1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

Operating Systems News Archives

Mageia 4.1 Comes Out As A Surprise Release

Mageia 4.1 is out today as an unscheduled maintenance release to the Mandriva-forked Linux distribution.
20 June 2014 - Mageia 4.1

Xfce Version Of Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" RC Released

Linux Mint fans who have been waiting for the Xfce version of 17 Qiana to be released, its release candidate is now available this weekend.
15 June 2014 - Linux Mint - 2 Comments

Manjaro 0.8.10 Adds Support For Plymouth, SDDM

The Arch-based Manjaro Linux distribution is out with its 0.8.10 update for its flagship Xfce version plus their editions for KDE, Openbox, and minimal "net" environment.
10 June 2014 - Manjaro - 9 Comments

ZBOSS Linux 6.5 Brings ZFS For Storage

ZBOSS Linux 6.5 was released on Friday as a RHEL-based "enterprise" Linux distribution that ships with the ZFS file-system by default.
7 June 2014 - ZFS - 7 Comments

Linux Mint 17 MATE & Cinnamon Versions Officially Out

The MATE and Cinnamon editions of Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" have now been officially announced.
31 May 2014 - Linux Mint 17

Genode OS 14.05 Has USB 3.0 on x86, Block-Level Encryption

The promising Genode operating system framework is out with a new quarterly update to the open-source platform and it offers significant enhancements.
30 May 2014 - Genode - 2 Comments

Haiku OS Adds Support For Latest Radeon HD Graphics Cards

Haiku OS has added (untested) support for the newest AMD Radeon graphics cards to its open-source driver for the BeOS-compatible operating system.
25 May 2014 - Haiku - 17 Comments

Clive: A New Operating System Written In The Go Language

For the fans of Bell Labs' Plan 9 operating system, there's a new open-source operating system inspired by it and Nix. This new operating system, Clive, is quite interesting at least from a technical perspective.
24 May 2014 - Clive - 14 Comments

LXLE: Yet Another Linux Distro Targeting Old PCs

LXLE is yet another Linux distribution that targets old/slow/aging PCs. LXLE 14.04 is now in beta and at its heart is powered by Ubuntu 14.04 with the LXDE desktop environment.
23 May 2014 - LXLE - 10 Comments

Linux Mint 17 Release Candidate Officially Arrives

The release candidate to Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" that will officially be released in the near future has arrived.
16 May 2014 - Linux Mint 17 - 2 Comments

Linux Mint Is Sticking To Ubuntu LTS Releases

The popular Linux Mint distribution has officially announced today that they will stick to using Ubuntu LTS releases as the bases of their operating system.
14 May 2014 - Linux Mint - 24 Comments

OpenMandriva­ Lx 2014 Released

The 2014 release of OpenMandriva Lx is now released.
1 May 2014 - OpenMandriva­ Lx 2014

NixOS 14.04 Released

Version 14.04 "Baboon" of NixOS, the Linux distribution built around the Nix purely-functional package manager, has been released.
30 April 2014 - NixOS

Zenwalk Is Likely Doing Away With 32-Bit Support

The Live edition of Zenwalk Linux 7.4 has been announced and it does away with the OpenSSL Heartbleed issue and other problems. This Zenwalk Linux release also does away with the AuFS-enabled kernel.
29 April 2014 - Zenwalk

64-bit MenuetOS M64 0.99.57 Released

The Menuet operating system that's lightweight, cleanly written in Assembly x86, and not based upon another OS platform, had a new version release last week of its 64-bit "M64" platform.
28 April 2014 - Fixes & Improvements - 10 Comments

OpenELEC 4.0 Beta 6 Works On 4K Graphics, RPi ALSA

The OpenELEC Linux distribution aimed for home theater PCs and other multimedia Linux experience is nearing its 4.0 release and is powered by XBMC 13.
20 April 2014 - OpenELEC - 4 Comments

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 RC1 Released

The first release candidate to the upcoming OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 release has now taken place.
19 April 2014 - Mandriva - 1 Comment

ReactOS Working On A Community Windows OS

A few months after ReactOS announced plans for a Cloud OS, the open-source project aiming for binary compatibility with Microsoft Windows platforms, is now trying to spin a community edition of its operating system.
19 April 2014 - ReactOS Community Edition - 72 Comments

5-Way Linux OS Benchmarks On DigitalOcean's Cloud

Complementing last week's DigitalOcean cloud benchmarking article where we tried out various droplets (VM instance types) while running Ubuntu Linux in their public cloud, our latest testing of DigitalOcean is trying out their five offered Linux distributions in the cloud. The Linux distributions benchmarked from their cloud computing platform were Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, Debian, and Arch Linux.
2 April 2014 - DigitalOcean

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 Beta Released

The first (and only) beta of the upcoming OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 distribution is now available.
25 March 2014 - Mandriva

315 Operating Systems news articles published on Phoronix.
5
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Sub-$20 802.11n USB WiFi Adapter That's Linux Friendly
  2. The Lenovo T450s Is Working Beautifully With Linux
  3. Linux 4.0 SSD EXT4 / Btrfs / XFS / F2FS Benchmarks
  4. Linux 4.0 Hard Drive Comparison With Six File-Systems
  5. Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Broadwell Preview
  6. How Open-Source Allowed Valve To Implement VULKAN Much Faster On The Source 2 Engine
Latest Linux News
  1. EXT4 In Linux 4.1 Adds File-System Level Encryption
  2. Open-Source Ardour 4.0 Audio Software Has Big Improvements
  3. Linux-Powered Endless Computer Raises $100k+ In A Few Days
  4. GCC 5.1 RC2 Arrives, GCC 5.1 Planned For Next Week
  5. F2FS For Linux 4.1 Has New Features & Fixes
  6. Phoronix Server Upgrade This Weekend: Dual Haswell Xeons, 96GB DDR4
  7. Google's Experimental QUIC Transport Protocol Is Showing Promise
  8. Red Hat Joins Khronos, The Group Behind OpenGL & Vulkan
  9. NetworkManager Drops WiMAX Support
  10. Wine 1.7.41 Works More On Kernel Job Objects, MSI Patches
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Nouveau: NVIDIA's New Hardware Is "VERY Open-Source Unfriendly"
  2. Linux 4.0 Kernel Released
  3. Microsoft Announces An LLVM-Based Compiler For .NET
  4. Linux 4.1 Brings Many Potentially Risky x86/ASM Changes
  5. Encryption Support For EXT4
  6. VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 2 Released
  7. Mozilla Start Drafting Plans To Deprecate Insecure HTTP
  8. KDBUS Is Taking A Lot Of Heat, Might Be Delayed From Mainline Linux Kernel