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Fedora 18 `Spherical Cow` Released

fedora 18 spherical cow released Fedora 18 `Spherical Cow` ReleasedFedora 18 “Spherical Cow” has been released today, featuring the latest stable GNOME 3.6 by default and a brand new installer UI.

New installer UI
Fedora 18 introduces UEFI Secure Boot support so it can now be used on system shipped with Windows 8, as well as a new user interface for the installer (Anaconda), which is now easier to use for new users, while more advanced users can still access advanced settings:
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However, the new installer is not 100% complete so check out the known issues. For instance, I found it a bit confusing that after setting the “Installation Destination” hard disk but not changing the partitions, the “Please complete items marked with this icon before continuing to the next step” message at the bottom was still displayed for a few seconds.

GNOME 3.6
GNOME 3.6 (with GNOME Shell as the default “shell” interface) is used by default in Fedora 18: Nautilus, GNOME Contacts, Boxes, Documents, Totem (Videos), etc. are all there.
Here are some Fedora 18 screenshots:

fedora18 activities thumb Fedora 18 `Spherical Cow` Released
fedora18 activities apps thumb Fedora 18 `Spherical Cow` Released
fedora18 backgrounds thumb Fedora 18 `Spherical Cow` Released

For more about GNOME 3.6, see: GNOME 3.6 Released – See What’s New

Cinnamon, MATE Desktop available in the repositories
Also, users who don’t like GNOME Shell can now use Cinnamon or MATE Desktop since both are available in the official Fedora 18 repositories, along with Xfce 4.10, KDE Plasma Workspace 4.9 or LXDE (these last 3 are also available as Fedora Spins)

Other changes
Fedora 18 introduces a new tool that’s used for the upgrade process (to newer Fedora versions) called fedUP. For how to upgrade the system using fedUP, see THIS page.

fedora18 updates logout thumb Fedora 18 `Spherical Cow` Released
Also, Fedora 18 introduces offline updates and while many updates can still be made on the fly, some packages will require a system restart. The system will boot into a special update mode “in order to avoid problems related to conflicts of libraries and services that are currently running with those on disk”, says the Fedora Wiki.
Other changes include:
Improved storage management SSM (System Storage Manager)/tmp is used as tmpfs by default, this bringing less I/O generated on the disk, increases SSD life, saves power and improves overall performance,More!

For more info, see the official Fedora 18 release notes.

Default applications in Fedora 18
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Fedora 18 ships with Linux Kernel 3.6 (3.6.10), but 3.7 is already offered as an update, X Server 1.13 and features default applications such as: Nautilus 3.6.3, GNOME Control Center 3.6.3, Evolution 3.6.3, GNOME Documents 3.6.2, GNOME Boxes 3.6.2, Deja Dup backup tool 24.0, Rhythmbox 2.98, Empathy 3.6.2, Firefox 18, Cheese 3.6.2, Shotwell 0.13.1, Transmission 2.72, GDM 3.6.2 and LibreOffice 3.6.3.2, among others, all on top of GNOME 3.6 and GTK 3.6.2.

Download Fedora 18
Download Fedora 18
And don’t forget to try Fedora Utils after installing Fedora, a tool to tweak Fedora and easily install packages which are not available in the main Fedora repositories.

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

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

fuduntu 2013 1 released with netflix steam and e17 support new default dock Fuduntu 2013.1 Released With Netflix, Steam And E17 Support, New Default DockFuduntu 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 steam thumb Fuduntu 2013.1 Released With Netflix, Steam And E17 Support, New Default DockSteam 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 thumb Fuduntu 2013.1 Released With Netflix, Steam And E17 Support, New Default 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 2013.1 1 thumb Fuduntu 2013.1 Released With Netflix, Steam And E17 Support, New Default DockFuduntu 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 steam thumb Fuduntu 2013.1 Released With Netflix, Steam And E17 Support, New Default DockSteam 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 thumb Fuduntu 2013.1 Released With Netflix, Steam And E17 Support, New Default 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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Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.

