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After being challenged by delays, Mageia 5 Beta 2 was officially released on Friday. A revised release date for the Mageia 5 official ISOs has also been determined.
17 January 2015 - Mageia 5 Beta 2
Days after the release of the KDE spin of Linux Mint 17.1 and more than one month since the MATE and Cinnamon Linux Mint 17.1 spins debuted, the group of Linux Mint 17.1 releases has ended with the availability of the Xfce version.
11 January 2015 - Xfce Linux Mint 17.1 - 26 Comments
For fans of the Haiku operating system inspired by BeOS, its mail service has been reworked.
7 January 2015 - Haiku
Android 4.4 "KitKat" has been ported to Intel/AMD x86 processors for a while in stable form while kicking off the New Year is the second stable release of Android-x86 4.4
1 January 2015 - Android x86 - 2 Comments
Version 2014.2 of Deepin was released today, the Linux distribution powered by its own HTML5-powered Deepin Desktop Environment.
31 December 2014 - Deepin 2014.2 - 7 Comments
Version 14.12 of NixOS, "the purely functional Linux distribution", is now available.
31 December 2014 - NixOS 14.12 - 2 Comments
The Russians behind the ROSA Fresh Linux distribution released their "R5" desktop on Christmas.
27 December 2014 - ROSA Fresh
Mageia 5 has already experienced delays in getting out the earlier development releases while another development delay was just confirmed and will push back the final release of this Mandriva-derived distribution.
23 December 2014 - Mageia 5 - 9 Comments
The tenth update to Jolla's Sailfish mobile operating system is now available. This update is version 22.214.171.124 and is codenamed Vaarainjärvi.
18 December 2014 - Sailfish OS - 7 Comments
Hewlett Packard is going to introduce their "revolutionary" new operating system next summer that's dubbed Linux++.
18 December 2014 - HP Linux++ - 59 Comments
Last month marked the release of the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca while on approach now is the KDE and Xfce desktop versions.
17 December 2014 - Linux Mint 17.1
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 - 50 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
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