I would like to thank Vasanth for the great review over at planetoss.com. It has great information regarding the release of 12.10 Beta 2 and pointed out some important problems with the support for the project. Additional the author provide great advise which have encouraged me to further put more time and resources into the project. Thanks to everyone who have tested, used, suggested, donated, shared and promoted this project.
Great news! I have fix a few things with the previous release and now have a working beta 2 release. A few application are missing but overall the build works well for daily use, the boot animation has been fix, auto login for live session now work with 10 seconds auto load for the user “luninux”, internet connection, and many drivers have been added, more stable software selection, as always the installer is in the “Examples” folder on the desktop and the sideshow has been partially updated. Please download this release a soon as possible, I ensure you that you will love it. Download 12.10 Beta 2 from the Unstable page or use links below LuninuXOS-12.10-Desktop-amd64-Beta-2.iso (amd64 md5) | LuninuXOS-12.10-Desktop-i386-Beta-2.iso (i386 md5)
There is now a fully installed functional wiki page at luninuxos.com/wiki as part of the effort to better help users with LuninuX OS. There has been less and less support since the project started but this is simply due to the “one man” operation. There is other task one has to take care of in order to accomplish his/her dreams. I understand sometimes things don’t always work like we expect it to work but I am will to contribute a little more time in this project in regards to the maintenance of information, I hope there will be more help as the project grows. Thanks to all the people who took their time and used their hardware to test this software.
A new page has been added under the Download page, it will host the Alpha and Beta release of the project. The Unstable currently has all the testing release but only the current once are link correctly… the old links will be updated soon.
As many may know long term support maintenance updates will be provided for Ubuntu 12.04 for five years, through April 2017. This means LuninuX OS 12.00 will have great updates for the next few years. Codenamed “Purple Possum”, 12.00 is base on Ubuntu’s 12.04 LTS with the latest software upgrade and modifications; this realese have great improventment in beauty, speed, responsivness and reliability. You will get great support for software and hardware in the future as-well. While it was a demanding task, all the feedbacks and recommendations the was gain through the release of Beta 1 and Beta 2 help Luninux OS 12.00 LTS get better – it will meet more of your needs and essentials than before. Here a a few of the software included in this release, Chromium, Emerillon, Liferea, Pinta, please visit the download page to get the current release. As an option you can purchase a USB/DVD copy of this release on the download page, it will help lower the expenses the project has accumulate thus far. Thank you and enjoy!
So far the current build of LuninuX OS 12.00 Beta 2 seems very responsive and less resource demanding, take a look at this video of it in VitualBox with 496MB of RAM and 248MB SWAP. Plans have been made to release Beta 2 May 18, 2012.
While the anticipated release date for LuninuX OS Stable 11.11; was not until the 28 of December 2011, there’s good news. Download LuninuX OS Open Octopus today, 26 of December 2011 as a late Christmas gift, here are the MD5 sum for the ISO and the links; the 64 bit version is here LuninuXOS-11.11-Desktop-amd64.iso with the sum of 36e962219cc09b642e5ef6c40bea26d7 and the 32 bit version is here LuninuXOS-11.11-Desktop-i386.iso with the sum of 5098ad0c7f7593854d4e5a46b3a7897b, the files size for the 64 bit is around 1.6GB and 1.4GB for the 32 bit. Some key features include Gnome Shell, and Ubuntu Unity, Linux Kernel 3.0, Redesigned Theme, Cleaner Bootloader, Gloobus Preview, Activity Journal, Blender, Comix, MyPaint, Pidgin, Vidalia, XChat, Windows Wireless Driver (ndiswrapper), OpenShot Video Editor, Stellarium, Bluefish Editor, Thunderbird, Firefox, Etc. This release is very responsive and smooth weather in Unity or Gnome Shell, and all the plugins installed by default; so you are ready to browser the web with all the latest content.