Redo Backup & Recovery
Redo Backup & Recovery 1.0.4 has been released. Redo is an Ubuntu-based live CD featuring backup, restore, and disaster recovery software, with an easy-to-use graphical program for running bare-metal backup and recovery of hard disk partitions. What’s new in this release? “Base upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS; percent complete now based on part sizes rather than total number of parts; Windows now have title bars to ease minimizing, maximizing and closing; time is now synced to localtime (hardware clock) after boot; widget theme changed to Bluebird for GTK+ 3 compatibility; now has a helpful beep to indicate when long processes are finished; added alsamixergui to enable mixer button on volume control; drive reset utility can now operate on multiple drives simultaneously; removed Synaptic and boot-repair packages to reduce image size.” See the project’s download page on SourceForge for a full changelog. Get the live CD image from here: redobackup-livecd-1.0.4.iso(249MB).
Linux Mint 14
Clement Lefebvre has announced the final release of Linux Mint 14, code name “Nadia”, in MATE (version 1.4) or Cinnamon (version 1.6) editions: “The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 14 ‘Nadia’. For the first time since Linux Mint 11, the development team was able to capitalize on upstream technology which works and fits its goals. After 6 months of incremental development, Linux Mint 14 features an impressive list of improvements, increased stability and a refined desktop experience. We’re very proud of MATE, Cinnamon, MDM and all the components used in this release, and we’re very excited to show you how they all fit together in Linux Mint 14.” For more information please visit the following pages: release announcement, what’s new and release notes. Download (SHA256) links: linuxmint-14-mate-dvd-32bit.iso (966MB, torrent), linuxmint-14-cinnamon-dvd-32bit.iso (884MB,torrent), linuxmint-14-mate-dvd-64bit.iso (968MB, torrent), linuxmint-14-cinnamon-dvd-64bit.iso (881MB, torrent).
Ferdinand Thommes has announced the availability of the first release candidate forsiduction 12.2.0, a desktop Linux distribution based on Debian’s unstable branch and featuring four desktop environments – KDE, LXDE, Razor-qt and Xfce: “We are happy to present the first release candidate of siduction 2012.2 – ‘Riders on the Storm’. Siduction 2012.2 ships with four desktop environments: KDE, Xfce, LXDE and Razor-qt, all in 32-bit and 64-bit variants. Razor-qt is the latest flavour that joins our regular release cycle after seeing a development release earlier this year. The released images are a snapshot of Debian unstable from 2012-11-19. As the freeze for Debian 7 will still last some months, we take the opportunity to update and consolidate our package base with this new release.” Read the detailed release notes for a complete list of new features. Quick links to the KDE edition (for other editions please see the project’s download page): siduction-12.2.0~rc1-kde-i386.iso (1,005MB, SHA256),siduction-12.2.0~rc1-kde-amd64.iso (1,008MB, SHA256).
|Philip Müller has announced the release of Manjaro Linux 0.8.2 “LXDE” edition, an lightweight desktop distribution based on Arch Linux: “The culmination of substantial refinements and exciting new developments, Manjaro 0.8.2 is the most polished, feature-rich, and accessible release yet. A lot of people asked me for a LXDE edition. Here it is. It has the same look and functionality as our Xfce edition. With this release you get a better EFI-support through rEFInd, it includes support for Steam gaming, automatic desktop notifications for new system updates, and — developed exclusively for Manjaro — a user-friendly graphical interface to easily manage and maintain the system. A more detailed overview of the improvements in the 0.8.2 release is as follows: the default Linux kernel series has been changed to 3.4-longterm for better upstream support; LXDE got updated to 0.5.5….” Read the full release announcementfor more details, screenshot and a link to the changelog. Download (SHA256):manjaro-lxde-0.8.2-i686.iso (1,095MB), manjaro-lxde-0.8.2-x86_64.iso (1,253MB).
|Dick MacInnis has announced the release of Dream Studio 12.04.1, an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring a collection of open-source applications for creating graphics, videos, music and websites: “Dream Studio 12.04.1 has been officially released. New features include: upgraded base system, based on the Ubuntu 12.04.1 install disc; many upgraded packages, such as Ardour, Blender, and GIMP; the Dream Studio audio indicator by default, instead of QJackctl; the addition of a hardware-specific software installer for some audio hardware; the addition of all the KXStudio repositories; the addition of slowmovideo by default, as well as a new graphics repository; many, many, small tweaks and performance upgrades. This is the latest release in the 12.04 series for Dream Studio. Any current 12.04 users will be upgraded automatically.” Here is the brief release announcement. Download the live DVD images from here: DreamStudio-12.04.1-i386.iso (2,460MB, torrent),DreamStudio-12.04.1-amd64.iso (2,391MB, torrent).
