Pinguy OS 12.04 Final
Just to let everyone know I am dealing with money issues at the moment, so I have had to take on more contract jobs to pay the bills (what has left me less time working on Pinguy OS). 12.04 is very close to being ready. At the moment I am waiting for a kernel update. I have read a few post with people having issues with their graphics. I am hoping the new kernel will cover/fix the graphic divers.
The final will be out very soon, but life has slapped me in the face so have to deal with that first.
Pinguy OS 12.04 LTS Beta
This is a Beta version that needs extensive test and feed-back. Best way to do that is our Forum in a Topic that is being created.
This is very similar to the 11.10 release but this is using Ubuntu 12.04 as a base and is using the updated and much improved Gnome 3.4
So for info about this release have a look at the 11.10 release notes.
Go ahead and test this to the yazoo, this is going to be an LTS version, so it needs to be as close to perfect as possible. As you all know, the best way to do it, is by testing and reporting.
At this moment there are only a few mirrors up in Sourceforge, and there’s an alternative mirror here: http://survey.aquarium.org/pinguyos/ (Chrome doesn’t open it).
There are 32 bit and 64 bit versions. The 32 bit uses pae kernel so there’s no problems seeing more then 3GB of memory.
Bug Reports here: http://forum.pinguyos.com/Thread-PinguyOS-12-04-Beta-Bug-Reports-ONLY
32 bit: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pinguy-os/files/Pinguy_OS_12.04_LTS/Pinguy_OS_12.04-shell-beta_i686.iso/download
64 bit: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pinguy-os/files/Pinguy_OS_12.04_LTS/Pinguy_OS_12.04-shell-beta_x86-64.iso/download
Pinguy OS Mini 11.10 Shell
This is just a quick post letting people know that the Mini’s are done. If you want to know more about what Pinguy OS Mini is read the info for the mini 11.04 here: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/pinguy-os-mini-11041-stipped-down.html
There is a problem with the 32-bit version where the menu isn’t tight against the side. This doesn’t happen when installed it only occurs in the live session.
To fix it in the live session open “Advanced Settings” and disable then enable GlobalMenu Extension.
Update: Webupd8 have done a post about the Mini. You can read about it here.
A quick demonstration of the Pinguy OS 11.10 Shell desktop environment, showing work flow. Best viewed at 1080p fullscreen.
Pinguy OS 11.10 Beta Released
Due to a few things I don’t feel comfortable enough releasing this as a final. A few of the used apps are still in the alpha/beta stage and there is a few quirks like some of the proprietary drivers breaking the text and flash in Shell.
Gnome Shell is still pretty new and does need a little bit more work. The fallback mode is just about usable but isn’t ideal. As Shell needs 3D drivers to work and the proprietary drivers are breaking flash I can’t in good conscience release this as a stable release due to the current state of the fallback mode and Shell needing 3D.
Shell does work well if the open source drivers are working so for most people this shouldn’t be an issue, but people that need to install the proprietary drivers to get shell working have reported a few problems. I have tested this on ATI and Intel graphics cards and haven’t had any issues with the open source drivers.
I am very doubtful that there will be another release of the 11.10. Until Shell can work without 3D acceleration I am not happy calling this a stable product. Some work on this is being done over at Fedora so this will be possible soon but not just yet. I don’t feel Gnome 3.2 is mature enough to be called a stable product and thats why Pinguy OS 11.10 will stay as a beta release.
- Some changes have been made to the base system to improve speed and power usage. This is done by using zram, preload and granola.
- There is better HD Video Decoding by using libcrystalhd3.
- All the gnome packages are running on 3.2.1 like Totem Movie Player.
- New Gnome 3 apps gnome-contacts and gnome-documents are included.
- XBMC-PVR is installed so you can use your PC as a DVR.
- Firefox is running the latest version 8 with all the needed plugins for content on the web including Moonlight for silverlight content.
Download: Pinguy OS 11.10 Beta
Pinguy OS 11.10 Alpha Shell Released. Both 32 and 64 Bit
Many of the Gnome packages where held back in the Ubuntu repo like Totem.
Pinguy OS 11.10 Pre-Alpha Released
EDIT# Alpah now out http://blog.pinguyos.com/12414219852
This is no where near finished but if you want to have a look at what I have so far you can. Many of the final apps are not included and a few of the installed apps might get removed/replaced in later releases. But what we have got so far is pretty stable, it’s just missing a few features that will be in the final.