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Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non-PAE 32Bit ISO

Bodhi Linux is a minimalistic Linux distribution that uses the Enlightenment Desktop (E17). Based on Ubuntu, Bodhi Linux is a semi-rolling release distribution: it comes with the core Ubuntu LTS packages but it also uses backports for its applications so the users can get the latest app updates.
bodhi desktop thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOBodhi Linux 2.2.0: Desktop profile, default theme
The latest Bodhi Linux 2.2.0, released yesterday, is the first version to ship with the new stable E17 desktop.
But that’s not all, the new release also comes with two 32bit versions: one that has PAE enabled by default and one that uses the non-PAE Linux Kernel – however, the non-PAE Kernel is older: 3.2 while the PAE-enabled version ships with the 3.7 Kernel. This means that old computers that couldn’t boot the previous release (or that can’t boot Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10) can now do so by using the Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 non-PAE ISO.
Also, with this release, Bodhi Linux uses hybrid ISO images so you can write the image using the “dd” command (but of course, using other tools such as Unetbootin still works).

Other changes in Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 include: updated Bodhi QuickStart guide and Bodhi Guide to Enlightenment, a new default theme along with refreshed default profiles (Bare, Compositing, Desktop, Fancy, Laptop, Table and Tiling) and some new themes installed by default.
You probably want to see some more screenshots, so here they are:
bodhi compositing sgrey theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOCompositing profile, SGrey theme
bodhi fancy thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOFancy profile
bodhi laptop ness theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOLaptop profile, Ness theme
bodhi moonlight theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOMoonlight theme
bodhi tablet thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOTablet profile
Those of you who aren’t familiar with Bodhi Linux probably want to know its default application/package selection: by default, Bodhi Linux uses the Enlightenment File Manager, Midori as the default web browser, Leafpad text editor, LXTerminal, Synaptic Package Manager and LXDM for the login screen, among others.

In other Bodhi Linux news, the Raspberry Pi and Samsung Chromebook ISOs were updated a couple of days ago:the Raspberry Pi image got the new E17 packages along with WICD network manager by default which should be useful for PIs with wireless addons;the Chromebook image now has audio working by default and smoother trackpad, including two finger tap.Here’s a photo of my cat Raspberry Pi running Bodhi Linux.

Download Bodhi Linux
Bodhi Linux is available for 32bit (both PAE-enabled and non-PAE), 64bit as well as ARMHF: for Raspberry Pi, Nexus 7, Samsung Chromebook and Genesi Smartbook – DOWNLOAD*.
*The downloads page hasn’t been updated with the latest Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 at the time I’m writing this post so to download it, check out its SourceForce page.

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

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 Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISO

Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non-PAE 32Bit ISO

Bodhi Linux is a minimalistic Linux distribution that uses the Enlightenment Desktop (E17). Based on Ubuntu, Bodhi Linux is a semi-rolling release distribution: it comes with the core Ubuntu LTS packages but it also uses backports for its applications so the users can get the latest app updates.
bodhi desktop thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOBodhi Linux 2.2.0: Desktop profile, default theme
The latest Bodhi Linux 2.2.0, released yesterday, is the first version to ship with the new stable E17 desktop.
But that’s not all, the new release also comes with two 32bit versions: one that has PAE enabled by default and one that uses the non-PAE Linux Kernel – however, the non-PAE Kernel is older: 3.2 while the PAE-enabled version ships with the 3.7 Kernel. This means that old computers that couldn’t boot the previous release (or that can’t boot Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10) can now do so by using the Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 non-PAE ISO.
Also, with this release, Bodhi Linux uses hybrid ISO images so you can write the image using the “dd” command (but of course, using other tools such as Unetbootin still works).

Other changes in Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 include: updated Bodhi QuickStart guide and Bodhi Guide to Enlightenment, a new default theme along with refreshed default profiles (Bare, Compositing, Desktop, Fancy, Laptop, Table and Tiling) and some new themes installed by default.
You probably want to see some more screenshots, so here they are:
bodhi compositing sgrey theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOCompositing profile, SGrey theme
bodhi fancy thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOFancy profile
bodhi laptop ness theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOLaptop profile, Ness theme
bodhi moonlight theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOMoonlight theme
bodhi tablet thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOTablet profile
Those of you who aren’t familiar with Bodhi Linux probably want to know its default application/package selection: by default, Bodhi Linux uses the Enlightenment File Manager, Midori as the default web browser, Leafpad text editor, LXTerminal, Synaptic Package Manager and LXDM for the login screen, among others.

