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New Linux releases on the way
The next few days and weeks will be one of those interesting phases where a number of new Linux releases emerge over a short period. This gallery provides a brief overview of the ones I've been following:
- openSuSE 12.3
- Linux Mint Debian Edition 201303
- Debian 7.0 (Wheezy)
- Korora 18
- Mageia 3
- Ubuntu 13.04
I will be posting details about each of these when they are released — installation, configuration and contents. For now, here's a very brief look at what's on the way, and how the development cycle has been going.
openSuSE 12.3 KDE
I have been following the openSuSE 12.3 development since milestone 0, and it's been an interesting ride. It is currently available as RC2, with the final release scheduled for Wednesday 13 March. Compared to the development of 12.2 it has been very smooth, with steady progress, no major crises or resets, and more or less on schedule. RC2 even includes UEFI boot (including Secure Boot) compatibility, which took me by surprise. I have this installed on all of my laptops and netbooks, and it's working extremely well on all of them. As is usual with openSuSE, there are KDE and Gnome Live ISO images as well as a massive (4.7GB) DVD installer.
Linux Mint Debian Edition 201303 - Cinnamon
A new 'rollup' release of Linux Mint Debian Edition with Update Pack 6 included will soon be available. It is currently available as a Release Candidate (RC), in Cinnamon and MATE desktop versions. No formal release date has been announced, but as the RC has been out since about 20 February, it probably won't be long now.