Saturday, May 19, 2012

Helal Linux 3.0 is Here!


Today,  after 7 months of continuous work,helal linux team is pleased to announce the launch of Helal Linux 3.0 final, which comes with numerous features :
  • Gnome 3.4 , gnome shell 3.4 gnome classic 3.4
  • Helal control center with many features like some fixes here and there, it is now available in both English and Arabic, new Options like Customizing 'Cinnamon',cleaning some things that were not working before.
  • Helal Software Center which is based on LSC,it has splash image, and it is Translated to Arabic (there is many languages).
  •  gnome shell is fully Customized with a brand new great look.
  • flash,codecs java,arabic fonts,gnome-tweak tool, ubuntu tweak, boot repair, grub Customizer and many tools to Customize the system easily.
  • Chmviewkit to view Chm files.
  • the start page for the distro have been fully redesigned ,adding support for both Arabic and English (it will change automatically as your system language)
  • many ubuntu apps have been removed;ubuntu software center,totem,docs,rhythmbox,and others.
  • the system is configured to use tor ,all what you have to do is to change system proxy from Network settings to manual then enter in: 'Socks5: , port: 9050' and apps like firefox,chrome will use tor.
  • many fixes for many bugs in ubuntu, Nvidia-Optimus is now supported in Helal using Bumblebee( it is not installed by default,but it is available in the repos in just one click.
  • many wifi drivers have been added, you can install Nvidia-ATi Vga drivers offline using Helal Control Center.
  • Compiz is Enabled on gnome-classic by default, and CCSM is installed.
  • many apps have been added in this release; like Gdebi,Synaptic package manager,ubuntu tweak,gnome tweak tool, os-uninstaller,boot repair , and much more.
  • Everything in the system is available in Arabic and English.
  • my English is bad, so there is a lot of things that i didn't, you just need to try it :)
there is a lot of apps in Helal linux 3.0 , you can see them all from here.

here is the most important apps:
  • Linux kernel 3.2
  • Gnome 3.4
  • Libre Office
  • filezilla 3.5.3
  • Firefox 12.0
  • Thunderbird 12.0
  • Gimp 2.8
  • Helal Control Center
  • Helal Software Center
  • About Helal
  • aptoncd
  • aptitude
  • compiz
  • eog
  • Subtitle Editor
  • Recordmydesktop
  • wallch
  • Chmviewkit
  • goldendict
  • Gdebi
  • Gparted
  • Bleachbit
  • Wine 1.4
  • Monajat applet
  • Hijra applet
  • Thwab
  • Othman-quran
  • arabeyes-fonts
  • remastersys
  • boot up manager
  • system jobs
  • virtualbox
  • gnome-shell extensions
  • gnome-tweak-tool
  • Grub Customizer
  • nautilus-open-terminal
  • nautilus-dropbox
  • nautilus-sendto
  • os-uninstaller
  • p7zip
  • pidgin
  • flash,java,codecs
  • pinta 1.1-1
  • boot-repair
  • Skype
  • qemu
  • Synaptic
  • teeworlds
  • Ubuntu Tweak
  • Uget
  • docky
  • UNetbootin
  • bluefish
  • Curlow
  • tor
  • VirtualGL
  • Vidalia
  • Virtaal
  • Wicd
  • WiFi Radar
  • Zukini theme pack
  • zukitwo-dark-gtk-theme
  • zukitwo-gtk-theme

You can download Helal linux 3.0 from here, and here is a torrent.
  02f8d64040646f3a7c2aa3272982e65e helalinux3-0.iso

known problems:
 - just when you choose a language during installation, it will not appear to you after installation neither that the Arabic language will be installed, and this is not a problem because you can easily install the language you want from system settings<language support< then install what you want :)

by the way: "Helal" word means "Crescent" in English, it is translated literati from Arabic to English.. 



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  2. so great job

    the distribution is so stable and better than Ubuntu


  3. you are welcome guys! nice to make some useful things to you :)

  4. شكرا على هده التوزيعة و على المجهود المبدول جزاك الله خيرا اخي الكريم و واصل بالتوفيق ان شاء الله.

  5. ماشاء الله
    بارك الله فيكم إخوتي في الله
    فعلاً توزيعة تستحق الشكر