22 Jun 2016

Linux Distro To Try: Cub Linux

Cub Linux (formerly Chromixium) is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that attempts to recreate the look & feel and functionality of Google’s Chrome OS on a conventional desktop.

It combines the Openbox window manager with the Compton desktop compositor, Plank dock and LXDE’s LXPanel to provide the desktop and menus.

The Chromium web browser, equipped with the PepperFlash plugin, is the main online application, although the complete array of Ubuntu software can be easily added for offline/desktop use.

Ubuntu updates are installed automatically, providing long-term security support.

The latest version of Cub Linux is 1.5, which released in July 2015.

The developer of Cub Linux announced the Cub Linux Foundation, in an attempt to get more developers on his team due to the growing popularity of Cub Linux:

Cub Linux needs you! This distro is growing too big for one man to manage. I am pleased to announce the creation of the Cub Linux Foundation and so far there are empty seats at the table to be filled! This is a call to arms for those of you with a vested interest in Cub Linux, where it is now and where it will be in the future. To secure its future, I am looking for developers, artists, writers and enthusiasts from all walks of life to join the Foundation so that Cub Linux can become a true community Linux distribution.

If we cannot get a Foundation together, then frankly, I face burnout and the project faces stagnation. Google and Ubuntu are both working towards desktop and mobile convergence in their own ways, and these provide challenges but opportunities for Cub Linux.

Download Cub Linux: https://cublinux.com/download/

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05 May 2016

Linux Distro To Try: Neptune OS

The Casanova Team takes a look at Neptune OS in our latest Linux Distro To Try.

In a recent announcement on NeptuneOS website. A developer announced the launch of their latest update 4.5.

Neptune 4.5.1 ISOs are available for download now and update the system since the Neptune 4.5 release to the state of 3. May 2016.

The biggest issue fixed in this release is the usb booting from USB 3 ports. Besides that this new maintainance release features KDE SC 4.14.16 as desktop.

The Plasma 5 version was updated to Plasma 5.6.2 with KDE Frameworks 5.21.

What is Neptune OS according to their team?

Neptune is a GNU/Linux Distribution for desktops based fully upon Debian 7.0 (‘Wheezy’), except for a newer kernel and some drivers. It ships with a modern KDE Plasma Desktop with its main view on a good looking multimedia system which allows for getting work done. It also is a system which is flexible and very useful on usb sticks. Therefore we developed easy to use applications like USB Installer aswell as a Persistent Creator that allows you to store changes to your system on your live usb stick.

The Debian repository is the major base for getting updates and new software. Furthermore Neptune ships with its own software repository to update our own applications. (see Neptune Repositories for more information)

Neptune tries to get the BeOS message of a fully supported multimedia OS to a next generation of users.

Neptunes focuses on providing an elegant out of the box experience for the users. Therefor we ship a nice and simple overall look and feel aswell as a whole bunch of multimedia tools, like codecs, flash player, audio and video player.

You can download Neptune OS via their website or click this link: https://neptuneos.com/en/download.html

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