Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fedora 20 Alpha

Kevin Fenzi has announced that the delayed alpha release of Fedora 20 is now ready for testing - complete with Linux kernel 3.11, GNOME 3.10, KDE 4.11, ARM as a primary architecture, NetworkManager improvements and many other goodies: "The Fedora 20 "Heisenbug" alpha release has arrived with a preview of the latest fantastic, free, and open source technology currently under development. The Fedora 20 release coincides nicely with the 10th anniversary of Fedora. The first Fedora release (then called Fedora Core 1) came out on November 6, 2003. Since then, the Fedora Project has become an active and vibrant community that produces nearly a dozen "spins" that are tailor made for desktop users, hardware design, gaming, musicians, artists, and early classroom environments." See the release announcement for a full list of new features and other details. Download (torrents, SHA256): Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-20-Alpha-4.iso (960MB, torrent), Fedora-Live-KDE-x86_64-20-Alpha-4.iso (921MB, torrent).

Monday, September 23, 2013

Chakra GNU/Linux 2013.09

Neophytos Kolokotronis has announced the release of Chakra GNU/Linux 2013.09, a major new update of the Linux distribution that always features the latest KDE desktop: "The Chakra project team is delighted to announce the first release of Chakra Fritz. 'Fritz' is the name of a series of Chakra releases that follow the KDE Software Compilation 4.11 series and is dedicated to the memory of Fritz_Van_Tom. With this ISO image we offer KDE SC 4.11.1. In this release, many areas have received a number of improvements that affect multiple applications; most notably a speed boost on Akonadi. The Plasma Workspaces 4.11 will receive long-term support as the KDE team focuses on the technical transition to Frameworks 5. You may have noticed that there is no new artwork with this new series as it is usually the case, since it wasn't ready by the time of the release. Hopefully work on the artwork will be completed soon so we can include it in a future release." Continue to the release announcement to find out more. Download: chakra-2013.09-Fritz-x86_64.iso (1,700MB, MD5).

Sunday, September 22, 2013

SalentOS 12.04.3

Gabriele Martina has announced the release of SalentOS 12.04.3, an updated build of the project's Ubuntu-based set of DVD images offering a choice of Openbox or Razor-qt desktops user interfaces: "With great pleasure I announce the release of SalentOS 12.04.3, UbuBox and Razor-qt editions. After months of work on the 12.04.2 version here are the new ISO images with these main features: new Plymouth theme; replaced ADeskBar 0.4.3 stable with tint2 panel (UbuBox); Openbox main menu integrated into tint2 panel; Oblogout theme chooser to change the icon theme in Oblogout (UbuBox); latest Razor-qt stable Desktop (Razor-qt); updated all core packages and applications to their latest versions; all Ubuntu LTS updates; minor bug fixes and security updates." Here is the brief release announcement in Italian and in English. Download your preferred edition from SourceForge: ububox-salentos-12.04.3-x86.iso (966MB), razorqt-salentos-12.04.3-x86.iso (953MB).

Install VMware Player 6.0.0 in Ubuntu /Linux Mint

In this tutorial, we will see how to install the latest version of VMware Player which has reached version .

VMware Player 6.0.0 Installation

to install VMware Player 6.0.0 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint, install first some dependencies with the following command:

    sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`

Users of 32-bit systems can install VMware Player with the following commands:

mkdir ~/VMware && cd ~/VMware 
wget -c -O VMware-Player-6.0.0-1295980.i386.bundle.tar 
tar -xvf VMware-Player-6.0.0-1295980.i386.bundle.tar 
chmod +x VMware-Player-6.0.0-1295980.i386.bundle 
sudo sh VMware-Player-6.0.0-1295980.i386.bundle

 For 64-bit systems, enter these commands:

mkdir ~/VMware && cd ~/VMware 
wget -c -O VMware-Player-6.0.0-1295980.x86_64.bundle.tar 
tar -xvf VMware-Player-6.0.0-1295980.x86_64.bundle.tar 
chmod +x VMware-Player-6.0.0-1295980.x86_64.bundle 
sudo sh VMware-Player-6.0.0-1295980.x86_64.bundle