Hot off the press, we are welcomed with a new version of Linux Mint codenamed Nadia. This released is based on Ubuntu 12.10 and comes with Cinnamon 1.6 desktop environment and features significant upgrades in the GUI alone since version 13.
As always Linux Mint is available in both 32 bit and 64 bit and comes in the form of a Live Media CD which can be installed if you enjoy Linux Mint Read more
Xubuntu is the lighter weight brother of the ever popular Ubuntu family of Linux distributions. At the forefront, XFCE is the desktop environment of choice and it removes all the bells and whistles that we currently see in the star of the show, Ubuntu. It’s not just focused on older systems but those who want a great looking desktop and don’t need the extras.
SolusOS is a lightweight distribution which uses Gnome 2 as its desktop interface and it is geared towards novice Linux users or those who do not need a heavy distribution.
Coming off the heels of an impressive first release earlier this year, we are back with an updated version of this distribution. The main focus is still the same but it now has some updated offerings. Read more
When it comes to unique lightweight distributions, there is no other distribution out there that is as unique as Bodhi Linux. Based on Ubuntu and using the extremely lightweight E17 desktop it can bring a lot of life to an older machine or you can have a speedy Linux distribution on a new machine.
Bodhi Linux is an installable live distribution that is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems which is based on the stable Linux 3.2 kernel, and uses PCManFM file manager. Read more