Choice and options are the beauty of Linux, petals just keep on adding to Linux family. Almost every day we have a new distro to try, explore and play with it. 2012 has been a wonderful year to Linux world, out of so many distros released this year following are some promising distros of 2012:
Desktop like environments are getting increasingly dominated by mobile-like environments, but not solusOS. SolusOS can be used by beginners and is a fork of GNOME 3 but the look and feel has been kept of our beloved GNOME 2. In words of project team
It works out of the box with great support for all your modern day computing needs including word processing, audio/video playback and editing, file sharing, and more,
2. Linux Lite
Linux Lite is an Ubuntu-based linux distribution and is mainly targeted at new comers, a very good beginners distro. It was launched in October, the current version is 1.0.2. It is offering five years of support and comes with xfce 4.8.
Its code name is “Amethyst” and can be downloaded from sourceforge.
Cinnarch cant go unmentioned, project team says it is a distro that aims to provide
“a modern, elegant and powerful operating system based on one of the best Linux distributions out there, arch Linux, and featuring the popular Cinnamon desktop environment,”
It was first released in May but then it was officially declared beta in late November. Do give it a try- link.
4. Bedrock Linux
Bedrock Linux was created to make the most out of the best features of best Linux distros. Team says,
most of the (often seemingly mutually exclusive) benefits of various other Linux distributions available simultaneously and transparently,
To be precise,
“Bedrock Linux uniquely manipulates the filesytem and PATH to allow software from various other Linux distributions to coexist as though they were all from the same single, cohesive Linux distribution,”
“With Bedrock Linux, for example, one could have an RSS feed reader from Arch Linux’s AUR open a webpage in a Web browser from Ubuntu’s repos while both of them are running in an X11 server from Fedora.”
Qubes OS is a security-oriented linux distribution which was first launched in September. It is based on Fedora desktop. It is powered by X Window System can run most linux applications. Release 2 is under ‘construction’, it is supposed to support Windows AppVMs. Current vertsion can be downloaded from here.
These were few worth mentioning Linux Distros of 2012 according to us, yes we do have our comment section open.