Linux Top 3: Fedora 22, Robolinux 7.8.3 and Makulu 8.0
1) Fedora 22
After the long delay between Fedora 20 and Fedora 21, the hope is that Fedora 22 will restore the traditional release cadence. Last week the first alpha for Fedora 22 was release, starting the countdown toward general availability in May.
There are a number of interesting new technologies that are set to debut in Fedora 22. In the cloud edition there is a new project called Tunir. Fedora's release announcement explains that:
Tunir: A new, lightweight Continuous Integration (CI) tool for rapid testing of cloud images. While being driven by the need for simple CI for the Cloud Working Group, it's generic enough to be used by anyone to configure and run jobs/tests on their local system.
2) Robolinux 7.8.3
Robolinux 7.83 is fundamentally about two key improvements: security and privacy. The new release is avail in multiple versions including xfce, gnome, kde and lxde editions for both 32 and 64-bit systems.
Unfortunately privacy and security on the internet are turning into a complete nightmare, so Robolinux has taken serious action. All eight of these new versions are a direct result of our Users asking for more privacy and security apps after we released v7.8.2 on February 22nd, 2015
The new security apps in Robolinux 7.8.3 include:
Tor Anonymous Browser
Tor Anonymous Chat
A new Robolinux App called "Stealth Text Vault"
BleachBit Data Scrubber
PGP eMail Encryption For Thunderbird
3) Makulu Linux 8.0 Cinnamon
Makulu is a Debian based system that now included the Cinnamon desktop as well as 64-bit editions. The big piece though is the Makulu Constructor component. The release notes state:
Probably the biggest news since the birth of Debian itself, Makulu now offers a Built in constructor tool, this tool lets you quickly and easily create a 100% snapshot of your LIVE system as it is, save it into a ISO that can be then re-installed on a new computer."
Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at LinuxPlanet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist