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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

Formerly Confidential SGI Tapes Now Freed To The Public

A Phoronix reader has exclusively shared with Phoronix a set of SGI marketing tapes that were formerly confidential and deal with "Selling into an NT Environment", among other topics.
14 February 2014 - SGI Marketing Tapes - 16 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

gNewSense 3.1 Available For Free Software Purists

The latest release of the FSF-sponsored gNewSense Linux distribution is now available for those that can get by without needing any binary blobs for their hardware drivers or non-free software.
9 February 2014 - gNewSense - 4 Comments

Another Init System: Sinit - The Suckless Init System

While in-fighting continues within the Debian camp over what should be the default init system in Debian, a developer has shown off his own tiny "sinit" init system project.
7 February 2014 - Sinit - 28 Comments

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

Mageia 4 Officially Released

The former Mandriva crew has released Mageia 4 ahead of FOSDEM 2014 this weekend in Brussels.
1 February 2014 - Mageia 4 - 2 Comments

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

Mageia 4 Release Candidate Images Surface

The release candidate spin of the upcoming Mageia 4 Linux distribution from the Mandriva/Mandrake lineage is now available for testing.
19 January 2014 - Mageia 4 RC - 5 Comments

Korora 20 Fedora Remix "Peach" Now Available

Korora 20 is now available as the remixed version of Fedora 20 with various software changes.
10 January 2014 - Korora 20 - 1 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

A Self-Destruct Option For Linux Disk Encryption

The security-minded Kali Linux distribution has proposed a feature of adding "emergency self-destruction of LUKS" to their cryptsetup package when doing full-disk encrypted Linux installations.
7 January 2014 - Kali Linux - 29 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

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 - 6 Comments

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

Mageia 4 Beta 2 Is Out For Christmas

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

Linux Mint 16 Officially Released, Using Cinnamon 2.0

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

Korora 20 Now Out In Beta Form

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

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