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Android x86 4.4 Nears Its Final Release

The Android x86 port that allows Google's Android operating system to run nicely on AMD and Intel hardware is nearing its 4.4 release derived from the upstream KitKat 4.4.2 release. Available for Valentine's Day is the final release candidate.

14 February 2014 - Android x86 4.4 RC1 - 13 Comments
Zenwalk 7.4 Updates Its Packages

One of my favorite small-time Linux distributions is Zenwalk and I'm delighted to see the Slackware-based distribution has been updated for Valentine's Day.

14 February 2014 - Zenwalk 7.4 - 1 Comment
Genode OS Draws Up Plans For 2014

The Genode Operating System Framework has been one of the more interesting and successful open-source OS research projects of recent times. Genode OS is becoming increasingly usable to enthusiasts and is also proving to be an interesting environment for developers. A lot of headway was made for Genode OS in 2013, but there's already a list of TODO items for the community-based operating system in 2014.

12 February 2014 - Genode OS - Add A Comment
OpenMandriva Lx 2014 Alpha Released

Besides Mageia 4 having been released today ahead of FOSDEM, the other former Mandriva developers that formed OpenMandriva have done their first alpha release of their forthcoming 2014 Linux operating system update.

1 February 2014 - OpenMandriva 2014 - Add A Comment
Tiny Core 5.2 Linux Comes In At Under 9MB

Tiny Core 5.2 was released yesterday as the latest version of the ultra light weight Linux distribution. The bare-bone version of this Linux distribution with the flwm window manager comes in at just an 8.9MB ISO while the "Core Plus" version with extra GUI functionality is still a mere 72MB.

25 January 2014 - Tiny Core 5.2 - Add A Comment
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
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 - Add A Comment
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 - Add A Comment
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 - Add A Comment
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 - Add A Comment
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
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

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