In other Bodhi Linux news, the Raspberry Pi and Samsung Chromebook ISOs were updated a couple of days ago:the Raspberry Pi image got the new E17 packages along with WICD network manager by default which should be useful for PIs with wireless addons;the Chromebook image now has audio working by default and smoother trackpad, including two finger tap.Here’s a photo of my cat Raspberry Pi running Bodhi Linux.

Download Bodhi Linux
Bodhi Linux is available for 32bit (both PAE-enabled and non-PAE), 64bit as well as ARMHF: for Raspberry Pi, Nexus 7, Samsung Chromebook and Genesi Smartbook.

DOWNLOAD BODHI LINUX

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

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 Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISO

Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non-PAE 32Bit ISO

Bodhi Linux is a minimalistic Linux distribution that uses the Enlightenment Desktop (E17). Based on Ubuntu, Bodhi Linux is a semi-rolling release distribution: it comes with the core Ubuntu LTS packages but it also uses backports for its applications so the users can get the latest app updates.
bodhi desktop thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOBodhi Linux 2.2.0: Desktop profile, default theme
The latest Bodhi Linux 2.2.0, released yesterday, is the first version to ship with the new stable E17 desktop.
But that’s not all, the new release also comes with two 32bit versions: one that has PAE enabled by default and one that uses the non-PAE Linux Kernel – however, the non-PAE Kernel is older: 3.2 while the PAE-enabled version ships with the 3.7 Kernel. This means that old computers that couldn’t boot the previous release (or that can’t boot Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10) can now do so by using the Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 non-PAE ISO.
Also, with this release, Bodhi Linux uses hybrid ISO images so you can write the image using the “dd” command (but of course, using other tools such as Unetbootin still works).

Other changes in Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 include: updated Bodhi QuickStart guide and Bodhi Guide to Enlightenment, a new default theme along with refreshed default profiles (Bare, Compositing, Desktop, Fancy, Laptop, Table and Tiling) and some new themes installed by default.
You probably want to see some more screenshots, so here they are:
bodhi compositing sgrey theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOCompositing profile, SGrey theme
bodhi fancy thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOFancy profile
bodhi laptop ness theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOLaptop profile, Ness theme
bodhi moonlight theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOMoonlight theme
bodhi tablet thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOTablet profile
Those of you who aren’t familiar with Bodhi Linux probably want to know its default application/package selection: by default, Bodhi Linux uses the Enlightenment File Manager, Midori as the default web browser, Leafpad text editor, LXTerminal, Synaptic Package Manager and LXDM for the login screen, among others.

In other Bodhi Linux news, the Raspberry Pi and Samsung Chromebook ISOs were updated a couple of days ago:the Raspberry Pi image got the new E17 packages along with WICD network manager by default which should be useful for PIs with wireless addons;the Chromebook image now has audio working by default and smoother trackpad, including two finger tap.Here’s a photo of my cat Raspberry Pi running Bodhi Linux.

Download Bodhi Linux
Bodhi Linux is available for 32bit (both PAE-enabled and non-PAE), 64bit as well as ARMHF: for Raspberry Pi, Nexus 7, Samsung Chromebook and Genesi Smartbook – DOWNLOAD*.
*The downloads page hasn’t been updated with the latest Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 at the time I’m writing this post so to download it, check out its SourceForce page.

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

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 Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISO

Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non-PAE 32Bit ISO

Bodhi Linux is a minimalistic Linux distribution that uses the Enlightenment Desktop (E17). Based on Ubuntu, Bodhi Linux is a semi-rolling release distribution: it comes with the core Ubuntu LTS packages but it also uses backports for its applications so the users can get the latest app updates.
bodhi desktop thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOBodhi Linux 2.2.0: Desktop profile, default theme
The latest Bodhi Linux 2.2.0, released yesterday, is the first version to ship with the new stable E17 desktop.
But that’s not all, the new release also comes with two 32bit versions: one that has PAE enabled by default and one that uses the non-PAE Linux Kernel – however, the non-PAE Kernel is older: 3.2 while the PAE-enabled version ships with the 3.7 Kernel. This means that old computers that couldn’t boot the previous release (or that can’t boot Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10) can now do so by using the Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 non-PAE ISO.
Also, with this release, Bodhi Linux uses hybrid ISO images so you can write the image using the “dd” command (but of course, using other tools such as Unetbootin still works).

