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Slackware Turns 21 Years Old

It was on this day in 1993 that Patrick Volkerding announced the Slackware 1.00 release that was inspired by the Softlanding Linux System.
17 July 2014 - Slackware - 10 Comments

The OS That Switched From Linux To BSD Is Now Making Its Own GUI

JabirOS, the distribution formerly powered by Ubuntu that changed to a FreeBSD base and then proclaimed itself an independent FreeBSD fork, is trying to invent its own user-interface.
14 July 2014 - Jabir OS - 25 Comments

Scientific Linux 7.0 Alpha 2 Is Ready For Testing

The second alpha release to Scientific Linux 7.0 is now available for user testing.
12 July 2014 - SL7

Mageia 5 Alpha Updates A Lot Of Software

The first alpha release of the upcoming Mageia 5 has been released.
9 July 2014 - Mageia 5 - 1 Comment

Manjaro Linux Developers Experience A Mass Exodus [Updated]

It seems all of the Manjaro Linux developers might have parted way with the distribution's development except for the project leader.
8 July 2014 - Manjaro - 23 Comments

CentOS 7 Release Relives RHEL7 As A Community Project

After being under public QA since last month, CentOS 7 has been released as the popular community-based re-spin of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
7 July 2014 - CentOS - 16 Comments

Operating System U Now Solicits Community Ideas

Operating System U, the newest distribution out there that plans for commercial opportunities with laptop pre-loads and is powered by Arch Linux and Wayland, is now soliciting development ideas from the community.
6 July 2014 - OSu - 15 Comments

Deepin 2014 Linux Distribution Released

This weekend marks the release of Deepin 2014.
6 July 2014 - Deepin 2014 - 19 Comments

The Latest Distro Trying For Commercial Success Uses Arch & Wayland

A new Linux distribution under development is among the latest dreaming of commercial success in hopes of finally conquering the Linux desktop and having their OS pre-installed on systems being sold in brick and mortar stores.
5 July 2014 - Operating System U - 54 Comments

Scientific Linux 7 Alpha Arrives, Based On RHEL 7

Scientific Linux, the distribution developed by produced by the Fermi Laboratory and CERN as a derivative of the open Red Hat Enterprise Linux code-base, is preparing for their RHEL7 re-spin.
4 July 2014 - Scientific Linux 7 - 2 Comments

Calculate Linux 13.19 Ends The Last Of CL13

The last release before Calculate Linux 14 is now available with various updates to the Gentoo-based Linux distribution.
2 July 2014 - Gentoo-Based - 1 Comment

Mageia 4.1 Comes Out As A Surprise Release

Mageia 4.1 is out today as an unscheduled maintenance release to the Mandriva-forked Linux distribution.
20 June 2014 - Mageia 4.1

Xfce Version Of Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" RC Released

Linux Mint fans who have been waiting for the Xfce version of 17 Qiana to be released, its release candidate is now available this weekend.
15 June 2014 - Linux Mint - 2 Comments

Manjaro 0.8.10 Adds Support For Plymouth, SDDM

The Arch-based Manjaro Linux distribution is out with its 0.8.10 update for its flagship Xfce version plus their editions for KDE, Openbox, and minimal "net" environment.
10 June 2014 - Manjaro - 9 Comments

ZBOSS Linux 6.5 Brings ZFS For Storage

ZBOSS Linux 6.5 was released on Friday as a RHEL-based "enterprise" Linux distribution that ships with the ZFS file-system by default.
7 June 2014 - ZFS - 7 Comments

Linux Mint 17 MATE & Cinnamon Versions Officially Out

The MATE and Cinnamon editions of Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" have now been officially announced.
31 May 2014 - Linux Mint 17

Genode OS 14.05 Has USB 3.0 on x86, Block-Level Encryption

The promising Genode operating system framework is out with a new quarterly update to the open-source platform and it offers significant enhancements.
30 May 2014 - Genode - 2 Comments

Haiku OS Adds Support For Latest Radeon HD Graphics Cards

Haiku OS has added (untested) support for the newest AMD Radeon graphics cards to its open-source driver for the BeOS-compatible operating system.
25 May 2014 - Haiku - 17 Comments

Clive: A New Operating System Written In The Go Language

For the fans of Bell Labs' Plan 9 operating system, there's a new open-source operating system inspired by it and Nix. This new operating system, Clive, is quite interesting at least from a technical perspective.
24 May 2014 - Clive - 14 Comments

LXLE: Yet Another Linux Distro Targeting Old PCs

LXLE is yet another Linux distribution that targets old/slow/aging PCs. LXLE 14.04 is now in beta and at its heart is powered by Ubuntu 14.04 with the LXDE desktop environment.
23 May 2014 - LXLE - 10 Comments

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