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Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" Approaches With New Tools

The first release candidate of the Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 15 distribution is now available. Linux Mint 15 incorporates the latest MATE and Cinnamon desktop improvements along with offering their Linux desktop users some new tools.
16 May 2013 - Linux Mint 15 RC - 5 Comments

Overclockix Is Still Around For Linux Stress-Testing

Overclockix, a Linux distribution with a long and bumpy history, has seen a new release. Overclockix .017 is now available as a Debian/Knoppix-based platform for hardware tweaking, stress-testing / burn-in software, and network security.
7 May 2013 - Overclockix - 3 Comments

OLPC OS 13.1.0 Supports The XO-4 Touch Laptop

A new version of the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) operating system has been released. The Fedora-based Linux distribution now supports the forthcoming OLPC XO-4 Touch laptop.
6 May 2013 - OLPC OS

Elementary OS Luna Beta 2 Released

The second beta release of Elementary OS "Luna" 0.2 is now available for testing.
6 May 2013 - Elementary - 1 Comment

Sabayon 13.04 Readies Systemd, UEFI, TMPFS

Sabayon Linux, the popular Gentoo-derived Linux distribution, is ending out April by releasing Sabayon 13.04.
30 April 2013 - Sabayon 13.04 - 8 Comments

Arch-Based Manjaro Linux Runs Against Ubuntu 13.04

Here are our first benchmarks of the newly-released Manjaro Linux 0.8.5. Manjaro is a promising distribution based upon Arch Linux and has been benchmarked against Ubuntu 13.04.
24 April 2013 - Manjaro Linux - 12 Comments

Gears On Gallium Still Grinding The Latest Mesa

Gears On Gallium continues to be maintained as an experimental live Linux distribution based upon openSUSE that's shipping the very latest open-source Linux graphics driver packages.
24 April 2013 - Gears On Gallium - 13 Comments

Manjaro: A Convenient Way To Play With Arch Linux

The Manjaro Linux distribution describes itself as a "user-friendly" version of the popular Arch Linux platform. Manjaro Linux still follows Arch in a rolling-release manner, but it's designed to offer greater user-friendliness and accessbility, complete with an easy installation routine.
22 April 2013 - Manjaro Linux - 39 Comments

Calculate Linux 13.4 Supports TuxOnIce, BFQ I/O

Calculate Linux, one of the better known Linux distributions based upon Gentoo Linux, is out this week with version 13.4. Calculate 13.4 presents several user-facing changes.
22 April 2013 - Calculate Linux - 1 Comment

Mageia 3 Beta 4 Surfaces For Easter

The fourth and final beta of Mageia 3 was released today.
31 March 2013 - Mageia 3 - 2 Comments

Arch Linux Replaces MySQL With MariaDB

The latest Linux distribution outting of MySQL is Arch Linux, which has replaced the database solution with MariaDB.
27 March 2013 - MySQL - 22 Comments

OpenELEC 3.0 Brings In XBMC 12.1 Frodo

Version 3.0.0 of OpenELEC has been released, which is a Linux distribution with a multimedia bent that is shipping with XBMC 12.1 Frodo.
24 March 2013 - XBMC 12.1 - 1 Comment

Arch Linux Enables Wayland GTK+

For those Arch Linux users looking to play with Wayland/Weston, the GTK+ package available within the distribution now enables support for the Wayland back-end.
19 March 2013 - Wayland - 7 Comments

SprezzOS Is Indeed Trying To Be A Faster Linux

SprezzOS, a Linux distribution that most people have likely not heard of, is aiming for real change with their open-source operating system. They previously claimed their ambitions were to become the "most robust, beautiful and performant Linux", and it turns out they are indeed trying to at least live up to their performance goals.
15 March 2013 - SprezzOS - 10 Comments

Kali Linux Comes As BackTrack Successor

Kali Linux 1.0 was announced today during Blackhat Europe. Kali Linux is a derivative of the Debian-based Backtrack Linux.
13 March 2013 - Kali Linux - 7 Comments

Ubuntu Unity Existed Before The GNOME Shell?

Mark Shuttleworth has irritated some open-source developers by his latest claim: Ubuntu's Unity existed before the GNOME Shell.
11 March 2013 - Claims - 94 Comments

Mageia 3 Beta 3 Ships Linux 3.8, Uses Journalctl

After a setback to the release schedule, Mageia 3 Beta 3 was finally released on Sunday morning.
10 March 2013 - Features

Genode OS 13.02 Plays With IOMMUs, Cortex-A15s

The Genode OS operating system framework now supports direct memory access via IOMMUs and it also has initial support for ARM Cortex-A15 SoCs. This work can be found in the brand new Genode OS 13.02 release.
28 February 2013 - Genode OS

Sabayon 11 Supports UEFI, NVIDIA Optimus

The Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux distribution is out with version 11 and it introduces several new features for users of this Linux desktop distribution.
15 February 2013 - Sabayon 11

Mageia 3 Beta 2 Is Ready For Testing

The second beta release of Mageia 3 is now ready for testing.
26 January 2013 - Mageia 3 - 7 Comments

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