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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

Mageia 4 In Alpha, Lots Of Features Planned

The first alpha release of Mageia 4, the distribution derived from Mandriva Linux, is now available. There isn't too much to see out of Mageia 4 Alpha 1 over the Mageia 3 stable release at this time, but there's a whole list of features being planned.
11 August 2013 - Mageia 4 Alpha - 1 Comment

Elementary OS Releases "Luna" Ubuntu Platform

The Elementary OS crew, a group of young designers seeking to create a beautiful and simple Linux distribution, have released Elementary OS 0.2 "Luna" as their latest Ubuntu-based operating system.
11 August 2013 - Luna OS v0.2 - 20 Comments

Unity 8 Is Now Available For Testing In Ubuntu 13.10

A very early version of the Unity 8 user-interface for phones and mobile devices is now available for testing on Ubuntu 13.10 without needing to use any special package repositories or other complicated steps.
2 August 2013 - Unity 8 - 14 Comments

Oz Improves Linux, Windows Guest Installation

Oz 0.11 has been released, which is an open-source program for carrying out automated installations of guest operating systems with only limited input from end-users.
29 July 2013 - Oz Linux Installer

Vote On The Linux Distro To Be Benchmarked

Yesterday I opened the discussion about what Linux distribution should be benchmarked the most at Phoronix given that many Linux enthusiasts and readers are not fond of the direction of Ubuntu. To not much surprise given the very opinionated Phoronix readers, there's been about 200 comments and counting.
27 July 2013 - Linux Distribution - 14 Comments

SLES 11 SP3 Updates Btrfs, Pulls In UEFI Secure Boot

For SUSE enterprise customers, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 3 has been released today. The Nuremberg-based company calls this the first enterprise Linux distribution integrating UEFI Secure Boot support.
8 July 2013 - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

Arch-Based Manjaro Prepares For Next Release

Manjaro Linux is a distribution that makes it very easy to play with Arch. Manjaro is to Arch as Sabayon or Calculate Linux is to Gentoo. Manjaro makes it very easy to deploy an Arch-based desktop using Xfce and other lightweight components, a theme that's continuing with their upcoming 0.8.7 release.
30 June 2013 - Manjaro 0.8.7 - 8 Comments

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