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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The antiX homepage says that it is designed to be fast, lightweight and easy to install.
Based on Debian's testing branch, antiX is truly one of those distributions designed to run on older machines.
The homepage states that it will comfortably work on a Pentium PII computer with 64 megabytes of RAM.
There are 3 versions of antiX available varying in size from 690 megabytes down to a core version weighing in at just 135 megabytes. Last but not least antiX is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
My hopes were high, and if you go back and read some of my posts during that time it shows in the way I wrote about it. Then there were rumours that there might be a KDE version of LMDE, and I thought that would be Nirvana for sure.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has just announced a few minutes ago, December 8, that the fourth maintenance release of the Linux kernel 3.12 is now available for download.
Clement Lefebvre has announced earlier today, December 8, that the Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Linux Mint 16 KDE Edition operating system is available for download and testing.
Although Fedora 19 and Korora 19 are genetically identical, we admit it's a little unfair to pit these distros against each other. Fedora is more than an OS: it's an ecosystem and caters to a wide spectrum of users. On the other hand, Korora is just one branch of that ecosystem that has been pruned and cultivated to serve one section of Fedora users: the everyday desktop user.
Project Neon, the daily builds of KDE Frameworks 5 and KDE Plasma 2 for Kubuntu, has started releasing ISO images for testing. These are very early previews of the next generation of KDE Software. It is strongly recommended not be installed on a production machine but can be tested as live images or installed into a VirtualBox or other VM.
Most folks either love or hate Chromebooks but in spite of what you might think they make good gifts for the holidays. They are all nice laptops that with the exception of one, are some of the cheapest notebooks around.
The Inforce IFC6410 contains a 1.7Ghz quad core Krait Snapdragon 600 CPU with 2GB of RAM, wifi-n, Bluetooth 4, a SATA port and 4GB of flash on board. The Snapdragon 600 chip is very similar to the chip found at the heart of the 2013 Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus 4. So another way to look at the IFC6410 is as a current generation Android device without a battery and screen but with gigabit ethernet and SATA.
As of yesterday there's now mainline support for using Google's VP9 video codec within the Firefox web-browser.
The Calligra team is proud and pleased to announce the first beta release of version 2.8 of the Calligra Suite for testing! The team will now focus on fixing remaining bugs. Let’s make sure the final release of 2.8, expected by the end of January is as stable as possible by giving the current beta a good testing!
I first heard about Bill Reynolds (AKA "Texstar") when I was using Mandrake Linux 7 (later called "Mandriva") many years ago. Back then, Texstar was putting together updated KDE releases for Mandrake Linux, as Mandrake would only typically update their KDE release once or twice a year.
Mentor Graphics has updated its Mentor Embedded Sourcery CodeBench and Analyzer embedded development tools with faster performance and improved debugging.
Of course there are other independent derivatives of Ubuntu — ones that use Enlightenment, KDE, etc. Those too are needed to ensure diversity and suitability to more potential audiences.
How distributions which were largely forgotten some years ago are making a comeback and spawning new derivatives