16 Aug 2016

Linux Distro To Try: Maui Linux

Maui Linux is a desktop Linux distribution based on KDE neon and featuring KDE’s Plasma desktop.

It was created in August 2016 as a continuation of Netrunner’s Kubuntu-based “Desktop” edition, but it was re-based on KDE neon which is a more cutting-edge project with frequent updates and a semi-rolling release model.

Besides providing a KDE-centric distribution with many popular KDE packages included on the live DVD, the project also focuses on integrating non-KDE software, such as Firefox, Thunderbird or VLC with the underlying infrastructure of the Plasma desktop.

Maui 1 starts with shipping the following software versions (excerpt):

    • Linux Kernel 4.4.0~36
    • Plasma 5.7.3 on Qt5.7.0
    • Frameworks 5.24
    • KDE Applications 16.04.3
    • Firefox 48.0
    • Thunderbird 38.6.0
    • LibreOffice 5
    • Virtualbox 5
    • VLC 2.2.2
    • Gmusicbrowser 1.1.15
    • Kamoso 3.2

Download: https://mauilinux.org/download/

Share this
07 Aug 2016
04 Aug 2016

Linux Distro To Try: Parrot OS

 

Parrot Security OS is a Debian-based, security-oriented distribution featuring a collection of utilities designed for penetration testing, computer forensics, reverse engineering, hacking, privacy, anonymity and cryptography. The product, developed by Frozenbox, comes with MATE as the default desktop environment.

Share this
03 Aug 2016

Linux Distro To Try: LXLE

LXLE is an easy-to-use lightweight desktop Linux distribution based on Lubuntu and featuring the LXDE desktop environment. Compared to its parent, LXLE has a number of unique characteristics: it is built from Ubuntu’s LTS (long-term support) releases, it covers most users’ everyday needs by providing a good selection of default applications, and it adds useful modifications and tweaks to improve performance and functions.

Share this
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

Share this
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).

Share this
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/

Share this
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.

Share this
04 Jul 2016

Linux Distro To Try: Vector Linux

VectorLinux is a small, fast, Intel based Linux operating system for PC style computers. The creators of VectorLinux had a single credo: keep it simple, keep it small and let the end user decide what their operating system is going to be. What has evolved from this concept is perhaps the best little Linux operating system available anywhere.

For the casual computer user there is a lightening-fast desktop with graphical programs to handle daily activities from web surfing, sending and receiving email, chatting on IRC to running an FTP server.

The power user will be pleased because all the tools are there to compile programs, use the system as a server or perhaps the gateway for home or office computer network.

Administrators will be equally pleased because of the small size and memory requirements, so the operating system can be deployed on older machines that have long been forgotten.

The release announcement for the 7.2 Beta release is here:

Vectorlinux is proud to announce the first beta release of the 7.2 version of its standard and light versions. The release features light a minimal desktop version using icewm and seamonkey as its base of operation. The standard version is xfce based with the lastest firefox version as the browser. Both versions can be installed with our semi automatic gui installer or thru a text based installer depending on your needs. We feature all the latest linux based software from kodi to libreoffice all easily installed with our gui or text based package manager. We are using the latest 4.4.14 lts kernel for the best hardware support and system speed. Please give this a try and submit any bugs you might find so that we can make our final releases as perfect as possible. Last note for the diehards we are systemd free. Many thanks to all the developers that made this possible you know who are and long live Vectorlinux!

bug tracking  and download links follow:

bug tracker
https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl72/issues?status=new&status=open

Downloads
32 bit version
http://ftp-osl.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-7.2/iso-release/
64 bit version
http://ftp-osl.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/VL64-7.2/iso-release/

Cheers,
Vector

 

Share this
28 Jun 2016

Linux Distro To Try: SolydXK

SolydXK is an open source operating system for small businesses, non-profit organizations and home users. SolydXK focuses on stability, security and ease of use and will help new users make the transition from Windows to Linux easier.

SolydX

A Debian based distribution with the Xfce desktop. It intends to be as light-weight as possible without giving up any of the expected functionality.

SolydK

A Debian based distribution with the KDE desktop. This is the big brother of the two and has all the bells and whistles.

There was a recent release for SolydXK, the announcement read:

These are some of the changes:

  • Firefox ESR is now used from Debian repository instead of custom built and installed from the SolydXK repository.
  • You can now use custom mount points in the Live Installer. Double click on a partition to select a pre-defined mount point or write your custom mount point.
  • Improved command handling of SolydXK applications for the Enthusiast’s Editions.
  • The SolydXK scripts were moved from /usr/local/bin to /usr/bin.
  • Grizzler improved the /usr/bin/apt script. Run apt in terminal to see a list of commands with explanation.
  • SolydX RPI has been built from scratch and is based on Raspbian.
  • And many more smaller changes that I forgot to mention here 😉

The community editions and localized editions will follow later. I will post the release of those editions as soon as they are ready. Until then the previous versions will be available for download from our site.

You can download the Isos at:

SolydX: https://solydxk.com/downloads/solydx/
SolydK: https://solydxk.com/downloads/solydk/

Share this

© 2016 Casanova Information Services. All rights reserved.