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Version 14.12 of the Gentoo-based Calculate Linux distribution is now available in time for the holidays.
16 December 2014 - Calculate Linux 14.12
This past week I've been carrying out a number of system installations using Antergos as an Arch-based distribution with its quick and easy GUI/CLI installer. In seeking somewhat of a stable/sane base of settings and default packages that's easy to reproduce by others on independent systems yet still rolling-release with Arch, I've been happy with Antergos thus far.
6 December 2014 - Arching Antergos - 49 Comments
Not to be confused with the Dyson vacuum cleaners, Dyson OS is an attempt at becoming a general purpose operating system based on Debian while using the Solaris-derived Illumos kernel.
6 December 2014 - Dyson - 20 Comments
While Manjaro updates were dry the past few weeks, users can rejoice today that Manjaro 0.8.11 is now available as the latest version of this Arch Linux based distribution.
1 December 2014 - Manjaro - 17 Comments
While I've ran benchmarks of the Arch-based Manjaro Linux distribution in the past and found it a convenient way to play with Arch and overall a nice distribution, it seems for users running it day in and day out aren't entirely satisfied with the update strategy of Manjaro.
30 November 2014 - Arch Linux - 82 Comments
The first of the Linux Mint 17.1 spins are officially out and riding off the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS base will be officially supported until 2019.
29 November 2014 - Linux Mint 17.1 - 1 Comment
Released today was version 14.11 of the Genode OS Framework, an interesting open-source OS research project we've been following for a few years now.
28 November 2014 - GenodeOS 14.11
This week I posted some OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 benchmarks from a Haswell-based Apple MacBook Air. Ubuntu 14.10 out-of-the-box was largely performing better than Apple's latest OS X Yosemite release while today are some more Ubuntu OpenGL numbers tossed in for the graphics tests when upgrading against Intel's latest HD Graphics code for Linux.
27 November 2014 - Ubuntu 14.10 vs. OS X 10.10 - 1 Comment
ReactOS, the open-source OS that's long been striving for binary compatibility with Windows applications and drivers, has landed its new explorer shell as a Thanksgiving present.
27 November 2014 - New Explorer - 18 Comments
Scientific Linux 6.6 vs. Scientific Linux 7.0, which of these Red Hat Enterprise Linux derived distributions are faster? Here's some benchmark results from a ten-core Xeon system.
21 November 2014 - Enterprise Linux 7 - 1 Comment
Announced just minutes ago were the Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" release candidates for the Cinnamon and MATE editions of this popular Ubuntu Linux derived distribution.
15 November 2014 - Linux Mint 17.1 - 5 Comments
For those currently bound to the RHEL6 series rather than the newer RHEL7 series and use Scientific Linux to avoid the associated Red Hat costs, Scientific Linux 6.6 is now available.
13 November 2014 - Scientific
While Mageia 5 has been in an alpha state going back several months during the summer, the beta release of this Mandriva-derived distribution has finally materialized... one and a half months later than was originally anticipated.
12 November 2014 - Mageia 5 Beta
With the new 20-thread Intel Xeon Haswell-EP processor I ran some basic benchmarks comparing Ubuntu 14.10 against the Red Hat Enterprise Linux derived Scientific 7.0.
10 November 2014 - Distribution Benchmarks
ToAruOS is a hobby kernel and user-space that can form a working operating system with some common open-source third party libraries. ToAruOS has been in development for nearly four years and was born at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
6 November 2014 - ToAruOS - 10 Comments
ReactOS made news yesterday for finally having NTFS file-system read support and today it's making news for its new release, v0.3.17.
5 November 2014 - ReactOS 0.3.17 - 12 Comments
Trisquel, the Free Software Foundation approved free-software-only Linux distribution based off Ubuntu, is out with its version 7.0 "Belenos" long-term support release that they intend to maintain until 2019.
3 November 2014 - Trisquel - 18 Comments
The Arch-based Manjaro crew has been developing Calamares, an open-source installation framework they hope will basically lead to being a universal Linux distribution installer.
31 October 2014 - Universal Linux Installer - 28 Comments
While the likes of SprezzOS as the "most beautiful and performant" Linux and OSu as the ultimate operating system have disappeared at the end of the day and are no longer providing comic relief or interesting ambitious debates to Linux users, that other distribution based on Ubuntu and then turned into a FreeBSD distribution is still standing. They're out with an update today and have introduced their own open-source license.
15 October 2014 - JabirOS 2.1 - 52 Comments
For the first time in the history of OpenBenchmarking.org, Ubuntu Linux is about to be overtaken by another distribution as the most popular environment for conducting tests.
4 October 2014 - Linux - 80 Comments
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