18 Mar 2016

Linux Distro to Try: Antergos

“The purpose of Antergos is to provide a modern, elegant, and powerful operating system based on one of the best Linux distributions available, Arch Linux. Users need not be Linux experts nor developers in order to use Antergos. From long-time Linux users to Linux users of only a few months, Antergos is for everyone.” – Antergos.com

Let’s take a quick look into what’s fueling Antergos.

 

  • Type: Linux
  • Based on: Arch Linux
  • Origin: Spain
  • Architecture: i686, x86_64
  • Desktop: Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, MATE, Openbox, Xfce

Antergos is installed using a graphic installer, which makes installing the Arch based distro much easier.

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Picture of Antergos graphical installer

Antergos is an Arch based distribution from Spain. Antergos was first going by the name Cinnarch because in it early stages, combined the Cinnamon desktop with Arch Linux.

The main priority of Antergos is to provide it’s users an easy and clean installation of Arch, which can be widely said for the popular distribution Manjaro as well.

Antergos offers six desktop choices for users to choose from, Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, MATE, Openbox and Xfce. You can see the menu for choosing your desktop in the picture below:

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Arch Linux distros are known widely for their intense user installations and challenging software management processes. Without at least a little experience operating and maintaining an Arch distro, Antergos may seem confusing to any new user.

A helping hand in this may be Antergos rolling releases, meaning as soon as updates and new software is available it comes rolling in to be installed on the operating system. Although many of the packages are updating that you really do not use.

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Antergos Cinnamon desktop preview

There’s reports of Antergos working on a software center for the operating system. This video was posted by Antergos back in September 2015.

 

To install Antergos and to find out more, please visit the official website: www.Antergos.com

 

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17 Mar 2016

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Beta available April 21, 2016

In the latest newsletter from Ubuntu’s Kernel Developers team, Ubuntu 16.04, codenamed “Xenial Xerus” is set to be released. It is the 6th long term support release of the open source operating system Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus will include the Unity 7 desktop, Linux Kernel 4.4, as well as a bunch of updated applications.

Xenial Xerus is set to be backed by five years of on-going updates, bug fixes, security patches as well as hardware enhancements.

The Ubuntu release dates are set as the following:

  • Alpha 1 – December 31st
  • Alpha 2 – January 28th
  • Feature Freeze — February 18th
  • Beta 1 – February 25th
  • UI Freeze — March 10th
  • Final Beta – March 24th
  • Kernel Freeze — April 7th
  • Release Candidate – April 14th

All of which are leading up to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS final release on April 21st.

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