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Ultimate Edition December 10, 2009

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Glenn Cady has announced the release of Ultimate Edition 2.4, an Ubuntu-based live DVD with media codecs, eye candy and — the kitchen sink: “It has been out for about a week, but I have had a lot happening in the meantime. A burnt power supply, a smoked 1 TB drive, painted a house and caught the flu. Ultimate Edition 2.4 was built off Ubuntu 9.10, all upgrades pre-installed as of current. This release is the largest release to date and is absolutely loaded with excellent tools, many new to Ultimate Edition. This distro is lightning quick on boot-up. I must apologize, the usplash does flicker on the screen when live; once installed it works as expected. Please enjoy ladies, and gents, a ton of work went into making this distro, more then any previous.” Check out the release announcement and release notes for additional info and screenshots. Download (MD5): ultimate-edition-2.4-x86.iso (2,417MB), ultimate-edition-2.4-x64.iso (2,444MB).

ZevenOS December 10, 2009

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Leszek Lesner has announced the release of ZevenOS 2.0, a Xubuntu-based distribution and live CD featuring the Xfce desktop and BeOS-like artwork: “We are proud to announce the release of ZevenOS 2.0. ZevenOS 2.0 is based upon Ubuntu 9.10; it brings big changes like a completely new audio subsystem (PulseAudio), switch from HAL to DeviceKit, MagiKit – a standard application management layer, Remaster-Kit for easy ISO re-mastering, Encode and Super Encode – an all-in-one multimedia converting application, MAGI 2 – an application launcher, installer and configuration center. The typical BeOS like look has been improved with changes to Deskbar, icon theme and GTK+ theme. Disk Manager now supports auto-detection of BFS (BeOS) partitions and allows to mount them. The contact manager got an improved VCard filter.” Read the detailed release announcement for a full list of new features and screenshots. Download (MD5): ZevenOS-20.iso (696MB, torrent).

Bluewhite64 December 10, 2009

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bluewhite64Attila Cr?ciun has announced the release of the “LiveDVD” edition of Bluewhite64 Linux 13.0, Slackware-based live DVD (not installable) for 64-bit systems: “I’m happy to announce that a new version of Bluewhite64 Linux 13.0 ‘LiveDVD’ is ready for download. This new version brings the option to boot the DVD into KDE 4.3.2, Xfce 4.6.1 or to the command-line interface. The live DVD is powered by Linux Kernel 2.6.31.5 with advanced features and optimized for performance. Also, you will find the award-winning K Desktop Environment version 4.3.2 and the Xfce 4.6.1, Firefox 3.5.5 and SeaMonkey 2.0 (including Flash and 64-bit Java plugins), Thunderbird and KMail e-mail clients, OpenOffice.org 3.1.1, newly added SuperTuxKart and FooBillard games, Blender – an open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation, the IA32 emulation to run 32-bit programs, Gambas, KMyMoney2, Scribus, WINE….” Here is the full release announcement. Download (MD5): Bluewhite64-13.0-LiveDVD.iso (1,988MB, MD5).

MOPSLinux December 10, 2009

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mopsThe fourth alpha release of MOPSLinux Linux a Russian desktop distribution based on Slackware Linux with up-to-date packages, is now available for testing. Some of the most important changes since alpha 3 include: update to Linux kernel 2.6.31.6 and glibc 2.11; support for Btrfs and NILFS2 file systems; KDE 4.3.3 and Qt 4.6-beta1; support for Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM); addition of OpenLDAP server; wxWidgets now work; fixed bug with installing distribution to hard disk other than first; the mpkg-core was split, now mpkgsupport and nwidgets are separate packages; finally solved problem with updating glibc with mpkg; wicd no longer needs to be restarted after each login. Here is the brief release announcement (in Russian). Download the installation DVD from here: MOPSLinux-7.0-alpha4.iso (1,779MB, MD5).

Parted Magic December 10, 2009

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partedmagicPatrick Verner has announced the release of Parted Magic 4.6, a specialist live CD designed for disk management and data rescue tasks: “Parted Magic 4.6 is a mostly a bug-fix release with some usability improvements. Key changes: many fixes and changes for Netbooks; GNU Parted bug ‘ERROR: Current NTFS volume size is bigger than the device size!’ is fixed; Parted Magic Save Session uses xz instead of 7-zip; ClamAV was added, but you have to download the definitions yourself; Flash Player can be downloaded and installed from the panel’s application launcher; a simple program to change the keyboard layout was added to the desktop; a new program added (lxrandr) to re-size the display while running inside of X.Org; ROXTerm was replaced by an svn build of LXTerminal; Clonezilla was removed from the main Parted Magic image because it’s not possible to make a rescue ISO without downloading a template.” Visit the project’s home page to read the full release announcement. Download (MD5): pmagic-4.6.iso.zip (82.0MB).

