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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

Linux Mint 17.1 Is Codenamed Rebecca

A few more details have emerged about the next Linux Mint release.
15 September 2014 - Mint 17.1 - 6 Comments

Void Linux Drops Systemd & Switches To LibreSSL

Back in June of 2013 we covered Void Linux as a new rolling-release Linux distribution built from scratch but since then we haven't come across much Void Linux news until a few days ago when a Phoronix reader wrote in about the latest progress with this interesting Linux distribution.
9 September 2014 - Void Linux - 50 Comments

Gentoo Linux LiveDVD Updated With X.Org Server 1.16, Linux 3.15 Kernel

For those that missed it, a big update to the Gentoo LiveDVD was released a few days back. This LiveDVD update is dubbed the "Iron Penguin Edition" and has a ton of package updates.
6 September 2014 - Iron Penguin - 7 Comments

Calculate Linux 14 Released

Version 14 of the Gentoo-based, Russian-made Calculate Linux distribution is now available.
6 September 2014 - Calculate

webOS Lives On As LuneOS With New Release

Formerly known as webOS Ports, LuneOS was officially released today for letting the HP TouchPad and select Google Nexus devices re-live what's best about webOS.
2 September 2014 - LuneOS

Haiku OS Gains Rudimentary Support For Haswell Graphics

Haiku, the open-source operating system that maintains compatibility with the defunct BeOS, now appears to have basic support for Haswell graphics.
29 August 2014 - Basic - 1 Comment

Genode OS 14.08 Has New GUI Architecture, Pluggable VFS

Version 14.08 of the Genode general purpose operating system is now available. Genode OS 14.08 brings with it a ton of changes but most pressing is the new GUI architecture.
28 August 2014 - Genode OS 14.08

MenuetOS Updated With SMP Threads & Onscreen Keyboard

MenuetOS, the operating system written in Assembly and now primarily focused on 64-bit x86 systems and fits on a 1.5MB floppy disk image, is out with a new release.
26 August 2014 - MenuetOS - 14 Comments

The Widely-Criticized New Commercial Linux Distro Is Now On Kickstarter

Back in July I wrote about a new Linux distribution based on Arch and Wayland that was aiming for commercial success and talked up being the "ultimate operating system" for users that could compete with the likes of Microsoft Windows. The distribution, Operating System U, was widely criticized by readers, but now the distribution is on Kickstarter to solicit funds.
22 August 2014 - Operating System U - 43 Comments

Scientific Linux 7.0 Beta 3 Released

Fermilab developers continue to be hard at work on their Scientific Linux 7.0 OS, which of course is respun from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
20 August 2014 - SL7

Mageia 5 Alpha 2 Works To Add KF5 & LXQt Packages

The second alpha release to Mageia 5 was released this weekend and it incorporates updated package "under the hood" and is working towards KDE Frameworks 5 and LXQt support for Mageia 5.
17 August 2014 - Mageia 5 - 2 Comments

Knoppix 7.4 Plays With Systemd & Compiz

Knoppix, one of the longest standing Live CD/DVD/USB Linux distributions based off Debian, is out with a new update.
8 August 2014 - Knoppix 7.4 - 6 Comments

CoreOS Experiences Its First Stable Release

CoreOS, the lightweight Linux distribution designed for clustered deployments and depends upon utilization of Docker/LXC software containers, has experienced its first stable release.
25 July 2014 - CoreOS - 2 Comments

Slackware Turns 21 Years Old

It was on this day in 1993 that Patrick Volkerding announced the Slackware 1.00 release that was inspired by the Softlanding Linux System.
17 July 2014 - Slackware - 10 Comments

The OS That Switched From Linux To BSD Is Now Making Its Own GUI

JabirOS, the distribution formerly powered by Ubuntu that changed to a FreeBSD base and then proclaimed itself an independent FreeBSD fork, is trying to invent its own user-interface.
14 July 2014 - Jabir OS - 25 Comments

Scientific Linux 7.0 Alpha 2 Is Ready For Testing

The second alpha release to Scientific Linux 7.0 is now available for user testing.
12 July 2014 - SL7

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