31 Jul 2016

Linux Distro To Try: Parsix GNU/Linux

Parsix GNU/Linux is a live and installation DVD based on Debian GNU/Linux. The project’s goal is to provide a ready-to-use and easy-to-install operating system based on Debian’s testing branch and the latest stable release of the GNOME desktop environment. Extra software packages are available for installation from the distribution’s own software repositories.

Rock solid stability of Debian in combination with desktop-performance optimized kernels for 32 and 64 bit systems, will provide a wonderful system experience.

Timely releases every six months. We have two annual major and two to four minor releases. We support in place and smooth upgrades from older versions to the newer ones via the package manager system or DVD media.
Parsix have four software repositories enabled by default. Official repositories contain packages maintained by our project and built on our build servers. Continent repository is a snapshot of Debian’s stable branch. Wonderland repository which contains multimedia related software packages, is a snapshot of Debian Multimedia repositories. Security repository contains security updates maintained by project.

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30 Jul 2016
29 Jul 2016

Linux Distro To Try: Parabola GNU

Parabola GNU/Linux-libre is an unofficial “libre” variant of Arch Linux. It aims to provide a fully free (as in freedom) distribution based on the packages of the Arch Linux project, with packages optimised for i686 and x86_64 processors. The goal is to give the users complete control over their systems with 100% “libre” software. Parabola GNU/Linux-libre is listed by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) as a fully free software distribution. Besides a standard installation CD image, the project also provides a live/rescue DVD image with MATE as the default desktop environment.

Download Parabola here:

https://wiki.parabola.nu/Get_Parabola

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26 Jul 2016

Linux Distro To Try: 4MLinux

4MLinux is a miniature Linux distribution focusing on four capabilities: maintenance (as a system rescue live CD), multimedia (for playing video DVDs and other multimedia files), miniserver (using the inetd daemon), and mystery (providing several small Linux games).

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25 Jul 2016

See What’s New: Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS is the latest release of Ubuntu 16.04 official flavors. This release ships with GNOME Shell 3.18 and support the most of GNOME 3.18 packages, powered by Long-term supported Linux kernel series 4.4, Fixes the sharing panel in GNOME Control Center, Support an experimental Wayland session. but it’s not installed by default. If you want to test drive wayland on Ubuntu GNOME you need to install gnome-session-wayland package.

For more details you can refer to Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS Release Notes : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/R…

Download Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS : https://ubuntugnome.org/download/

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24 Jul 2016

WATCH: Overview UbuntuQT 16.04

This is a custom Ubuntu ISO build for development and testing of the latest LXQt code. It uses the LXQt ppa, so there is some risk of explosion (but in my experience is very stable). I tried to get the best Qt applications available, which in my taste means some KDE apps. THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ISO.

Visuals

This is my personal preference, it is a very minimal style, but LXQt can be tweaked to look as whatever you like.

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23 Jul 2016

Linux Distro To Try: KaOS

KaOS, a Linux distribution built from scratch and Focus on KDE and Qt and ships with the KDE Plasma 5.5.3 desktop environment, KDE Applications 15.12 software suite, KDE Frameworks 5.18.0 and Powered by linux Kernel 4.3.3.

KaOS is a desktop Linux distribution that features the latest version of the KDE desktop environment, the Calligra office suite, and other popular software applications that use the Qt toolkit. It was inspired by Arch Linux, but the developers build their own packages which are available from in-house repositories. KaOS employs a rolling-release development model and is built exclusively for 64-bit computer systems.

KaOS 2016.01 release notes : http://kaosx.us/kaos-2016-01
Download KaOS 2016.01 : http://kaosx.us/download/

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22 Jul 2016

WATCH: Inside Overview of Linux Mint 18

Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components. It also adds a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration tools, and a web-based package installation interface.

Linux Mint is compatible with Ubuntu software repositories.

https://linuxmint.com

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21 Jul 2016

Linux Distro To Try: Korora 24

Korora was born out of a desire to make Linux easier for new users, while still being useful for experts. The main goal of Korora is to provide a complete, easy-to-use system for general computing. Originally based on Gentoo Linux in 2005, Korora was re-born in 2010 as a Fedora Remix with tweaks and extras to make the system “just work” out of the box.

Announcement on Korora 24 read:

Changes in Korora 24: Images are 64-bit only, 32-bit users can still upgrade. Over the last few versions the demand for 32-bit ISOs has markedly decreased to the point where we feel it’s no-longer necessary to provide install images for the platform. Starting with Korora 24, images will be 64-bit (x86_64) only, however those who have 32-bit systems already are still able to upgrade to Korora 24. If you have been running 32-bit Korora on 64 bit hardware we strongly encourage you to install the 64-bit version instead. No KDE Plasma release yet. We would dearly love to have a KDE iso ready to go, but we ran into a number of issues and decided to not let this hold up the release of Korora 24. It is possible to upgrade a Korora 23 install of KDE to Korora 24 however there are some settings such as themes may need to be manually set up again.

Korora 24 is the newest version of the Linux distribution.

visit the Kororaproject.org for more information and how to download.

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18 Jul 2016

Linux Distro To Try: Tanglu

Tanglu is a Debian-based Linux distribution which aims to provide the best desktop experience for regular users and enthusiasts. Compared to Debian GNU/Linux, Tanglu plans to offer a number of user-friendly, desktop-oriented features such as availability of newer software, inclusion of extra firmware by default, and a regular, time-based release cycle.

Tanglu has just released their beta for Tanlgu, Beta 4. The release announcement read:

We are pleased to announce the release of the second development
version of Tanglu 4, which includes the KDE, GNOME and Core flavors!

This beta release contains many changes - most notably, imports from
Debian are frozen now and we ship with our final versions of KDE and
GNOME.

It also contain the following highlights:
 * systemd 229
 * Linux 4.6
 * KDE Plasma 5.6
 * GNOME 3.20

We are planning to update Mesa to 12.0 and also update the kernel
prior to doing the final release of Tanglu 4.

When testing Tanglu 4 Beta, please keep in mind that it is a
development snapshot release and still contains rough edges.
As always, we ship with less packages than Debian does, due to reduced
manpower and transitions that have been done.
In case you miss any package you need, please file a bug. It is likely
that the packages will be reintroduced anyway very soon, but by filing
a bug you can ensure that the package is taken care of.
If you experience problems with the Beta release, you might find help
on the forums[1] - or simply report a bug[2].

Known issues for the Beta include the live-installer only launching
from terminal in the GNOME flavor, and the GNOME flvavor not showing
GDM if run in VirtualBox, unless you boot with "quiet splash" removed
from the kernel command line.

Download Tanglu: http://tanglu.org/download/
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