Other changes in Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 include: updated Bodhi QuickStart guide and Bodhi Guide to Enlightenment, a new default theme along with refreshed default profiles (Bare, Compositing, Desktop, Fancy, Laptop, Table and Tiling) and some new themes installed by default.
You probably want to see some more screenshots, so here they are:
bodhi compositing sgrey theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOCompositing profile, SGrey theme
bodhi fancy thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOFancy profile
bodhi laptop ness theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOLaptop profile, Ness theme
bodhi moonlight theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOMoonlight theme
bodhi tablet thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOTablet profile
Those of you who aren’t familiar with Bodhi Linux probably want to know its default application/package selection: by default, Bodhi Linux uses the Enlightenment File Manager, Midori as the default web browser, Leafpad text editor, LXTerminal, Synaptic Package Manager and LXDM for the login screen, among others.

In other Bodhi Linux news, the Raspberry Pi and Samsung Chromebook ISOs were updated a couple of days ago:the Raspberry Pi image got the new E17 packages along with WICD network manager by default which should be useful for PIs with wireless addons;the Chromebook image now has audio working by default and smoother trackpad, including two finger tap.Here’s a photo of my cat Raspberry Pi running Bodhi Linux.

Download Bodhi Linux
Bodhi Linux is available for 32bit (both PAE-enabled and non-PAE), 64bit as well as ARMHF: for Raspberry Pi, Nexus 7, Samsung Chromebook and Genesi Smartbook – DOWNLOAD*.
*The downloads page hasn’t been updated with the latest Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 at the time I’m writing this post so to download it, check out its SourceForce page.

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

 Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISO
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 Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISO

Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non-PAE 32Bit ISO

Bodhi Linux is a minimalistic Linux distribution that uses the Enlightenment Desktop (E17). Based on Ubuntu, Bodhi Linux is a semi-rolling release distribution: it comes with the core Ubuntu LTS packages but it also uses backports for its applications so the users can get the latest app updates.
bodhi desktop thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOBodhi Linux 2.2.0: Desktop profile, default theme
The latest Bodhi Linux 2.2.0, released yesterday, is the first version to ship with the new stable E17 desktop.
But that’s not all, the new release also comes with two 32bit versions: one that has PAE enabled by default and one that uses the non-PAE Linux Kernel – however, the non-PAE Kernel is older: 3.2 while the PAE-enabled version ships with the 3.7 Kernel. This means that old computers that couldn’t boot the previous release (or that can’t boot Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10) can now do so by using the Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 non-PAE ISO.
Also, with this release, Bodhi Linux uses hybrid ISO images so you can write the image using the “dd” command (but of course, using other tools such as Unetbootin still works).

Other changes in Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 include: updated Bodhi QuickStart guide and Bodhi Guide to Enlightenment, a new default theme along with refreshed default profiles (Bare, Compositing, Desktop, Fancy, Laptop, Table and Tiling) and some new themes installed by default.
You probably want to see some more screenshots, so here they are:
bodhi compositing sgrey theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOCompositing profile, SGrey theme
bodhi fancy thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOFancy profile
bodhi laptop ness theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOLaptop profile, Ness theme
bodhi moonlight theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOMoonlight theme
bodhi tablet thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOTablet profile
Those of you who aren’t familiar with Bodhi Linux probably want to know its default application/package selection: by default, Bodhi Linux uses the Enlightenment File Manager, Midori as the default web browser, Leafpad text editor, LXTerminal, Synaptic Package Manager and LXDM for the login screen, among others.

In other Bodhi Linux news, the Raspberry Pi and Samsung Chromebook ISOs were updated a couple of days ago:the Raspberry Pi image got the new E17 packages along with WICD network manager by default which should be useful for PIs with wireless addons;the Chromebook image now has audio working by default and smoother trackpad, including two finger tap.Here’s a photo of my cat Raspberry Pi running Bodhi Linux.

