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Linux Mint 17.2 Officially Released With Cinnamon/MATE Flavors

Just a few short weeks after the Rafaela 17.2 RCs, Linux Mint 17.2 has been officially released this morning in the form of the Cinnamon and MATE desktop spins.
30 June 2015 - Linux Mint 17.2

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 "The Scion" Pays Tribute To Mandrake

With Mandriva having been liquidated (allegedly due to employee lawsuits), OpenMandriva is paying tribute to it -- and its precursor, Mandrake -- with their new point release.
29 June 2015 - OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2

Mageia 5 Officially Released, Finally Supports UEFI Systems

More than one year since the last release, Mageia 5 is officially out today after being delayed.
19 June 2015 - Mageia 5

Linux Mint 17.2 Is Near With Cinnamon/Mate RCs

Clem has announced the release candidates of Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" for the Cinnamon and MATE desktop editions.
17 June 2015 - Linux Mint 17.2

Manjaro 0.8.13 Ships A Tweaked Xfce 4.12 Desktop

Manjaro 0.8.13 has been released as the newest version of this easy-to-use derivative of Arch Linux. Manjaro 0.8.13 was developed over the past four months and ships with a tweaked Xfce 4.12 desktop and as an alternative is KDE Plasma 5.3.1 with KDE Frameworks 5.10 and KDE Applications 15.0.4.1
14 June 2015 - Manjaro 0.8.13 Released

Clonezilla 2.4.2-10 Makes Use Of OverlayFS & Systemd

A few days ago Clonezilla, the popular Linux distribution with a focus on disk imaging and cloning, released version 2.4.2-10, and this release is a big one.
10 June 2015 - Linux Disk Closing

Arch AUR Is Moving On Over To Git

This is just a reminder that as of today, June 8th 2015, it is the last day for any changes to be submitted to aur.archlinux.org and for them to be kept. Any and all changes going forward should be made to aur4.archlinux.org. Any changes that occur to aur.archlinux.org after today will be LOST.
8 June 2015 - Arch AUR

Mandriva Linux Was Allegedly Brought Down By Employee Lawsuits

While the popularity of Mandriva (formerly Mandrake) has been fading in recent years, it turns out the CEO of Mandriva is blaming employee lawsuits and the France legal system on the company's demise.
29 May 2015 - Mandriva Employees

Genode OS 15.05 Brings New Drivers, Architecture Improvements

The release of the Genode OS 15.05 Operating System Framework is now available and it's quite a sizable release.
28 May 2015 - Genode OS 15.05

Bye Bye Mandriva, She's Being Liquidated

While there hasn't been much interest in Mandriva in a few years with derivatives like OpenMandriva and Mageia taking much of the spotlight, Mandriva as a company is now being liquidated.
26 May 2015 - Mandriva

OpenWRT 15.05 Preparing Improved Security & Better Networking

The first release candidate to OpenWRT 15.05, the "Chaos Calmer", is now available for testing.
22 May 2015 - OpenWRT 15.05

Foresight Linux Announces The End Of Development

Foresight Linux was a great distribution back in the day for showcasing the latest GNOME components, but after a decade of work, the project is shutting down.
12 May 2015 - Foresight Linux

Fresh, 5-Way Linux Distribution Benchmarks On Amazon's EC2 Cloud

It's been a while since last running any extensive Amazon EC2 cloud benchmarks. However, in trying out the latest releases of a few distributions, I ran some quick cloud benchmarks yesterday.
6 May 2015 - Amazon EC2 Cloud Benchmarks

Debian-Based Distribution Updated With KDE 3.5 Forked Desktop

The team behind Q4OS has released a new version of their Linux distribution based on Debian 8.0 "Jessie" and powered by the Trinity Desktop, a fork of KDE 3.5.
27 April 2015 - Q4OS 1.2 - 14 Comments

OpenMandriva Lx 3 Alpha: Adds UEFI Support, Defaults To LXQt

It's been a while since last hearing anything out of the OpenMandriva camp, but today they've put out the first alpha release for their "Lx 3" release that's codenamed "Einsteinium." There's quite some interesting changes with this forthcoming update.
24 April 2015 - OpenMandriva Lx 3 - 8 Comments

Arch-Based Antergos Sees Updated Install Media With GNOME 3.16

The crew behind the Arch Linux derived Antergos operating system have updated their official installation media.
12 April 2015 - Antergos April 12 Release

LMDE 2 MATE & Cinnamon Editions Released

The MATE and Cinnamon desktop versions of Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 (LMDE 2) are now available for download.
10 April 2015 - Linux Mint Debian Edition

Scientific Linux 7.1 Is Coming Soon, Up To An RC State

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 was released in March and since then all of the RHEL derivatives have been busy testing and pushing out their updates. The Scientific Linux development community is close to getting out their SL7.1 release but they're hoping for some last-minute testing.
3 April 2015 - Scientific Linux 7.1 - 2 Comments

OpenIndiana 2015.03 Updates Its Solaris/Illumos Environment

The OpenIndiana crew responsible for this community-based OpenSolaris-derived operating system using the Illumos kernel is out with their first update in quite some time.
31 March 2015 - OpenIndiana 2015.03 - 5 Comments

BlackArch Linux Updated, Now Ships With 1200+ Tools

BlackArch v2015.03.29 has been released for those interested in this flavor of Arch Linux.
30 March 2015 - BlackArch March 2015

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