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Fedora 18 has been released. “The Fedora project is incredibly delighted to announce the release of Fedora 18. What’s new? The user interface for Fedora’s installation software, Anaconda, has been completely re-written from the ground up. Making its debut in Fedora 18, the new UI introduces major improvements to the installation experience. It uses a hub-and-spoke model that makes installation easier for new users, offering them concise explanations about their choices. Advanced users and system administrators are of course still able to take advantage of more complex options. The general look and feel of the installation experience has been vastly upgraded, providing modern, clean, and comprehensible visuals during the process.”
Slax 7.0.4 has been released. “A new version of the Slax pocket operating system has been released. Improvements and fixes include: added ‘load=’ and ‘noload=’ boot parameter support to filter loaded modules; better bootinst.sh compatibility with Ubuntu and its clones; PXE now tries to get Slax data over TFTP (from the same server) if HTTP connection to port 7529 fails; fixed a bug which appeared when using from=… to load Slax from a path which included a directory with two letters; fixed URL open in KDE, so clicking a link in Pidgin for example opens it in Firefox instead of downloading the URL by KDE kioslave; support for special files in Slax bundles; the autobuild system now adds a file /run/requires to all modules which require other modules….”
CentOS 5.9 has been released. “We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 5.9 for i386 and x86_64 architectures. New features: the UOP added native MySQL support to Postfix, you might consider moving from the postfix-mysql package from the centosplus repo to this package if you are using the centosplus package only for MySQL support; java-1.7.0-openjdk (Java 7) support has been added in CentOS-5.9, java-1.6.0-openjdk (Java 6) is also still available and most things java in the distribution still use Java 6; ant17 (Ant 1.7.0) has been added to CentOS-5.9, the older ant (Ant 1.6.5) is also still available; Microsoft Hyper-V drivers have been added to allow CentOS to be more efficient as a virtual machine when installed on Microsoft Hyper-V server….”
“That’s right, the long wait is finally over and a new stable release of Slackware has arrived! Since our last stable release, a lot has changed in the Linux and FOSS world. The kernel has moved on to major version 3 (we’re using the long term supported 3.2.29 kernel for this release), X.org has released X11R7.7, and Firefox has had a whopping *11* major releases to arrive at version 15.0.1! We’ve brought together the best of these and other modern components and worked our magic on them. You’ll find new compilers (including the LLVM/clang compiler that’s becoming a popular alternative to gcc), development tools, libraries, and applications throughout, all prepared with our careful and rigourous testing. If you’ve used Slackware before, you’ll find the system feels like home. But we’ve also added new features such as NetworkManager for easy setup and management of wired and wireless networking (or, you can still use the traditional network setup if you prefer). And, we’ve updated the desktops and window managers to recent versions as well.”
Sabayon Linux 10 Released
From the release announcement:
We’re once again here to announce the immediate availability of Sabayon 10 in all of its tier-1 flavours. If you really enjoyed Sabayon 9, this is just another step towards World domination (yay!).
There you have it, shining at full brightness, for your home computer, your laptop and your servers, virtualized or not. Linux Kernel 3.5.4 with BFQ iosched, GNOME 3.4.2, KDE 4.9 (4.9.1 available in days), Xfce 4.10,LibreOffice 3.6 are just some of the things you will find inside the box. Gentoo Hardened kernels, Improved Rigo – a new way of browsing and installing Applications, more ZFS integration work, Mesa 9 stack, Amazon EC2 support, Infinality Freetype patches, and much more.
Archlinux 2012.09.07 has been released
From the Release announcement: “As is customary by now there is a new install medium available at the beginning of this month. The live system can be downloaded from Download and be used for new installs or as a rescue system.”
In addition to a couple of updated packages and bug fixes the following changes stand out:
- First medium with Linux 3.5 (3.5.3)
- The script boot parameter works again (FS#31022)
- When booting via PXE and NFS or NBD the ISO will be copied to RAM to ensure a more stable usage.
- The live medium contains usb_modeswitch and wvdial which e.g. allows to establish a network connection using an UMTS USB dongle
- Furthermore the newest versions of initscripts, systemd and netcfg are included.
The long awaited OpenSUSE 12.2 has been released. The release announcement over at http://opensuse.org reads:
Dear users, developers, and Geekos around the world - openSUSE 12.2 is ready for you! Two months of extra stabilization work have resulted into a stellar release, chock-full of goodies, yet stable as you all like it.
The latest release of the world’s most powerful and flexible Linux Distribution brings you speed-ups across the board with a faster storage layer in Linux 3.4 and accelerated functions in glibc and Qt, giving a more fluid and responsive KDE desktop. The infrastructure below openSUSE has evolved, bringing in mature new technologies like GRUB2 and Plymouth and the first steps in the direction of a revised and simplified UNIX file system hierarchy. Users will also notice the added polish to existing features bringing an improved user experience all over. The novel Btrfs file system comes with improved error handling and recovery tools, GNOME 3.4, developing rapidly, brings smooth scrolling to all applications and features a reworked System Settings and Contacts manager while XFCE has an enhanced application finder.
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