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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.

VALO-CD serves a smorgasbord of open source Windows apps

This single-CD collection makes it easy to try open source software's best in class.

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.

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.

10 reasons to choose Ubuntu 12.10 over Windows 8

Canonical has touted its new OS as a good way to 'avoid the pain of Windows 8.' Here's why you should take up the challenge.

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.