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Meet Ubuntu Linux 12.10 'Quantal Quetzal': Pictures

Canonical's popular Linux operating system recently got a major update. Here's a brief tour of what you'll find inside this free and open source Windows alternative.

Ubuntu Linux 13.04 hits alpha, but details are under wraps

Only Edubuntu and Kubuntu users get true alpha releases in this development cycle.

ZevenOS 5.0: a lightweight Linux with a multimedia twist

Based on Xubuntu, this newly updated distro adds a hint of BeOS to the Xfce desktop.

Splashtop comes to Ubuntu Linux with a speedy remote desktop option

Linux users could see as much as a 10x performance boost over traditional VNC solutions, Splashtop says.

Two key features star in the new Fedora 18 beta

A newly rewritten installer aims to make life easier for novice Linux users.

With 'Cinnarch,' Arch Linux gets a sprinkle of Cinnamon

Now in beta form, this new distro combines Linux Mint's traditionally flavored desktop with the popular rolling release distribution.

GNOME: The traditional Linux desktop is coming back

A new 'classic mode' will soon re-create the old GNOME 2's popular look and feel.

Seven fresh reasons to try Linux Mint 14 'Nadia'

Based on the new Ubuntu 12.10, this user-friendly operating system packs numerous updates, fixes, and new features.

Delays beset the Linux Foundation's Secure Boot workaround

'We’re still waiting for Microsoft' to provide a validly signed pre-bootloader, the nonprofit consortium says.

Calling all Linux Mint fans: There's a new online store to check out

Thanks to a new partnership with ThinkPenguin, several PCs are now available with Mint preloaded.

A Halloween treat for Linux and Mac users: CrossOver is free today

Now available with 12 months of support, this software lets Windows apps run on other platforms.

Ubuntu Linux's Amazon integration gets a thumbs-down from the EFF

Online search results should be disabled by default, the advocacy group says.

Goodbye and farewell to Ubuntu Linux 11.04 'Natty Narwhal'

This paradigm-changing version of Canonical's popular Linux distro has now reached end of life.