There have been several exciting release announcement in the last few days and three of them are from some of my favorite projects. openSUSE 13.1 Milestone 4 is out and ready for abuse and Sabayon 13.08 finally brings systemd and GNOME 3.8 to its users. But perhaps most exciting is the announcement of Mageia 4 Alpha 1.
Claire Robinson, aka MrsB, announced the first "proper alpha" of Mageia 4 and we are officially on our way. The live ISOs arrived Saturday with developmental builds of upcoming GNOME and KDE desktops. Robinson also said work has begun on implementing the accepted new features and many updated packages are already in Cauldron.