Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 215

Welcome to the 215th issue of Softpedia Linux Weekly!

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: KNOPPIX 7.0.4 and Descent|OS 3. In other news: Google released the 21st version of the Google Chrome web browser. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about Linux kernel 3.5.3, Stellarium 0.11.4, Zorin OS Lite 6.1, wattOS R6, Semplice Linux 3.0 Beta 1, Scientific Linux 6.3 Live CD/DVD, ConVirt Enterprise Cloud Beta, KDE Telepathy 0.5, Zentyal 3.0 RC1, Nvidia 304.43 video driver, Tiny Core Linux 4.6, GNOME 3.6 Beta, GhostBSD 3.0 RC1, SecureCRT 7.0.1, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 Beta, LibreOffice 3.6.1, Zenwalk Linux 7.2 RC5, Snowlinux 3 E17 Beta, and much more. For this week we've also prepared a nice review for the Anomaly Warzone Earth game. The weekly ends with the video clip of the week, the new and updated Linux distributions, as well as the development releases.




KNOPPIXOn August 26th, Klaus Knopper announced the immediate availability for download of the KNOPPIX 7.0.4 operating system. KNOPPIX 7.0.4 brings lots of new features and updated packages, such as LibreOffice 3.5.4, Chromium 21.0.1180.75, KDE Software Compilation 4.7.4, GNOME 3.4, Wine 1.5.10, VirtualBox 4.1.18, qemu-kvm 1.0, and much more.

Highlights of KNOPPIX 7.0.4:

· Based on Debian Squeeze and Debian Wheezy;

· Linux kernel 3.4.9;

· X.Org 7.7;

· XOrg Server 1.12.3;

· KDE Software Compilation 4.7.4;

· GNOME 3.4;

· 64-bit kernel to support more than 4GB of RAM (optional);

· Support for oprofile;

· Support for ExFAT-fuse;

· Repaired modemlink and gprsconnect;

· Fixed the apt database to contain all the required data for installing software from CD via Synaptic;

· LibreOffice 3.5.4;

· Chromium 21.0.1180.75;

· Firefox/Iceweasel 10.0.6;

· PCmanFM 1.0;

· ADRIANE 1.4;

· Added Viacam to control the mouse via webcam;

· Wine 1.5.10;

· VirtualBox 4.1.18;

· qemu-kvm 1.0;

· zram "RAM-Compression".

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Download KNOPPIX 7.0.4 now from Softpedia.


DescentOSOn August 29th, Brian Manderville proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the Descent|OS 3 Linux operating system. As we've mentioned in our introductory article at the beginning of the year, Descent|OS 3 is now based on the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangoling) operating system.

Highlights of Descent|OS 3:

· Based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin);

· Linux kernel 3.2;

· MATE 1.2.0 desktop environment;

· GIMP 2.8 image editor;

· Synaptic Package Manager 0.75.9;

· Docky 2.1.4 dock;

· BleachBit 0.9.1 system cleaner;

· Mozilla Firefox 14.0.1 web browser;

· Claws Mail 3.8.0 email client;

· Pidgin 2.10.3 IM client;

· Transmission 2.51 torrent downloader;

· Guayadeque 0.3.5 music player;

· OpenShot 1.4.0 video editor;

· VLC Media Player 2.0.3;

· LibreOffice 3.5.4;

· XChat 2.8.8 IRC client;

· Gwibber 3.4.2 social networking client;

· Shotwell 0.12.3 image organizer;

· Eye of MATE 1.2.0 image viewer;

· Guake! Terminal 0.4.2.

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Descent|OS 3

Download Descent|OS 3 now from Softpedia.


Other NewsOther News:

· On August 28th, Mozilla released the Mozilla Firefox 15.0 web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird 15.0 email client for all supported platforms, including Linux. Mozilla distributes Firefox 15.0 and Thunderbird 15.0 as binary and source packages for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. Read more about it here.


· On August 28th, The Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, proudly announced that Inktank, Servergy and Twitter joined the The Linux Foundation organization. Putting Inktank and Servergy aside, some of you already knew that Twitter was about to join The Linux Foundation on Tuesday, thanks to the media coverage from the past week. Read more about it here.


Softpedia Linux BlogSoftpedia Linux Blog:

· Linux Kernel 3.5.3 Is Available for Download

· Stellarium 0.11.4 Officially Released

· Zorin OS Lite 6.1 Is Based on Lubuntu 12.04

· wattOS R6 Is Based on Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS

· Semplice Linux 3.0 Beta 1 Is Available for Testing

· Scientific Linux 6.3 Live CD/DVD Has Been Released

· Introducing Ubuntu Photo Lens for Unity

· Convirture Announces Beta for ConVirt Enterprise Cloud

· KDE Telepathy 0.5 Has KRunner

· Zentyal 3.0 RC1 Is Available for Testing

· Keyboard Desktop PC Features Ubuntu OS

· Download Nvidia GeForce 304.43 Driver for Linux

· Tiny Core Linux 4.6 Has Been Released

· GNOME 3.6 Beta Is Now Ready for Testing

· GhostBSD 3.0 RC1 Is Available for Testing

· Unity 4.0 Games Will Be Published in Ubuntu Software Center

· SecureCRT 7.0.1 Available for Download

· Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 Beta Available for Customers

· Ubuntu One Added to Thunderbird 15 Filelink

· LibreOffice 3.6.1 Is Now Available for Download

· Firefox 15 Officially Lands in Ubuntu

· Zenwalk Linux 7.2 RC5 Is Ready for Testing

· First Beta of Snowlinux 3 Enlightenment Is Here

· GNOMEbuntu Will Be Released on October 18th

· Mozilla Thunderbird 15 Officially Lands in Ubuntu

· Canonical Drops Alternate CDs from Ubuntu 12.10

· Wine 1.5.12 Brings D3DX9 and XRandR Improvements


Review of the WeekReview of the Week: Anomaly Warzone Earth

· Anomaly Warzone Earth is a tower defense game in reverse mode! If you have no idea what that is, then you are not the first to ask the question.

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Anomaly Warzone Earth game running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

The gameplay is straightforward and everyone will be able to pick up the game and play it. The players don’t actually control the units, they control just one man, in an RPG manner, with the mouse.

Read the complete review here.


Video Clip of the WeekVideo Clip of the Week: Unity 4: Linux Publishing Preview: What, How, and Wherefore

· For this week we've posted an 1080p HD video clip with a demonstration of how Unity 4 games will be published on Linux. The video has 3 minutes and 12 seconds, and it was posted by Unity Technologies.

Download from SoftpediaNew Distributions:

· Bridge Linux KDE 2012.8

Download from SoftpediaDistributions Updated Last Week:

· SchilliX 0.8

· Zorin OS Lite 6.1

· wattOS R6

· Scientific Linux Live CD 6.3

· SlimPup 3.7

· Tiny Core Linux 4.6

· Tor-ramdisk 20120827

· Proxmox Mail Gateway 3.1

· Turbolinux 15

· Instant WebKiosk 1.8

· 4MLinux Media Edition 4.0

Download from SoftpediaDevelopment Releases:

· Semplice Linux 3.0 Beta 1

· DRBL Live Xfce 2.0.1-2

· Clonezilla LiveCD 2.0.0-10

· Zentyal 3.0 RC1

· Zenwalk 7.2 RC5

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

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