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After three years, Slax Linux is reborn with version 7.0

Based on Slackware, this tiny, 210 MB distro offers a GUI and a variety of preinstalled apps.

Linux 3.8 will drop support for Intel 386 chips

Released on Monday, meanwhile, version 3.7 steps up the kernel's ARM support.

Coming in Ubuntu Linux 13.04: instant purchases from the desktop

Online search results will also expand beyond Amazon with commercial content from more retailers.

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.

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Stallman slams Ubuntu, calls Amazon integration 'spyware'

The activist and free software guru hammered Ubuntu 12.10 'Quantal Quetzal' for its integrated Amazon search results.

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.

Ekiga 4.0 offers a fresh, open source Skype alternative

A brand-new user interface tops the list of major new features in this latest release.

The 'true Linux' PengPod line will ship in January

Following a successful crowdfunding effort, two tablets and one mini PC are now available for preorder.

Dell's 'Sputnik' Ubuntu Linux ultrabook: First in a new line?

Testers are asking for a 'big brother version' of the company's new 'XPS 13, Developer Edition,' Dell says.