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Top Linux distributions to look forward to in 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, it's time to start looking forward to 2016 in terms of Linux distributions. Tecmint has a roundup of distributions that it considers to be worth checking out in 2016.

Jesse Afolabi reports for Tecmint:

...if you’ve been around in Linux land for a while now, you’ll be well aware that the rate at which devs are churning out distros has pretty much reduced compared to the way it was – say a decade or so back.

With most distributions released nowadays, is an exceptional offering/feature(s) – most at times – that makes it stand out amongst the crowd. Such is the case of those listed down below.

It is particularly difficult handpicking distributions to look out for in 2016, cause, to be honest, they are all great in their little ways with some meant for all and others offering features targeted at a particular set of users – which is why we’ll continually update this article as needed.

As usual, we at TecMint will always have your best interest at heart. Without much ado, let’s quickly delve into our picks for the year 2016.

1. VeltOS

2. PapyrOS

3. Korora

4. SolusOS

More at Tecmint

The top ten games released for Linux in 2015

2015 has been a pretty good year for Linux gamers, with numerous titles released for Linus Torvald's operating system. The Boiling Steam blog has a list of what it considers to be the top ten games released for Linux in 2015.

So, while the Steam Machines did not (predictably) manage to get a really good start (I hope Valve learned a thing or two out of that situation), 2015 has been an excellent year for Linux Gaming. We have received numerous ports and a few first-citizen releases as well, and not just indie games this time around. Like all Top 10’s, this list is going to be somewhat subjective and maybe your own favourite game is not there, but here goes nonetheless.

1. GRID Autosport

2. Shadow of Mordor

3. Skullgirls

4. Cities: Skyline

5. Broforce

6. Storm United

7. Saints Row IV

8. KOTOR 2

9. Shadowrun: Hong Kong

10. Specs Ops: the Line

More at Boiling Steam

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