Korora 24 & OpenMandriva 3.0 RC1 Released, Dell XPS 13

by Ostatic Staff - Jul. 20, 2016

Jim Dean today announced the release of Fedora-based Korora 24, following just one day after their EOL announcement for version 22. Kate Lebedeff announced the release of OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 RC1 today with Linux 4.6.4, Xorg 1.18.3, and KDE 5.6.5. Two reviews of the 2016 Dell XPS 13 landed today praising the newest Ubuntu laptop and Sandra Henry-Stocker continued celebrating Linux' 25th birthday with a fairly tough quiz.

Korora 24 was released today in 64-bit only and no KDE yet. Today's release features Linux 4.6.3, GCC 6.1.1, Xorg X Server 1.18.3, Firefox 47.0.1, LibreOffice 5.1.4, and GIMP 2.8.16. While no Plasma yet, users still have at least four other choices in Cinnamon 3.0, GNOME 3.20, MATE 1.14, and Xfce 4.12. As mentioned earlier, driver manager Pharlap has been discontinued. Dean stated that 32-bit use had decreased to the point the team decided to provide only 64-bit downloads. Downloads can be selected at The Korora Project.

The OpenMandriva team today announced that release candidate mentioned last night. That release was not updated so if you downloaded last night, that is the officially announced version. Today's release candidate brings universal installer Calamares and the return of the install and i586 images. OpenMandriva packages are compiled with LLVM/clang rather than GCC and is said to results in more responsive applications and desktop. This release brings KDE Plasma 5.6.5, Kernel 4.6.4, Xorg 1.18.3, and F2FS support. Be sure to check out all the screenshots in the announcement as well.  Downloads are at Sourceforge.

ComputerWorld.com today published a quiz by Sandra Henry-Stocker on Linux distributions. She offered an image and small note as clues and you're to name the distro. Some of them are a bit challenging but no peeking ahead at the answers.

In other news:

* Dell XPS 13 Review 1, Review 2

* LibreOffice developer interview: Winfried Donkers

* Jack Wallen on Snap vs Flatpak