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Arch-based Antergos Refreshed, Installer Overhaul

The rolling-release, Arch-based Antergos Linux distribution has refreshed their ISO images with their 2015.08.18 update. Besides the latest packages, the Antergos Cnchi installer has seen some significant updates.

19 August 2015 - Antergos Cnchi Installer - 7 Comments
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 - 10 Comments
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 - 7 Comments
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 - 21 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 - 9 Comments
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
Linux Mint Releases LMDE 2 RCs

The Linux Mint crew has released the first release candidates of Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 "Betsy" with the Cinnamon and MATE desktop spins.

18 March 2015 - Linux Mint Debian - 6 Comments
Foreign LINUX: Running Unmodified Linux Binaries On Windows

Foreign LINUX is a new open-source project serving as a dynamic binary translator and Linux system call interface emulator. Foreign LINUX is designed to allow unmodified Linux binaries to run on Windows without any system changes or special drivers.

12 March 2015 - Dynamic Binary Translator - 24 Comments
"Why Linux Is Still Not Ready For The Desktop"

While there's 1000+ Steam games on Linux and the Linux desktop experience improving greatly with GNOME 3.14/3.16 and KDE Plasma 5, for Windows users not everyone feels the Linux desktop is ready.

12 March 2015 - Linux Desktop Shortcomings - Add A Comment
Mageia 5 Graphics Woes With Intel Broadwell HD Graphics

For the most part my Linux benchmarking of Intel Broadwell systems currently in the form of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Intel Broadwell NUC have been going great. Major Linux distributions tested on this latest-generation Intel hardware have been going well, but the first major failure I've run into on Broadwell was when firing up Mageia 5 Beta 3.

21 February 2015 - Mageia 5 - 8 Comments

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