|Cassidy James has announced the availability of the first public beta release ofelementary OS 0.2, a beginner-friendly desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 12.04 and featuring a custom GNOME Shell called “Pantheon”: “Developers and testers, today we are happy to announce the first beta release of elementary OS ‘Luna’. Luna is our greatest undertaking yet, and along with it have come many new applications, features and development libraries. By integrating and innovating with the latest technologies, we’re building a platform that free software developers can be excited about. Pantheon is our new desktop environment and shell. It consists of the greeter, panel, app launcher, dock, window manager, settings app, and theme. Our primary focus during our development of Pantheon has been to provide a clean but powerful stage for great applications.” See the full release announcement for more details and screenshots. Download: elementaryos-beta1-i386.iso (621MB),elementaryos-beta1-amd64.iso (642MB).
|Manuel Kasper has announced the release of m0n0wall 1.34, a tiny FreeBSD-based operating system for firewalls: “m0n0wall 1.34 released. m0n0wall 1.34 is a maintenance release with low-priority security fixes for CSRF/XSS issues in the webGUI. Changes in this release: eliminate modifying GETs from webGUI pages; make rule moving and deletion on shaper rules page work like for firewall rules; add csrf-magic for CSRF protection in webGUI; fix potential XSS in diag_ping.php and diag_traceroute.php; increase key size of auto-generated webGUI certificates to 2,048 bits; update default webGUI certificate/key; remove domain name handling from dhclient-script and change ARP command not to use sed (not used/available in m0n0wall); change virtualHW version to 7 for VMWare image to avoid errors in ESX 4.” Visit the project’s download page to read the full changelog. Download from here:cdrom-1.34.iso (17.8MB, SHA256).
|The Alpine Linux development team has announced the release of Alpine Linux 2.5.0, a community-developed operating system designed for x86 routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes and servers: “We are pleased to announce Alpine Linux version 2.5. Since version 2.4, among the various bug fixes, several packages have been upgraded: Linux kernel upgraded to 3.6.6 with the grsecurity patch; Asterisk 11.0.1; Xen 4.2 Dom0 support; Freeswitch 1.2.0; PostgreSQL 9.2.1; Ruby 1.9.3; libvirt 1.0. Some of the updated packages available from the HTTP repositories are: X.Org Server 1.13, Mesa 9 and much more. The full lists of changes can be found in the git log and bug tracker.” Here is the brief release announcement. Download the installation CD images from here: alpine-2.5.0-x86.iso (237MB, SHA256), alpine-2.5.0-x86_64.iso (246MB, SHA256).
|Jos Poortvliet has announced the release of openSUSE 12.2 “ARM” edition, an openSUSE build designed for BeagleBoard, Panda Board and other ARM-based boards devices: “As was promised last week, the openSUSE ARM team has released openSUSE 12.2 for the ARM architecture. Almost all of the usual openSUSE distribution (more than 5000 packages) builds and runs on all the ARM hardware it has been tested on. Initiated at the openSUSE Conference in 2011 in Nürnberg, the openSUSE ARM team has managed to bring one of the most important Linux distributions to the ARM architecture in a little over a year. At this point, the team is confident openSUSE 12.2 can be installed and used on the following devices: BeagleBoard (xM), Panda Board, Versatile Express (QEMU), chroot. Four more devices are supported as a ‘best effort’.” Here is the brief release announcement. For download links and installation instructions please read the openSUSE on your ARM board page on the project’s Wiki.
|Miguel Anxo Bouzada has announced the release of GALPon MiniNo 2.0, a Debian-based distributions for legacy computers – the ones made twelve (or more) years ago: “On 16 November 2002 the Pontevedra Linux Users Group, Grupo de Amigos Linux de Pontevedra ‘GALPon’, was formed in Vigo, a city in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia in north-west Spain; its objective was to promote the use of GNU/Linux and free software in general, while offering a meeting point for all enthusiasts for this software. Today, 10 years later, to commemorate that day, we are releasing the latest version of our ‘distro’ GALPon MiniNo v_2.0 aka ‘Ártabros’ and we are launching this new website which we hope will be more user friendly than the earlier one. It is our hope that this latest version of GALPon MiniNo will be useful and we look forward to your continuing support and your suggestions for further enhancements.” Visit the distribution’s news page to read the brief release announcement. Download: minino-artabros-2.0.iso (644MB, MD5).