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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

ReactOS Lands Its New Explorer Shell

ReactOS, the open-source OS that's long been striving for binary compatibility with Windows applications and drivers, has landed its new explorer shell as a Thanksgiving present.
27 November 2014 - New Explorer - 18 Comments

Scientific Linux 6.6 vs. Scientific Linux 7.0 Benchmarks

Scientific Linux 6.6 vs. Scientific Linux 7.0, which of these Red Hat Enterprise Linux derived distributions are faster? Here's some benchmark results from a ten-core Xeon system.
21 November 2014 - Enterprise Linux 7 - 1 Comment

Linux Mint 17.1 Release Candidate Out

Announced just minutes ago were the Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" release candidates for the Cinnamon and MATE editions of this popular Ubuntu Linux derived distribution.
15 November 2014 - Linux Mint 17.1 - 5 Comments

Scientific Linux 6.6 Released As RHEL 6.6 Spin

For those currently bound to the RHEL6 series rather than the newer RHEL7 series and use Scientific Linux to avoid the associated Red Hat costs, Scientific Linux 6.6 is now available.
13 November 2014 - Scientific

Mageia 5 Beta Released 1.5 Months Late

While Mageia 5 has been in an alpha state going back several months during the summer, the beta release of this Mandriva-derived distribution has finally materialized... one and a half months later than was originally anticipated.
12 November 2014 - Mageia 5 Beta

Ubuntu 14.10 vs. Scientific Linux 7.0 Trial Benchmarks With A Haswell-EP

With the new 20-thread Intel Xeon Haswell-EP processor I ran some basic benchmarks comparing Ubuntu 14.10 against the Red Hat Enterprise Linux derived Scientific 7.0.
10 November 2014 - Distribution Benchmarks

ToAruOS: A Hobby Kernel & User-Space, Runs Mesa & GCC

ToAruOS is a hobby kernel and user-space that can form a working operating system with some common open-source third party libraries. ToAruOS has been in development for nearly four years and was born at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
6 November 2014 - ToAruOS - 10 Comments

ReactOS 0.3.17 Now Runs More 16-bit Windows Applications

ReactOS made news yesterday for finally having NTFS file-system read support and today it's making news for its new release, v0.3.17.
5 November 2014 - ReactOS 0.3.17 - 12 Comments

Trisquel 7.0 LTS Released, Still Aiming At A More Free Ubuntu

Trisquel, the Free Software Foundation approved free-software-only Linux distribution based off Ubuntu, is out with its version 7.0 "Belenos" long-term support release that they intend to maintain until 2019.
3 November 2014 - Trisquel - 18 Comments

Manjaro Works To Make Calamares A Distribution-Independent Installer

The Arch-based Manjaro crew has been developing Calamares, an open-source installation framework they hope will basically lead to being a universal Linux distribution installer.
31 October 2014 - Universal Linux Installer - 28 Comments

Linux-Turned-FreeBSD Distro Comes Up With A New Software License

While the likes of SprezzOS as the "most beautiful and performant" Linux and OSu as the ultimate operating system have disappeared at the end of the day and are no longer providing comic relief or interesting ambitious debates to Linux users, that other distribution based on Ubuntu and then turned into a FreeBSD distribution is still standing. They're out with an update today and have introduced their own open-source license.
15 October 2014 - JabirOS 2.1 - 52 Comments

OpenBenchmarking.org: Ubuntu Prepares To Be Overtaken By Arch Linux

For the first time in the history of OpenBenchmarking.org, Ubuntu Linux is about to be overtaken by another distribution as the most popular environment for conducting tests.
4 October 2014 - Linux - 80 Comments

Fedora 21 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Development Benchmarks

With the very latest development packages for Ubuntu 14.10 and Fedora 21, here's some new Linux benchmark results when running from the Core i7 5960X platform and using the new MSI X99S SLI PLUS.
2 October 2014 - Core i7 5960X - 1 Comment

OpenWRT 14.07 Features Its New Init/Event System

Version 14.07 "Barrier Breaker" of OpenWRT has been released with many changes for this popular wireless/router Linux platform.
2 October 2014 - OpenWRT Barrier Breaker - 9 Comments

Operating System U Fails To Live Up To Its Goals

Back in July we wrote about the Linux distribution based on Arch and powered by Wayland aiming for commercial success to compete with the likes of Ubuntu. Well, that distribution has now thrown in the towel.
29 September 2014 - OSu - 28 Comments

OpenELEC 4.2 Works To Improve The Linux HTPC/Multimedia Experience

A new release of OpenELEC is out for the Linux distribution designed around XBMC (now known as Kodi) for carrying out multimedia tasks with an easy-to-setup operating system.
27 September 2014 - OpenELEC - 4 Comments

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1 Released

For users of the OpenMandriva operating system the OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1 took place on Friday.
27 September 2014 - OpenMandriva

Minix 3.3 Released With Cortex-A8 ARM Support, NetBSD Userland Compatibility

Andrew Tanenbaum and his crew have released a significant update to Minix. The Minix 3.3.0 release comes with x86 and ARM support, is mostly compatible with the NetBSD user-land while its kernel is less than 13k lines of code, and it's BSD-licensed.
16 September 2014 - Minix 3.3.0 - 8 Comments

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