Ultimate Edition 1.8 has been Released

Ultimate Edition 1.8, an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring a variety of user-friendly enhancements, has been released.

Ultimate Edition 1.8 is built based off Ubuntu Hardy Heron, unlike previous builds which were created by a tool called reconstructor the development team built this one by hand. it is by far their best work. The team releasing both a 32 bit & a 64 Bit edition. Hotrod is a fitting name for it, if you have a 64 bit processor it highly recommend the 64 bit edition.

This release was built from scratch using Ubuntu Hardy Heron LTS with all the goodies pre-added, you have came to love with previous editions & a few new ones.

Btw, you can download the ISO of Ultimate Edition 1.8 at here or if you prefer to download torrent by visiting here.

TinyMe 2008.0 is out

First stable version of TinyMe, a PCLinuxOS based mini distribution that designed for older computers and people who want a very light and fast desktop environment, is out.

Although TinyMe comes as a small, 200MB ISO, it provides tools for most all of your everyday wants and needs:

  • AbiWord Word Processor
  • Opera Web Browser
  • Audacious Media Player
  • GThumb Photo Viewer and Digital Camera application
  • Asunder CD ripper
  • Easy-to use Control Centers which make customizing your system and desktop look 'n feel a snap.
  • Sylpheed E-Mail Client
  • ePDFView, a PDF Viewer
  • SciTE text editor
  • and even a couple of small games.

TinyMe's desktop environment consists of Openbox for the window manager, LXPanel for the panel, Nitrogen sets the wallpaper, and iDesk provides the icons.

More info, forum, IRC and Wiki of TinyMe can be reached at here, and you can download this new version of it at here.

Elyssa (Linux Mint 5) RC2 has been Released

This is the second release candidate for Linux Mint 5, codename Elyssa, based on Daryna and compatible with Ubuntu Hardy and its repositories.

Some changes was changed in this new release are: mintMenu improvements, mintUpdate improvements, mintInstall improvements, Desktop improvements, Performance improvements, Better Look and feel, Better Localization and documentation, Upstream improvements with PulseAudio and more.

Now, more software available on Linux Mint 5 Elyssa with supported by CNR, which features commercial services and applications which are not available via the traditional channels.

A new Mint tool called mintBackup was developed and added to Elyssa. This tool provides an easy way to save the content of your home folder into a single .backup file. You can then restore this content later on or somewhere else by double clicking on it.

Complete list changes can be seen at Elyssa's announcement, and more details on this new release can be found at here. Btw, you can download the ISO of Linux Mint 5 Elyssa at here.

Blender 2.46 Final Has Been Released

Professionals who edit 3D always had a big headache: the cost of software. Prices finished by astronomical prevent even that students could develop their skills at home, not counting a tool of quality.

However, this framework is changing. Blender is a 3D modeler free, open source, which has so many features as the major competitors paid, thus offering an alternative to cost both for companies and for home users.

The interface of the program differs slightly in relation to the vast majority of software of this genre, which can entail an initial difficulty of learning by the user, but if you speak English, just visit the official website of tutorials, Click Here.

What you find in Blender

Customizable interface
In a fully customizable interface to better meet your needs, you can find all the tools they need and how to find better organized. Some visual improvements are present, such as anti-aliasing on the sources (ends with the "cracks" of images) and the possibility of use of themes.

Tools of animation
To compose their animations the program provides several important tools. Thus, after creating the movements of their individual character, you can use a non-linear editor of motions to join the scenes that previously produced and then may include total sync with sound, through the tool of integrated audio. You can still take an editor of poses, line-of-time and achieve precise deformation of armor.

Effects of particle physics
The physical effects that can be applied to models allow extremely realistic results. Thus, through a system of particles that can be integrated with any object, you have complete control over textures, curves and various effects and properties of objects. There is also a special tool to simulate fluid material, which allows the manipulation of parameters such as gravity and viscosity in some models.

Creating Games
Blender can be a good option for developers of games looking for a powerful and free. For this, he has devices for detecting and simulation of collision dynamics, support the multimateriais, multitexturas and luminosity and many other resources.

Supported formats
To save and open their files, the program supports a wide variety of popular files, including TGA, JPG, PNG, OpenEXR, DPX, Cineon, Radiance HDR, Iris, SGI Movie, IFF, AVI and Quicktime GIF, TIFF, PSD, MOV , Between 2D and 3D Studio, AC3D, COLLADA, DEC, DirectX, Lightwave, MD2, Motion Capture, Nendo, OpenFlight, PLY, Pro Engineer, Radiosity, Raw Triangle, softimage, STL, TrueSpace, VideoScape, VRML, VRML97, Wavefront, X3D Extensible 3D and xfig export.

By using the format of the programme itself, the BLEND, you also have more resources available, including compress, add digital signatures and encryption.

You can get Blender for Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Windows or Mac at Blender site.

Puppy Linux 4.00 Has Been Released

The development team of Puppy Linux has announced availability of new release of Puppy Linux, a major updated of the minimalist desktop distribution. Its the 4.00 version.

For who don't know, Puppy Linux is yet another Linux distribution. What's different here is that Puppy is extraordinarily small, yet quite full featured. Puppy boots into a 64MB ram disk, and that's it, the whole caboodle runs in RAM.

Unlike live CD distributions that have to keep pulling stuff off the CD, Puppy in its entirety loads into RAM. This means that all applications start in the blink of an eye and respond to user input instantly. Puppy Linux has the ability to boot off a flash card or any USB memory device, CDROM, Zip disk or LS/120/240 Superdisk, floppy disks, internal hard drive. It can even use a multi session formatted CD-R/DVD-R to save everything back to the CD/DVD with no hard drive required at all!

