Top 3 Best Looking Linux Distro includes Linux Mint 15, Ubuntu 13.04 and Fedora 18. In this post I am going to present a quick features comparison of these best looking Linux available for free in the year 2013. previously I have written about Top 3 Lightweight Linux Distro for lightweight systems like old PC or Laptop. The look of any Linux Distro depends upon the desktop environment like GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment), KDE (K Desktop Environment) and other. It is totally depend upon user need and choice to choose among these environment. The Latest version of GNOME is 3.8 released on March 2013 includes a new “Classic mode” that restores a number of features such as an application menu, a places menu and a window switcher along the bottom of the screen, as extensions to the Shell.
Top 3 Best Looking Linux Distro
The Latest release from Linux Mint developers community is Linux Mint 15. Linux Mint 15 code name “Olivia” released on May 29, 2013. Mint 15 comes with MATE 1.6 and Cinnamon 1.8 offers a ton of new features, including a screensaver and a unified control center. The login screen can now be themed in HTML5 and two new tools, “Software Sources” and “Driver Manager”, make their first appearance in Linux Mint.
Linux Mint comes installed with a wide range of software that includes LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, XChat, Pidgin, Transmission and GIMP. Additional software that is not installed by default can be downloaded using the package manager. Linux Mint allows networking ports to be closed using its firewall, with customized port selection available. The default Linux Mint desktop environments, MATE and Cinnamon, support many languages.
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The latest from Ubuntu team is Ubuntu 13.04 code name “Raring Ringtail” released on 25 April 2013. You will need at least 384 MB of RAM to install from this image. For Lightweight system user can check out Lubuntu 13.04 Here. For applications, Ubuntu 13.04 supports LibreOffice 4.0 for its office suite. It also includes Firefox 20 for the Web browser and Thunderbird 17 for email. you can easily get more applications using the Ubuntu Software Center. You can customize your Ubuntu 13.04 by installing cario dock as shown in above image. Check this Link to install cario dock in ubuntu 13.04.
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Fedora 18 code name “Spherical Cow” is released on 15th Jan, 2013. Packed with kernel version 3.6.0 Fedora 18 is one of the best looking Linux Distro. Third party repositories exist that distribute more packages that are not included in Fedora either because it does not meet Fedora’s definition of free software or because distribution of that software may violate US law. You can install them from software package manager easily.
The default desktop in Fedora is the GNOME desktop environment. Latest GNOME 3.6.2 is include in Fedora 18. In Fedora 18 both the MATE and Cinnamon desktops were made available in the package repositories.
Fedora 18 Features (What’s New)
- Support for UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) Secure Boot.
- A new system upgrade utility called FedUp.
- Default desktop upgraded to GNOME 3.6.2 and also Inclusion of MATE and Cinnamon desktops.
- Updated to KDE 4.9 and Xfce 4.10
- Better cloud computing support with the inclusion of Eucalyptus, Heat, and OpenStack Folsom.
Comparison Among Top 3 Best Looking Linux Distro
|Top 3 Best Looking Linux Distro||Latest Stable Release||Package Manager||Website|
|Linux Mint||Linux Mint 15 (Release Date May 29, 2013 )||DPKG (Debian package management system)||http://www.linuxmint.com/|
|Ubuntu||Ubuntu 13.04 (Release Date 25 April 2013 )||Ubuntu Software manager||http://www.ubuntu.com/|
|Fedora||Fedora 18 (Release Date 15th Jan, 2013 )||RPM Package Manager||http://fedoraproject.org/|