Download Bodhi Linux
Bodhi Linux is available for 32bit (both PAE-enabled and non-PAE), 64bit as well as ARMHF: for Raspberry Pi, Nexus 7, Samsung Chromebook and Genesi Smartbook – DOWNLOAD*.
*The downloads page hasn’t been updated with the latest Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 at the time I’m writing this post so to download it, check out its SourceForce page.

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

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 Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISO

Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non-PAE 32Bit ISO

Bodhi Linux is a minimalistic Linux distribution that uses the Enlightenment Desktop (E17). Based on Ubuntu, Bodhi Linux is a semi-rolling release distribution: it comes with the core Ubuntu LTS packages but it also uses backports for its applications so the users can get the latest app updates.
bodhi desktop thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOBodhi Linux 2.2.0: Desktop profile, default theme
The latest Bodhi Linux 2.2.0, released yesterday, is the first version to ship with the new stable E17 desktop.
But that’s not all, the new release also comes with two 32bit versions: one that has PAE enabled by default and one that uses the non-PAE Linux Kernel – however, the non-PAE Kernel is older: 3.2 while the PAE-enabled version ships with the 3.7 Kernel. This means that old computers that couldn’t boot the previous release (or that can’t boot Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10) can now do so by using the Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 non-PAE ISO.
Also, with this release, Bodhi Linux uses hybrid ISO images so you can write the image using the “dd” command (but of course, using other tools such as Unetbootin still works).

Other changes in Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 include: updated Bodhi QuickStart guide and Bodhi Guide to Enlightenment, a new default theme along with refreshed default profiles (Bare, Compositing, Desktop, Fancy, Laptop, Table and Tiling) and some new themes installed by default.
You probably want to see some more screenshots, so here they are:
bodhi compositing sgrey theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOCompositing profile, SGrey theme
bodhi fancy thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOFancy profile
bodhi laptop ness theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOLaptop profile, Ness theme
bodhi moonlight theme thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOMoonlight theme
bodhi tablet thumb Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISOTablet profile
Those of you who aren’t familiar with Bodhi Linux probably want to know its default application/package selection: by default, Bodhi Linux uses the Enlightenment File Manager, Midori as the default web browser, Leafpad text editor, LXTerminal, Synaptic Package Manager and LXDM for the login screen, among others.

In other Bodhi Linux news, the Raspberry Pi and Samsung Chromebook ISOs were updated a couple of days ago:the Raspberry Pi image got the new E17 packages along with WICD network manager by default which should be useful for PIs with wireless addons;the Chromebook image now has audio working by default and smoother trackpad, including two finger tap.Here’s a photo of my cat Raspberry Pi running Bodhi Linux.

Download Bodhi Linux
Bodhi Linux is available for 32bit (both PAE-enabled and non-PAE), 64bit as well as ARMHF: for Raspberry Pi, Nexus 7, Samsung Chromebook and Genesi Smartbook – DOWNLOAD*.
*The downloads page hasn’t been updated with the latest Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 at the time I’m writing this post so to download it, check out its SourceForce page.

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

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 Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 Released With Stable E17 Desktop, non PAE 32Bit ISO

elementary OS Luna Beta 1 Available For Download

After more than a year and a half since ‘Jupiter’, elementary OS 0.2 Luna beta 1 has been released today.
Build on top of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and using its own shell called “Pantheon”, elementary OS Luna introduces a huge number of changes, including new default applications created especially for eOS or a new window manager called “Gala”.
elementaryos luna beta1 thumb elementary OS Luna Beta 1 Available For Download

Let’s take a quick look at what’s new in elementary OS Luna beta 1:

(direct video link)

Pantheon shell
Pantheon, the “shell” used by default in elementary OS Luna beta 1 uses a brand new window manager called Gala, based on libmutter, which features smooth animations and very interesting workspace switcher and expose features which you’ve seen in video we’ve posted above.
elementary luna super s thumb elementary OS Luna Beta 1 Available For DownloadWorkspace switcher

elementary luna super w thumb elementary OS Luna Beta 1 Available For DownloadExpose

For system settings, elementary OS 0.2 Luna uses Switchboard, which comes with its own “plugs” – below you can see the desktop settings Switchboard plug:
elementary luna system settings desktop thumb elementary OS Luna Beta 1 Available For Download
elementary luna syste settings switchboard thumb elementary OS Luna Beta 1 Available For DownloadSwitchboard

