Monday, August 20, 2012
Alan Baghumian has announced the availability of the second test release of Parsix GNU/Linux 4.0, a desktop Linux distribution based on Debian's testing branch: "This is the second test version of the upcoming Parsix GNU/Linux 4.0 release. Parsix GNU/Linux 4.0 (code name 'Gloria') brings tons of updated packages, faster live boot and updated installer system. This version has been synchronized with Debian testing repositories as of August 12, 2012. Parsix 'Gloria' is the project's first release with GNOME 3 and it ships with LibreOffice productivity suite by default. It also has a new software manager. Highlights: GNOME 3.4.2, X.Org 7.7, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel 14.0.1, LibreOffice 3.5.4, VirtualBox 4.1.16 and a new kernel based on Linux 3.2.23 with TuxOnIce, BFS and other patches." See the release notes for more details. Download: parsix_4.0r0-test-2-i386.iso (1,027MB, MD5), parsix_4.0r0-test-2-amd64.iso (1,024MB, MD5).
Frugalware Linux 1.7, the latest version of the general-purpose distribution designed for intermediate Linux users, has been released: "The Frugalware developer team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware Linux 1.7, our seventeenth stable release. No new features have been added since 1.7rc2, but 157 changes have been made to fix minor bugs. Here are the most important changes since 1.6: updated packages - Linux kernel 3.4.8, X.Org Server 1.12.3, GNOME 3.4, KDE SC 4.9, LibreOffice 3.5.4, Mozilla Firefox 14.0.1; slocate was removed and replaced by mlocate; Catalyst has dropped support for all ATI Radeon HD hardware before the 5000 series; cpupower has replaced all CPU scaling daemons; all packages that still used SysVInit have been converted to use systemd; GRUB 0.x has been replaced by GRUB 2...." The release announcement. Download (SHA1): frugalware-1.7-i686-dvd1.iso (4,278MB), frugalware-1.7-x86_64-dvd1.iso (4,284MB).