Friday, May 24, 2013
Wrishiraj Kaushik has announced the release of SuperX 2.0, an Ubuntu-based desktop Linux distribution with KDE 4.10.2: "This is SuperX 2.0, code-named 'Darwin'. It comes with Linux kernel 3.2 and KDE 4.10.2 by default. For those who want newer kernels, they are available in the repository. SuperX 2.0 is a whole new release of SuperX which differs fundamentally from the 1.x releases. Starting from SuperX 2.0 we are going our own way, making a diversion from our upstream distribution. We still use the Ubuntu code base but from this release we only use the LTS versions and development is done on its solid foundation. But unlike other solid, stability-concerned Linux operating systems, we provide the latest userland software like LibreOffice 4 and KDE 4.10. Starting from Darwin, we are keeping our core stable but will provide latest and greatest applications." Read the rest of the release announcement for more information, screenshots and known issues. Download (MD5): SuperX_2.0_Darwin_64-bit.iso (1,287MB).
I am proud to announce the release of KANOTIX Dragonfire from LinuxTag 2013 in Berlin. Kanotix Dragonfire is based on the recently released Debian 7.0. Besides KDE as the default desktop environment, beginning with this release there exists a lightweight alternative with LXDE. Additionally, we offer a special image similar to the CeBIT special. The main difference is that it has a pre-installed Steam client, a newer MESA version (9.1.1), gfxdetect and a newer glibc 2.17, KDE SC 4.8.4 and LXDE, Iceweasel 21.0, Linux kernel 3.9; LibreOffice 4.0.3...." Read the rest of the release announcement for more details. Download links: KANOTIX-LinuxTag2013-Dragonfire64-KDE.iso (1,240MB, MD5), Download: KANOTIX-LinuxTag2013-Dragonfire64-KDE-special.iso (1,240MB, MD5), Download: KANOTIX-LinuxTag2013-Dragonfire64-LXDE.iso (1,319MB, MD5).
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Raffaele Forte has announced the release of BackBox Linux 3.05, an updated version of the project's Ubuntu-based specialist distribution designed for penetration testing and security assessments: "The BackBox team is pleased to announce the updated release of BackBox Linux, version 3.05. This release includes features such as Linux kernel 3.2, compat-wireless 3.8 (with Aircrack-ng patch) and Xfce 4.8. What's new? System improvements; upstream components bug corrections; performance boost; improved Update menu; improved Wi-Fi dirvers (compat-wireless 3.8 with Aircrack-NG patch); full support for Linux kernel 3.5 and 3.8 (install it with apt-get or Synaptic); predisposition to ARM architecture (new armhf.iso coming soon); new and updated hacking tools (Automater, inundator, Ettercap, Wireshark, SE Toolkit, Metasploit, sqlmap, BeEF, Recon-ng, zaproxy, Weevely, THC-IPV6, truecrack, Hashcat)." Here is the full release announcement with system requirements. Download (MD5): backbox-3.05-amd64.iso (1,587MB, torrent).
In this tutorial, we will see how to record your Android device's screen using a simple Java application called androidscreencast, you can get more information about it here.
The tutorial is workable in the following Ubuntu/Linux Mint distributions:
- Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 or older
- Linux Mint 15/14/13 or older
Let's first install some dependencies needed for the application to run properly. So, open the terminal and enter this command:
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre android-tools-adb icedtea-netx
Connect now your Android device (Tablet/smartphone) via USB and run this command to make sure it is detected:
You may see outputs similar to these if device detected:
List of devices attached
Now install androidscreencast using these commands:
mkdir -p ~/Android_Screencast && cd Android_Screencast
wget http://goo.gl/LMbQb -O androidscreencast.jnlp
Start the application with this command:
Wait for a a few seconds, then your Android device screen will appear on your computer:
You can resize the application window to increase the screen resolution of your Android device's screen. Click the Record button to start video recording.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Lars Vogdt has announced the release of openSUSE 12.3 "Edu Li-f-e" edition, a specialist openSUSE variant designed for deployment in educational institutions: "The openSUSE Education Team is proud to present Li-f-e (Linux for Education) 12.3-1. This first release is based on openSUSE 12.3 with all the official updates applied. Li-f-e incorporates the latest stable versions of all popular desktop environments such as KDE, GNOME and Cinnamon and it includes wide range of software catering to the needs of everyone, selection from openSUSE Education repository, multimedia from the Packman repository, development tools, KIWI-LTSP allowing normal PC or diskless thin clients to network boot from a server running Li-f-e and lot more." Here is the full release announcement with a handful of screenshots. Download the live DVD image from here: openSUSE-Edu-li-f-e-12.3-latest-i686.iso (3,323MB, MD5, torrent).
