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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
With the very latest development packages for Ubuntu 14.10 and Fedora 21, here's some new Linux benchmark results when running from the Core i7 5960X platform and using the new MSI X99S SLI PLUS.
2 October 2014 - Core i7 5960X - 1 Comment
Version 14.07 "Barrier Breaker" of OpenWRT has been released with many changes for this popular wireless/router Linux platform.
2 October 2014 - OpenWRT Barrier Breaker - 9 Comments
Back in July we wrote about the Linux distribution based on Arch and powered by Wayland aiming for commercial success to compete with the likes of Ubuntu. Well, that distribution has now thrown in the towel.
29 September 2014 - OSu - 28 Comments
A new release of OpenELEC is out for the Linux distribution designed around XBMC (now known as Kodi) for carrying out multimedia tasks with an easy-to-setup operating system.
27 September 2014 - OpenELEC - 4 Comments
For users of the OpenMandriva operating system the OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1 took place on Friday.
27 September 2014 - OpenMandriva
Andrew Tanenbaum and his crew have released a significant update to Minix. The Minix 3.3.0 release comes with x86 and ARM support, is mostly compatible with the NetBSD user-land while its kernel is less than 13k lines of code, and it's BSD-licensed.
16 September 2014 - Minix 3.3.0 - 8 Comments
A few more details have emerged about the next Linux Mint release.
15 September 2014 - Mint 17.1 - 6 Comments
Back in June of 2013 we covered Void Linux as a new rolling-release Linux distribution built from scratch but since then we haven't come across much Void Linux news until a few days ago when a Phoronix reader wrote in about the latest progress with this interesting Linux distribution.
9 September 2014 - Void Linux - 54 Comments
For those that missed it, a big update to the Gentoo LiveDVD was released a few days back. This LiveDVD update is dubbed the "Iron Penguin Edition" and has a ton of package updates.
6 September 2014 - Iron Penguin - 7 Comments
Version 14 of the Gentoo-based, Russian-made Calculate Linux distribution is now available.
6 September 2014 - Calculate
Formerly known as webOS Ports, LuneOS was officially released today for letting the HP TouchPad and select Google Nexus devices re-live what's best about webOS.
2 September 2014 - LuneOS
Haiku, the open-source operating system that maintains compatibility with the defunct BeOS, now appears to have basic support for Haswell graphics.
29 August 2014 - Basic - 1 Comment
Version 14.08 of the Genode general purpose operating system is now available. Genode OS 14.08 brings with it a ton of changes but most pressing is the new GUI architecture.
28 August 2014 - Genode OS 14.08
MenuetOS, the operating system written in Assembly and now primarily focused on 64-bit x86 systems and fits on a 1.5MB floppy disk image, is out with a new release.
26 August 2014 - MenuetOS - 14 Comments
Back in July I wrote about a new Linux distribution based on Arch and Wayland that was aiming for commercial success and talked up being the "ultimate operating system" for users that could compete with the likes of Microsoft Windows. The distribution, Operating System U, was widely criticized by readers, but now the distribution is on Kickstarter to solicit funds.
22 August 2014 - Operating System U - 43 Comments
Fermilab developers continue to be hard at work on their Scientific Linux 7.0 OS, which of course is respun from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
20 August 2014 - SL7
The second alpha release to Mageia 5 was released this weekend and it incorporates updated package "under the hood" and is working towards KDE Frameworks 5 and LXQt support for Mageia 5.
17 August 2014 - Mageia 5 - 2 Comments
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