Communication with php pogram
Sunday April 19th 2015

Mint OEMs, Zenwalk’s Return, and Knopper Interview





What an interesting day we had in the Linux newsfeeds! Zenwalk is back after a 14 month hiatus. Petter Reinholdtsen has published an interview with the elusive Klaus Knopper. Linux Mint 16 OEMs are available. ROSA R2 was released, Mageia has put out another call for artwork, and Fedora 20 is delayed.

"Zenwalk 7.4 BETA is ready for testing"

Those were the words that broke the 14 month silence from Zenwalk founder and developer Jean-Philippe Guillemin. Also known as Hyperion, Guillemin said:

 

In this release you will find :

* LibreOffice 4.1.1
* Gimp 2.8.6
* XFCE 4.12GIT
* Thunderbird 24.1.0
* Firefox 25.0.1
* Kernel 3.10.20 with performance tweaks

 

Several applications of previous Zenwalks have been replaced : Mplayer is now the multimedia player (instead of Totem), Lxdm is the display manager (instead of GDM), Xfburn is the CD:DVD burner (instead of Brasero), Geeqie is now the image viewer.

 

Interview with Klaus Knopper

Petter Reinholdtsen, Debian Edu developer, today published a rare interview with Knoppix creator Klaus Knopper. Knoppix was a groundbreaking distribution and quite popular in its day. Updates are still released at least yearly. In today’s interview, Knopper said he’s now a "professor in information management at the university of applied sciences Kaiserslautern / Germany and freelance Open Source software developer and consultant." He continues by discussing his reasons for using Skolelinux / Debian Edu for schools among several other interesting topics.

Fedora 20 Final to slip by one week

At yesterday’s Go/No-Go meeting of Fedora managers it was decided to "slip Fedora 20 Final release by one week due to unresolved blocker bugs." The new GA date is December 17. The next meeting is December 12, so cross your fingers.

Other News Bits:

* The ROSA Desktop Fresh R2 is out!

* Linux Mint 16 OEM images available

* Humble Jumbo Bundle released

* Mandriva and SMILE partner on Pulse2

* Linutop 5 is a fanless, Linux mini-desktop

* Second Call: Artwork needed for Mageia 4

Related Activities

Related Software

Related Blog Posts



    







View full post on OStatic blogs

  • Share/Bookmark

More from category

Questions About Cloud Efficacy Emerge from European IT Survey

internet advertising These days, it seems like everyone under the sun offers some kind of cloud computing service or [Read More]

Pepperdata Nabs $15 Million to Scale its Enterprise Hadoop Biz

internet advertising So far in 2015, tools that extend and enhance the open source Hadoop project are all the rage. [Read More]

Fedora 22 Beta a Go and GNU Hurd 0.6 released

internet advertising In what I first thought was a joke, GNU Hurd 0.6 was released yesterday. GNU Hurd is the GNU [Read More]

Dropbox Opens its Security Testing, to Pay Out Cash Bounties for Bugs

internet advertising At Google, Mozilla, and many other notable technology companies, bug bounties have emerged as one [Read More]

Ten New Members Join the AllSeen Alliance, Focus on IoT

internet advertising The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Everything (IoT) [Read More]

Twitter On Me

<p>Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.</p>

Calendar

April 2015
M T W T F S S
« Mar    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930