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Red Hat Releases Enterprise Linux 6.5

Version 6.5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been released today as the latest RHEL stable updates prior to the debut of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
21 November 2013 - RHEL 6.5 - 1 Comment

Upstart Still Has A Bright Future On Ubuntu Linux

While most Linux distributions have switched from using sysvinit or Upstart to systemd as their init daemon, Upstart continues to be happily used within the Ubuntu camp. For the Ubuntu 14.04 development cycle there are more Upstart improvements planned.
20 November 2013 - Upstart - 72 Comments

UEFI Makes It Easy To Boot Rust Applications

While (U)EFI is frowned upon by many Linux users due to the security disaster known as Secure Boot or other UEFI compatibility problems with running Linux on systems, there are a few benefits.
20 November 2013 - UEFI Rust - 33 Comments

Apple's XNU From iOS Ported To New Platforms

A Phoronix reader has pointed out the recent work done by the community on porting Apple's XNU (iPhone / OS X) kernel to new platforms, namely ARMv7-A and hopefully AArch64 and ARMv6/v5 platforms.
19 November 2013 - Coding Fun - 10 Comments

Canonical Developer Criticizes Linux Mint's Security

While Linux Mint is derived from Ubuntu's package-set, a Canonical developer has criticized the popular Ubuntu derivative for its handling of packaging upgrades that could leave the system in a vulnerable state.
17 November 2013 - Vulnerable System - 97 Comments

Linux Mint 16 RC Is Out With Cinnamon, MATE Desktops

The release candidate version is now out for Linux Mint 16 "Petra" with MATE and Cinnamon 2.0 desktop flavors.
15 November 2013 - Release Candidate

Mageia 4 Beta 1 Has Risen

While the developers feel Megia 4 Beta 1 has been their most difficult release yet, the Linux distribution update is finally available.
15 November 2013 - Mandrake Lives On - 7 Comments

The State Of ReactOS

ReactOS, the open-source experimental operating system that aims for binary compatibility with software and drivers for Microsoft Windows, is still under heavy development since the project began in the late 90's. One of the long-time developers along the way with ReactOS has been Alex Ionescu and he's shared a status update and demo of the operating system.
12 November 2013 - ReactOS - 27 Comments

Tizen 3.0 To Go 64-Bit, Powered By Wayland

While Tizen/MeeGo has long played with Wayland as an experimental display server, with Tizen 3.0 in 2014 Samsung will be switching to Wayland instead of running an X.Org Server. They will also be switching to native 64-bit builds and making other major changes with Tizen 3.0.
11 November 2013 - Tizen 3.0 - 38 Comments

Slackware 14.1 Adds UEFI Support, Updated Software

While Slackware is one of the oldest Linux distributions around, with its design on stability and simplicity it hasn't always been quick to adopt new features and functionality. Thursday marked the release of Slackware 14.1 and it's the first release to ship with x86_64 UEFI system support.
8 November 2013 - Slackware 14.1 - 4 Comments

Arch-Based Manjaro 0.8.8-RC1 Has A New Installer

Manjaro Linux 0.8.8-RC1 is now available and it features package management and installation improvements.
29 October 2013 - Manjaro Linux - 12 Comments

OpenMandriva Lx Now In Beta

OpenMandriva, one of several Linux distributions riding off the Mandriva/Mandrake lineage, released its first-ever OpenMandriva Lx Beta this weekend.
20 October 2013 - OpenMandriva Lx - 1 Comment

Mageia Keeps Trying To Push Forward

The Mageia Linux distribution that's derived from the Mandriva Linux code-base and in turn from the wonderful Mandrake distribution is continuing to advance as a community distribution and making progress.
18 October 2013 - Mageia - 2 Comments

Slackware 14.1 Goes Into Beta, Brings New Packages

The first beta of the unexpected Slackware 14.1 Linux distribution is now available.
18 September 2013 - Slackware 14.1 Beta - 33 Comments

Mageia 4 A2 Playing With Updated Kernel, Systemd

The Mageia release team has graduated Mageia 4 up to an Alpha 2 status. This release is shipping with updates to the Linux kernel, systemd, and other packages, but is still relying upon GRUB Legacy by default.
7 September 2013 - Mageia 4 Alpha 2 - 1 Comment

Manjaro 0.8.7 Has New Pacman Front-End

Manjaro 0.8.7 was released this morning, the latest update for the very nice and easy to use Linux distribution derived from Arch Linux.
26 August 2013 - Manjaro 0.8.7 - 9 Comments

Genode 13.08 Has Qt5, Multi-Processor Support

Version 13.08 of the Genode OS Framework is now available to mark the fifth anniversary of this open-source operating system framework project.
15 August 2013 - Genode 13.08 - 12 Comments

Puppy Linux 5.6 Starts Playing With F2FS

Puppy Linux, the lightweight and speed-oriented Linux distribution based upon Slackware, has updated their "Slacko" release to version 5.6 and with Puppy Linux 5.6 comes full F2FS file-system support.
13 August 2013 - Puppy Linux - 4 Comments

Sabayon 13.08 Brings Systemd By Default, UEFI Fixes

The Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux distribution is yet another open-source operating system doing an update in the past few days after openSUSE, Mageia, Elementary, and even OpenIndiana.
12 August 2013 - Gentoo Sabayon - 22 Comments

OpenIndiana 151a Finally Sees An Update

OpenIndiana, the operating system seeking to let Sun Microsystems' OpenSolaris project live on within the open-source community, is finally out with an update. This isn't a stable OpenIndiana release but rather is still a pre-release to 151a.
11 August 2013 - OpenSolaris - 1 Comment

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