Saturday, April 28, 2012

Kubuntu 12.04

Kubuntu 12.04, a new version of an Ubuntu variant featuring the KDE 4.8.2 desktop, is out: "The Kubuntu community is proud to announce the release of 12.04 LTS, the 'Precise Pangolin': the new Long-Term Support version of our friendly operating system. Built on Ubuntu's core and polished with KDE's applications and workspaces, Kubuntu 12.04 LTS is a grand example of friendly, fast and beautiful software. We recommend it as the perfect OS for casual users, students, Linux gamers, software developers, professionals, and anyone interested in a free, open platform that is both beautiful and useful. Highlights: KDE 4.8.2; Amarok 2.5; Rekonq and OwnCloud updates; Calligra suite...." See the release announcement and release notes for more information and screenshots. Download (SHA256): kubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso (698MB, torrent), kubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.iso (698MB, torrent).

Ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04, the latest version of Canonical's flagship operating system featuring the Unity user interface and Head-Up Display menu system, has been released: "The Ubuntu team is very pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long-Term Support). Code-named 'Precise Pangolin', 12.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing a few new features and improving quality control. For PC users, Ubuntu 12.04 supports laptops, desktops, and netbooks with a unified look and feel based on an updated version of the desktop shell called 'Unity', which introduces 'Head-Up Display' search capabilities." Read the release announcement and see the features page for more details. Download (SHA256): ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso (701MB, torrent), ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.iso (698MB, torrent).

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fedora 17 Beta

Dennis Gilmore has announced the availability of the beta release of Fedora 17: "We are delighted to announce the availability of the beta release of Fedora 17. This release of Fedora includes a variety of features both over and under the hood that show off the power and flexibility of the advancing state of free software. On the desktop, GNOME 3.4 introduces many user experience improvements, including new search capabilities in the activities overview, improved themes, and enhancements to the Documents and Contacts applications. A new application, GNOME-boxes, provides easy access to virtual machines. Additionally, GIMP 2.8 brings new improvements such as single-window mode, layer groups, and on-canvas editing." Here is the release announcement. Download (torrents): Fedora-17-Beta-i686-Live-Desktop.iso (647MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-17-Beta-i686-Live-KDE.iso (685MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-17-Beta-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso (646MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-17-Beta-x86_64-Live-KDE.iso (682MB, SHA256, torrent).