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Arch-Based Manjaro Prepares For Next Release

Manjaro Linux is a distribution that makes it very easy to play with Arch. Manjaro is to Arch as Sabayon or Calculate Linux is to Gentoo. Manjaro makes it very easy to deploy an Arch-based desktop using Xfce and other lightweight components, a theme that's continuing with their upcoming 0.8.7 release.
30 June 2013 - Manjaro 0.8.7 - 8 Comments

Knoppix 7.2 Released, Uses LXDE By Default

While there wasn't a public Knoppix 7.1 release beyond their annual Linux Magazine CeBIT edition, Knoppix 7.2 was released instead to all users. Knoppix 7.2 is based on Debian "Wheezy" with newer desktop packages from Debian/testing and Debian/unstable Jessie.
27 June 2013 - Knoppix - 1 Comment

AntiX Keeps Going For Low-End Computers

AntiX 13.1 was released this past week for those looking to load Linux on low-end computers. AntiX isn't a Linux distribution about killing off X.Org, but rather is about running Linux on low-end hardware.
23 June 2013 - antiX 13.1 - 14 Comments

OpenMandriva Goes Into Alpha Form, Russian-Based

The first alpha release of OpenMandriva Linux is now available. This new OpenMandriva distribution is derived from the Russian-based ROSA Linux distribution, which in turn was forked from mainline Mandriva last year.
19 June 2013 - OpenMandriva - 8 Comments

Void Linux: A Rolling-Release Distro From Scratch

Void Linux is a rolling-release Linux distribution that focuses upon speed, reliability, and flexibility. Void Linux deploys is built from scratch, deploys its own XBPS package manager, and builds upon existing packages like systemd and DKMS.
5 June 2013 - Void Linux - 10 Comments

SphinUX OS Claims To Be ~150% Faster Than GNU/Linux

SphinUX OS is an open-source POSIX-compatible operating system developed under the GPLv3 and running the Egyptian LSX Kernel Architecture. This open-source operating system claims to be much faster than Linux and that its memory usage can even be 3x less! This is an operating system with some of the most wildest performance claims we have ever seen.
5 June 2013 - SphinUX OS - 138 Comments

Genode OS 13.05 Brings Automated Tests, Exynos 5

Version 13.05 of the Genode OS Framework is now available.
31 May 2013 - Genode OS 13.05 - 4 Comments

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

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