Lubuntu 18.10 - now with LXQt

Lubuntu 18.10 - now with LXQtOn October 18th the Ubuntu distribution and related community projects released new versions. These new releases are short term releases, receiving just nine months of sup...

elementary OS 5.0 "Juno"

elementary OS 5.0 "Juno"elementary OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring a special desktop environment called Pantheon. The project's latest version, elementary OS 5.0, carries the code name "J...

Reborn OS 2018.09.09

Reborn OS 2018.09.09This month I spent some time digging through the waiting list and trimming projects that have not survived the harsh and demanding growing period of their first year of existence. ...

Hamara 2.1

Hamara 2.1One of the more recent additions to the DistroWatch database is Hamara, a Debian-based desktop distribution developed by an Indian company. The project's website reports that Hamara is devel...

Quirky 8.6

Quirky 8.6Quirky is an offshoot of Puppy Linux. The live distro is maintained by Barry Kauler, who until 2013 was the lead developer of Puppy. The main difference between Quirky and Puppy is that Quir...

Bodhi Linux 5.0.0

Bodhi Linux 5.0.0Bodhi Linux is a lightweight Ubuntu-based distribution featuring Moksha, an Enlightenment-based desktop environment. The latest version of Bodhi is based on Ubuntu 18.04 and i...

Linux Mint 3 Debian Edition (LMDE 3)

Linux Mint 3 Debian Edition (LMDE 3)The Linux Mint project maintains two branches. The main edition is based on Ubuntu LTS releases while the alternative branch is based on Debian Stable and is approp...

Netrunner 2018.08 Rolling editionNetrunner comes in a several different versions. There is a stable release, which is based on Debian; and a rolling release version based on Manjaro, which, in...

Redcore Linux 1806

Redcore Linux 1806Redcore Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution which ships with a live desktop environment, the Calamares system installer, and a pre-configured LXQt desktop. This makes it very straig...

Guix System Distribution 0.15.0 and ReactOS 0.4.9

Guix System Distribution 0.15.0 and ReactOS 0.4.9A few readers have asked me this month to talk about some less commonly discussed open source operating systems. With that in mind, I decided to review...