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First, the unfortunate word of a passing in the family: Korora 18 “Flo” has reached EOL (that’s end of life, for those of you keeping score at home), as noted in this missive from Chris Smart here.
Yet that’s not all the news that’s fit to print. With Korora 20 “Peach” now out in the wide world — and hopefully on your hardware — there have been several reviews of the new release.
A blog called Linuxed — which is coined “a non-techie’s view of the Linux world” — wrote an extensive review of Korora 20, and while it’s basically KDE-oriented, it also goes into minute detail about what the blogger likes and dislikes about “Peach.”
“In my assessment, Korora gets a 8.4/10 for it’s easy installation, fast boot up enviable ensemble of applications, neat aesthetics and good hardware recognition,” the blogger writes.
With all the detailed graphs and charts included in this blog, it’s high praise, and worth a read. Right now, in fact: Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Another review, this one by Bill Toulas on his blog “World of Gnome,” puts Korora 20 with GNOME 3.10 through its paces.
The blog, a wonderful look at the GNOME version of “Peach” (not “Peachy,” as he calls it), concludes with a couple of sentences in the final paragraph: “Thankfully, systems like Korora are still alive and well offering a great choice for those who don’t want to chastise themselves with semi-working, semi-automated systems and just need a graphic installer to get a system that will fulfill (most of) their needs out of the box. Give it a try!”
I don’t mean to be a spoiler here, and it’s certainly worth a read.
In any case, with reviews rolling in, so far Korora 20 is getting high marks.
Haven’t tried Korora yet? Give it a try.
One more thing on the radar: For those who are inclined to participate in torrent seeding, the Korora 20 torrent files are ready to download. There was a glitch with the 32-bit KDE torrent, but that has been fixed.
That’s all the news for now. See you next week, if not sooner.
Larry the Korora Guy and all other blogs by Larry Cafiero are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
(Larry Cafiero is one of the founders of the Lindependence Project and develops business software at Redwood Digital Research, a consultancy that provides FOSS solutions in the small business and home office environment.)