Xubuntu 12.10

The Xubuntu team is glad to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 12.10, code-named Quantal Quetzal. Xubuntu 12.10 will be supported for 18 months. New features: Xfce 4.10; completely rewritten offline documentation; in the application menu, all settings-related launchers are now grouped under the Settings Manager; updated artwork, including new wallpaper, documentation looks and updates to LightDM, Greybird and Ubiquity slideshow; new versions of Catfish and Parole. Notable bug fixes: no more window traces or ‘black on black’ in installer.

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Posted by smyl - November 4, 2012 at 3:09 am

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MirrorHosts JavaScript Poll

The host that MirrorHosts is running on, I would like to decommission.  I have migrated the rest of the hosts off of that machine, but am having issues getting the MirrorHosts script to run right on the new hosting box.  I’ve been thinking about redoing it in html5/JavaScript, but am afraid that this could alienate the visitors, so I am looking for some feedback on this.  Please vote in the poll, and feel free to leave additional comments.

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Posted by smyl - November 4, 2012 at 12:14 am

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Kubuntu 12.10

The Kubuntu community is proud to announce the release of 12.10, the Quantal Quetzal. This is the first release to burst free from the limits of CD sizes giving us some more space for goodies on the image. It also does away with the alternate installer images, adding advanced partitioning options to the desktop image. Built on Ubuntu’s core and polished with KDE’s applications and workspaces, Kubuntu 12.10 is a grand example of friendly, fast and beautiful software.

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Posted by smyl - October 22, 2012 at 3:58 am

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Ubuntu 12.10

Ubuntu 12.10 introduces innovations that bring together desktop and cloud-based experiences, representing the next stage in the transition to a multi-device, cloud-based world. New Previews give large, clear previews of content as it appears in the Dash search results, giving users a quick way to get more information to help find what they are looking for. The new Web Apps feature makes frequently used web applications available through the desktop.

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Posted by smyl - October 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm

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Desktop Virtualization Platform Poll

Trying to decide on new content to ad in the future to better serve our users.

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Posted by smyl - October 20, 2012 at 12:23 am

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Lubuntu 12.04

Lubuntu 12.04 ‘Precise Pangolin’ is finally here. Features: based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment; PCManFM 0.9.10, a fast and lightweight file manager using GIO/GVFS; Openbox, the fast and extensible, default windows-manager of LXDE; LightDM, using the simple GTK+ greeter; Chromium, the open-source variant of Google Chrome; based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Improvements since Lubuntu 11.10: a new software center, optimized to be lightweight, for easy installation and removal of applications from your system; new theme; Blueman is now used for managing Bluetooth devices.

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Posted by smyl - September 28, 2012 at 9:17 am

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Service Issues

Mirrorhosts is down, working with the provider to get it back up right now.



Service to mirrorhosts has been restored.

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Posted by smyl - September 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm

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CentOS 6.3

The CentOS team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-6.3 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. CentOS-6.3 is based on the upstream release EL 6.3 and includes packages from all variants. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with. There are some important changes to this release compared with the previous versions of CentOS and we highly recommend reading this announcement along with the Release Notes. There is also a minimal install CD that will get you a very small base install that you can add to. Read more…

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Posted by smyl - August 14, 2012 at 12:39 am

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Fedora 17 (gnome)

The ‘Beefy Miracle’ hath arrived. We believe this is the beefiest release ever – chock full of features to customize your experience to your tastes. On the desktop, GNOME 3.4 introduces new search capabilities in the activities overview, improved themes, and enhancements to the Documents and Contacts applications. A new application, GNOME-boxes, provides easy access to virtual machines. Additionally, GIMP 2.8 brings new improvements, such as single-window mode, layer groups, and on-canvas editing. Read more…

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Posted by smyl - August 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm

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Xubuntu 12.04 LTS

The Xubuntu team is very proud and happy to announce the release of Xubuntu 12.04, code-named ‘Precise Pangolin’. Xubuntu 12.04 is a Long-Term Support release (LTS) and will be supported for three years per the Xubuntu LTS plan. Release notes: the i386 images use a non-PAE kernel, the non-PAE kernel will not be available in future Xubuntu releases; some default shortcuts have been changed, added and deleted; pavucontrol is used instead of xfce4-mixer due to latter not supporting PulseAudio; the Alacarte menu editor is installed by default and will work with Xfce-related menu items as well; lots of appearance improvements, including new branding…. Read more…

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Posted by smyl - August 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm

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