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.
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.
Ubuntu 9.04 lives up to its promise of bringing in up-to-date FOSS offerings.
SimplyMEPIS, just like PCLinuxOS, once had an edge over the mainstream distros, thanks to its being geared towards desktop and ease-of-use factors. Does it still hold that edge? We take a look at the latest version 8 and find out.
Dreamlinux 3.5: Debian’s goodness, with a revamped user interface and out-of-the-box multimedia support.
What do you expect from a perfect desktop operating system? Things to work out-of-the-box, I suppose. Well, Pardus 2008.2 works like a charm!
…but is that enough? PCLinuxOS 2009.1 has finally been released after a wait of almost two years. We take a look at how the new version of this former Distrowatch topper fares.