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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

Knoppix 7.2 Released, Uses LXDE By Default

While there wasn't a public Knoppix 7.1 release beyond their annual Linux Magazine CeBIT edition, Knoppix 7.2 was released instead to all users. Knoppix 7.2 is based on Debian "Wheezy" with newer desktop packages from Debian/testing and Debian/unstable Jessie.
27 June 2013 - Knoppix - 1 Comment

AntiX Keeps Going For Low-End Computers

AntiX 13.1 was released this past week for those looking to load Linux on low-end computers. AntiX isn't a Linux distribution about killing off X.Org, but rather is about running Linux on low-end hardware.
23 June 2013 - antiX 13.1 - 14 Comments

OpenMandriva Goes Into Alpha Form, Russian-Based

The first alpha release of OpenMandriva Linux is now available. This new OpenMandriva distribution is derived from the Russian-based ROSA Linux distribution, which in turn was forked from mainline Mandriva last year.
19 June 2013 - OpenMandriva - 8 Comments

Void Linux: A Rolling-Release Distro From Scratch

Void Linux is a rolling-release Linux distribution that focuses upon speed, reliability, and flexibility. Void Linux deploys is built from scratch, deploys its own XBPS package manager, and builds upon existing packages like systemd and DKMS.
5 June 2013 - Void Linux - 10 Comments

SphinUX OS Claims To Be ~150% Faster Than GNU/Linux

SphinUX OS is an open-source POSIX-compatible operating system developed under the GPLv3 and running the Egyptian LSX Kernel Architecture. This open-source operating system claims to be much faster than Linux and that its memory usage can even be 3x less! This is an operating system with some of the most wildest performance claims we have ever seen.
5 June 2013 - SphinUX OS - 138 Comments

Genode OS 13.05 Brings Automated Tests, Exynos 5

Version 13.05 of the Genode OS Framework is now available.
31 May 2013 - Genode OS 13.05 - 4 Comments

ReactOS 0.3.15 Begins Supporting USB Mice

ReactOS, the open-source operating system aiming to reimplement the Microsoft Windows NT architecture, finally has out version 0.3.15. New to ReactOS 0.3.15 is early support for USB keyboards, mice, and storage devices.
30 May 2013 - ReactOS 0.3.15 - 52 Comments

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" Released

Linux Mint, the popular Ubuntu derivative, has out today its version 15 "Olivia" release with many new features.
29 May 2013 - Linux Mint 15 - 8 Comments

Fedora 18 Comes To ARMv6, Raspberry Pi

While Fedora 18 has been out for months and so has Fedora 18 for ARM, an ARMv6 spin of Fedora 18 targeting the popular Raspberry Pi development platform has finally been released.
22 May 2013 - Fedora 18 - 10 Comments

Mageia 3 Released, Still Using Legacy GRUB

At long last the third major version of Mageia, the popular community fork of Mandriva Linux, is now available. There's a lot of new stuff to Mageia 3 like a new version of RPM and updated systemd, but the distribution is still not shipping GRUB2 by default.
19 May 2013 - Mageia 3 - 38 Comments

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" Approaches With New Tools

The first release candidate of the Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 15 distribution is now available. Linux Mint 15 incorporates the latest MATE and Cinnamon desktop improvements along with offering their Linux desktop users some new tools.
16 May 2013 - Linux Mint 15 RC - 5 Comments

Overclockix Is Still Around For Linux Stress-Testing

Overclockix, a Linux distribution with a long and bumpy history, has seen a new release. Overclockix .017 is now available as a Debian/Knoppix-based platform for hardware tweaking, stress-testing / burn-in software, and network security.
7 May 2013 - Overclockix - 3 Comments

OLPC OS 13.1.0 Supports The XO-4 Touch Laptop

A new version of the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) operating system has been released. The Fedora-based Linux distribution now supports the forthcoming OLPC XO-4 Touch laptop.
6 May 2013 - OLPC OS

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