Antoni Norman has released an initial alpha build of Pinguy OS 13.04, an Ubuntu-based distribution with a customised GNOME 3.8 desktop: "Pinguy OS is still being activity worked on. There has been a release for 12.10 and a 13.04 release is being worked on at the moment. If you want to keep up to date with the development of Pinguy OS it's best to follow the Information thread on the forum. This blog will be mainly for news on the LTS releases. I have decided to keep the 6-month releases as betas/snapshots of what the LTS will become. The 6-month releases will be using bleeding edge software that hasn't been fully tested. For an example the 13.04 release is using Gnome Shell 3.8.1 (something that isn't included in Ubuntu 13.04 by default). The 6-month Pinguy OS releases will be missing features that will be in the final LTS, but the release will be very usable." See this brief blog post for more information. Download: Pinguy_OS_13.04-Alpha_i686.iso (2,312MB, MD5).
José Antonio Calvo has announced the availability of the first development build of the upcoming Zentyal 3.2 stable release, a Linux distribution for small business servers. Like the project's 3.0 release, the new version is still based on Ubuntu's latest long-term support (LTS) release. From the release announcement "We're glad to announce the availability of the first Zentyal 3.1 packages and installer. Zentyal 3.1 is a development version and it will become Zentyal 3.2 (next stable release) in September 2013. Until then we are going to frequently release new versions so you can help us testing the new features and improvements. The highlights of this first beta are: New IPS module; L2TP support in the IPsec module; faster Zentyal administration interface; new headless (remote administration only) installation in the expert mode; faster boot due to better management of daemons." Download: zentyal-3.1-amd64.iso (651MB, MD5).
Monday, April 29, 2013
A few days after arriving in Italy Play in Spotify and Google Music arrives in the beautiful country Rdio music streaming platform based on a database of over 18 million songs.
Rdio offers the user the ability to listen in high quality all available tracks (many also of Italian artists) all of them can be managed by a graphical user interface simple and functional, and above all without advertising. Once you create an account we can use the service for 6 months at the end of which, or abandon the service or we can choose one of two services: 4,99 euro per month will allow us to have unlimited streaming via the web while 9.99 € we can also download music from mobile devices through dedicated mobile application.
Rdio is also available for Ubuntu Linux to the dedicated client with which we can access the service directly from our desktop. In addition, the client offers full integration with Unity, you can manage the player from SoundMenu and also we will also have available a quicklist in the link in the Launcher.
Simple and functional the client Rdio for Ubuntu in the future will support the new service Vdio for playing video straming always high quality. In order to use the Rdio client on Ubuntu Linux and we have derived an account free or premium Rdio just connect to activate on this page.
To Install Rdio install the client on Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 and Mint 15/14/13 , Open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sgringwe/rdio
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install rdio
once installed Rdio just start it and enter the account to access the service.
As an alternative to Rdio we can also install Nuvola Player client that also supports Rdio and also provides an excellent integration of Ubuntu Linux.
Radio Tray is one of the most popular Linux users to listen to web radio directly from your Linux distribution. Special features of Radio Tray is to be easy to use and non-invasive because once you start going to add an applet in our panel and from there we will be able to add and manage categories for our favorite web radio.
It supports most popular formats such as m3u. pls ess being written in python we can install any Linux desktop environment such as Gnome Shell, KDE, Xfce, LXDE Cinnamon, etc. Mate DE. In recent years lffl has provided a PPA which allowed to install Radio Tray with already a collection of the major Italian radio such as Radio Rai, Radio Deejay, Radio 105, etc..
Given the many demands of the deb packages we decided to make an exception to the rule that does not give the packages but the list with the web radio constantly updated so that it can be installed in any Linux distribution.
I also remember that you can create a list with your favorite web radio by placing links that can be found for example from this portal.
To install the Italian Radio on Radio Tray in Ubuntu, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, etc. the first thing to do is to install Radio Tray application usually found in the repositories of major Linux distributions.
For Ubuntu, for example, just start Ubuntu or Ubuntu Software Center Apps Directory once installed the Radio Tray are moving and we will find the list of various foreign web radio.
What we need to do is to close Radio Tray and start the terminal and type:
- wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/964512/lffl/bookmarks.xml
- mv bookmarks.xml ~/.local/share/radiotray
Once this is done reboot Radio Tray Italian Radio and here are collected in categories.
If you have any web radio that does not work you can report it, correct it promptly list it so that it remains up to date and running. To update the list, just repeat the above procedure.
The Debian-Edu / Skolelinux project is still going strong and made its first 'Wheezy'-based release today. This is an updated and slightly improved version compared to the 'Squeeze release'. Software updates: everything which is new in Debian 'Wheezy', including Linux kernel 3.2.x, KDE 4.8.4, GNOME 3.4 and LXDE 4 desktop environments (KDE is installed by default), Iceweasel web browser 10, LibreOffice 3.5.4, LTSP 5.4.2, GOsa 2.7.4, CUPS print system 1.5.3 GCompris educational toolbox 12.01, Rosegarden music creator 12.04, GIMP image editor 2.8.2, Celestia virtual universe 1.6.1, Stellarium virtual stargazer 0.11.3, Scratch visual programming environment 220.127.116.11...." Read the rest of the release announcement for further information and related links. Download: debian-edu~7.0+edu0~a0-CD.iso (651MB, MD5).