Major New Linux Releases – May 2011

In case you haven’t heard, in reverse alphabetical order…

Ubuntu 11.04 is out with Unity as the default desktop interface.

RHEL 6.0 was released in Nov 2010, but RHEL 6.1 Beta was released in March

openSUSE 11.4 was released in March.

Fedora 15 will be released in a few short weeks featuring Gnome 3 as the default desktop interface.

Debian Squeeze 6.0.1 was released in March.

Other distros like arch having rolling releases.

What cool new distos are you using these days as the summer heats up? What informed opinions do you have about the decisions that made up these releases and others?