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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

Gentoo Does An x32 Stage 3 Release Candidate

Gentoo is one of the first Linux distributions to release a packaged installation for the Linux x32 architecture.
7 June 2012 - Linux x32 - 20 Comments

Genode OS 12.05 Brings Interesting New Features

Genode OS, the popular open-source framework OS, released version 12.05 and it includes several new features like a brand new USB stack, support for the GCC tool-chain, and improved media support.
31 May 2012 - Genode OS - 14 Comments

Kanotix 2012 Updates: Hellfire & Dragonfire

The Kanotix team has released their 2012 updates from LinuxTag in Berlin.
26 May 2012 - Kanotix 2012 - 1 Comment

Mageia 2 Linux Released

The second release of Mageia Linux is now available.
23 May 2012 - Mageia 2 - 11 Comments

Mandriva Linux Turned Over To The Community

As the latest path for the bumpy and long road of Mandrake/Mandriva Linux, the Mandriva Linux distribution has been turned over to the community.
18 May 2012 - Mandrake - 6 Comments

Mageia 2 On Approach, Rocks 6.0 Released

In some more non-Ubuntu news this week, the release candidate for Mageia 2 is now available. Rocks 5.5 and Rocks 6.0 was also released.
10 May 2012 - Distro Updates - 2 Comments

Mageia 2 Is Nearly Done With Last Beta

The third and final beta release of Mageia 2 Linux is now available.
19 April 2012 - Megia 2 Beta 3

Gentoo 12.1 Released With ZFS Support

Coming out of the Gentoo camp is the Gentoo Linux 12.1 LiveDVD release with several new features.
1 April 2012 - Gentoo Linux - 5 Comments

Genode OS Framework 12.02 Released

At the beginning of the year I wrote about how Genode OS had an ambitious road-map for this year after coming up with plans for their own general purpose operating system. Today marks the first release since that point with the release of Genode OS Framework 12.02.
28 February 2012 - Genode OS

Mageia 2 Reaches Beta State

Mageia, the popular community fork to Mandriva, is now up to beta on version two of their Linux operating system.
22 February 2012 - systemd And More - 3 Comments

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

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