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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 - 2 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

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

Manjaro 0.9.0-pre4 Has Xfce 4.12 & Other Improvements

A new development version of the Arch-based Manjaro 0.9 Linux distribution is now available for testing. This release has all of the latest stable Xfce 4.12 packages available.
14 March 2015 - Manjaro 0.9 - 5 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 - 170 Comments

Concerns Arise Over Chromium OS (Accidentally?) Re-Licensing Gentoo Ebuilds

A Gentoo developer has raised concerns over bad licensing and attribution by ChromiumOS and CoreOS for their copies of Gentoo ebuilds.
7 March 2015 - GPLv2 to BSD - 14 Comments

Android-Based Console OS Available For Download

If you're after running Android on your laptop or desktop computer and Android x86 isn't panning out, the Android-based Console OS is now available to download.
24 February 2015 - Console OS - 25 Comments

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 - 7 Comments

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 Released With Enlightenment E19.3

Version 3.0 of Bodhi Linux is now available, the distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that features a customized Enlightenment E19 desktop.
17 February 2015 - Bodhi 3.0

Frugalware 2.0 Released For Intermediate Linux Users

Version 2.0 of the Frugalware Linux distribution is now available, the operating system originally inspired by Slackware that since moved on to being an independent distribution using Pacman.
16 February 2015 - Frugalware 2.0 - 3 Comments

CrunchBang Linux Revived As CrunchBang++

Earlier this month we wrote how CrunchBang Linux was winding down with its lead developer halting development of this Debian-based distribution. However, there's new developers now forming the CrunchBang++ project.
16 February 2015 - CrunchBang++ - 8 Comments

Mageia 5 Beta 3 Now Properly Supports EFI On x86_64 Builds

The third beta to the much delayed Mageia 5 is now available for some Valentine's weekend testing.
14 February 2015 - Mageia 5

OpenMandriva Lx 3 Working On Adding Wayland Shells, KF5 + Plasma 5

A pre-alpha version of OpenMandriva Lx 3 is now available ahead of its planned official release later in 2015.
3 February 2015 - OM Lx3 - 1 Comment

Calamares 1.0 Distribution-Independent Installer Framework Released

Version 1.0 of the Calamares Distribution Independent, Installer Framework has been released.
31 January 2015 - Calamares - 20 Comments

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

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