Chapeau 21 Features

 

Main Features

  • Derived from Fedora 21 Workstation
  • Gnome 3.14 desktop environment
  • LibreOffice
  • Dropbox integration
  • PlayOnLinux & Wine
  • Media codecs & DVD playback support
  • Steam
  • VLC (replaces Totem)
  • Adobe Flash plugin support
  • Pharlap (proprietory driver helper application from the Korora project)
  • RPMFusion software sources preconfigured
  • Gnome Boxes
  • KVM virtualisation ready to go
  • Built-in support for 7zip & RAR archives
  • Broadcom chipset support

Audio

  • Rhythmbox
  • Gnome Music
  • Sound Recorder
  • Sound Converter
  • Sound Juicer
  • Free & non-free codecs

Video

  • VLC
  • Pitivi video editor
  • DVD playback support
  • Libbluray preinstalled
  • Free & non-free codecs

Productivity

  • Gnome Documents
  • LibreOffice
  • Gnome Weather
  • Gnome Maps
  • Gnome Dictionary
  • Empathy
  • evince document viewer

Photography

  • Shotwell
  • Darktable
  • GIMP

UI Enhancements

  • Tighter default font scaling factor, comparable with Mac OSX font scaling.
  • Additional backgrounds for the desktop & lock screen
  • ‘Caffeine’ Gnome extension toggles Gnome’s screensaver & power saving features with a single click or tap
  • MPRIS media player integration into Gnome 3
  • Bijiben note taking application (replacing Gnote)
  • ‘Log out’ option always available
  • Nautilus – ‘List view’ by default
  • Nautilus – ‘Send to’ context options enabled
  • Nautilus – ‘Open in terminal’ context option enabled
  • Nautilus – ‘Delete’ context option enabled
  • Nautilus – Clam’s ‘Scan for threats’ context option enabled for folders
  • GIMP – Single window mode enabled by default
  • Laptops & trackpads – ‘Tap-to-click’ enabled by default
  • Brasero – ‘File checksum’ & ‘Image checksum’ plugins disabled by default
  • Rhythmbox – Gapless playback enabled
  • Rhythmbox – Real-time library monitoring enabled
  • Shotwell – Default external editor is GIMP
  • Gnome Tweak Tool preinstalled
  • Gconf & Dconf editor tools preinstalled

System Tools

  • Gnome Software
  • Yumex
  • Gnome Backup
  • Gnome Disks
  • Gparted
  • Clam Antivirus (usable in a live session)
  • parted
  • screen
  • tmux
  • testdisk
  • chntpw
  • htop
  • iotop
  • iftop
  • powertop
  • stress
  • alsamixer
  • LiveUSB Creator
  • fedup
  • nrg2iso

Virtualisation

  • Qemu & KVM
  • Gnome Boxes
  • VirtualBox software source preconfigured.
    This allows a simple button-click install from the software browser if you like to use VirtualBox.
    Virtualbox is not preinstalled however as KVM is better & faster!

Core

Core packages to ease the installation of new kernel modules;

  • kernel-devel
  • kernel-headers
  • gcc
  • dkms
  • akmod

Changed from Chapeau 20

Compared to Chapeau 20 the following has changed in Chapeau 21.

  • Default video editor is now Pitivi
  • New additional Chapeau wallpapers
  • Gnome’s default font scaling factor has been reduced from 0.9 to 0.8
  • Gnome Desktop Folders: Thanks to new Gnome schemas available since Gnome 3.12 some new application group customisations have been applied to Gnome in Chapeau 21. Now office applications & games as well as additional utilities & the Wine packages are now grouped automatically on Chapeau’s Gnome desktop. New installations that fall into these categories will be automatically grouped into these categories, including games installed from Steam.
  • More packaging: Most of Chapeau’s customisations were baked into Chapeau’s filesystem image with the early 20 releases. With Chapeau 21 most of Chapeau’s customisations are rpm packaged.
  • The Garmin Connect for Linux web browser plugin is no longer preinstalled on Chapeau 21, unfortunately it seems the developer is having issues with Garmin’s lack of interest and changing API & browsers now beginning to deprecate NPAPI.
    If you’re still interested in the Garmin plugin for Linux head over to the project’s website at www.andreas-diesner.de/garminplugin
  • Ufraw is no longer preinstalled on Chapeau 21, Darktable is excellent for non-destructive editing of RAW files as well as processed images so there’s not much reason to have Ufraw included on the live image.