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Ubuntu 5.10 Colony 2

The second developer snapshot, Colony 2, for the upcoming Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) has now been released. In our initial testing, we found it to be plagued with relatively major bugs, however it included GCC 4.0.0, GNOME 2.11.1, Linux 2.6.12.2 kernel, and ALSA 1.0.9. Breezy Badger still appears to be a promising Ubuntu milestone for Linux users; if the developers can manage to work out all of flaws in time for the October 2005 release. Here are some screenshots to see the status of Breezy Badger.
4 July 2005

Red Hat Fedora Core 4

RedHat Fedora users around the world can finally celebrate that FedoraCore4 has finally been released; after a few unexpected delays. The reason for this last one-week delay was reportedly due to some "legal reasons" with the new FC4 codename (Stentz). Some of the major updates in FC4 include GNOME 2.10, KDE 3.4, GCC 4.0, and even Xen. If you simply can't withstand the wait for your download to finish, or you happen to be a screenshot junky, feel free to look at our FC4 final screenshots.
14 June 2005

MEPIS SimplyMEPIS 3.3.1

Every day a number of different Linux distributions premiere or are simply updated. With many of these releases being relatively similar to each other and not offering any major advancements, a portion of them go un-heard. MEPIS has recently released SimplyMEPIS 3.3.1 which is the focus of these screenshots today. Updates include Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0, improved USB support, and a Debian pool package update.
21 May 2005

Big Linux 2.1 (3D)

Ever since Microsoft had released information regarding Avalon with its 3D support, the graphics subsystem that is going to be used by the Longhorn, more enthusiasts have been after 3D desktops. Project Looking Glass (LG3D), a 3D windowing and visualization project devised by the developers at Sun Microsystems and community supporters, was what had caught our attention (due to the Linux support) regarding the future of computer desktops. As stated by the LG3D project page, its intention is to break the boundaries of the "2D-ness" for current generation desktop environments and the way desktops evolve. On May 13, 2005, Big Linux, a relatively un-heard of Portuguese based Linux distribution, released its new version, 2.1. This is the FIRST Linux distribution to offer out-of-the-box 3D Desktop capabilities in both GNOME and KDE. At Phoronix, we have pictures to display our findings, keep in mind, we found this release to be INCREDIBLY slow and extremely buggy (even limiting the potential of these screenshots).
17 May 2005

Knoppix 3.8.2

Of all the active Linux distributions, one of our favorite LiveCD distributions for general usage has been Knoppix. This Debian based distribution has been around for quite a while and has proved to be a success for not only system recovery but also all sorts of other operations. Here at Phoronix we have documented our findings in screenshots for the newly released Knoppix 3.8.2. Some of the new key features in this update includes the revival of MadWifi (802.11 drivers for Atheros cards), 2.6.11 kernel update, and a new knoppix-installer.
14 May 2005

Linspire Five-0 (5.0.59)

At Phoronix, we are constantly asked "What Linux distro do you prefer, and why?" As any frequent visitor probably realizes, most of our testbeds are loaded with Red Hat's Fedora as that what we had settled for after several months of testing different distributions such as Slackware, SuSE, Mandrake, MEPIS, Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, and the list goes on. Surprisingly enough, one of the distributions we never tried was Linspire, formerly known as Lindows, which is said to be "The Worlds Easiest Desktop Linux." Today, we will be trying Linspire's latest release, Linspire Five-0.
25 March 2005

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