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Linux Top 3: Alpine Linux 3.4, deepin 15.2 and Linux Lite 3.0

  • June 5, 2016
  • By Sean Michael Kerner

1) Alpine Linux 3.4.0

Alpine Linux has gained in notoriety and popularity in recent months as the new defacto standard Linux distribution on which Docker containers are now building images. The 3.4.0 update is mostly a milestone of new packages, with a few additional capabilities

New features in Alpine Linux 3.4.0 include:

Linux 4.4 kernel. New iso image for virtual machines: alpine-virt. Improved support for the Raspberry Pi ecosystem. Support for DNS search domains in /etc/resolv.conf. ruby 2.3. postgresql 9.5.

2) deepin 15.2

Deepin Linux is a Chinese Linux distribution that is focused on improving the desktop user experience. In the new 15.2 update, there is a new launcher interface and improved search capabilities.

Launcher interface is more friendly. The search box is fixed at the top of the Launcher. The classification is simple and clear. Users can customize icon locations at free sorting mode.

3) Linux Lite 3.0

Linux Lite is an Ubuntu based Linux distribution, with a focus on being lighter weight, in terms of system resources.

In the new release developers call out the following enhancements:

We have a new Login Manager, new Boot Theme, Lite Software has had an overhaul, new System Theme (Arc), we've added Share Hardware Configuration (Lite Info), Folder access from the Menu and Upgrades are now automated and seamless in Series 3.

 

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at Linux Planet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

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