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Mageia 3 Beta 4 Surfaces For Easter

The fourth and final beta of Mageia 3 was released today.
31 March 2013 - Mageia 3 - 2 Comments

Arch Linux Replaces MySQL With MariaDB

The latest Linux distribution outting of MySQL is Arch Linux, which has replaced the database solution with MariaDB.
27 March 2013 - MySQL - 22 Comments

OpenELEC 3.0 Brings In XBMC 12.1 Frodo

Version 3.0.0 of OpenELEC has been released, which is a Linux distribution with a multimedia bent that is shipping with XBMC 12.1 Frodo.
24 March 2013 - XBMC 12.1 - 1 Comment

Arch Linux Enables Wayland GTK+

For those Arch Linux users looking to play with Wayland/Weston, the GTK+ package available within the distribution now enables support for the Wayland back-end.
19 March 2013 - Wayland - 7 Comments

SprezzOS Is Indeed Trying To Be A Faster Linux

SprezzOS, a Linux distribution that most people have likely not heard of, is aiming for real change with their open-source operating system. They previously claimed their ambitions were to become the "most robust, beautiful and performant Linux", and it turns out they are indeed trying to at least live up to their performance goals.
15 March 2013 - SprezzOS - 10 Comments

Kali Linux Comes As BackTrack Successor

Kali Linux 1.0 was announced today during Blackhat Europe. Kali Linux is a derivative of the Debian-based Backtrack Linux.
13 March 2013 - Kali Linux - 7 Comments

Ubuntu Unity Existed Before The GNOME Shell?

Mark Shuttleworth has irritated some open-source developers by his latest claim: Ubuntu's Unity existed before the GNOME Shell.
11 March 2013 - Claims - 94 Comments

Mageia 3 Beta 3 Ships Linux 3.8, Uses Journalctl

After a setback to the release schedule, Mageia 3 Beta 3 was finally released on Sunday morning.
10 March 2013 - Features

Genode OS 13.02 Plays With IOMMUs, Cortex-A15s

The Genode OS operating system framework now supports direct memory access via IOMMUs and it also has initial support for ARM Cortex-A15 SoCs. This work can be found in the brand new Genode OS 13.02 release.
28 February 2013 - Genode OS

Sabayon 11 Supports UEFI, NVIDIA Optimus

The Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux distribution is out with version 11 and it introduces several new features for users of this Linux desktop distribution.
15 February 2013 - Sabayon 11

Mageia 3 Beta 2 Is Ready For Testing

The second beta release of Mageia 3 is now ready for testing.
26 January 2013 - Mageia 3 - 7 Comments

Starch Linux: OpenBSD Atop Arch's Linux Kernel

Earlier this week I wrote about Arch BSD: a new operating system that is based upon Arch Linux but in place of the Linux kernel is FreeBSD's kernel. To talk about today is Starch Linux, a distribution also derived from Arch but its approach is the opposite. Starch Linux still runs off Arch's Linux kernel but it has an OpenBSD user-space.
25 January 2013 - Starch - 54 Comments

SprezzOS: Linux On A Server In 120 Seconds

Earlier this month I wrote about SprezzOS, a new Linux distribution where its developers boasted it's the most robust, beautiful, and performant Linux. Well, SprezzOS is now out in the while. The developers are now boasting they can install a Linux server in 120 seconds with their operating system.
24 January 2013 - SprezzOS - 7 Comments

Arch BSD: Arch Linux Atop The FreeBSD Kernel

The Arch BSD operating system is moving forward, an attempt at a BSD platform that's inspired by the Arch Linux distribution and using its package-set.
23 January 2013 - Arch BSD - 110 Comments

SolusOS 2 Alpha 7 Previews Its GNOME Fork

Announced last week was a new fork of GNOME Classic as the Consort Desktop. Released today by the Linux distribution behind this project, SolusOS, is the first alpha version of their next Linux release that integrates this forked GNOME desktop.
22 January 2013 - Consort Desktop - 3 Comments

Embedded Linux 2012 Videos: NFC. Boot Optimizations, Etc

While a few months late, the official videos from the Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2012 event have finally been published.
14 January 2013 - European Videos

SprezzOS: "Most Robust, Beautiful & Performant Linux"

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

The State Of Linux Distributions Handling SecureBoot

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

Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 13 Released

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 2012: "The Experiment Has Succeeded"

ROSA Desktop.Fresh 2012 has been released, a Linux-based desktop operating system out of Russia.
20 December 2012 - ROSA 2012 - 3 Comments

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