Distributions News Archives
30 November 2013 - Linux Mint 16 - 4 Comments
The Linux Mint crew has released version 16 "Petra" of their popular Ubuntu Linux derivative which ships the MATE and Cinnamon 2.0 desktops.
29 November 2013 - Korora 20 Beta - 3 Comments
The Korora 20 Linux distribution release is approaching and this morning they've put out the beta version.
23 November 2013 - Calculate Linux 13.11
Calculate Linux 13.11 is now out with updates to all of its spin-offs, including but not limited to the Calculate Directory Server, Calculate Linux Desktop KDE, Calculate Linux Scratch, and Calculate Scratch Server.
23 November 2013 - OpenMandriva Lx - 1 Comment
OpenMandriva has put out their Lx 2013.0 release for those still hoping to relive the glorious Mandrake and Mandriva days.
21 November 2013 - RHEL 6.5 - 1 Comment
Version 6.5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been released today as the latest RHEL stable updates prior to the debut of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
20 November 2013 - Upstart - 71 Comments
While most Linux distributions have switched from using sysvinit or Upstart to systemd as their init daemon, Upstart continues to be happily used within the Ubuntu camp. For the Ubuntu 14.04 development cycle there are more Upstart improvements planned.
19 November 2013 - openSUSE 13.1 Release - 11 Comments
OpenSUSE 13.1 was officially born this morning. This latest release has more than six thousand packages and is available for five CPU architectures.
17 November 2013 - Vulnerable System - 97 Comments
While Linux Mint is derived from Ubuntu's package-set, a Canonical developer has criticized the popular Ubuntu derivative for its handling of packaging upgrades that could leave the system in a vulnerable state.
15 November 2013 - Release Candidate
The release candidate version is now out for Linux Mint 16 "Petra" with MATE and Cinnamon 2.0 desktop flavors.
15 November 2013 - Mandrake Lives On - 7 Comments
While the developers feel Megia 4 Beta 1 has been their most difficult release yet, the Linux distribution update is finally available.
11 November 2013 - Tizen 3.0 - 38 Comments
While Tizen/MeeGo has long played with Wayland as an experimental display server, with Tizen 3.0 in 2014 Samsung will be switching to Wayland instead of running an X.Org Server. They will also be switching to native 64-bit builds and making other major changes with Tizen 3.0.
8 November 2013 - Slackware 14.1 - 4 Comments
While Slackware is one of the oldest Linux distributions around, with its design on stability and simplicity it hasn't always been quick to adopt new features and functionality. Thursday marked the release of Slackware 14.1 and it's the first release to ship with x86_64 UEFI system support.
5 November 2013 - Debian Xfce - 189 Comments
While Debian GNU/kFreeBSD has used Xfce as its default desktop environment and prior to 7.0 Wheezy they experimented with Xfce by default for Debian GNU/Linux, it's being tried out once again.
29 October 2013 - Manjaro Linux - 12 Comments
Manjaro Linux 0.8.8-RC1 is now available and it features package management and installation improvements.
20 October 2013 - OpenMandriva Lx - 1 Comment
OpenMandriva, one of several Linux distributions riding off the Mandriva/Mandrake lineage, released its first-ever OpenMandriva Lx Beta this weekend.
18 October 2013 - Mageia - 2 Comments
The Mageia Linux distribution that's derived from the Mandriva Linux code-base and in turn from the wonderful Mandrake distribution is continuing to advance as a community distribution and making progress.
13 October 2013 - Debian Jessie - 16 Comments
The Debian Release Team has announced the Debian 8.0 "Jessie" freeze date along with the proposed release goals for this next major update to the Debian Linux distribution that also continues to maintain a FreeBSD kernel option. The Debian 8.0 news came just a short time after releasing Debian 7.2. Debian Jessie will look to expand upon systemd support and LLVM's Clang as a secondary compiler option to GCC.
13 October 2013 - Debian 7.2
Debian 7.2 was officially released on Saturday to provide bug-fixes for Wheezy.
11 October 2013 - openSUSE 13.1 RC1 - 8 Comments
The first release candidate of openSUSE 13.1, which is due for release as stable in November, is now available. With openSUSE 13.1, using the Btrfs file-system should be considered a safe option.
18 September 2013 - Slackware 14.1 Beta - 33 Comments
The first beta of the unexpected Slackware 14.1 Linux distribution is now available.