September 03, 2006 -- Hitting the burner this week is Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) Knot 2. Some of the changes beyond Ubuntu Edgy Eft Knot 1 is X.Org 7.1.1, GNOME 2.16.0 RC1, new boot splash screen, F-Spot, Firefox 2.0 Bon Echo, and much more. As usual we have provided a few visuals from this Ubuntu development release.
August 31, 2006 -- Sabayon Linux, a rather unique distribution based upon Gentoo, has come out recently with the the second release candidate in the 3.0 branch both with DVD and CD versions. The mini edition uses a single LiveCD and comes with a wealth of Linux desktop innovations. Of the features include WINE (0.9.19), Compiz, and more.
August 29, 2006 -- The first release candidate is out for SLAX version 5.1.8. New in SLAX 5.1.8 RC is better handling of booting from USB devices, ntfsmount for full support of writing to NTFS partitions, slaxsave.zip, and more. This latest LiveCD release weighs in at 195MB.
August 16, 2006 -- Hitting the burner this week is OpenSuSE 10.2 Alpha 3. This latest SuSE development release delivers the 2.6.18-RC4 kernel, KDE 3.5.4, GNOME 2.16 Beta, and new OpenSuSE branding in most areas. X.Org has also been updated to 7.1 in this latest release. Overall, this development copy for OpenSUSE 10.2 (due out later this year) is shaping up quite well.
August 07, 2006 -- Fedora Core 6 Test 2 is now out after a Xen delay late last month. Among the notable highlights in F6t2 include all packages are recompiled (built using Mock, packages also now have proper BuildRequires), ability to install from additional yum repositories during the Anaconda/KickStart installation, Java web applet from gcjwebplugin, new default font, package updates and upgrades, and Fedora Core 6 Extras.
August 05, 2006 -- Ark Linux 2006.1 is out, which ships with the newly-released KDE 3.5.4, and brings a host of other improvements to the distribution. X.Org has also been upgrades to 7.1.1 and AmaroK is at 1.4.1. Numerous bugs were also squashed in the LiveCD version of Ark Linux 2006.1. We have shots up at Phoronix today.
August 02, 2006 -- For your viewing pleasure today we have up some shots from the recently released Alixe v0.08c Standard edition. This distribution is built upon the SLAX LiveCD, but is oriented for French-speaking regions of Canada. Alixe v0.08c STD includes the 18.104.22.168 kernel, KDE v3.5.3, and all of the SLAX 5.1.7b KillBill packages. This French LiveCD weighs in at 250MB.
July 22, 2006 -- A new release of Berry Linux is out that contains a multitude of improvements, Phoronix has screenshots of this Japanese Fedora-based LiveCD.
July 27, 2006 -- After the success of Ubuntu Dapper Drake 6.06, Mark Shuttleworth's team is back a month later with the first development snapshot (now known as Knot 1) for the upcoming Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft. Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Knot 1 implements the latest GNOME 2.15 development build, and more. We took a look at this latest Ubuntu copy today at Phoronix.
July 17, 2006 -- The people behind Lindows, and now known as Linspire, have come out with a free community project they have called Freespire. Freespire Beta 1 Build 0.0.69 as they call it is the first operating system with the freedom of choice. Trying it out first hand at Phoronix, it certainly is NOT a GNU/Linux distribution to try if you have any level of computer literacy. It continues to almost be a clone of Linspire, and even bundles its CNR (Click n Run) software in there, as well as bundling proprietary codecs and drivers. For any enthusiast, this is a distribution we would recommend you steer clear of if you have any level of sanity.