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Developers behind a new Linux distribution set to be released in the coming days claim that their SprezzOS operating system is "the most robust, beautiful, and high-performance Linux ever to be distributed." Here's some details on this new Linux distribution.
7 January 2013 - Linux - 33 Comments
For those of you curious about the state of available Linux distributions that can handle UEFI SecureBoot on modern PCs certified for Microsoft Windows 8, here's a run-down of the most common Linux environments and their SecureBoot friendliness.
28 December 2012 - UEFI SecureBoot - 93 Comments
Calculate Linux, one of the nice distributions out there based upon Gentoo, is out with their version 13 release.
28 December 2012 - Calculate - 4 Comments
ROSA Desktop.Fresh 2012 has been released, a Linux-based desktop operating system out of Russia.
20 December 2012 - ROSA 2012 - 3 Comments
The first beta release of Mageia 3 Linux is now available.
20 December 2012 - Mageia 3
Back in mid-November I wrote about Gentoo developers looking at forking udev after being unhappy with its direction under systemd leadership. The Gentoo project has now announced eudev as their fork.
17 December 2012 - Gentoo Eudev - 54 Comments
SLAX 7.0, the KDE-based Linux operating system that's sized in at 200MB, was officially released on Monday.
11 December 2012 - SLAX 7.0 - 12 Comments
ArchBang 2012.12 was released this weekend as the latest version of the Arch Linux derivative distribution that is very lightweight and ships with the OpenBox window manager.
8 December 2012 - ArchBang 2012.12 - 1 Comment
The monthly Arch Linux install media update is now available for December.
2 December 2012 - Arch Linux
Matthew Garrett has shared that he's finally published his shim boot-loader for dealing with UEFI SecureBoot that makes it easier for the smaller Linux distributions to deal with this "secure" technology. Using this shim boot-loader is already signed with a Microsoft key so the smaller Linux distributions and other independent parties don't have to worry about obtaining a key from Microsoft.
30 November 2012 - UEFI SecureBoot - 12 Comments
Rocks, the RHEL/CentOS-derived operating system focused upon supporting Linux on real and virtual clusters, has delivered on its 6.1 release.
30 November 2012 - ZFS Linux - 3 Comments
Genode OS, the very interesting research operating system, is out with a new release that boasts some interesting features.
29 November 2012 - Genode OS - 2 Comments
Following a slight delay, Mageia 3 Alpha 3 is now available for those interested in testing this Mandriva-derived Linux distribution.
14 November 2012 - Mageia 3 - 5 Comments
SLAX 7 is now up to a release candidate state and it packs a KDE 4 desktop environment while the entire operating system is less than 200MB in size.
7 November 2012 - SLAX - 15 Comments
The Arch Linux project has shipped their monthly install media update for the distribution that's popular with Linux enthusiasts.
2 November 2012 - 2012.11.01 - 26 Comments
The second alpha release of Mageia 3 is now available.
15 October 2012 - Mageia 3 - 5 Comments
Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver continues to be the most popular GPU driver on the Linux desktop.
14 October 2012 - Intel GPU Driver - 22 Comments
The latest monthly snapshot of the Arch Linux rolling release install meda is now using systemd rather than SysVinit for booting up the system.
8 October 2012 - systemd - 24 Comments
The first release of AppStream-Core is now available, which provides support for creating the AppStream database and accessing it via a GObject-based interface. This basically comes down to the simple creation of "Software Centers" for Linux.
3 October 2012 - Linux App Store - 14 Comments
Today's been quite a busy news day for a Friday, but it's not over yet. Slackware 14.0 was released today after being in development for more than one year.
28 September 2012 - Slackware - 5 Comments
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