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Linux Distributions Described In Terms Of Beer

After trying the openSUSE beer at FOSDEM, which is specially brewed at a small Bavarian brewery near the N├╝rnberg SUSE office and where many of their developers reside, I began wondering if other Linux distributions were represented by beer, what beers would they be? Continue on for this enjoyable weekend article where the leading Linux distributions are described in terms of beer.
11 February 2012 - Free As In Beer - 37 Comments

Sabayon 8 Is Now An "Extreme-Rolling" Release Distro

The Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux distribution is out now with version 8 of their operating system. Besides many package updates and other new features, it's morphed into what the lead maintainer is calling the first "extreme-rolling release" distribution.
8 February 2012 - New Release - 16 Comments

Major ReactOS Release: Themes, Shell, ACPI, WiFi

ReactOS, the open-source operating system project that's been aspiring to be Microsoft Windows NT binary compatible for more than a decade, is out with a major release -- the first in nearly one year.
7 February 2012 - Windows-Like - 16 Comments

Mageia 2 A3 Released, Joins systemd Bandwagon

Mageia 2 Alpha 3 was released today and it marks their transition to the systemd service manager.
12 January 2012 - Alpha 3 - 2 Comments

MeeGo-Successor Tizen Is Not On Wayland Yet

One of the first areas I looked at when the initial Tizen source-code and SDK were released this week was whether the Wayland Display Server is yet playing any role in this HTML5-focused Linux distribution being led by Intel, Samsung, and other industry leaders.
11 January 2012 - Tizen - 2 Comments

Genode OS Gets An Ambitious 2012 Roadmap

Genode OS, one of the interesting non-Linux-based operating systems that is built on a unique framework architecture and is striving to make a general purpose OS, has shared a new project road-map.
3 January 2012 - Interesting - 2 Comments

Gentoo Linux 12.0 LiveDVD Released

The Gentoo project has pout out version 12.0 of their pre-spun LiveDVD for those looking to give this decade-old distribution a shot.
2 January 2012 - New Gentoo - 4 Comments

FreeBSD 9.0 vs. Oracle Linux Server 6.1 Benchmarks

The last minute push of unique tests continues as Arendal is stressed prior to its release. Here are some benchmarks comparing Oracle Linux Server 6.1 (their derivative of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1) versus FreeBSD 9.0.
12 December 2011 - Unique Testing - 1 Comment

KahelOS: An Easy-To-Use Version Of Arch Linux

If you have been wanting to dabble with Arch Linux but don't want to jump directly into this leading rolling-release Linux distribution, you may want to give KahelOS a shot.
10 December 2011 - Arch Linux Derivative - 7 Comments

Genode Aims To Produce A General Purpose OS

2012 could be an especially interesting year for open-source software with continued advancements in the area of open-source drivers, prominent announcements, major software releases like GIMP 2.8 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and much more. Another event to look forward to next year is a new operating system release built atop the unique Genode Operating System Framework.
5 December 2011 - Genode OS - 5 Comments

Genode 11.11 Released With Virtualization Options

Genode, the interesting research (non-Linux) operating system developed on a unique framework architecture, recently experienced the release of Genode OS 11.11. This operating system, which brought Gallium3D support last year, now has a variety of virtualization modules available.
3 December 2011 - New OS

Mageia 2 Alpha Takes Flight With New Features

Mageia 2 Alpha 1 is now available with an updated Linux kernel, systemd, and other features.
28 November 2011 - New Work

Linux Mint 12 Released

Linux Mint 12 has been officially released.
27 November 2011 - New Version - 4 Comments

XBMC-Focused OpenELEC 1.0 Released

After reportedly being in development for two years, OpenELEC 1.0 has been officially released.
20 October 2011 - Linux Distribution - 22 Comments

Sabayon 7 Brings The Experimental Fusion Kernel

Sabayon Linux, the easy-to-use distribution derived from Gentoo, reached version 7.0 yesterday. Among other improvements, Sabayon 7 features an "ultra-optimized" Linux 3.0 kernel as well as the project's experimental Fusion Kernel.
11 October 2011 - Sabayon Linux - 6 Comments

Mandriva 2011 Linux Release Finally Comes

While the Mandriva Linux distribution lost most of its charm when many of the developers left to form Mageia Linux and the remaining stakeholders switched to just doing one official release per year, the 2011 final release was published on Sunday.
28 August 2011 - Mandriva - 4 Comments

Gentoo Releases New LiveDVD (Gentoo 11.2)

Gentoo Linux "The future is now" has been released, which is the Gentoo 11.2 LiveDVD.
8 August 2011 - New Media - 9 Comments

Knoppix 6.7 Released This Weekend

Knoppix, one of the best original Linux LiveCD distributions, experienced its version 6.7 release this weekend.
7 August 2011 - New Knoppix - 1 Comment

At Long Last, CentOS 6.0 ISOs Finally Surface

Since the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0, 242 days have passed. Additionally, 129 days have passed since the release of Scientific Linux 6.0, which is one of the popular community rebuilds of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 source packages. Only today, however, is CentOS 6.0 ISOs beginning to surface.
10 July 2011 - It's Here - 16 Comments

Gentoo-Based Sabayon Linux 6.0 Released

The Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux distribution has officially released their version 6.0 build. Sabayon is a popular alternative to running Gentoo directly as it focuses upon providing a pleasant "out of the box" support and on greater usability, with the 6.0 release there are a number of helpful improvements.
23 June 2011 - New Release - 12 Comments

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