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Darling Refreshed To Run OS X Binaries To Linux

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

A Self-Destruct Option For Linux Disk Encryption

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

Parted Magic Continues Being Commercial-Only

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

Haiku OS Gets CPU Scheduler Improvements

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

The "Most Beautiful & Performant" Linux Distro Failed

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

Linux Mint 16 Xfce & KDE Versions Are Released

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

Mageia 4 Beta 2 Is Out For Christmas

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

Linux Mint 16 Officially Released, Using Cinnamon 2.0

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

Korora 20 Now Out In Beta Form

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

Genode OS 13.11 Brings Many Fantastic Features

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

Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 13.11 Released

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 Lx 2013.0 Released

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

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

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