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The First Release Of AppStream-Core

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
Slackware 14.0 Linux Released

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
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
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
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 - Add A Comment
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 - Add A Comment
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 - Add A Comment
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
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

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