With its extremely long release cycle (this one took two years), Debian 6.0 Squeeze was rolled out on February 6th, amidst jokes like, “See you in 12 months’ time,” and “So they finally…
After pitting the three against each other what followed was the battle of the century, as each distro pulled off one unique trick after another to stay on top of the game.
The current releases have done away with the idea of showcasing the games factor and concentrate on giving an out-of-the box desktop experience.
The latest Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala gets reviewed, along with the GNOME 2.28 desktop environment.
The latest version of the oldest surviving GNU/Linux distro comes with updates galore, including a KDE4 desktop and ext4 filesystem. It perhaps even has everything for a geek. However, whether it makes the cut for a typical desktop user is the real question.
While everyone else seems to be in a race for the latest and the greatest, CentOS 5.3 still bundles pretty old and tested software. Well, this is not your typical desktop OS; besides, the stability makes it a must-have for your server deployments.
The recently released Fedora 11 packs in a lot of cutting-edge features. The question is: will these put Fedora back in the desktop race?
Inspired by CRUX and started in March 2002 by Judd Vinet, the Arch Linux project might have been a late entrant into the world of distros. But within a short span of time, it has gained lots of fans, users and contributors. Arch Linux, according to its website, is a minimalist distribution aimed at intermediate Linux users who are not afraid of the command line.
A face off between Mandriva Linux 2009.1 Spring and the release candidate of Windows 7.