Samba 4.0 has been released and comprises an LDAP directory server, Heimdal Kerberos authentication server, a secure Dynamic DNS server, and implementations of all necessary remote procedure calls for Active Directory.
Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal has been released. It sports some new characteristics as WebApps — treats online services as if they are desktop apps; Online Services — control logins to all your services from a single window; Dash Preview — right click any icon, get a detailed preview of what it is; Linux kernel 3.5.4; GNOME 3.6; Nautilus 3.4; latest Unity.
the Slackware Linux Project announced the latest stable release of the longest running distribution of the Linux operating system, Slackware version 14.0! Slack14 feature many improvements and the contemporary release of the Slackware 14.0 for ARM.
Linux 3.2 has been released. New features include support for Ext4 block size bigger than 4KB and up to 1MB, btrfs with faster scrubbing, automatic backup of critical metadata and toolsfor manual inspection; the process scheduler with setting upper limits of CPU time. The desktop responsiveness in presence of heavy writes has been improved, TCP has been updated to include an algorithm which speeds up the recovery of connection after lost packets.
The debian derivative Linux Mint reached release 12. It includes the new 'MGSE' (Mint Gnome Shell Extensions), a desktop layer on top of Gnome 3 that makes it possible for you to use the desktop in Gnome2 way.
Linux 3.1 has been released. The changes include support for the OpenRISC open source CPU; performance improvements to the writeback throttling, some speedups in the slab allocator, a new
iSCSI implementation, bad block management in the generic software RAID layer, a new 'cpupowerutils' utility for power management.
The Debian Project has announced the release of Debian 6.0. In addition to Debian GNU/Linux, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is introduced as a technology preview. Debian GNU/kFreeBSD will port both a 32- and 64-bit PC version of the FreeBSD kernel into the Debian userspace.