Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ubuntu Apps Charts for December 2012

Ubuntu Developer Center monthly publishes the list of the most popular commercial and free applications in the Ubuntu Software Center. In December, the most popular games were a racing game RC Mini Racers and a real time strategy Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances.
Here is the complete list of the most popular applications in the Ubuntu Software Center in December:
Top 10 paid apps
  1. RC Mini Racers
  2. Stormcloud [NEW!]
  3. Amnesia: The Dark Descent
  4. Fluendo DVD Player
  5. Braid
  6. Bastion
  7. Machinarium
  8. MC Launcher
  9. Mini Minecraft Launcher
  10. Dare Up [NEW!]
Top 10 free apps
  1. Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances 
  2. Nitro
  3. Plex Media Server
  4. Lord of Ultima
  5. Master PDF Editor
  6. CrossOver (Trial)
  7. Ryzom
  8. flareGet
  9. Splashtop Streamer [NEW!]
  10. IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition

Manjaro Linux 0.8.3 "Openbox"

Carl Duff has announced the release of a new Manjaro Linux edition featuring the lightweight Openbox user interface and the Synapse semantic launcher: "Manjaro welcomes another addition to the family in the form of our brand-new Openbox flavour. Designed and built exclusively by the Manjaro team, this lightweight, sleek, and super-fast flavour comes with a unique twist - traditional menus are not used to find and launch applications. Instead, the heart of the desktop is Synapse. At first glance comparable to a typical menu search bar, Synapse is in fact a very powerful and versatile tool that boasts a wide range of useful features, particularly due to the optional plugins available. Some of these features include: locating and launching applications faster than menus; accessing specific file types such as documents, pictures and movies...." Read the full release announcement for further information and a screenshot. Download (SHA256): manjaro-openbox-0.8.3-x86_64.iso (696MB).

SolusOS 2 Alpha 6

Ikey Doherty has announced the availability of the sixth alpha release of SolusOS 2, a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution with a custom desktop environment derived from GNOME 3.4: "The SolusOS team is pleased to announce the release of SolusOS 2 Alpha 6. This release is intended to demonstrate the potential of the new desktop environment being developed for SolusOS 2. Please note that this is an alpha release and should not be used in a production environment. Currently only the 32-bit PAE ISO image is available for testing. Brief overview of software versions: Firefox 18.0, Thunderbird 17.0.2, LibreOffice 3.6.4, Linux kernel 3.3.6, Athena 1.0, SolusOS desktop environment (GNOME 3.4-based). Many new applications are available in the software repository. In this release we are showcasing the new desktop environment for SolusOS 2. It is originally based on GNOME 3.4 yet does not feature GNOME Shell." Read the rest of the release announcement for more details and screenshots. Download: SolusOS-2-A6.iso (1,001MB, MD5).