MintBox 2 ships with Linux Mint 15 and Core i5 processors

Today in Open Source: MintBox 2 ships with Linux Mint 15. Plus: The codename for Linux kernel 3.12, and Bodhi Linux 2.4.0

MintBox 2 Ships with Linux Mint 15

Linux Gizmos reports that the MintBox mini-PC is shipping with Linux Mint 15 and Core i5 processors. This is a neat little computer, and I particularly like the fact that Linux Mint is the default distro on it.

An updated version of the MintBox mini-PC from a collaboration between the Linux Mint project and CompuLab has begun shipping for $599 with Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” pre-installed. Based on CompuLab’s rugged, fanless Intense PC computer, the MintBox 2 advances to a 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, doubles storage to a 500GB HDD, and adds a second gigabit Ethernet port, among other enhancements.

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MintBox 2 with Linux Mint 15

MintBox 2 with Linux Mint 15
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Image Courtesy of Linux Gizmos

Suicidal Squirrel: The Linux 3.12 Kernel Codename

Linus has decreed that the codename for Linux kernel 3.12 will be "Suicidal Squirrel." At least he has a sense of humor, albeit a bit warped. It's a bit of an antidote to all the silly animal names that have infested various operating systems over the years.

Linus Torvalds made a Git commit on September 11, modifying the codename of the Linux kernel from "Linux for Workgroups" to "Suicidal Squirrel."

Yes, you've guessed! "Suicidal Squirrel" is the codename for the upcoming Linux kernel 3.12, which will bring features like run-time GPU power management, support for AMD Berlin HSA APU, support for Lenovo Ideapad Slidebar, better Dynamic Power Management support, and much more.

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Bodhi Linux 2.4.0 Released

There's a new version of Bodhi Linux available for download or update today. You can download the ISO files from Sourceforge in the following versions:

32bit featuring a current PAE enabled kernel

32bit featuring a non-PAE kernel with older hardware support

64bit featuring a current kernel

This release features the E17.4 desktop, version 0.5.5 of the Midori webrowser and the 3.8 Linux kernel. As always - our default theme selection is shaken up.

Bodhi is moving to a three times/year update cycle as opposed to the previous four times/year updates we'd been doing. Since E17 stabilized we have less of a reason to power out ISO images as often. Expect new releases in January/June/September from now on.

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Bodhi tends more toward the minimalist side of things, so it's a good choice for those who prefer that to bulkier distros.

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