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ReactOS 0.3.17 Now Runs More 16-bit Windows Applications

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 7.0 LTS Released, Still Aiming At A More Free Ubuntu

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

Manjaro Works To Make Calamares A Distribution-Independent Installer

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

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

OpenBenchmarking.org: Ubuntu Prepares To Be Overtaken By Arch Linux

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

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

OpenWRT 14.07 Features Its New Init/Event System

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

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

OpenELEC 4.2 Works To Improve The Linux HTPC/Multimedia Experience

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

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1 Released

For users of the OpenMandriva operating system the OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1 took place on Friday.
27 September 2014 - OpenMandriva

Minix 3.3 Released With Cortex-A8 ARM Support, NetBSD Userland Compatibility

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

Linux Mint 17.1 Is Codenamed Rebecca

A few more details have emerged about the next Linux Mint release.
15 September 2014 - Mint 17.1 - 6 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 - 54 Comments

Gentoo Linux LiveDVD Updated With X.Org Server 1.16, Linux 3.15 Kernel

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

Calculate Linux 14 Released

Version 14 of the Gentoo-based, Russian-made Calculate Linux distribution is now available.
6 September 2014 - Calculate

webOS Lives On As LuneOS With New Release

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 OS Gains Rudimentary Support For Haswell Graphics

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

Genode OS 14.08 Has New GUI Architecture, Pluggable VFS

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 Updated With SMP Threads & Onscreen Keyboard

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

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

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