Monday, June 4, 2012

Frugalware Linux 1.7 Pre 2

James Buren has announced the availability of the second pre-release of Frugalware Linux 1.7, a general-purpose distribution for intermediate Linux users: "The Frugalware developer team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 1.7pre2, the second technical preview of the upcoming 1.7 stable release. Here are some of the major improvements, fixes and updates since 1.7pre1: package updates - Linux kernel 3.4.0, GCC 4.7.0, GNOME 3.4.2, KDE 4.8.2, Xfce 4.10, Firefox 12, Thunderbird 12, GIMP 2.8; LightDM has replaced SLiM as default display manager for Xfce; new default wallpaper. Please refer to the Frugalware testing changelog for more information. Don't forget to check the integrity of the install images before burning!" The release announcement. Download (for 64-bit computer systems only): frugalware-1.7pre2-x86_64-dvd1.iso (4,283MB, SHA1).

ZevenOS 2.5 "Neptune"

Leszek Lesner has announced the release of ZevenOS 2.5 "Neptune" edition, a Debian-based distribution with a choice of KDE, LXDE and Enlightenment desktops and a number of wireless network diagnostic tools: "The Neptune team is proud to announce the release of ZevnOS 'Neptune' 2.5. This release comes with Linux kernel 3.3.4 with lots of patches and drivers. As usual and for the last time we ship two official variants - 'full' edition with KDE 4.8.3 and 'minimal' edition with LXDE and Enlightenment 17. The full edition comes with Chromium 18, Icedove 10, GIMP 2.8, Kdenlive 0.9.2, Amarok 2.6, VLC 2.0.1 and many more updates. We ship with the latest and greatest multimedia codecs pre-installed. For wireless diagnosis we ship Wireshark, Aircrack-ng and Kismon." Here is the full release announcement. Download (MD5): neptune-25-full.iso (1,364MB), neptune-minimal-25.iso (700MB).