Elementary's development process

The team behind elementary OS gives a look at the development process on their blog to help answer the inevitable question of when their next release, codenamed Loki, well come out. It's a fascinating read. They still don't (and won't) give a release date, but they offer clues:

When we release Beta 1, it is for developers and testers to help us find any major regressions before we release the stable version of Loki (called GM or Grand Master). The Beta1 milestone represents a kind of “home stretch” where we wrap up big features and get the OS ready for translations, screenshots, and documentation. This is what we’re working on right now. Depending on how Beta1 goes, there may or may not be additional beta releases.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS review at Ars Technica

Ars Technica covers the big new features in Ubuntu's latest release in a favorable review:

Ubuntu 16.04 is in fact the most exciting release Canonical has put out in recent memory. And after using it for the last few weeks, this may even be the best release Canonical has presented to date.

The article also talks briefly about some Ubuntu flavours, particularly Ubuntu Mate.

Manjaro Review @ Freedom Penguin

Interesting and thorough review of Manjaro here. Also includes a couple of videos with the review. It's refreshing to read reviews that don't just hype distros.

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