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.
A new release of the once popular Parted Magic Linux distribution is available that aims to assist in data recovery and disk/partition management, but it continues to be commercial-only.
Fans of the open-source Haiku OS derived from BeOS can now be happy if running on modern processors there are some major CPU scheduling improvements and support for more than eight processor cores.
At the beginning of 2013 I wrote about an ambitious Linux distribution that set out to create what its lead developer called would be the most robust, beautiful, and performant Linux operating system out there and ultimately aspired to take on Ubuntu. Well, that distribution is now a matter of the past.
Last month Linux Mint 16 "Petra" was released with ISOs containing their Cinnamon GNOME3 fork and the MATE GNOME2 desktop fork. Released now are the Linux Mint 16 ports with the KDE and Xfce desktops.
As A Christmas present for the Mandrake/Mandriva/Mageia Linux user-base, Mageia 4 Beta 2 is out now for testing.
The Linux Mint crew has released version 16 "Petra" of their popular Ubuntu Linux derivative which ships the MATE and Cinnamon 2.0 desktops.
The Korora 20 Linux distribution release is approaching and this morning they've put out the beta version.
The Genode OS Framework 13.11 release happened this Thanksgiving Day and with it comes a whole lot of exciting -- some experimental -- features.
Calculate Linux 13.11 is now out with updates to all of its spin-offs, including but not limited to the Calculate Directory Server, Calculate Linux Desktop KDE, Calculate Linux Scratch, and Calculate Scratch Server.
OpenMandriva has put out their Lx 2013.0 release for those still hoping to relive the glorious Mandrake and Mandriva days.
Version 6.5 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been released today as the latest RHEL stable updates prior to the debut of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
While most Linux distributions have switched from using sysvinit or Upstart to systemd as their init daemon, Upstart continues to be happily used within the Ubuntu camp. For the Ubuntu 14.04 development cycle there are more Upstart improvements planned.
While (U)EFI is frowned upon by many Linux users due to the security disaster known as Secure Boot or other UEFI compatibility problems with running Linux on systems, there are a few benefits.
A Phoronix reader has pointed out the recent work done by the community on porting Apple's XNU (iPhone / OS X) kernel to new platforms, namely ARMv7-A and hopefully AArch64 and ARMv6/v5 platforms.
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.
The release candidate version is now out for Linux Mint 16 "Petra" with MATE and Cinnamon 2.0 desktop flavors.
While the developers feel Megia 4 Beta 1 has been their most difficult release yet, the Linux distribution update is finally available.
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.
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.
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.
Manjaro Linux 0.8.8-RC1 is now available and it features package management and installation improvements.
OpenMandriva, one of several Linux distributions riding off the Mandriva/Mandrake lineage, released its first-ever OpenMandriva Lx Beta this weekend.
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.
The first beta of the unexpected Slackware 14.1 Linux distribution is now available.
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.
Manjaro 0.8.7 was released this morning, the latest update for the very nice and easy to use Linux distribution derived from Arch Linux.
Version 13.08 of the Genode OS Framework is now available to mark the fifth anniversary of this open-source operating system framework project.
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.
The Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux distribution is yet another open-source operating system doing an update in the past few days after openSUSE, Mageia, Elementary, and even OpenIndiana.
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