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Mageia 5 Beta Released 1.5 Months Late

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 - Add A Comment
ToAruOS: A Hobby Kernel & User-Space, Runs Mesa & GCC

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 - Add A Comment
Linux-Turned-FreeBSD Distro Comes Up With A New Software License

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
Fedora 21 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Development Benchmarks

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
Operating System U Fails To Live Up To Its Goals

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
Void Linux Drops Systemd & Switches To LibreSSL

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 - Add A Comment
The Widely-Criticized New Commercial Linux Distro Is Now On Kickstarter

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
Slackware Turns 21 Years Old

It was on this day in 1993 that Patrick Volkerding announced the Slackware 1.00 release that was inspired by the Softlanding Linux System.

17 July 2014 - Slackware - 10 Comments

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