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Chitwanix OS 1.5 Uses a Modified Cinnamon 2.0 Desktop Environment

Chitwanix OS, an Ubuntu-based operating system developed by a group of Linux users from Nepal that uses its very own graphical desktop environment forked from Cinnamon, has reached version 1.5 and it is now available for download.

Chitwanix OS 1.5

Chitwanix OS 1.5 is the second major release of the operating system and comes after almost a year of development. It is dubbed “Khukuri” and introduces important features and software updates, as well as bugfixes.
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Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” V2, Get Second Release with Major Fixes

Clement Lefebvre, the leader of the Linux Mint project, has announced that ISO images for the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” have been updated and marked as “v2”.

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon

Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” was released only a month ago, but in all that time some important issues have been fixed by the developers. In order to make the life of the users a little bit easier, the Linux mint devs have decided to regenerate the ISO images with the new fixes.
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Ubuntu MATE Remix Is Making Good Progress, Now Runs in Virtualbox

A new Ubuntu with MATE as the default desktop environment is in the making for a few weeks and it looks that the developers are making good progress.

Ubuntu MATE Remix

Ubuntu has quite a few flavors under its belt, but there are still a few ones missing, like MATE for example. A few developers, including one from Canonical, are working to make Ubuntu MATE Remix a reality and so far they have done a great job.
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Zorin OS 9 RC Is Now the Perfect Replacement for Windows 7 and Windows XP

Zorin OS 9 RC, an Ubuntu-based operating system aimed at Windows users who are switching over to Linux, has been released and is now available for testing.

Zorin OS 9 RC desktop

There are quite a few Linux distributions that take direct aim at the Windows users, but not all of them are as appreciated as Zorin OS. The developers have managed to release a fresh take on the old desktop paradigm used by Windows. It somewhat resembles that well-known interface, but it manages to also feel new.
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Ubuntu MATE Flavor Could Arrive Soon, Prototype Looks Great Already

The Ubuntu distribution features numerous flavors, like KDE, Xfce, and LXDE, but not all the major desktop environments are used. It looks like a new one is brewing, based on MATE.
Ubuntu 14.04 MATE                                                Ubuntu 14.04 MATE

Ever since the introduction of Unity, some of the Ubuntu users have been pining after GNOME 2, the desktop environment in use until Ubuntu 11.04 arrives. It looks like it had a lot of fans and a part of the Linux community is still hoping that the good days will return.

It turns out that the GNOME 2 fans might be in luck. Martin Wimpress, a MATE Desktop team member, took it upon himself to make an Ubuntu prototype featuring MATE, which greatly resembles the old style used by Canonical until 2011.
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Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” MATE released!

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Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components. It also adds a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration tools, and a web-based package installation interface. Linux Mint is compatible with Ubuntu software repositories.
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HP might launch Slatebook 14, a full-fledged Android laptop

A video of the notebook, released by HP, was spotted online earlier. HP immediately removed the video.
HP might launch Slatebook 14, a full-fledged Android laptop

HP might soon launch an Android-powered Slatebook 14 as the video of the upcoming notebook leaked online. The video has been deleted now. HP hasn’t announced any further details regarding the upcoming notebook such as its release date or pricing. Continue reading HP might launch Slatebook 14, a full-fledged Android laptop

Cent-OS

Launched in laCentOSte 2003, CentOS is a community project with the goals of rebuilding the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) into an installable Linux distribution and to provide timely security updates for all included software packages. To put in more bluntly, CentOS is a RHEL clone. The only technical difference between the two distributions is branding – CentOS replaces all Red Hat trademarks and logos with its own. But the connection between RHEL and CentOS is not immediately visible on the CentOS web site; due to trademark laws, Red Hat is referred to as a “Prominent North American Enterprise Linux Vendor”, instead of its proper name. Nevertheless, the relations between Red Hat and CentOS remain amicable and many CentOS developers are in active contact with Red Hat engineers. Continue reading Cent-OS

UBUNTU

The launch of UbuntuUbuntu was first announced in September 2004. Although a relative newcomer to the Linux distribution scene, the project took off like no other before, with its mailing lists soon filled in with discussions by eager users and enthusiastic developers. In the few years that followed, Ubuntu has grown to become the most popular desktop Linux distribution and has greatly contributed towards developing an easy-to-use and free desktop operating system that can compete well with any proprietary ones available on the market. Continue reading UBUNTU