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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

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

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