Fuduntu 2013.1 Released With Netflix, Steam And E17 Support, New Default Dock

Fuduntu 2013.1Fuduntu 2013.1 has been released today, bringing Netflix, Steam and E17 stable support, along with Jockey for proprietary video driver installation and other changes and updates.
Fuduntu is a Linux distribution forked from Fedora that uses GNOME 2 by default, which provides rolling updated for non-GNOME2 packages so you get the latest updates for applications such as VLC, Chromium, Firefox and so on while using a stable desktop.

Fuduntu SteamSteam for Linux running in Fuduntu

The latest Fuduntu 2013.1 features support for Netflix (it’s the Netflix Desktop app that uses Wine, about which we’ve talked about a while back), Steam beta (but obviously, this isn’t supported by the Steam developers) and E17 so to install them, simple use yum and install “steam”, “netflix-desktop” or “fuduntu-enlightenment” packages.

Fuduntu Cairo Dock
Another change in Fuduntu 2013.1 is the replacement of the default task switcher / dock: instead of Avant Window Navigator (which is no longer maintained), Fuduntu now uses Cairo Dock, with a beautiful theme that looks pretty much the same as the AWN theme used previously. Cairo Dock is highly configurable and comes with many applets and themes by default.
Those who upgrade to the latest Fuduntu instead of a fresh install, will get Cairo Dock but it will not be enabled by default – to enable it, go to System > Preferences > Bottom Panel Chooser and select Dock.
The new version also features Jockey for installing proprietary video drivers and DuckDuckGo.com is now used as the default search engine in Fuduntu. Also, Jupiter, the once popular power management applet, has been removed from the default installation because, as you probably know, its development stopped.
Other updates included in Fuduntu 2013.1:
Kernel 3.6.9Gimp 2.8.2Thunderbird 17.0Firefox 17.0 (not installed by default)Chromium 23.0.1271.97VLC 2.0.5Xorg 1.12WINE 1.5.18 (not installed by default)QEMU 1.0.1 (not installed by default)

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Fuduntu 2013.1 Released With Netflix, Steam And E17 Support, New Default Dock

Fuduntu 2013.1Fuduntu 2013.1 has been released today, bringing Netflix, Steam and E17 stable support, along with Jockey for proprietary video driver installation and other changes and updates.
Fuduntu is a Linux distribution forked from Fedora that uses GNOME 2 by default, which provides rolling updated for non-GNOME2 packages so you get the latest updates for applications such as VLC, Chromium, Firefox and so on while using a stable desktop.

Fuduntu SteamSteam for Linux running in Fuduntu

The latest Fuduntu 2013.1 features support for Netflix (it’s the Netflix Desktop app that uses Wine, about which we’ve talked about a while back), Steam beta (but obviously, this isn’t supported by the Steam developers) and E17 so to install them, simple use yum and install “steam”, “netflix-desktop” or “fuduntu-enlightenment” packages.

Fuduntu Cairo Dock
Another change in Fuduntu 2013.1 is the replacement of the default task switcher / dock: instead of Avant Window Navigator (which is no longer maintained and doesn’t build with the latest glib), Fuduntu now uses Cairo Dock, with a beautiful theme that looks pretty much the same as the AWN theme used previously. Cairo Dock is highly configurable and comes with many applets and themes by default.
Those who upgrade to the latest Fuduntu instead of a fresh install, will get Cairo Dock but it will not be enabled by default – to enable it, go to System > Preferences > Bottom Panel Chooser and select Dock.
The new version also features Jockey for installing proprietary video drivers and DuckDuckGo.com is now used as the default search engine in Fuduntu. Also, Jupiter, the once popular power management applet, has been removed from the default installation because, as you probably know, its development stopped and most of its features are now available in the Linux Kernel anyway..
Other updates included in Fuduntu 2013.1:
Kernel 3.6.9Gimp 2.8.2Thunderbird 17.0Firefox 17.0 (not installed by default)Chromium 23.0.1271.97VLC 2.0.5Xorg 1.12WINE 1.5.18 (not installed by default)QEMU 1.0.1 (not installed by default)

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Cairo Dock 3.1 Released With Better Unity Integration

cairo dock screenshot
Cairo Dock is a tool that can be used as a complete panel/launcher replacement thanks to its huge list of features: besides the fancy launcher / application switcher, it comes with applets like menu, Messaging Menu, systray, trash, weather and many others.
cairo dock screenshotCairo Dock using the Unity-1 theme
cairo dock screenshotDefault-panel theme

Cairo Dock 3.1 has been released recently, the new version featuring better Unity integration: support for the Launcher API, so Cairo Dock can now display badges or progress bars for the icons on the dock, just like Unity (Unity Quicklists are also supported since version 2.4), as well as a re-written Messaging Indicator for Ubuntu 12.10. Other changes:progress bar added to several appletsthe Music Player applet can control players in the systrayicons in the taskbar can be separated2 new indicator applets have been added: for printers and the new Sync Menu available in Ubuntu 12.10the dock now supports XRandr which should replace Xinerama and help the dock to manage multi-monitors3 new themesthe advanced mode of the configuration panel has been improved Recent Events applet can now display recently used applications as wellThere are many other minor improvements in the latest Cairo Dock 3.1 – check out the official release notes for more info.

Below you can watch a Cairo Dock 3.1 demo recorded by Matthieu Baerts, one of its developers:

(direct video link)

Install Cairo Dock in Ubuntu
Ubuntu users can install the latest Cairo Dock by using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins
For other Linux distributions, see the Cairo Dock installation page.

Thanks to Matthieu for the tip!

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    Cairo Dock 3.1 Implements More Of Unity’s Functionality

    cairo dock screenshot
    Cairo Dock is a tool that can be used as a complete panel/launcher replacement thanks to its huge list of features: besides the fancy launcher / application switcher, it comes with applets like menu, Messaging Menu, systray, trash, weather and many others.
    cairo dock screenshotCairo Dock using the Unity-1 theme
    cairo dock screenshotDefault-panel theme

    Cairo Dock 3.1 has been released recently, the new version featuring better Unity integration: support for the Launcher API, so Cairo Dock can now display badges or progress bars for the icons on the dock, just like Unity (Unity Quicklists are also supported since version 2.4), as well as a re-written Messaging Indicator for Ubuntu 12.10. Other changes:progress bar added to several appletsthe Music Player applet can control players in the systrayicons in the taskbar can be separated2 new indicator applets have been added: for printers and the new Sync Menu available in Ubuntu 12.10the dock now supports XRandr which should replace Xinerama and help the dock to manage multi-monitors3 new themesthe advanced mode of the configuration panel has been improved Recent Events applet can now display recently used applications as wellThere are many other minor improvements in the latest Cairo Dock 3.1 – check out the official release notes for more info.

    Below you can watch a Cairo Dock 3.1 demo recorded by Matthieu Baerts, one of its developers:

    (direct video link)

    Install Cairo Dock in Ubuntu
    Ubuntu users can install the latest Cairo Dock by using the following commands:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins
    For other Linux distributions, see the Cairo Dock installation page.

    Thanks to Matthieu for the tip!

    Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.



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