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Genode OS Framework 12.02 Released

At the beginning of the year I wrote about how Genode OS had an ambitious road-map for this year after coming up with plans for their own general purpose operating system. Today marks the first release since that point with the release of Genode OS Framework 12.02.

28 February 2012 - Genode OS - Add A Comment
Mageia 2 Reaches Beta State

Mageia, the popular community fork to Mandriva, is now up to beta on version two of their Linux operating system.

22 February 2012 - systemd And More - 3 Comments
Linux Distributions Described In Terms Of Beer

After trying the openSUSE beer at FOSDEM, which is specially brewed at a small Bavarian brewery near the N├╝rnberg SUSE office and where many of their developers reside, I began wondering if other Linux distributions were represented by beer, what beers would they be? Continue on for this enjoyable weekend article where the leading Linux distributions are described in terms of beer.

11 February 2012 - Free As In Beer - 37 Comments
Sabayon 8 Is Now An "Extreme-Rolling" Release Distro

The Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux distribution is out now with version 8 of their operating system. Besides many package updates and other new features, it's morphed into what the lead maintainer is calling the first "extreme-rolling release" distribution.

8 February 2012 - New Release - Add A Comment
Major ReactOS Release: Themes, Shell, ACPI, WiFi

ReactOS, the open-source operating system project that's been aspiring to be Microsoft Windows NT binary compatible for more than a decade, is out with a major release -- the first in nearly one year.

7 February 2012 - Windows-Like - 16 Comments
MeeGo-Successor Tizen Is Not On Wayland Yet

One of the first areas I looked at when the initial Tizen source-code and SDK were released this week was whether the Wayland Display Server is yet playing any role in this HTML5-focused Linux distribution being led by Intel, Samsung, and other industry leaders.

11 January 2012 - Tizen - 2 Comments
Genode OS Gets An Ambitious 2012 Roadmap

Genode OS, one of the interesting non-Linux-based operating systems that is built on a unique framework architecture and is striving to make a general purpose OS, has shared a new project road-map.

3 January 2012 - Interesting - 2 Comments
FreeBSD 9.0 vs. Oracle Linux Server 6.1 Benchmarks

The last minute push of unique tests continues as Arendal is stressed prior to its release. Here are some benchmarks comparing Oracle Linux Server 6.1 (their derivative of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1) versus FreeBSD 9.0.

12 December 2011 - Unique Testing - 1 Comment
KahelOS: An Easy-To-Use Version Of Arch Linux

If you have been wanting to dabble with Arch Linux but don't want to jump directly into this leading rolling-release Linux distribution, you may want to give KahelOS a shot.

10 December 2011 - Arch Linux Derivative - 7 Comments
Genode Aims To Produce A General Purpose OS

2012 could be an especially interesting year for open-source software with continued advancements in the area of open-source drivers, prominent announcements, major software releases like GIMP 2.8 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and much more. Another event to look forward to next year is a new operating system release built atop the unique Genode Operating System Framework.

5 December 2011 - Genode OS - 5 Comments
Genode 11.11 Released With Virtualization Options

Genode, the interesting research (non-Linux) operating system developed on a unique framework architecture, recently experienced the release of Genode OS 11.11. This operating system, which brought Gallium3D support last year, now has a variety of virtualization modules available.

3 December 2011 - New OS - Add A Comment
Sabayon 7 Brings The Experimental Fusion Kernel

Sabayon Linux, the easy-to-use distribution derived from Gentoo, reached version 7.0 yesterday. Among other improvements, Sabayon 7 features an "ultra-optimized" Linux 3.0 kernel as well as the project's experimental Fusion Kernel.

11 October 2011 - Sabayon Linux - 6 Comments
Mandriva 2011 Linux Release Finally Comes

While the Mandriva Linux distribution lost most of its charm when many of the developers left to form Mageia Linux and the remaining stakeholders switched to just doing one official release per year, the 2011 final release was published on Sunday.

28 August 2011 - Mandriva - 4 Comments
At Long Last, CentOS 6.0 ISOs Finally Surface

Since the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0, 242 days have passed. Additionally, 129 days have passed since the release of Scientific Linux 6.0, which is one of the popular community rebuilds of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 source packages. Only today, however, is CentOS 6.0 ISOs beginning to surface.

10 July 2011 - It's Here - 16 Comments
Gentoo-Based Sabayon Linux 6.0 Released

The Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux distribution has officially released their version 6.0 build. Sabayon is a popular alternative to running Gentoo directly as it focuses upon providing a pleasant "out of the box" support and on greater usability, with the 6.0 release there are a number of helpful improvements.

23 June 2011 - New Release - 12 Comments
Arch Linux Enables Mesa Floating Point Textures

The rolling-release Arch Linux distribution has just enabled floating point textures for Mesa. This was the hotly-debated feature for Mesa that provides OpenGL floating point textures and render targets, but is disabled by default since its protected by patents in the United States and elsewhere. Arch Linux users when building new versions of Mesa will receive this support irrespective of their physical location.

1 June 2011 - Takes A Stand - 13 Comments
ReactOS 0.3.13 Brings Lots Of Improvements

ReactOS, the free software operating system that aims to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 2003 while being completely written from scratch, has a new release out. ReactOS 0.3.13 has nearly 300 bug-fixes including several prominent changes that have piled up since the previous 0.3.12 release last October. However, this Windows-like operating system is still considered to be in an alpha state.

27 March 2011 - The Windows-Like OS - 26 Comments

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