The next release of the Linux Mint 16 distribution code named “Petra” will be released in November. This will include the new KDE 4.11 desktop interface as well as many other enhancements and upgrades. I am looking forward to this release. This is the best desktop environment around and is well worth the time taken …

The Alpha release of Fedora Core 16 has been released with Gnome 3.1.4 and it is not impressing anyone so far, the Gnome 3/Unity desktop is a step backwards compared to the Gnome 2.30 desktop that it is gradually replacing. The CPU and graphics grunt required to work compared to Gnome 2 and Xfce is …