Linux News Today: Pinguy OS 14.04.4 Is Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.13.0-79, Drops Closed Repos
The Pinguy development team has revealed that their latest Pinguy OS 14.04.4 point release has arrived and is now ready for download.
Pinguy OS is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, and the developers are only using the LTS version of the Canonical-built operating system. Since Canonical released their latest point release, Ubuntu 14.04.4, two weeks ago, it’s now time to upgrade Pinguy OS as well.
It’s interesting to see just how fast the Pinguy OS developers have moved after the launch of Ubuntu 14.04.4, especially since they have made some changes of their own. Canonical was a little bit late, and the debut of their point release was delayed, but that shouldn’t be a problem.
Pinguy OS 14.04.4 now ready for download
Pinguy OS is built by the same people who are also making Pinguy Builder, an amazing tool that can be used to build your own distro from the version that you have installed. It’s not all that well known, and the devs have been considering to drop it.
According to the changelog, HandBrake has been updated to version 0.10 to take advantage of the H.265 codec, the Linux Kernel has been updated to version 3.13.0-79, and the closed repos have been removed from the source list.
The Ubuntu 14.04.4 release has quite a few fixes, so it’s really worth an update. The system is still supported until 2019.
“The whole point of PinguyOS is to be as simple and straight forward to use as possible. After all, most users don’t want to spend hours tweaking and configuring a machine just to get it to work; most people want it to ‘just work’ – that’s where PinguyOS comes in,” reads the official website.
A complete list of changes and improvements can be found in the official announcement. You can download Pinguy OS 14.04.4 right now from Softpedia, and you can either install it or run it in a VM.