Among the goals for the new 'KLyDE' desktop are a minimal footprint, simplified configuration, and a fast startup.
Don't let all the Live Tile bashing fool you. Windows 8 still dominates the OS competition in a dozen crucial aspects.
Innovation, quality, and growth are named as key motivators for using open source software.
This new update to the up-and-coming distro adds key beginner-friendly features.
The creators of Android originally dreamed it would be used to create a world of "smart cameras" that connected to PCs, a founder said, but it was reworked for mobile handsets as the smartphone market began to explode.
Plans are already afoot for a brand-new replacement for the distro, which was just updated last week.
A 'Lite' version of Fuduntu is among the brand-new features introduced this week.
Also available for testing is an updated version of the newly official Ubuntu GNOME remix.
Demand is especially high for developers with kernel know-how, says SUSE's Michael Miller.
If you're still using Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop, or Ubuntu 8.04 Server, it's time to upgrade.