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[News] Debian-based SimplyMEPIS 8.5 is Released, New Details About Ubuntu GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] Debian-based SimplyMEPIS 8.5 is Released, New Details About Ubuntu GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 10:13:16 +0100
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SimplyMEPIS 8.5 Goes Gold

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| MEPIS LLC has announced the availability of 
| SimplyMEPIS 8.5 from MEPIS and public
| mirrors. The ISO files for 32 and 64 bit 
| processors are SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.5.01-
| rel1_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.5.01-
| rel1_64.iso respectively. Deltas are also 
| available.
| On behalf of the MEPIS Community, Paul 
| Brooks was on hand to say: "This is one of 
| the best releases ever. The Community 
| collaboration with Warren has strengthened 
| over the past couple of years, with in-
| depth testing and the contribution of ideas 
| and tweaks. In particular, the Community 
| provided artwork and documentation, which I 
| believe are top notch. Also community 
| member Marcos led the charge to improve 
| MEPIS utilities and to create new Community 
| contributed utilities."


AAC codec may be removed from Ubuntu repos

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| A closer examination of the libfaac codec, 
| a free software project containing an AAC 
| encoder installable and used by various 
| packages in the Ubuntu repositories, has 
| turned up a conflict: the codec cannot be 
| freely distributed under the LGPL, a common 
| license used for the distribution of media 
| libraries in free software, due to the 
| inclusion of several other licenses' which 
| are incompatible with the LGPL. This is 
| despite the fact libfaac declares itself as 
| compatible with LGPL. 
| Ubuntu 10.04 users wishing to play AAC 
| format audio may find themselves out of 
| luck.


More Right Window Button Ideas For Ubuntu 10.10

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| A recent idea by Izo makes a lot more sense 
| than all the previous ideas. Have a look 
| (it's called "The Workflow Button")...


âAdditional buttonsâ concept for the right-hand side of windows 

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| Itâs a refined â and do-able â concept that 
| makes use of the current way in which many 
| people use their desktops (i.e. workspaces) 
| but whether itâs âinnovativeâ enough to 
| come to life will remains to be seen.


10 Alternative Web Browsers for Ubuntu Linux

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| With the Lucid Lynx release of Ubuntu just 
| around the corner, we decided to take a 
| look at some alternative browsers for Linux 
| (some of them making their first 
| appearances in the Ubuntu repositories with 
| the 10.04 release). While Firefox is 
| arguably still the champion of Linux web 
| browsers, it can sometimes be slow and get 
| bogged down by sites like Facebook. As a 
| result (and just because itâs fun), some 
| people have started to search for 
| alternatives to Firefox on Linux. 
| Thankfully, the Linux browser market has 
| never been more full of competition. If 
| youâre looking for a break from Firefox, 
| thereâs probably an alternative browser out 
| there for you.



SimplyMEPIS 8.5 RC2 is Available

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| Warren Woodford has released SimplyMEPIS
| 8.4.99, RC2 of MEPIS 8.5, now available
| from MEPIS and public mirrors. The ISO
| files for 32 and 64 bit processors are
| SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.4.99-rc2_32.iso and
| SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.4.99-rc2_64.iso
| respectively. Deltas are also available.
| Warren reported: "In the past week, we've
| fixed some bugs reported by the community
| and updated the MEPIS Assistants. And
| we've updated some packages containing bug
| fixes: digikam 1.1.0, ghostscript 8.71,
| kdebase-workspace 4.3.4-5 and wl-modules
| The community is hard at work
| on translations, updated manual, and a
| couple of new utilities. I expect RC3 to
| be ready in a week or so. It should be the
| last RC before we go final with 8.5."

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