Lars Torben Kremer has presented the new version of another Debian based LXDE distro, Snowlinux 2 “Ice” LXDE. This release features its own artwork (called Snowlinux-Metal), an improved installer, apturl, OpenJDK 6 Java, amon other system improvements. This Release Candidate is presented in 32bit only and you can download it here for testing.
Okay, this is not an Ubuntu based distro, it’s an Arch derivative, but its desktop and behaviour resembles a lot to well known distros like WattOS or NewtOS, with LXDE environment. It’s supposed to have a ram consumption above 59 mb, and the ISO size is 500 mb. No more information on this project, sorry. You can check it out at the Miller Technologies website.
Ayrton Zorin strikes again with the new version of Zorin OS 6 Lite, based on Lubuntu 11.10 core and now comes with LXDE environment. This release includes a new and refined Software Center, as well as other known tools like Zorin Look Changer, Zorin Internet Browser Manager, Zorin OS Lite Extra Software and other programs from earlier versions in Zorin OS. You can download here (please, be sure you use the “lite” section, or the heavier desktop version will downloaded otherwise).
According to its website, “this is the first release of Linux Mint using Hybrid ISO images.
Traditionally, tools such as ‘Startup Disk Creator’ or ‘UNetbootin’ were needed to install Linux Mint via USB. With hybrid images, you can simply use the “dd” command or a graphical frontend to make a bootable USB stick with no efforts which acts exactly like a liveDVD”.
A new release of this minimal concept of Ubuntu using LXDE environment, the release of WattOS R5, based on 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) with the latest updates and featuring a lot of changes from R4:
- Midori (with Flash support), Transmission and Filezilla
- Audacious (streaming support included) and SMPlayer
- Leafpad and KeepassX
- Pinta, Cheese, Gnumeric and Abiword
- improvements like ACPI, powertop, psensor, Jupiter and kernel 3.0.0-16
Another Linux distro updated now with Lubuntu in its core: DEFT Linux 7. This is a great recovery and forensic distro with lots of tools to aid for repairing partitions, damaged clusters, recover lost data, make network tests and configurations, etc. I can’t write the whole list of apps included in this release, not enough space 🙂
Mmm, thatartwork sounds familiar to me… 😀
While we’re waiting for the next release of Lubuntu 12.04, the Precise Pangolin, other distros are posting about their goals. One of those is Peppermint OS Two, a Lubuntu based distro oriented to the cloud. So many applications has been removed from the installation process, and gives more Google-ized tasks, like GMail, Google Reader, Docs, etc. making it absolutely necessary to have a good broadband connection to the Internet.
Another one that follows the trendy way of using (L)ubuntu as its core was Leenux, that presents the fifth distro with more editions, Unity, LXDE and the old Ubuntu Netbook interface (from the deceased EasyPeasy). Sorry, no LXDE screenshots yet.
Another clone of Lubuntu has been presented on the Internet. It’s called WattOS, remastered from an Ubuntu base and, according to its website, with all these features:
- New music player changed to audacious with plugin for music stream searching – lightweight – codecs included.
- Changed to VLC for video player
- Changed to lightweight mail client sylpheed by default
- Updated version of fotoxx photo editor
- KeePassX password manager
- xfce4 power manager
- Changed from Firefox to Chromium web browser – flash support already included.
- Lots of other small tweaks and improvements
Another derivate from Lubuntu was found, called Caixa Mágica. Developed in Portugal, this Linux distribution was initially based on Mandriva, and now uses an Ubuntu base with DEB packages. It’s a DVD download with a lot of extras: Adobe Reader, gScriptor, The GIMP, LibreOffice, Skype, Java, Audio Tag Tool, Sound Juicer, Gnome-Recorder, Wine and Compiz-Fusion. Also includes Cartão de Cidadão, a software for managing national document identities and doing some administrative tasks. Of course, thaht amount of pre-installed software, the protuguese language support and the Compiz dependencies, it needs a bigger DVD installation media. Here’s the screenshot:
As you probably noticed, it uses Ozone theme from Lubuntu 11.04 (I’m glad about it and honoured with their choice). Thanks so much to Felipe Pessoa for pointing me the information.