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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
Mageia 4 Beta 1 Has Risen

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
The State Of ReactOS

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
Tizen 3.0 To Go 64-Bit, Powered By Wayland

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
Slackware 14.1 Adds UEFI Support, Updated Software

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
OpenMandriva Lx Now In Beta

OpenMandriva, one of several Linux distributions riding off the Mandriva/Mandrake lineage, released its first-ever OpenMandriva Lx Beta this weekend.

20 October 2013 - OpenMandriva Lx - 1 Comment
Mageia Keeps Trying To Push Forward

The Mageia Linux distribution that's derived from the Mandriva Linux code-base and in turn from the wonderful Mandrake distribution is continuing to advance as a community distribution and making progress.

18 October 2013 - Mageia - 2 Comments
Mageia 4 A2 Playing With Updated Kernel, Systemd

The Mageia release team has graduated Mageia 4 up to an Alpha 2 status. This release is shipping with updates to the Linux kernel, systemd, and other packages, but is still relying upon GRUB Legacy by default.

7 September 2013 - Mageia 4 Alpha 2 - 1 Comment
Puppy Linux 5.6 Starts Playing With F2FS

Puppy Linux, the lightweight and speed-oriented Linux distribution based upon Slackware, has updated their "Slacko" release to version 5.6 and with Puppy Linux 5.6 comes full F2FS file-system support.

13 August 2013 - Puppy Linux - 4 Comments
OpenIndiana 151a Finally Sees An Update

OpenIndiana, the operating system seeking to let Sun Microsystems' OpenSolaris project live on within the open-source community, is finally out with an update. This isn't a stable OpenIndiana release but rather is still a pre-release to 151a.

11 August 2013 - OpenSolaris - 1 Comment
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 - Add A Comment
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 - Add A Comment

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