Here are this week updates..

Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 released: Ubuntu is the most popular Desktop Linux operating system at present. Download Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 here. There are many flavors/variants in Ubuntu as shown below:

Edubuntu: A complete Ubuntu based OS for primary and secondary education users.

Gobuntu: The main aim of this Ubuntu based OS is to provide only free software in it. It is abundant as of now

Kubutnu: This uses KDE desktop instead fo GNOME desktop env.

Lubuntu: This is Lighter Ubuntu, name it’self indicates it is less resource hungry and energy efficient OS.

Ubuntu JeOS: For Efficient Virtual appliances.

Ubuntu Mobile: An embedded OS for use on mobile devices.

Ubuntu Netbook Edition: Used for netbooks, it’s nowhere now from Ubuntu 11.04.

Ubuntu Server Edition: Entirely for Server class hardware and can be competitive with Redhat in near future.

XUbuntu: An official derivative of Ubuntu using Xfce.

Mythbuntu: It is based on Ubuntu and MythTV, providing apps for recording TV and acting as media center.

Ubuntu Studio: Best suited for Multimedia developers such as Graphics, Audio and Video.

Eeebuntu: Designed for Eee PC’s.

Fluxbuntu: Light weight and featuring the Fluxbox window manager.

Goobuntu: Internally used by Google and not available outside Google.

nUbuntu: Network Ubuntu available for Penetration testing.

PSUbuntu: Ubuntu distribution meant for PlayStation 3.

 Info about Ubuntu:

What is Ubuntu mean:

‘Humanity to others’

What is release cycle for Ubuntu?

Every 6 months new Ubuntu is released. With naming conventions two same alphabets. Such as Natty Narwhal for Ubuntu 11.04. And Version convention is 11 for year it released and 04 in which month it’s released.

Zorin OS 5 Educational Lite: Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution designed especially for newcomers to Linux. It has a Windows-like graphical user interface and many programs similar to those found in Windows. Zorin OS also comes with an application that let us users run many Windows programs. The distribution’s ultimate goal is to provide a Linux alternative to Windows and let Windows users enjoy all the features of Linux without complications.Get Zorin OS 5 ISO here

Pinguy OS 10.04.3: Pinguy OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution targeted at beginning Linux users. It features numerous user-friendly enhancements, out-of-the-box support for multimedia codecs and browser plugins, a heavily tweaked GNOME user interface with enhanced menus, panels and dockbars, and a careful selection of popular desktop applications for many common computing tasks. Get Pinguy OS 10.04.3 here

KNOPPIX 6.7: Knoppix is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. Knoppix can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it.Get KNOPPIX 6.7 HERE

Tiny Core Linux 3.8: Tiny Core Linux is a 10 MB graphical Linux desktop. It is based on the Linux 2.6 kernel, BusyBox, Tiny X, Fltk, and Flwm. The core runs entirely in memory and boots very quickly. The user has complete control over which applications and/or additional hardware to have supported, be it for a desktop, a nettop, an appliance or server; selectable from the project’s online repository. This is one of the smallest linux distribution available on net. Get Tiny Core Linux 3.8 here

Gentoo Linux 11.2: Gentoo Linux is a versatile and fast, completely free Linux distribution geared towards developers and network professionals. Unlike other distros, Gentoo Linux has an advanced package management system called Portage. Portage is a true ports system in the tradition of BSD ports, but is Python-based and sports a number of advanced features including dependencies, fine-grained package management, “fake” (OpenBSD-style) installs, safe unmerging, system profiles, virtual packages, config file management, and more. Get Gentoo Linux 11.2 here.

Monomaxos 6.0: Monomaxos is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose purpose is to provide a complete out-of-the-box functional Linux operating system by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java, Flash and other components. It also adds a custom desktop and menus, and a modified Wubi installer for making installation very easy. Monomaxos is compatible with Ubuntu software repositories. Get Monomaxos 6.0 here.

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Mr Surendra Anne is from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is a Linux/Open source supporter who believes in Hard work, A down to earth person, Likes to share knowledge with others, Loves dogs, Likes photography. He works as Devops Engineer with Taggle systems, an IOT automatic water metering company, Sydney . You can contact him at surendra (@) linuxnix dot com.