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Announced last week was a new fork of GNOME Classic as the Consort Desktop. Released today by the Linux distribution behind this project, SolusOS, is the first alpha version of their next Linux release that integrates this forked GNOME desktop.
22 January 2013 - Consort Desktop - 3 Comments
While a few months late, the official videos from the Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2012 event have finally been published.
14 January 2013 - European Videos
Developers behind a new Linux distribution set to be released in the coming days claim that their SprezzOS operating system is "the most robust, beautiful, and high-performance Linux ever to be distributed." Here's some details on this new Linux distribution.
7 January 2013 - Linux - 33 Comments
For those of you curious about the state of available Linux distributions that can handle UEFI SecureBoot on modern PCs certified for Microsoft Windows 8, here's a run-down of the most common Linux environments and their SecureBoot friendliness.
28 December 2012 - UEFI SecureBoot - 93 Comments
Calculate Linux, one of the nice distributions out there based upon Gentoo, is out with their version 13 release.
28 December 2012 - Calculate - 4 Comments
ROSA Desktop.Fresh 2012 has been released, a Linux-based desktop operating system out of Russia.
20 December 2012 - ROSA 2012 - 3 Comments
The first beta release of Mageia 3 Linux is now available.
20 December 2012 - Mageia 3
Back in mid-November I wrote about Gentoo developers looking at forking udev after being unhappy with its direction under systemd leadership. The Gentoo project has now announced eudev as their fork.
17 December 2012 - Gentoo Eudev - 54 Comments
SLAX 7.0, the KDE-based Linux operating system that's sized in at 200MB, was officially released on Monday.
11 December 2012 - SLAX 7.0 - 12 Comments
ArchBang 2012.12 was released this weekend as the latest version of the Arch Linux derivative distribution that is very lightweight and ships with the OpenBox window manager.
8 December 2012 - ArchBang 2012.12 - 1 Comment
The monthly Arch Linux install media update is now available for December.
2 December 2012 - Arch Linux
Matthew Garrett has shared that he's finally published his shim boot-loader for dealing with UEFI SecureBoot that makes it easier for the smaller Linux distributions to deal with this "secure" technology. Using this shim boot-loader is already signed with a Microsoft key so the smaller Linux distributions and other independent parties don't have to worry about obtaining a key from Microsoft.
30 November 2012 - UEFI SecureBoot - 12 Comments
Rocks, the RHEL/CentOS-derived operating system focused upon supporting Linux on real and virtual clusters, has delivered on its 6.1 release.
30 November 2012 - ZFS Linux - 3 Comments
Genode OS, the very interesting research operating system, is out with a new release that boasts some interesting features.
29 November 2012 - Genode OS - 2 Comments
Following a slight delay, Mageia 3 Alpha 3 is now available for those interested in testing this Mandriva-derived Linux distribution.
14 November 2012 - Mageia 3 - 5 Comments
SLAX 7 is now up to a release candidate state and it packs a KDE 4 desktop environment while the entire operating system is less than 200MB in size.
7 November 2012 - SLAX - 15 Comments
The Arch Linux project has shipped their monthly install media update for the distribution that's popular with Linux enthusiasts.
2 November 2012 - 2012.11.01 - 26 Comments
The second alpha release of Mageia 3 is now available.
15 October 2012 - Mageia 3 - 5 Comments
Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver continues to be the most popular GPU driver on the Linux desktop.
14 October 2012 - Intel GPU Driver - 22 Comments
The latest monthly snapshot of the Arch Linux rolling release install meda is now using systemd rather than SysVinit for booting up the system.
8 October 2012 - systemd - 24 Comments
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