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Linux Mint 15Available version of Linux Mint 15 distribution with the Xfce desktop-environment

Available Xfce-edition of Linux Mint 15 distro. The distribution is based on the packet-base Xubuntu 13.04 and comes with a desktop environment Xfce 4.10, supplemented by a series of original applications, simplifying setup and operation of the system.

In particular, Linux Mint uses reworked menu system, a private manager to install and upgrade applications, the original interface for system setup mintConfig, means for performing backup mintBackup etc. The size of the boot iso-image is 970 MB. The distribution can run on systems with 384 MB of RAM, but for the comfort of the recommended 1 GB of RAM. Continue reading

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11After a year and a half since the last update submitted to the release SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP 3 (Service Pack 3).

The distribution can be downloaded and used for free, but access to get updates and patches is limited to 60-day trial period. Release is available in assemblies for architecture x86 (32 – and 64-bit), Itanium, POWER and System z.

According to the company SUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP 3 is the industry’s first distribution which supports technology UEFI Secure Boot. In addition, it is noted that the hardware and software system based on SLES 11 SP 3 was successfully certified for compliance with the international safety standard EAL4 + Common Criteria and the American standard FIPS 140-2, defines the requirements for cryptographic modules. Continue reading

FedoraProjectFedora is a open source Linux-based operating system, a suite of software that makes your computer run. Yesterday Fedora 19 has been formally presented.

Available for download LiveCD installation with graphical environments based on KDE, GNOME, XFCE and LXDE, as well as a complete set, designed in the form of a DVD and a reduced image (199 MB) for network installation.

Among the most interesting innovations include:

– the delivery of the default packages with MariaDB instead of MySQL;
– integration CRIU for freezing and state recovery processes;
– CUPS update to version 1.6.0 and the involvement of PDF as the format for sending print jobs systemd update to version 204;
– support the use of Syslinux as an alternative bootloader;
– support JavaScript-platform server Node.js;
– transition to using Ruby 2.0.0 and PHP 5.5;
– delivery desktop environments GNOME 3.8, KDE 4.10 and MATE Desktop 1.6. Continue reading

Knoppix 7.2Klaus Knopper has presented a new version of KNOPPIX 7.2, one of the first distributions supporting work in the Live-mode.

The distribution is based on the original set of boot scripts and includes packages that are imported from Debian Wheezy, with inserts of the branches of Debian “testing” and “unstable”. Is available for download assembly LiveDVD, the size of 3.8 GB.

User shell distribution is based on light-weight desktop environment LXDE, built based on the GTK + library and the ability to run on low-power systems. Instead of the standard SysV init system enabled the new system boot Microknoppix, significantly speeding up the process of downloading the distribution due to parallel execution of services and equipment lazy initialization. A full booting of distribution, including installation WiFi-connection is about 30 seconds. When using a USB Flash user settings and additionally installed programs do not disappear after reboot – saved between sessions of the data is placed in the file KNOPPIX / knoppix-data.img, which optionally can be encrypted using AES-256. Continue reading

Ubuntu Saucy SalamanderThe Ubuntu project has announced the availability of the alpha version 13.10. Ubuntu GNOME 13.10, Lubuntu 13.10 and Kubuntu 13.10 is available for download.

Ubuntu Linux developers have announced the start of the alpha test release 13.10 “Saucy Salamander”.

Under the new development plan, has already been tested in the preparation of Ubuntu 13.04, individual alpha build will not be formed, instead of testing is offered daily use experimental assembly.

Finished test images created just for Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Kubuntu. The beta version of Ubuntu 13.10, scheduled for September 26, will be formed as a complete assembly. The release is scheduled for October 17. Continue reading

Linux FreedomA series of patches for the power management of Radeon graphics cards for the Linux 3.11 kernel has been presented.

Alex Deucher, a developer of of AMD, presented in a mailing list dri-devel very large series of patches (165 patches!), Which presumably will be included in the version of the Linux 3.11 kernel (radeon drm-next to the developers terminology).

These patches provide a lot of improvements for working with the family of Radeon GPU in the Linux kernel. Submitted changes affect the graphics card family Radeon, ranging from fairly old family cards HD2000 (R600) to the latest HD7000 chips on the architecture of GCN and have not even released HD8000 (Sea Islands) based on the architecture GCN 2.0. Continue reading

Linux vs WindowsAfter Successfully migrate public institutions on Linux, the City Council of Munich did not stop there and took the initiative to provide all residents of tools for the transition from Windows XP to Linux.

According to the plan, which passed the stage of preliminary approval, until the spring of next year it is planned to extend about two thousand CDs with the distribution Lubuntu, edited Ubuntu Linux based environment LXDE, oriented to be used on older systems.

Currently in use in Germany is about 20 million computers that are running the operating system Windows XP, released 11 years ago. Time release updates for Windows XP until April of next year, and users of the system will face the challenge of transition to a newer version of Windows, which is more demanding on system resources. As one of the main purposes of migration is called the reduction of electronic waste – instead of recycling still working computers that do not meet the requirements of Windows 7 and Windows 8, such systems can provide many more years if they are to be installed less intensive operating system. Continue reading

Debian 7.1 WheezyAfter a month since the release of Debian 7.0 version of the developer community has submitted the first correction update – Debian 7.1.0, which includes all of the outstanding package updates, and patches of error in the installer.

The operating system is Debian GNU / Linux, as the name implies, is based on the Linux kernel and uses the technology of the project GNU. The solution is not simply a standard operating system, and a compact solution with an expanded set of tools and functions for the organization of a comfortable working environment. Continue reading

Linux FreedomNew issues of distributions Window Maker Live 2013-06-05, Peppermint OS 4 and Parted Magic 2013_06_14

Window Maker Live 2013-06-05 – Live-distribution based on Debian, which has set a goal to create a user environment, is not overloaded with excesses peculiar to modern desktops. User environment is built on the window manager WindowMaker, providing style interface NEXTSTEP. It consists of a set the popular opened applications. The size of the boot iso-image 690 MB.

Feature of the distribution is a package of additional components and actively updated applications such as Firefox and Thunderbird as tar.xz files within the subdirectory “custom”, located separately from the base of the image Live-squashfs. The contents of a self-extracting archives before Live-session or before replacing the disk. This feature allows you to easily incorporate additional applications and new versions of Firefox and Thunderbird without rebuilding squashfs-image. Continue reading

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStackCompany Red Hat, a global provider of open-source software, today announced two new products that implement the ideology of open hybrid “cloud.”

We are talking about the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform – Solution for an experienced developer of cloud-based OpenStack, and Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, versatile solution for organizations that want to move from the traditional technology of the virtual data center to the “cloud” based on OpenStack.

New products are based on Red Hat solutions, enterprise-class open source software, technical support specialists Red Hat, spreads through the developed partner ecosystem Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network and are designed to simplify the process of implementation of OpenStack technology in enterprises, the company said. Continue reading

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