Linux distro updates: Mint 13, Pinguy 12.04, Fedora 17

If you’re looking for a new operating system to try out you don’t have to wait for Windows 8. Some of the most popular Linux-based operating systems have recently received major updates… or are due to be updated soon. Last month Canonical released Ubuntu 12.04, which is kind of a big deal because Ubuntu is […]

Mandriva 2011 Linux due in August, release candidate available now

While some popular Linux distributions such as Ubuntu put out a major update every six months, the folks behind Mandriva Linux take their time — with major updates scheduled every year or so. The next full version of Mandriva isn’t due out until August 29th, but last week the developers unveiled the first release candidate […]

Netbook OS news roundup: Chrome, OpenSUSE, Mandriva, Jolicloud

It’s been a busy few days on the netbook operating system front. While the vast majority of netbooks still ship with Windows, Google is about to launch a competing operating system, and the company might just have the name recognition and industry pull to make a serious dent in Microsoft’s market share. And while few […]

Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring RC2 is even more netbook friendly

Mandriva was one of the first Linux distributions to attempt to build support for netbook hardware into the standard operating system. Instead of downloading and installing a custom version of Mandriva for an Eee PC, for example, for the past year you’ve been able to install the standard version of Mandriva Linux on Eee PC […]