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NixOS 14.04 Released

Version 14.04 "Baboon" of NixOS, the Linux distribution built around the Nix purely-functional package manager, has been released.
30 April 2014 - NixOS

Zenwalk Is Likely Doing Away With 32-Bit Support

The Live edition of Zenwalk Linux 7.4 has been announced and it does away with the OpenSSL Heartbleed issue and other problems. This Zenwalk Linux release also does away with the AuFS-enabled kernel.
29 April 2014 - Zenwalk

64-bit MenuetOS M64 0.99.57 Released

The Menuet operating system that's lightweight, cleanly written in Assembly x86, and not based upon another OS platform, had a new version release last week of its 64-bit "M64" platform.
28 April 2014 - Fixes & Improvements - 10 Comments

OpenELEC 4.0 Beta 6 Works On 4K Graphics, RPi ALSA

The OpenELEC Linux distribution aimed for home theater PCs and other multimedia Linux experience is nearing its 4.0 release and is powered by XBMC 13.
20 April 2014 - OpenELEC - 4 Comments

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 RC1 Released

The first release candidate to the upcoming OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 release has now taken place.
19 April 2014 - Mandriva - 1 Comment

ReactOS Working On A Community Windows OS

A few months after ReactOS announced plans for a Cloud OS, the open-source project aiming for binary compatibility with Microsoft Windows platforms, is now trying to spin a community edition of its operating system.
19 April 2014 - ReactOS Community Edition - 72 Comments

5-Way Linux OS Benchmarks On DigitalOcean's Cloud

Complementing last week's DigitalOcean cloud benchmarking article where we tried out various droplets (VM instance types) while running Ubuntu Linux in their public cloud, our latest testing of DigitalOcean is trying out their five offered Linux distributions in the cloud. The Linux distributions benchmarked from their cloud computing platform were Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, Debian, and Arch Linux.
2 April 2014 - DigitalOcean

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 Beta Released

The first (and only) beta of the upcoming OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 distribution is now available.
25 March 2014 - Mandriva

Jolla Releases Its "Ohijärvi" Sailfish Linux Update

Jolla made available today its much anticipated v1.0 update of Sailfish, their mobile Linux distribution running on Wayland and powered by Nokia's former MeeGo code.
17 March 2014 - Sailfish

OpenMandriva Lx 2014 Alpha 2 Released

The release of OpenMandriva Lx 2014 has been pushed back with the beta now moving to the RC1 date and a second alpha release having been made on Friday.
1 March 2014 - OpenMandriva

Genode OS 14.02 Gains VirtualBox, NetBSD FS Support

The latest release of the Genode OS Framework is out today and it has two primary new features for its latest version.
28 February 2014 - Genode OS

Numix Is Going To Develop Its Own Linux Distribution

The Numix Project started out as a theme and icon suite that aimed to differentiate and be more usable than other Linux desktop styles, but now they have decided to come up with their own Linux distribution.
24 February 2014 - Numix Linux - 7 Comments

Manjaro 0.8.9 Updates Xfce, KDE, Openbox Editions

Manjaro 0.8.9 has been released today as the popular Arch-based and easy-to-use Linux distribution.
23 February 2014 - Manjaro - 33 Comments

Android x86 4.4 Nears Its Final Release

The Android x86 port that allows Google's Android operating system to run nicely on AMD and Intel hardware is nearing its 4.4 release derived from the upstream KitKat 4.4.2 release. Available for Valentine's Day is the final release candidate.
14 February 2014 - Android x86 4.4 RC1 - 13 Comments

Formerly Confidential SGI Tapes Now Freed To The Public

A Phoronix reader has exclusively shared with Phoronix a set of SGI marketing tapes that were formerly confidential and deal with "Selling into an NT Environment", among other topics.
14 February 2014 - SGI Marketing Tapes - 16 Comments

Zenwalk 7.4 Updates Its Packages

One of my favorite small-time Linux distributions is Zenwalk and I'm delighted to see the Slackware-based distribution has been updated for Valentine's Day.
14 February 2014 - Zenwalk 7.4 - 1 Comment

Genode OS Draws Up Plans For 2014

The Genode Operating System Framework has been one of the more interesting and successful open-source OS research projects of recent times. Genode OS is becoming increasingly usable to enthusiasts and is also proving to be an interesting environment for developers. A lot of headway was made for Genode OS in 2013, but there's already a list of TODO items for the community-based operating system in 2014.
12 February 2014 - Genode OS

gNewSense 3.1 Available For Free Software Purists

The latest release of the FSF-sponsored gNewSense Linux distribution is now available for those that can get by without needing any binary blobs for their hardware drivers or non-free software.
9 February 2014 - gNewSense - 4 Comments

Another Init System: Sinit - The Suckless Init System

While in-fighting continues within the Debian camp over what should be the default init system in Debian, a developer has shown off his own tiny "sinit" init system project.
7 February 2014 - Sinit - 28 Comments

OpenMandriva Lx 2014 Alpha Released

Besides Mageia 4 having been released today ahead of FOSDEM, the other former Mandriva developers that formed OpenMandriva have done their first alpha release of their forthcoming 2014 Linux operating system update.
1 February 2014 - OpenMandriva 2014

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