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Saturday, August 03, 2013 Linux is getting increasingly popular with every passing day. Free and open source operating systems, which are based on the open source Linux kernel, offer you an engaging opportunity to take control of your PC and infuse new life into your old hardware. We take a look at the top Linux distros of 2013. Have your pick and let us know which is your favourite.

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Ubuntu 13.04

Ubuntu 13.04 version is the recent release of Canonical's Ubuntu OS, that provides predominantly superficial changes. Ubuntu is considered as the most popular flavour of Linux, which is designed to be simple for beginners. It’s easy to install and features a full suite of applications along with a characteristic Unity interface that puts your applications exactly at the side of the screen. The company releases a new version of Ubuntu every six months, and every two years we see a long-term support (LTS) edition, which gets free support and updates for five years.

As reported earlier, Ubuntu 13.04 is said to be the last desktop-only version, as from here onwards the versions will be integrated with Canonical's Ubuntu Touch, which is the mobile version of Ubuntu. "A lot of the new features come from the strategic drive to have a converged client,” Jane Silber, CEO, Canonical was quoted as saying.

Ubuntu desktop might be familiar with the 13.04 version's capability, which promises faster response time and a reduced memory footprint, that basically caters to the system transition from desktop to mobile devices. Sibler has also assured that "vast improvements" in terms of memory consumed, power management and boot speed - “all of which are driven primarily from the work in our phone and tablet push, but clearly benefit desktop users as well.”

Besides the hardware front, changes have been done to the menu systems, which makes it easier to set airplane modes, manage Wi-Fi and shut down, while the Dash navigation system now includes search option for apps. Canonical will also offers its MIR display server to developers, that helps them to start working across phones, tablets and laptops. "That's something that won't be default in 13.04, but it's part of the revamp as we move to the converged stack, and we do expect it to be the default in 13.10, in October," she added in the report.

Linux Mint 15

The fundamental code of Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, which supports the similar range of applications and devices. Mint features more pre-installed applications and components and the idea is to make a Linux OS that's completely functional. Interface is the primary difference between Mint and Ubuntu. Mint gives you an option to choose from two desktop managers, and whichever you go with your experience is similar to Windows.If you like to keep things stable, Mint is a safe bet for you!

As reported earlier, Linux Mint 15 includes a custom, control centre application and a new screensaver tool, which has been written by the contributors of the Linux Mint. The screensaver enables user to leave messages on their locked screens when they are away from the system.

Linux Mint 15 is available with Cinnamon 1.8 version and MATE desktop which has been derived from GNOME 2 version 1.6 that offers enhanced theming support for GTK3 applications. The latest version has been created upon Linux kernel 3.8 and includes Mesa 3D 9.1 version also.

Images for Linux Mint 15 RC have been released with Cinnamon and MATE desktops for both 32- and 64-bit systems with or without media codecs for specific countries. The version can be downloaded from the project site and the ISOs are sized at around 1 GB, hence user would be well served to save it first.

Fedora

Fedora employs a peculiar desktop interface that gives an indication of open space. Fedora hides the application launcher and search interface by default, which appear only when you take your mouse to the corner of the screen, or click on a discreet icon. The interface offers neat working space and enables you to concentrate on your work. It’s simple to install the applications that you need on Fedora. In general, Fedora is an handy distribution for you if you want to keep things minimal. The latest version of Fedora is Fedora 19.

As reported earlier, The latest version first made its appearance in May end, giving a sneak peek into the world of Fedora 19. Coming to the feature list, it is an impressive one with new Federated VoIP, high-availability features, advanced firewall security and the latest PHP 5.5 stack.

Now that Fedora 19 has been released, developers will now focus on the development of Fedora 20. Robyn Bergeron, Fedora project leader told ServerWatch in an exclusive what the future holds and how it will soon Flock forward. Wondering what flock is? Well, it is one of the ways that the project will evolve by a new organizing conference called Flock. Flock will replace the former FUDcon (Fedora Users and Developers) conference, the report adds.

Reportedly, the Flock event will be unique in its manner in the progress of Fedora and will be somewhat similar to how the OpenStack Design Summits operate. It could be present in Fedora 20 release cycle too. Bergeron added, "We're hoping to come out of this with a good solid plan for the next six months to one year of work.” Bergeron also said, “From a Fedora Project standpoint, improving some of the inner parts of the Fedora infrastructure and project could well be on the table. How can we make the sausage better rather than just improve the sausage ingredients?" Bergeron said.





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