Manjaro Linux 16.06 "Daniella" was released today as the latest stable version of this popular Linux distribution derived from Arch Linux.
Over the past year or two you've likely heard of Endless Computers for their work on building a $79 PC for the "offline world" as a Linux PC for developing countries. Or you may have also heard of Endless Computers due to their upstream contributions to GNOME, since their "Endless OS" is based upon the GNOME desktop environment. Up to now their Linux distribution has just been available for their low-cost PCs, but now they are making it available for free.
It's been quite a while since the last Gentoo LiveDVD release, but a new image has surfaced this weekend as Gentoo 20160514 and codenamed the "Choice Edition" release.
Genode OS 16.05 has been released, the research Opearing System Framework project that's been making very good progress over the years and has a loyal open-source following.
Version 15.17 of the Gentoo-based Calculate Linux distribution was released this past week.
Happy 17th of May to our Norwegian readers, but if you're not busy today or not one of them, you may want to fire up ReactOS 0.4.1 as the latest version of this open-source project re-implementing Windows.
The first release candidate to the upcoming Manjaro 16.06 "Daniella" release is now available.
Intel's Clear Linux operating system is now one of the first to be re-built under GCC 6 with using GCC 6.1 as its default compiler.
The Calamares installer framework continues to see more distributions adopt it as their installer, so it's good hearing this weekend that it's finally onto supporting LUKS encryption.
For those using the Illumos-based OpenIndiana operating system originally derived from OpenSolaris, the MATE 1.14 desktop environment is now available.
For fans of ReactOS as a project long working on providing an open-source, drop-in-replacement for Windows, a new release is being prepared.
It's an exciting time to be a user of openSUSE's Tumbleweed rolling-release Linux distribution with a number of updates recently landing and others being inbound.
While the OpenWRT project is a very well known embedded Linux distribution primarily for network devices, a number of their own developers have decided to fork away from the project.
Here are some extra Linux distribution benchmarks for your viewing pleasure this weekend.
It's been a while since last having anything to report on with the OpenMandriva Linux distribution, but they wrote in today with news about adding Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) support.
OpenIndiana 2016.04 has been released as the newest version of this operating system based on Illumos and originally derived from OpenSolaris.
The second release candidate of the upcoming Slackware 14.2 is now available.
The OpenMandriva developers have just announced the release of OpenMandriva Lx3 Beta 1 that's been worked on for more than the past year.
The third beta of the Slackware-based Zenwalk 8.0 Linux distribution is now available for testing.
NixOS 16.03 is codenamed "Emu" and it's out today as the latest stable release of this interesting Linux distribution.
It's been a while since last having anything to report on the Mandrake/Mandriva-derived Mageia Linux distribution while this weekend they finally managed to put together their first development release of Mageia 6.
Several Phoronix readers have been writing in recently about Redox OS, a new project aiming to be a "next-gen" operating system.
Coming two months past the Slackware 14.2 beta is now the release candidate for this next major Linux distribution update.
CyanogenMod 13 Release 1 is now available as the Android community's first release based off Google's 6.0 Marshmallow release.
Following the KaOS and Void Linux benchmarking as part of our next big Linux distribution comparison was firing up Alpine Linux for some benchmarking.
One of the lesser known distributions requested for testing as part of our upcoming 10+ Linux distribution performance comparison was KaOS. KaOS is a Linux distribution built from scratch but does make use of Arch's Pacman.
It's been a while since last reporting on Void Linux, an original, rolling-release Linux distribution while this weekend I fired it up for some testing. This is one of the few Linux distributions that has dropped systemd and OpenSSL.
ReactOS, the project aiming for binary compatibility with Microsoft Windows (Server 2003), now has Btrfs file-system support.
I'm in the middle of working on a large Linux distribution performance comparison that is similar to January's A 10-Way Linux Distribution Battle To Kick Off 2016. This time around though there's more interesting hardware and will likely do more than ten Linux distributions in this comparison.
Last month was word of Android-x86 joining the company behind Remix OS, an Android-based OS designed for PCs and laptops. Out now is the Remix OS Beta that's leveraging the Android-x86 project.
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