Kali Linux 1.0 was announced today during Blackhat Europe. Kali Linux is a derivative of the Debian-based Backtrack Linux.
Mark Shuttleworth has irritated some open-source developers by his latest claim: Ubuntu's Unity existed before the GNOME Shell.
After a setback to the release schedule, Mageia 3 Beta 3 was finally released on Sunday morning.
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.
The Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux distribution is out with version 11 and it introduces several new features for users of this Linux desktop distribution.
The second beta release of Mageia 3 is now ready for testing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While a few months late, the official videos from the Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2012 event have finally been published.
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.
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.
Calculate Linux, one of the nice distributions out there based upon Gentoo, is out with their version 13 release.
ROSA Desktop.Fresh 2012 has been released, a Linux-based desktop operating system out of Russia.
The first beta release of Mageia 3 Linux is now available.
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.
SLAX 7.0, the KDE-based Linux operating system that's sized in at 200MB, was officially released on Monday.
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.
The monthly Arch Linux install media update is now available for December.
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.
Rocks, the RHEL/CentOS-derived operating system focused upon supporting Linux on real and virtual clusters, has delivered on its 6.1 release.
Genode OS, the very interesting research operating system, is out with a new release that boasts some interesting features.
Following a slight delay, Mageia 3 Alpha 3 is now available for those interested in testing this Mandriva-derived Linux distribution.
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.
The Arch Linux project has shipped their monthly install media update for the distribution that's popular with Linux enthusiasts.
The second alpha release of Mageia 3 is now available.
Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver continues to be the most popular GPU driver on the Linux desktop.
The latest monthly snapshot of the Arch Linux rolling release install meda is now using systemd rather than SysVinit for booting up the system.
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.
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