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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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