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Manjaro 0.9-pre1 Released, Uses Calamares Installer

The first development release for version 0.9 of Manjaro, the popular Arch-based Linux distribution, is now available.
18 January 2015 - Manjaro 0.9

Mageia 5 Beta 2 Finally Released, Mageia 5 Delayed To March

After being challenged by delays, Mageia 5 Beta 2 was officially released on Friday. A revised release date for the Mageia 5 official ISOs has also been determined.
17 January 2015 - Mageia 5 Beta 2

Xfce Spin Of Linux Mint 17.1 Released With Out-Of-The-Box Compiz Support

Days after the release of the KDE spin of Linux Mint 17.1 and more than one month since the MATE and Cinnamon Linux Mint 17.1 spins debuted, the group of Linux Mint 17.1 releases has ended with the availability of the Xfce version.
11 January 2015 - Xfce Linux Mint 17.1 - 26 Comments

Haiku OS Mail Support Significantly Reworked

For fans of the Haiku operating system inspired by BeOS, its mail service has been reworked.
7 January 2015 - Haiku

Android KitKat x86 Updated With Linux 3.18, Better Suspend/Resume

Android 4.4 "KitKat" has been ported to Intel/AMD x86 processors for a while in stable form while kicking off the New Year is the second stable release of Android-x86 4.4
1 January 2015 - Android x86 - 2 Comments

Linux Deepin 2014.2 Makes It Out Just In Time For The New Year

Version 2014.2 of Deepin was released today, the Linux distribution powered by its own HTML5-powered Deepin Desktop Environment.
31 December 2014 - Deepin 2014.2 - 7 Comments

NixOS 14.12 Released To End Out 2014

Version 14.12 of NixOS, "the purely functional Linux distribution", is now available.
31 December 2014 - NixOS 14.12 - 2 Comments

ROSA Fresh R5 Release Finally Adds Proper Secure Boot Support

The Russians behind the ROSA Fresh Linux distribution released their "R5" desktop on Christmas.
27 December 2014 - ROSA Fresh

Mageia 5 Has Been Delayed

Mageia 5 has already experienced delays in getting out the earlier development releases while another development delay was just confirmed and will push back the final release of this Mandriva-derived distribution.
23 December 2014 - Mageia 5 - 9 Comments

Jolla's Sailfish OS Update 10 Is Now Available

The tenth update to Jolla's Sailfish mobile operating system is now available. This update is version 1.1.1.26 and is codenamed Vaarainjärvi.
18 December 2014 - Sailfish OS - 7 Comments

HP To Launch Linux++ Operating System Next Year

Hewlett Packard is going to introduce their "revolutionary" new operating system next summer that's dubbed Linux++.
18 December 2014 - HP Linux++ - 58 Comments

Linux Mint 17.1 RCs Out For Xfce & KDE

Last month marked the release of the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca while on approach now is the KDE and Xfce desktop versions.
17 December 2014 - Linux Mint 17.1

Calculate Linux 14.12 Brings An Optimized Updater

Version 14.12 of the Gentoo-based Calculate Linux distribution is now available in time for the holidays.
16 December 2014 - Calculate Linux 14.12

Antergos Is Working Out Well For Measuring Up Arch Linux

This past week I've been carrying out a number of system installations using Antergos as an Arch-based distribution with its quick and easy GUI/CLI installer. In seeking somewhat of a stable/sane base of settings and default packages that's easy to reproduce by others on independent systems yet still rolling-release with Arch, I've been happy with Antergos thus far.
6 December 2014 - Arching Antergos - 49 Comments

Dyson OS Is Trying To Pair Debian With The Illumos Kernel

Not to be confused with the Dyson vacuum cleaners, Dyson OS is an attempt at becoming a general purpose operating system based on Debian while using the Solaris-derived Illumos kernel.
6 December 2014 - Dyson - 20 Comments

Manjaro 0.8.11 Ships A Linux 3.16 Based Arch Experience

While Manjaro updates were dry the past few weeks, users can rejoice today that Manjaro 0.8.11 is now available as the latest version of this Arch Linux based distribution.
1 December 2014 - Manjaro - 17 Comments

Arch-Based Manjaro Users Express Concern Over Update Strategy

While I've ran benchmarks of the Arch-based Manjaro Linux distribution in the past and found it a convenient way to play with Arch and overall a nice distribution, it seems for users running it day in and day out aren't entirely satisfied with the update strategy of Manjaro.
30 November 2014 - Arch Linux - 82 Comments

Linux Mint 17.1 Released In MATE & Cinnamon Flavors

The first of the Linux Mint 17.1 spins are officially out and riding off the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS base will be officially supported until 2019.
29 November 2014 - Linux Mint 17.1 - 1 Comment

GenodeOS 14.11 Now Supports Intel's Wireless Hardware

Released today was version 14.11 of the Genode OS Framework, an interesting open-source OS research project we've been following for a few years now.
28 November 2014 - GenodeOS 14.11

Ubuntu 14.10 MacBook Air Tests With Linux 3.18, Mesa 10.5

This week I posted some OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 benchmarks from a Haswell-based Apple MacBook Air. Ubuntu 14.10 out-of-the-box was largely performing better than Apple's latest OS X Yosemite release while today are some more Ubuntu OpenGL numbers tossed in for the graphics tests when upgrading against Intel's latest HD Graphics code for Linux.
27 November 2014 - Ubuntu 14.10 vs. OS X 10.10 - 1 Comment

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