Monday, February 26, 2007

GParted Live Cd 0.3.3-7

GParted is based on gentoo-catalyst and is running Fluxbox. This release adds more video drivers so it could run on most x86 computers. VMware and VirtualBox compatibility improved and shutdown bug fixed.

Download: GParted 0.3.3-7
Release Announcement

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Damn Small Linux 3.3 RC1

This is the first release candidate of Damn Small Linux 3.3.
Here is the changelog:

* Added mouse configuration persistence via .mouse_config.
* Improved rdesktop - added color depth.
* ALSA sound autoconfiguration improvement via conflicting audio module.
* Automated start of rcfirewall upon boot when rcfirewall.unc is in mydsl search path at boot.
* Added auto start of gtk2 when gtk2 extension is in mydsl search path at boot.
* Removed non-boot SCSI modues, now a unc and autoloaded when scsi.unc is in mydsl search path at boot.
* Added legacy option to lowram boot image label.
* Added lowram check to .xinitrc - prevents Dillo and Torsmo from starting.
* Updated bootfloppy.img to fix the 16MB memory/ramdisk bug.
* New dsl-split.lua a DSL KNOPPIX file dump to diskettes.
* Updated boot image "install" menu - dslinstall to support new options.
* Created a DSL FreeDOS utilitities diskette bootfloppy-utils.img for access to DOS installaton tools - linld, loadlin.
* Added to remove troublesome extraneous system directories in MyDSL extensions.
* Restored original b44.o module, should resolve hard drive netcard issues in v3.2.
* Fixed typo bug in mkmydsl.
* Fixed bug in when installing from a file.
* Fixed man script to support hard drive installations.

Download: Damn Small Linux 3.3 (48.4 MB / MD5)

Monday, February 19, 2007

Feisty Fawn Herd 4 Released

Ubuntu Herd 4 is redy for testing. This release includes some very interesting features.

* Gnome 2.17.91 - updates of Orca, Totem and Nautilus.

* Migration-Assistant - this tool will help you to switch from other OS to linux. It imports documents and settings from other operating systems and convert them into their Ubuntu equivalents.

* Easy codec Installation - FINALLY :) A new tool will help us to install media codecs just with a few clicks.

* Some VMware optimisations of the Kernel and new artwork.

Homepage: Ubuntu
Download Feisty Fawn Herd 4: Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Linux Genuine Advantage :D

This program checks if your copy of Linux is legal :)). It is licensed unde GPL and source code is available. More information at

Inkscape 0.45 Stable

Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Supported SVG features include shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping. Inkscape also supports Creative Commons meta-data, node editing, layers, complex path operations, bitmap tracing, text-on-path, flowed text, direct XML editing, and more. It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.

Inkscape 0.45 is now officially released and available for download.
This release includes a lot of improvements developed by the Google Summer of Code 2006 participants.

Most notably is the new Gaussian Blur feature, which allow softly and naturally blurring Inkscape objects like path, shapes, groups, text, and images. Gaussian blur enables a wide range of photorealistic effects: arbitrarily shaped shades and lights, depth of field, drop shadows, glows, etc. Also, blurred objects can be used as masks for other objects to achieve the "feathered mask" effect.

Download: Inkscape 0.45
Release Notes: Inkscape 0.45

Monday, February 05, 2007

Linux Kernel 2.6.20

This is the new version of he Linux kernel.

Changelog: Linux Kernel 2.6.20
Download: Linux Kernel 2.6.20