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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
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
The first alpha release for Mageia 3 is now available for testing.
8 September 2012 - Mageia 3 - 6 Comments
The interesting Genode OS framework project has released their 12.08 operating system with several new features.
23 August 2012 - NOVA Hypervisor
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
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
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
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 9 was released on Friday with a couple of key changes.
9 June 2012 - Sabayon Linux 9 - 1 Comment
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