Momonga December 10, 2009

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momongaTakaaki Tabuchi has announced the release of Momonga Linux 6.1, a Japanese community distribution modelled on Fedora. This is a minor bug-fix and security update to Momonga Linux 6 (released in July), containing minor kernel and application updates, with most of the base system remaining unchanged. Among the updated packages are Linux kernel 2.6.30.9, X.Org Server 1.6.5, KDE 4.3.2, OpenOffice.org 3.1.1, Firefox 3.5.5, Apache 2.2.14, Postfix 2.6.5, and Emacs 23.1. Some additional packages and hardware devices, such as KDE devinfo, iwl1000 and iwl6000 firmware, LXDE desktop and x3f-tools, were added to the distribution. Users running Momonga 6 can update to the latest version with yum, but upgrades from earlier versions are not supported. See the release announcement and release notes (both links in Japanese) for more information. Download the installation DVD image from here: Momonga-6.1-i686-DVD.iso (4,243MB, SHA256, Momonga-6.1-x86_64-DVD.iso (4,248MB, SHA256).

openSUSE December 10, 2009

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Jigish Gohil has announced the release of the “Edu Li-f-e” edition of openSUSE 11.2, an openSUSE variant designed for children and students, with educational applications, Sugar desktop environment, LTSP server software, and out-of-the-box support for multimedia playback: “openSUSE suseEducation community is proud to announce openSUSE-Edu Li-f-e – Linux for education based on openSUSE 11.2. The Li-f-e flavor bundles the best software openSUSE has to offer, such as popular desktop environments, educational application, development suites, multimedia, and great out-of-the-box user experience. Some highlights of what makes this a very special distribution: latest desktop environments – GNOME 2.28 (default), KDE 4.3.x, Sugar 0.86, IceWM; applications include tons of educational applications, graphics, development, office suite, and complete multimedia support; LTSP server….” Read the rest of the release announcement for further details. Download: openSUSE-Edu-li-f-e-11.2-1-i686.iso (2,929MB, MD5, torrent).

Fedora December 10, 2009

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fedoraFedora 12, the latest version of the popular open-source operating systems for desktops and servers, has been released: “The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, today announced the availability of Fedora 12, the latest version of its free, open-source operating system distribution. Fedora 12 includes a robust feature set for desktop users, administrators, developers and open source enthusiasts alike. New enhancements available in Fedora 12 include next-generation Ogg Theora video, virtualization improvements and advancements to NetworkManager, among numerous others.” See the press release, release announcement and release notes for further information. Download (mirrors, torrents): Fedora-12-i686-Live.iso (654MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-12-i686-Live-KDE.iso (681MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-12-x86_64-Live.iso (656MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-12-x86_64-Live-KDE.iso (685MB, SHA256, torrent).

Chakra December 10, 2009

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chakraPhil Miller has announced the availability of the fourth alpha release of Chakra, a desktop distribution and live CD with KDE 4 based on Arch Linux: “Today we are pleased to announce the release of alpha 4, named ‘NewAge’, of our very own Chakra live media. A lot has changed since alpha 3. We have a new KDE 4 theme; Tribe can install custom mount points, and we did a ton of fixes. KDEmod got updated to version 4.3.3. Chakra hardware detection got stripped down to fit X.Org Server 1.7.1.901 package, so only NVIDIA drivers are the supported proprietary drivers for now. Most noticeable changes and additions since alpha 3: Linux kernel 2.6.31.6 with fglrx patch; Chakra tools updated (aqpm, shaman, chase); ATI Catalyst support temporarily dropped….” Here is the complete release announcement. Download: chakra-minimal-i686-091116-alpha4.iso (674MB, MD5), chakra-minimal-x86_64-091116-alpha4.iso (687MB, MD5).

KNOPPIX December 10, 2009

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Klaus Knopper has released KNOPPIX 6.2, a new version of the popular Debian-based live CD/DVD with LXDE as the default desktop: “The current version 6.2 has been completely updated from Debian ‘Lenny’, ‘Testing’ and ‘Unstable’, and uses kernel 2.6.31.6 and X.Org 7.4. Microknoppix is a complete rewrite of the KNOPPIX boot system from version 6.0 and up, with the following features: high compatibility with its Debian base; accelerated boot procedure; LXDE as graphical environment – a very slim and fast desktop with extremely short start time and low resource requirements; knoppixamount of installed software greatly reduced in the CD edition; network configuration handled by NetworkManager….” Read the rest of the release notes for more details. Download the DVD, CD or the special ADRIANE edition with accessibility features for the visually impaired: KNOPPIX_V6.2DVD-EN.iso (3,675MB, MD5, torrent), KNOPPIX_V6.2CD-EN.iso (691MB, MD5, torrent), KNOPPIX-ADRIANE_V6.2CD-EN.iso (691MB, MD5, torrent).