This past week marked the availability of the first alpha release of Trisequel 8.0 "Flidas", the latest installment of the Free Software Foundation endorsed GNU/Linux distribution.
The Haiku OS developer community have issued their latest activity report to cover what's going on with this open-source BeOS-compatible operating system.
The latest installment of the ten-year-old Genode open-source operating system framework is now available with low-level improvements, support for smart cards, and kernel improvements to the NOVA hypervisor.
The second release candidate of FreeDOS 1.2 is now available, approximately one month after FreeDOS 1.2-RC1 and twenty-two years after the FreeDOS open-source project began.
DatArcs is a new software start-up aiming to provide software to dynamically tune Linux servers for maximum performance and energy efficiency in the data-center. The DatArcs optimizer analyzes the server's workload over time and optimizes the server "several times per minute" to achieve better performance or lower power use.
ReactOS 0.4.3 is now available as the newest version of this open-source OS that seeks to re-implement the interfaces of Windows.
Back in 2012 I wrote about Project Darling as an effort to run Mac OS X software on Linux -- to Wine is for Windows software on Linux, Darling is for Mac software on Linux. Work on Darling seems to have picked up recently after a brief hiatus.
Two years ago to the day the most-viewed article was about A Hobby Kernel and User-Space, Runs Mesa and GCC. That hobbyist OS written from scratch seemed promising back then but hadn't heard anything at all since. When deciding to check on the project today I was anticipating that it had died off, but surprisingly, it's still under development.
Maru OS, the open-source operating system providing a Debian desktop from your Android smartphone that's been making progress since being announced early this year, released version 0.3 of their OS stack this week.
Released as a Halloween treat yesterday was Minoca, a new open-source (GPLv3) operating system designed for general purpose tasks, features a POSIX-like interface, and takes a modern design approach.
There are a lot of operating system updates to end out October and begin November... Even the "open-source Windows" ReactOS is out with a new test release.
A new version of the Arch-based Manjaro Linux distribution is available and continues with its Xfce desktop choice while a KDE Plasma 5.8 version is also available.
Clement Lefebvre has confirmed that Linux Mint 18.1 will still be shipping before the end of the year.
Those making use of the promising Solus Linux distribution will soon find their BLAS-based workloads are faster.
Version 1.2.1 of the promising Solus Linux distribution is now available and also premieres a MATE edition ISO to complement its original Budgie desktop.
With traditional software package management solutions like APT and Yum showing their age and not adapting well to the embedded world and the slew of new areas for Linux like IoT, a new generation of atomic-based Linux software update solutions continue to be worked on. Matt Porter of the Konsulko Group is presenting at this week's Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2016 with a comparison of these update technologies.
Version 16.09 of NixOS is now available, the Linux distribution focused on being a "purely functional distribution" and built atop the Nix package manager.
Budgie-Remix, the unofficial Ubuntu spin making use of the Budgie Desktop, has released its 16.10 Beta 2 milestone following this week's Yakkety Yak Beta 2 release.
The OpenSolaris-derived Illumos project is rolling out its new bootloader project to use on new systems in place of its old GRUB (v0.97) legacy bootloader.
While Android 7 "Nougat" is available as the latest upstream from Google, the Android-x86 folks have finally put out their first stable release of Android-x86 6.0 Marshmallow.
More than one year after the last Elementary OS Linux distribution update that focuses upon design elegance, v0.4 "Loki" was released today.
It's been a while since last having a Sailfish OS update from Jolla to talk about, but that's changed with the "Aurajoki" release finally hitting supported devices.
The RPM-based Mageia Linux distribution has decided to offer Fedora's DNF forked version of Yum in their next major release.
A new release of the Genode operating system framework is now available.
OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 was released last week and since then many Phoronix readers have inquired about benchmarks of it since it's the first major GNU/Linux distribution using the LLVM Clang compiler by default over GCC.
Version 0.4.2 of ReactOS, the open-source Windows re-implementation, is now officially available.
It's been a while since last having any major news to report on OpenIndiana, the OpenSolaris/Illumos-derived operating system, but they are out today with new test ISOs that incorporate the MATE desktop.
The long-awaited OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 release finally happened this morning for this Mandriva (and long ago, Mandrake) derived Linux distribution.
Lubuntu-Next images are being prepared that shift this Ubuntu derivative from using the lightweight LXDE desktop to using the newer LXQt desktop.
For those that may be interested in the Clear Linux distribution for improved performance or other innovative functionality, the third "Clear Linux Highlights" newsletter has been published to share more of the recent changes to this Linux distribution out of the Intel Open-Source Technology Center.
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