Ultimate Edition 3.2 has been released recently and is ready for downloads. It is based upon Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and like always has a lot of improvements and preinstalled packages in it. All in all a perfect Ubuntu based distro, Ultimate Edition is all set to roll Gnome 3, Gnome Classic, Gnome fallback, Unity, Unity 2D, and XMBC selectable via login screen. It also has a crisp new GTK/3 theme & comprehensive software packages.
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Cinnamon 1.4 has been released and has received cool new features this time.’Expo’ & ‘Scale’ features add eyecandy to your desktop experience, and there are lot of other improvements in usability as well. Cinnamon 1.4 is already there in Mint 12 repositories. Ubuntu users can use the PPA below.
You can use the PPA to install Cinnamon 1.4 on Ubuntu -
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon
Linux Mint 12 LXDE codename “Lisa” has been released & it has come up with updated software & brings refinements and new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use which includes Hybrid ISO images, Search Engines, Splash screens and more.
The ‘VMware View Client Tech’ Preview for Ubuntu is available through the Software Center. This reinforces the great work done by ecosystem partners in making their latest and greatest technology available on Ubuntu.
New devices are proliferating across all industries, with the Education sector being particularly strong. Ubuntu is the natural choice within Education for virtualization products like VMware View. PC Repurposing, getting prolonged use from existing PCs, is an obvious use case for virtual desktop technology and Ubuntu is the perfect platform.
About a week ago while roaming around, i found this very interesting post on Mint Blog that showed a very new project that is aimed at improving the Linux Desktop experience. They are putting a lot into this project to make it more stable, eyecandy and user-friendly. It was mentioned on the blog that they started patching existing alternatives such as Gnome Shell, used MATE and MGSE to provide an easier transition away from Gnome 2, but without being able to truly offer an alternative that was better than Gnome 2. Both MATE and Gnome Shell are promising projects but MATE’s ultimate goal is to replicate Gnome 2 using GTK+ and Gnome Shell doesn’t provide what is needed in a desktop. So for these reasons they’re designing a new desktop called Cinnamon, which leverages new technology and implements their vision. See for yourself -
A small demonstration of the windows management in GNOME 3 shell.
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been pet-named ‘Precise Pangolin‘ and is expected to be released in April next year. Mark Shuttleworth blogs about this -
“There are lots of lovely candidates. 12.04 is an LTS. So we want it to be tough and long-lasting, reliable, solid as a rock and well defended. It’s also going to be the face of Ubuntu for large deployments for a long time, so we want it to have no loose ends, we want it to be coherent, neat.
Kubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 just released has the latest KDE software including KDE 4.7.1 Plasma Workspaces and Applications. This release has undergone many changes regarding the latest updates, DE improvements and application updates. A few of them are listed below. This release is stable than the previous one but yet again we recommend you either use LiveCD or use Virtual machine for the testing purpose and wait till October for its final release.