Operating Systems News Archives
GCC 6 Becoming Auxiliary Compiler In OpenIndiana

While GCC 7 is being released in the days ahead, the OpenIndiana crew continuing to advance the open-source Solaris stack has begun offering GCC 6 as an auxiliary/supplementary compiler.

24 April 2017 - GCC 6 + OpenIndiana - 1 Comment
Arch-Based arkOS Linux Being Discontinued

arkOS, the Arch-based Linux distribution focused on "securely self-hosting your online life" with aims to make it easy to deploy servers for web-based services, is being discontinued.

23 April 2017 - arkOS Linux - 15 Comments
Could A New Linux Base For Tablets/Smartphones Succeed In 2017?

Over the years we have seen many mobile/smartphone focused Linux efforts come and go from OpenMoko, Moblin/MeeGo, webOS, Firefox OS, and most recently Ubuntu Touch while others like Sailfish OS and Plasma Mobile appear to be somewhat stagnate or at least not gaining much marketshare nor advancing rapidly. But what if more of these mobile Linux efforts were to collaborate on a common base? There's a new effort being worked on in this area.

16 April 2017 - New Project - 54 Comments
Solus Integrates Clear Linux's clr-boot-manager

The desktop-focused, performance-oriented Solus Linux distribution has pulled in another component from Clear Linux: clr-boot-manager. The clr-boot-manager is responsible for solid kernel and boot-loader management.

26 March 2017 - Solus Linux - 15 Comments
2017: Should Linux Benchmarking Still Be Mostly Done With Ubuntu?

Every year or so it comes up how some users believe that at Phoronix we should be benchmarking with Antergos/Arch, Debian, or [insert here any other distribution] instead of mostly using Ubuntu for our Linux benchmarking. That discussion has come back up in recent days.

26 March 2017 - Linux Benchmarking - 82 Comments
Running Clear Linux On AMD's Ryzen + X370: Still Competitive Performance

I'm working on an AMD Ryzen Linux distribution benchmark comparison and will have those results to publish soon using a Ryzen 7 1800X. One of the interesting distributions I was curious about its Ryzen performance with was Intel's Clear Linux distribution. It turns out it runs and there are scenarios of it having better performance than Ubuntu.

13 March 2017 - Clear Linux - 16 Comments
Linux From Scratch 8.0 Released

It's been a while since hearing anything out of the Linux From Scratch (LFS) camp, but this weekend they announced the release of LFS 8.0 as well as Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS) 8.0.

26 February 2017 - Linux From Scratch 8.0 - 11 Comments
The Future Of Android-x86 Is In Question

Android-x86 has been an open-source project for the past 7+ years for providing suitable Intel/AMD hardware support for Google's Android operating system. Unfortunately, its project leader may be stepping away.

9 February 2017 - Android-x86 - 22 Comments
NethServer 7 Server/Network-Focused Linux OS Released

NethServer 7 is a CentOS derived Linux distribution designed for SOHO use-cases and makes it easy to setup a mail server, web server, DNS/DHCP server, and other common networking tasks via its modular design and web-based administrative interface.

8 February 2017 - NethServer 7 - 2 Comments
Jolla Still Working On Open-Sourcing More Of Sailfish OS, Including UI/Apps

Many Phoronix readers and open-source enthusiasts have complained when hearing of Jolla's Sailfish OS that this Linux-based smartphone OS isn't fully-open and the company hadn't delivered on its promises to open-source more of it, including its user-interface and apps. According to their CEO, that's still looking to happen.

8 February 2017 - Sailfish OS - 9 Comments
There's Progress In 2017 For Running macOS Binaries On Linux

Five years ago we wrote about a project to run Mac OS X binaries on Linux, for what Wine is for allowing Windows programs on Linux/macOS/etc, Darling wants to let Mac binaries run under Linux. It's been a while since last having anything to report on for the project, but they are making new progress in 2017.

6 February 2017 - macOS Darling - 7 Comments
Redox OS, MINIX, Hurd & Genode Had Their Time At FOSDEM Too

While Linux is the most prominent operating system each year at the Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM), it's not a conference limited to just Linux. Once again there was a developer room dedicated to other operating systems like the Rust-written Redox OS.

6 February 2017 - Other OSes - 18 Comments

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