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Back in June of 2013 we covered Void Linux as a new rolling-release Linux distribution built from scratch but since then we haven't come across much Void Linux news until a few days ago when a Phoronix reader wrote in about the latest progress with this interesting Linux distribution.
9 September 2014 - Void Linux - 48 Comments
For those that missed it, a big update to the Gentoo LiveDVD was released a few days back. This LiveDVD update is dubbed the "Iron Penguin Edition" and has a ton of package updates.
6 September 2014 - Iron Penguin - 7 Comments
Version 14 of the Gentoo-based, Russian-made Calculate Linux distribution is now available.
6 September 2014 - Calculate
Formerly known as webOS Ports, LuneOS was officially released today for letting the HP TouchPad and select Google Nexus devices re-live what's best about webOS.
2 September 2014 - LuneOS
Haiku, the open-source operating system that maintains compatibility with the defunct BeOS, now appears to have basic support for Haswell graphics.
29 August 2014 - Basic - 1 Comment
Version 14.08 of the Genode general purpose operating system is now available. Genode OS 14.08 brings with it a ton of changes but most pressing is the new GUI architecture.
28 August 2014 - Genode OS 14.08
MenuetOS, the operating system written in Assembly and now primarily focused on 64-bit x86 systems and fits on a 1.5MB floppy disk image, is out with a new release.
26 August 2014 - MenuetOS - 14 Comments
Back in July I wrote about a new Linux distribution based on Arch and Wayland that was aiming for commercial success and talked up being the "ultimate operating system" for users that could compete with the likes of Microsoft Windows. The distribution, Operating System U, was widely criticized by readers, but now the distribution is on Kickstarter to solicit funds.
22 August 2014 - Operating System U - 43 Comments
Fermilab developers continue to be hard at work on their Scientific Linux 7.0 OS, which of course is respun from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
20 August 2014 - SL7
The second alpha release to Mageia 5 was released this weekend and it incorporates updated package "under the hood" and is working towards KDE Frameworks 5 and LXQt support for Mageia 5.
17 August 2014 - Mageia 5 - 2 Comments
Knoppix, one of the longest standing Live CD/DVD/USB Linux distributions based off Debian, is out with a new update.
8 August 2014 - Knoppix 7.4 - 6 Comments
CoreOS, the lightweight Linux distribution designed for clustered deployments and depends upon utilization of Docker/LXC software containers, has experienced its first stable release.
25 July 2014 - CoreOS - 2 Comments
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
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
The second alpha release to Scientific Linux 7.0 is now available for user testing.
12 July 2014 - SL7
The first alpha release of the upcoming Mageia 5 has been released.
9 July 2014 - Mageia 5 - 1 Comment
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
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, 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 - 16 Comments
This weekend marks the release of Deepin 2014.
6 July 2014 - Deepin 2014 - 19 Comments
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