The top panel is called Wingpanel, and even though it doesn’t follow the same “wing” design like in the first versions, it’s nevertheless a nice addition to Luna, especially thanks to the beautiful design used by the indicators:
elementary luna wingpanel thumb elementary OS Luna Beta 1 Available For Download

For the menu / application launcher, Pantheon uses Slingshot, which follows the same design as the indicators and comes with two modes: one that displays large, uncategorised icons which will remind you of Unity and another one which displays the applications in categories:
elementary luna slingshot thumb elementary OS Luna Beta 1 Available For Download

At the bottom of the screen you’ll notice a dock – it’s called Plank and follows the “stupidly simple” elementary OS philosophy so there just a few configuration options (available in Switchboard). Plank supports some of Unity’s features like badges, progress indicators or quicklists:
elementary luna plank dock thumb elementary OS Luna Beta 1 Available For Download

And finally, for the login screen, elementary OS Luna uses LightDM, with its own greeter (theme) and a really cool effect which again, you can see in our video above. Here’s the login screen:
elementary luna login screen thumb elementary OS Luna Beta 1 Available For Download

Default applications
elementary OS Luna beta 1 continues to use Midori as the default web browser, Shotwell for managing photos, Empathy IM client, Totem for playing videos as well as Ubuntu Software Center.
For the default file manager, elementary OS 0.2 Luna beta 1 uses Pantheon Files, a Marlin fork which not only looks great, but it already has most features you’ll need in a file manager. There are even plugins for Ubuntu One or Dropbox available, though they aren’t installed by default:
elementary luna pantheon files thumb elementary OS Luna Beta 1 Available For Download

Geary, a new email client written in Vala, developed by Yorba (the team behind Shotwell) and the elementary team, has been added by default in eOS Luna, replacing Postler. The application integrates with the desktop: you’ll get new mail notifications, attachment handling and so on, but its feature list is not that great yet. Hopefully, the application will receive enough attention until the final release, because is has the potential of becoming one of the best Linux email clients.
elementary luna geary thumb elementary OS Luna Beta 1 Available For Download

Noise, a Beatbox fork (the two players might merge though), is the default music player and offers multiple views, equalizer, iPod sync, Internet radio support, Last.fm integration and other features you’ll need in a music player:

elementary luna noise thumb elementary OS Luna Beta 1 Available For Download

Other new default applications include: Scratch (text editor) and Pantheon Terminal, Maya (calendar):
elementary luna maya thumb elementary OS Luna Beta 1 Available For DownloadMaya – calendar app

elementary luna pantheon terminal thumb elementary OS Luna Beta 1 Available For DownloadPantheon Terminal
elementary luna scratch text editor thumb elementary OS Luna Beta 1 Available For DownloadScratch – text editor

This is obvious, but it deserves to be mentioned anyway: elementary GTK and elementary icon theme, designed by Daniel Fore, are of course used by default. Also, there’s no way to change these in Switchboard, but you can use the same tools that are available for Ubuntu if you want to do this.

Since it’s based on top of Ubuntu 12.04, Luna uses the Linux kernel 3.2.0-32, Xorg 1.11.4 and GTK 3.4.

Conclusions
elementary OS 0.2 Luna beta 1 is not only beautiful, but it’s also fast, lightweight and uses a consistent look throughout most of its default applications. And this is just the first beta, so Luna should improve further until the final release, for which, by the way, the date is not yet known.
The decision to drop Compiz and use Gala (which uses libmutter) by default seems very inspired because Gala offers a nice touch to the desktop with its beautiful animations: not too intrusive but also not something that goes unnoticed, along with cool workspace switcher and expose features. And on top of that, it seems quite stable too.
The default applications are extremely fast and lightweight, especially those developed by the elementary OS team – maybe too lightweight for some users (read: lack of options), but hey, you can’t have it all.

Download elementary OS 0.2 Luna beta 1
elementary OS 0.2 Luna is in beta, so you will find bugs! Don’t use it on a production machine!
To read the official release notes, see how you can contribute or download elementary OS Luna beta 1, see announcement @ elementaryos.org

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

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