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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
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
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
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
The former Mandriva crew has released Mageia 4 ahead of FOSDEM 2014 this weekend in Brussels.
1 February 2014 - Mageia 4 - 2 Comments
Tiny Core 5.2 was released yesterday as the latest version of the ultra light weight Linux distribution. The bare-bone version of this Linux distribution with the flwm window manager comes in at just an 8.9MB ISO while the "Core Plus" version with extra GUI functionality is still a mere 72MB.
25 January 2014 - Tiny Core 5.2
The release candidate spin of the upcoming Mageia 4 Linux distribution from the Mandriva/Mandrake lineage is now available for testing.
19 January 2014 - Mageia 4 RC - 5 Comments
Korora 20 is now available as the remixed version of Fedora 20 with various software changes.
10 January 2014 - Korora 20 - 1 Comment
A few weeks ago I wrote about the Darling Project having fallen into dormancy, the ambitious Wine-like project to let Mac OS X binaries run on Linux. Well, now the project has been refreshed and is taking on new work.
9 January 2014 - Darling - 15 Comments
The security-minded Kali Linux distribution has proposed a feature of adding "emergency self-destruction of LUKS" to their cryptsetup package when doing full-disk encrypted Linux installations.
7 January 2014 - Kali Linux - 29 Comments
A new release of the once popular Parted Magic Linux distribution is available that aims to assist in data recovery and disk/partition management, but it continues to be commercial-only.
5 January 2014 - Parted Magic New Update - 36 Comments
Fans of the open-source Haiku OS derived from BeOS can now be happy if running on modern processors there are some major CPU scheduling improvements and support for more than eight processor cores.
30 December 2013 - Haiku Scheduler
At the beginning of 2013 I wrote about an ambitious Linux distribution that set out to create what its lead developer called would be the most robust, beautiful, and performant Linux operating system out there and ultimately aspired to take on Ubuntu. Well, that distribution is now a matter of the past.
26 December 2013 - Most Beautiful & Performant - 6 Comments
Last month Linux Mint 16 "Petra" was released with ISOs containing their Cinnamon GNOME3 fork and the MATE GNOME2 desktop fork. Released now are the Linux Mint 16 ports with the KDE and Xfce desktops.
24 December 2013 - Linux Mint 16 Petra
As A Christmas present for the Mandrake/Mandriva/Mageia Linux user-base, Mageia 4 Beta 2 is out now for testing.
17 December 2013 - Christmas Present
The Linux Mint crew has released version 16 "Petra" of their popular Ubuntu Linux derivative which ships the MATE and Cinnamon 2.0 desktops.
30 November 2013 - Linux Mint 16 - 4 Comments
The Korora 20 Linux distribution release is approaching and this morning they've put out the beta version.
29 November 2013 - Korora 20 Beta - 3 Comments
The Genode OS Framework 13.11 release happened this Thanksgiving Day and with it comes a whole lot of exciting -- some experimental -- features.
28 November 2013 - Genode 13.11 - 2 Comments
Calculate Linux 13.11 is now out with updates to all of its spin-offs, including but not limited to the Calculate Directory Server, Calculate Linux Desktop KDE, Calculate Linux Scratch, and Calculate Scratch Server.
23 November 2013 - Calculate Linux 13.11
OpenMandriva has put out their Lx 2013.0 release for those still hoping to relive the glorious Mandrake and Mandriva days.
23 November 2013 - OpenMandriva Lx - 1 Comment
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