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SolusOS 2 Alpha 7 Previews Its GNOME Fork

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

Embedded Linux 2012 Videos: NFC. Boot Optimizations, Etc

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

SprezzOS: "Most Robust, Beautiful & Performant Linux"

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

The State Of Linux Distributions Handling SecureBoot

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

Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 13 Released

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 2012: "The Experiment Has Succeeded"

ROSA Desktop.Fresh 2012 has been released, a Linux-based desktop operating system out of Russia.
20 December 2012 - ROSA 2012 - 3 Comments

Mageia 3 Beta 1 Surfaces For The Holidays

The first beta release of Mageia 3 Linux is now available.
20 December 2012 - Mageia 3

Gentoo Announces Eudev Project -- Its Udev Fork

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 "Green Horn" Released: ~200MB KDE Linux OS

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 Gets Banged Up For The Holidays

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

Arch Linux Install Pulls In Systemd 196, Other Updates

The monthly Arch Linux install media update is now available for December.
2 December 2012 - Arch Linux

SecureBoot Is Now Easier For Smaller Distributions

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 Cluster 6.1 Adds In ZFS File-System Support

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 12.11 Is Now Self-Hosting

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

Mageia 3 Alpha 3 Is Ready To Go

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

A KDE4 Operating System In Less Than 200MB

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

Arch 2012.11.01 Switches To Linux 3.6 Kernel

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

Mageia 3 Gets Its Second Alpha Release

The second alpha release of Mageia 3 is now available.
15 October 2012 - Mageia 3 - 5 Comments

Intel's Linux Driver Continues To Be Most Popular

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

Arch Linux Moves Forward With Systemd

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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