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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

Linux Deepin 2014.2 Makes It Out Just In Time For The New Year

Version 2014.2 of Deepin was released today, the Linux distribution powered by its own HTML5-powered Deepin Desktop Environment.
31 December 2014 - Deepin 2014.2 - 7 Comments

NixOS 14.12 Released To End Out 2014

Version 14.12 of NixOS, "the purely functional Linux distribution", is now available.
31 December 2014 - NixOS 14.12 - 2 Comments

ROSA Fresh R5 Release Finally Adds Proper Secure Boot Support

The Russians behind the ROSA Fresh Linux distribution released their "R5" desktop on Christmas.
27 December 2014 - ROSA Fresh

Mageia 5 Has Been Delayed

Mageia 5 has already experienced delays in getting out the earlier development releases while another development delay was just confirmed and will push back the final release of this Mandriva-derived distribution.
23 December 2014 - Mageia 5 - 9 Comments

Jolla's Sailfish OS Update 10 Is Now Available

The tenth update to Jolla's Sailfish mobile operating system is now available. This update is version 1.1.1.26 and is codenamed Vaarainjärvi.
18 December 2014 - Sailfish OS - 7 Comments

HP To Launch Linux++ Operating System Next Year

Hewlett Packard is going to introduce their "revolutionary" new operating system next summer that's dubbed Linux++.
18 December 2014 - HP Linux++ - 59 Comments

Linux Mint 17.1 RCs Out For Xfce & KDE

Last month marked the release of the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca while on approach now is the KDE and Xfce desktop versions.
17 December 2014 - Linux Mint 17.1

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