openSUSE Delayed, Ubuntu Birthday, Sabayon Releases

by Ostatic Staff - Oct. 19, 2011

I've been under the weather and offline for a few days. I always hate when that happens because it makes for a virtual piled up desktop syndrome. Some of the distribution news I almost missed includes openSUSE delays, Ubuntu's almost seven, and Sabayon gets some more releases.

openSUSE 12.1 Delayed

The openSUSE 12.1 Beta release was delayed by two weeks last month after some technical issues required further attention. It was said at the time that the final would likely not be affected by the developmental delays. Well, apparently it has because the openSUSE Roadmap has been updated to reflect the latest changes.

That Beta was released on October 1, pushing RC1 to October 21 and RC2 to November 3. That makes November 11 Goldmaster day with public release falling on November 16.

Happy Birthday Ubuntu

Md. Adnan Quaium posted a reminder to his blog today that tomorrow is Ubuntu's seventh birthday. Quaium recalls, "Seven years ago, on the 20th of October, 2004, Mark Shuttleworth and the warm-hearted Warthogs of the Warty Team announced the first official Ubuntu release - Ubuntu 4.10, code name "Warty Warthog"."

Sabayon Core and Sabayon Forensics Xfce

Sabayon Core is the minimal foundation for the Sabayon desktop systems. Core is appropriate for servers, home theaters, customized desktops, and more. There are several "spins" to choose from depending upon your specific needs. For example, CoreCDX comes with Fluxbox while the Spin and Server -Bases do not have an X server included. But they all come with Linux 3.0, btrfs support, encrypted filesystem support, and, of course, Entropy.

Customized Sabayon spin "Forensics" has ditched KDE and GNOME for Xfce. Sabayon Forensics "is geared for Law Enforcement to gain access to a suspects computer to scan and retrieve any and all information." This is the first release with Xfce, but weekly updates will be released. See the announcement for more information on that.

In other news, I see the flood of "based-on Ubuntu"s has begun to trickle out as well.