softpedia Linux BlogSoftpedia Linux Blog:

· Webconverger 14.0 Has Mozilla Firefox 14.0.1

· Semplice Linux 2.0.4 Has Linux Kernel 3.2.23

· Salix Xfce 14.0 Alpha 1 Available for Testing

· Slackware Linux 14.0 RC2 Has Linux Kernel 3.2.27

· Calibre 0.8.65 Has New Wireless Driver

· LibreOffice 3.6.1 RC1 Available for Testing

· Firefox OS Ported for Raspberry Pi

· Vendetta Online 1.8.224 Has Better Explosions

· New AMD Video Driver Supports Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

· Ubuntu 12.10 Won't Feature Unity 2D

· Download Linux Kernel 3.6 Release Candidate 2

· Canonical Promotes Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

· Wine 1.5.11 Has New ALSA Driver


Review of the WeekReview of the Week: Lone Survivor

· One of these days it will happen. A zombie apocalypse will descend upon the Earth and will find us all rather prepared. In the movies it is always the other way around, but games such as Lone Survivor will make us ready for this inevitable doom.

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Lone Survivor on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

The main antagonists in the game are flesh-eating zombies, but they can be easily bypassed. They can’t see in the dark, so hiding in low-lit corners and letting them pass is always a good strategy. You can also shoot them, but like in all survival horrors, the ammunition is really scarce and should be used as a last resort.

Read the complete review here.


Video Clip of the WeekVideo Clip of the Week: Introducing AV Linux 6.0

· For this week we've posted an 720p HD video clip that introduces the features of the newly released AV Linux 6.0 operating system. The video has 1 hour, 7 minutes and 13 seconds, and it was posted by Glen MacArthur.

Introducing AV Linux 6.0 from Glen MacArthur on Vimeo.

Download from SoftpediaDistributions Updated Last Week:

· Instant WebKiosk 1.7

· LPinguy 12.04.2

· Emmabuntüs 2 1.01

· TAS OS 12.07

· BlankOn 8.0

· PCLinuxOS 2012.06

Download from SoftpediaDevelopment Releases:

· 4MLinux Core 4.0 Beta

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

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