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.
Google's Android developer site now reports a jump of almost nine percentage points for Jelly Bean devices from 16.5 percent of all Android users in early March to 25 percent in early April.
The decline in usage share of Windows XP, which is slated for retirement in 53 weeks, has slowed significantly, hinting that millions of its users will hold onto the operating system much longer than some, including Microsoft, expect.
The new GNOME Classic desktop combines GNOME 3 technology with numerous popular GNOME 2 features.
Eighty percent of organizations plan to increase their use of Linux servers, but only 20 percent plan to purchase Windows servers over the next five years.
The technology implemented in Windows 8 hardware is an 'obstruction mechanism,' the Spanish group charges.
Users of Canonical's Long Term Support (LTS) releases will remain unaffected.