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).
Arne Exton has announced the release of ExTiX 13, a remastered Ubuntu with a customised GNOME 3.6 desktop environment: "ExTiX 13 64-bit is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.04. The original system includes the Unity desktop. After removing Unity I have installed GNOME 3.6.3 and Cairo-Dock 3.2.1. The system language is English. My special kernel 3.8.0-19 corresponds to kernel.org's stable kernel 3.8.8. Among many other programs, LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, Brasero, VLC, GIMP and win32 codecs are installed. In addition Java and all necessary additions in order to install programs from source are also installed. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of April 28, 2013. One big difference between Ubuntu and ExTiX - there is a password for root (and you can log in as root to GNOME after an installation to hard drive)." Visit the distribution's home page to read the rest of the release announcement. Download: extix13-64bit.iso (1,204MB, MD5).
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Miro is a popular, free, and open internet TV application. It brings video channels from thousands of sources and has more free HD than any other platform.
Install Miro 6 in 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:pcf/miro-releases
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install miro
The Fedora 19 'Schrödinger's Cat' alpha release has arrived with a preview of the latest fantastic, free, and open-source technology currently under development." Some of the more interesting features of this release include: "Developer's Assistant - a tool that helps you to get started on a code project with templates, samples and toolchains for the languages of your choice; Syslinux optional boot tool integration brings simplified booting; systemd Resource Control lets you modify service settings without a reboot; GNOME 3.8; KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10, MATE Desktop 1.6..." Read the full release announcement for more details. Download (torrents, SHA256): Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-19-Alpha-1.iso (997MB, torrent), Fedora-Live-KDE-x86_64-19-Alpha-1.iso (888MB, torrent), Fedora-Live-XFCE-x86_64-19-Alpha-1.iso (755MB, torrent).
Monday, April 22, 2013
Anne Nicolas has announced that the only release candidate and the final development build for Mageia 3 is now ready for testing: "We are now two weeks from the end of the trip (at least we hope we will have no delay). Mageia 3 release candidate is now available for the very final tests. We need your feedback more than ever. The Mageia team is working hard to fix the last annoying bugs - what we call release-critical bugs. How do we qualify a release-critical one? All the bugs that cannot be fixed through updates, mainly in the installer, the kernel and some of the main drivers. As with the beta 4, live ISO images are still in progress and should be released in the coming days." Mageia 3 RC ships with the latest Linux kernel, version 3.8.8, and includes RPM 4.11, systemd 195, KDE 4.10.2, GNOME 3.6.3 and LibreOffice 4.0.2. See the brief release announcement and the detailed release notes for more information. Download the installation DVD image from here: Mageia-3-RC-x86_64-DVD.iso (3,865MB, MD5). The final release of Mageia 3 is scheduled for 3 May 2013.