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Arch-Based Manjaro Users Express Concern Over Update Strategy

While I've ran benchmarks of the Arch-based Manjaro Linux distribution in the past and found it a convenient way to play with Arch and overall a nice distribution, it seems for users running it day in and day out aren't entirely satisfied with the update strategy of Manjaro.

30 November 2014 - Arch Linux - 82 Comments
Ubuntu 14.10 MacBook Air Tests With Linux 3.18, Mesa 10.5

This week I posted some OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 benchmarks from a Haswell-based Apple MacBook Air. Ubuntu 14.10 out-of-the-box was largely performing better than Apple's latest OS X Yosemite release while today are some more Ubuntu OpenGL numbers tossed in for the graphics tests when upgrading against Intel's latest HD Graphics code for Linux.

27 November 2014 - Ubuntu 14.10 vs. OS X 10.10 - 1 Comment
ReactOS Lands Its New Explorer Shell

ReactOS, the open-source OS that's long been striving for binary compatibility with Windows applications and drivers, has landed its new explorer shell as a Thanksgiving present.

27 November 2014 - New Explorer - 18 Comments
Linux Mint 17.1 Release Candidate Out

Announced just minutes ago were the Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" release candidates for the Cinnamon and MATE editions of this popular Ubuntu Linux derived distribution.

15 November 2014 - Linux Mint 17.1 - 5 Comments
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

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