Now, this Puppy has all drivers built-in for scanning, digital camera, printing (Gutenprint), audio recording/editing/conversion, making it a complete multimedia environment ...yet is only 87.1 MB!!! Of course this is in addition to being a complete office environment, in addition to having a huge collection of useful utilities, in addition to anything else you can think of...

Alternative 4.00 live-CD with 2.6.25 kernel
The 'standard' build of Puppy 4.00 is file puppy-4.00-k2.6.21.7-seamonkey.iso, which is 87.1MB, compare that with Puppy 3.01 'standard' (with much less functionality) which is 98.6MB!

The team have also built puppy-4.00-k2.6.25-seamonkey.iso, using the latest Linux kernel. This may not be quite as mature for wireless network connectivity though. Choose this one if you want support for a dual-core CPU (but the 'standard' build with mono-core kernel works on dual-core systems). Also, strangely enough, we have more success booting older PCs with the 2.6.23 and later kernels, so try this one if Puppy fails to boot.

The 2.6.25 kernel is configured with the unified /dev/sd* and /dev/sr* drive naming, which may cause some difficulty if you need to configure GRUB.

For more information about Puppy Linux can be reached on its site. Btw, you can download ISO of this new Puppy Linux (only 87 MB) at here.

Slackware 12.1 Has Been Released

A new stable Slackware has been released. Its Slackware version 12.1, a must-have upgrade for any Slackware user. This first Slackware edition of the year combines Slackware's legendary simplicity (and close tracking of original sources), stability, and security with some of the latest advances in Linux technology. Expect no less than the best Slackware yet.

Among the many program updates and distribution enhancements, you'll find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: Xfce 4.4.2, a fast and lightweight but visually appealing and easy to use desktop environment, and KDE 3.5.9, the latest version of the award-winning K Desktop Environment. The Slackware development team have added to Slackware support for HAL (the Hardware Abstraction Layer) which allows the system administrator to add users to the cdrom and plugdev groups. Then they will be able to use items such as USB flash sticks, USB cameras that appear like USB storage, portable hard drives, CD and DVD media, MP3 players, and more, all without requiring sudo, the mount or umount command. Just plug and play. Properly set up, Slackware's desktop should be suitable for any level of Linux experience.

Slackware uses the kernel bringing you advanced performance
features such as journaling filesystems, SCSI and ATA RAID volume support, SATA support, Software RAID, LVM (the Logical Volume Manager, and encrypted filesystems. Kernel support for X DRI (the Direct Rendering Interface) brings high-speed hardware accelerated 3D graphics to Linux. It have switched from the older one-piece X11 Window System to the newest modular X11 from X.Org, which should be simpler to maintain and will likely speed up development of new features for X (such as translucent windows and a few other things that are on the horizon).

More information about this new release can be reached at Slackware's site. Btw, you can download it at Here.

New Release of OpenBSD 4.3

The development team of OpenBSD have released OpenBSD 4.3. This is the 23nd release on CD-ROM (and 24rd via FTP). It remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install.

For who don't know, the OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4 BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. Its efforts emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography. OpenBSD supports binary emulation of most programs from SVR4 (Solaris), FreeBSD, Linux, BSD/OS, SunOS and HP-UX.

As previous releases, OpenBSD 4.3 provides significant improvements,
including new features, in nearly all areas of the system, such as New/extended platforms, improving hardware support, providing new tools, new functionality and more.

For more informations about whats changed and other new items on this released, you can visit its site. You can download this new release of OpenBSD at Here.

Kiwi Linux 8.04 Has Been Released

Kiwi 8.04 is a 386 Desktop CD derivative based on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. As you know, Kiwi Linux is a modified Ubuntu live CD for the i386 architecture. It includes Romanian and Hungarian localisations, multimedia codecs, encrypted DVD support, Flash and Java plugins for Firefox, PPPoE GUI for accessing local Internet services (Clicknet and RDS) and write support for NTFS partitions.

This new release installs packages necessary for playing restricted audio, video and Flash formats by default and supports the Speedtouch 330 USB ADSL modem.

The list of available languages is English, French, German, Hungarian and Romanian. The default package selection is altered somewhat to be more familiar to Windows users: Thunderbird is the default mail client and Audacious the music player.

Other additions to the CD are Compiz extra settings GUI, unrar and mstt corefonts, and a graphical tool for restoring GRUB boot menus lost after installing other Operating Systems (OS).
The Medibuntu repositories are enabled by default to allow installing w32codecs, Skype and Google Earth among others.

The kiwilinux.org archive where its few changes are kept and which is a GPG-signed mirror of our archive in Launchpad is enabled by default.

Feel free to visit Kiwi Linux FAQ for more information. Btw, you can download this new release of Kiwi at Here or Here if you prefer to use torrent.

CDLinux 0.6.1 Stable Release Is Available

The stable release of CDLinux 0.6.1 is out now. CDlinux is a compact Linux mini distribution. It ships with an up-to-date version of the Linux kernel, X.Org, Xfce window manager, and many popular applications. It has good internationalization and locale support and is highly user-configurable.

This release has a minor bug fix and some major feature enhancement. It ships with linux-, xorg-7.3, xfce-4.4.2, firefox-, pidgin-2.4.1, xine-1.1.12, and many other up-to-date popular applications. And all these are packed in a 57M ISO file.

This release fixed a quoting bug in rc.modules. It has newly added support for touchpad, lzma, pdf, and improved support for desktop icons and mactel. It honors dbus and hal, and can handle hotplug much better. This release also features greatly improved font support for various lang/locales.

You can get CDLinux by downloading at Here.

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