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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

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" Released

Linux Mint, the popular Ubuntu derivative, has out today its version 15 "Olivia" release with many new features.
29 May 2013 - Linux Mint 15 - 8 Comments

Fedora 18 Comes To ARMv6, Raspberry Pi

While Fedora 18 has been out for months and so has Fedora 18 for ARM, an ARMv6 spin of Fedora 18 targeting the popular Raspberry Pi development platform has finally been released.
22 May 2013 - Fedora 18 - 10 Comments

Mageia 3 Released, Still Using Legacy GRUB

At long last the third major version of Mageia, the popular community fork of Mandriva Linux, is now available. There's a lot of new stuff to Mageia 3 like a new version of RPM and updated systemd, but the distribution is still not shipping GRUB2 by default.
19 May 2013 - Mageia 3 - 38 Comments

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

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