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Complementing last week's DigitalOcean cloud benchmarking article where we tried out various droplets (VM instance types) while running Ubuntu Linux in their public cloud, our latest testing of DigitalOcean is trying out their five offered Linux distributions in the cloud. The Linux distributions benchmarked from their cloud computing platform were Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, Debian, and Arch Linux.
2 April 2014 - DigitalOcean
The first (and only) beta of the upcoming OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 distribution is now available.
25 March 2014 - Mandriva
Jolla made available today its much anticipated v1.0 update of Sailfish, their mobile Linux distribution running on Wayland and powered by Nokia's former MeeGo code.
17 March 2014 - Sailfish
The release of OpenMandriva Lx 2014 has been pushed back with the beta now moving to the RC1 date and a second alpha release having been made on Friday.
1 March 2014 - OpenMandriva
The latest release of the Genode OS Framework is out today and it has two primary new features for its latest version.
28 February 2014 - Genode OS
The Numix Project started out as a theme and icon suite that aimed to differentiate and be more usable than other Linux desktop styles, but now they have decided to come up with their own Linux distribution.
24 February 2014 - Numix Linux - 7 Comments
Manjaro 0.8.9 has been released today as the popular Arch-based and easy-to-use Linux distribution.
23 February 2014 - Manjaro - 33 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 is now available as the remixed version of Fedora 20 with various software changes.
10 January 2014 - Korora 20 - 1 Comment
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
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
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