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Linux Top 3: Korora 22, Zorin 10 and Oracle Linux 6.7

  • August 2, 2015
  • By Sean Michael Kerner

1) Zorin 10

Zorin is (yet another) Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 15.04. And yes it's another attempt to remake Ubuntu into something more user friendly with a unique visual style and even new fonts and icons. This isn't a GNOME or KDE desktop distro either, it's own Zorin Desktop Environment including a Zorin Menu and a Look changer too.

 We have made major strides with the visual styling in Zorin OS. In addition to the refined & perfected desktop theme and the new default FreeSans desktop font, we have introduced a stunning new icon theme, based on the elementary and elementary-add icon themes. This is its first major overhaul since Zorin OS 2.0.

2) Korora 22

Unlike Zorin, Korora is not based on Ubuntu, but rather is based on Fedora 22 with multiple desktop environment choices for users including Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE 5, MATE and Xfce. Korora inherits much of Fedora 22's goodness including DNF (instead of YUM) an updated packages.

One thing though that Korora no longer supports by default though is Adobe Flash.

With this release we've decided to no-longer include Adobe Flash out of the box, due to the continued high number of security flaws. The repository is still enabled, however, and if you wish to use Flash you can install it using the package manager, or command line "sudo dnf install flash-plugin" - or install and use Google Chrome which has the current up-to-date version of Flash.

3) Oracle Linux 6.7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 was released last week, meaning its time for the clone to push out their updates. Among the first major clones to issue a release is Oracle Linux. As usual for Oracle, there is both the standard Red Hat kernel as well as the option to use Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK).

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

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