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Arch Linux Install Pulls In Systemd 196, Other Updates

The monthly Arch Linux install media update is now available for December.
2 December 2012 - Arch Linux

SecureBoot Is Now Easier For Smaller Distributions

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 Cluster 6.1 Adds In ZFS File-System Support

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 12.11 Is Now Self-Hosting

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

Mageia 3 Alpha 3 Is Ready To Go

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

A KDE4 Operating System In Less Than 200MB

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

Arch 2012.11.01 Switches To Linux 3.6 Kernel

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

Mageia 3 Gets Its Second Alpha Release

The second alpha release of Mageia 3 is now available.
15 October 2012 - Mageia 3 - 5 Comments

Intel's Linux Driver Continues To Be Most Popular

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

Arch Linux Moves Forward With Systemd

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

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

Slackware 14.0 Linux Released

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

Sabayon 10 Pulls In MATE Desktop, Hardens The Server

The Gentoo-based Sabayon desktop has made the GNOME2-based MATE desktop available to its users, hardened its kernel server support, provides support for running in the Amazon EC2 cloud, and numerous other features.
15 September 2012 - Gentoo-Base - 7 Comments

Mageia 3 Alpha 1 Begins A New Cycle

The first alpha release for Mageia 3 is now available for testing.
8 September 2012 - Mageia 3 - 6 Comments

Genode OS 12.08 Gains ARM Support, NOVA Work

The interesting Genode OS framework project has released their 12.08 operating system with several new features.
23 August 2012 - NOVA Hypervisor

Building Gentoo Linux With LLVM/Clang

Following this weekend's news about Link-Time Optimization support for the Linux kernel, in the discussion that spawned, building the Linux kernel with the LLVM/Clang compiler was once again brought up.
20 August 2012 - Bug Items - 29 Comments

Arch Linux Install Media Updated For July 2012

For those that haven't heard yet, the Arch Linux 2012.07.15 install media is available as a major installer update for this popular rolling-release Linux distribution.
24 July 2012 - Arch Linux - 35 Comments

Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 12 Goes Into Beta

The Gentoo-based Calculate Linux distribution is preparing to release version 12 of its desktop and server environment, but before that happens, they've put out a public beta for more widespread testing.
3 July 2012 - Calculate Linux

UEFI SecureBoot Comes To QEMU-KVM

Early support for UEFI SecureBoot is now available via qemu-kvm for messing with this troublesome technology in a virtualized world.
27 June 2012 - UEFI - 17 Comments

Sabayon Linux Gets Behind ZFS File-System

Sabayon Linux 9 was released on Friday with a couple of key changes.
9 June 2012 - Sabayon Linux 9 - 1 Comment

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