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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
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 - 144 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

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