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Arch Linux Powered EndeavourOS Restores ARM Support
Arch Linux Powered EndeavourOS Restores ARM Support

Arch Linux built EndeavourOS has released new install media in celebrating the project's fifth anniversary. Making this 5th anniversary release all the more exciting is the project has restored support for EndeavourOS on ARM.

1 July 2024 - EndeavourOS + ARM - 6 Comments
CentOS Linux 7 Is End-Of-Life Next Week
CentOS Linux 7 Is End-Of-Life Next Week

Just a friendly reminder that if you've been procrastinating in migrating past the once-great CentOS Linux 7, there is less than one week to go now until it's officially end-of-life.

24 June 2024 - CentOS 7 EOL - 15 Comments
Redox OS With COSMIC Apps Is Looking Quite Nice
Redox OS With COSMIC Apps Is Looking Quite Nice

Jeremy Soller who is an engineer at System76 and manages a side hustle of leading development on the open-source, Rust-written Redox OS has shared the latest look at this open-source operating system with the System76 COSMIC desktop applications.

8 June 2024 - Redox OS + COSMIC - 20 Comments
Linux Mint Disabling Unverified Flatpaks By Default
Linux Mint Disabling Unverified Flatpaks By Default

The Linux Mint project is out with its monthly newsletter that highlights recent progress made on this Ubuntu (and Debian) derived, desktop-focused Linux distribution. In May they worked out enhancements to Linux Mint's software manager and also continued working on optimizing their package archive hosting.

3 June 2024 - Linux Mint Software Settings - 37 Comments
Alpine Linux 3.20 Released With Initial 64-bit RISC-V Support
Alpine Linux 3.20 Released With Initial 64-bit RISC-V Support

Alpine Linux 3.20 has been released as the newest feature release to this security-minded, lightweight Linux distribution that is popular for embedded and container use. Alpine Linux continues to set itself apart from others by making use of musl libc, Busybox, and other modifications in the name of security and small footprint.

22 May 2024 - Alpine Linux 3.20 - 7 Comments
ReactOS "Open-Source Windows" Making Good Strides On SMP CPU Support
ReactOS "Open-Source Windows" Making Good Strides On SMP CPU Support

The ReactOS project has posted their latest newsletter that outlines progress made during the past two months. ReactOS continues working to be an open-source operating system that offers application and driver binary compatibility with Microsoft Windows to in effect serve as a "open-source Windows" albeit the hardware support and application support are still an ongoing affair.

11 May 2024 - ReactOS - 33 Comments
AlmaLinux Forms An HPC & AI SIG
AlmaLinux Forms An HPC & AI SIG

The AlmaLinux OS Foundation today is announcing they are establishing a special interest group (SIG) to advance interests around high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) for this RHEL-derived operating system.

2 May 2024 - Special Interest Group - 12 Comments
Linux Mint Looks To Fork More GNOME Software, Make XApp More Independent
Linux Mint Looks To Fork More GNOME Software, Make XApp More Independent

Linux Mint published their monthly status update for April 2024 where they talk about ongoing testing for faster and more reliable repository access via the Fastly CDN to other more interesting software happenings like the likelihood that they will fork more GNOME applications as well as looking to make their XApp applications more distribution agnostic.

30 April 2024 - Linux Mint Changes - 80 Comments
TrueNAS SCALE 24.04 Released For A Wonderful NAS Platform
TrueNAS SCALE 24.04 Released For A Wonderful NAS Platform

The folks at iXsystems have released TrueNAS SCALEE 24.04 as the newest iteration of their Linux-based platform for network attached storage (NAS) devices. TrueNAS SCALE 24.04 brings better performance, new features, and additional hardware support.

24 April 2024 - TrueNAS 24.04 - 9 Comments
Rocky Linux To Support Upstream Stable Kernels
Rocky Linux To Support Upstream Stable Kernels

With the various Linux distributions derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), we're beginning to see more features to distinguish between them rather than just "RHEL clones". It was just days ago talking about AlmaLinux restoring old hardware support that's been deprecated by upstream Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Now over on the Rocky Linux side, CIQ as the principal organization behind them is rolling out support for upstream Linux kernels.

18 April 2024 - Rocky Linux - 39 Comments
Gentoo Linux Now An SPI Project
Gentoo Linux Now An SPI Project

While the Gentoo Foundation has long existed, to reduce the organizational complexity and overhead as well as becoming effectively a tax deductible non-profit at the US federal level, Gentoo Linux has become an associated project with Software in the Public Interest (SPI).

10 April 2024 - Software In The Public Interest - 14 Comments
CachyOS Making Use Of Plymouth For Better Boot Experience, Mitigates For XZ Fiasco
CachyOS Making Use Of Plymouth For Better Boot Experience, Mitigates For XZ Fiasco

CachyOS as a reminder is the Arch Linux based distribution focused on providing a very performant out-of-the-box experience and supports x86-64-v3 and x86-64-v4 packages along with other default changes compared to upstream Arch Linux. The April 2024 ISO release of CachyOS is now available for those wanting to enjoy a fresh spin of this rolling-release, performance-tuned platform.

1 April 2024 - CachyOS April Update - 34 Comments
Serpent OS Hopes To Ship Pre-Alpha ISOs In The Coming Weeks
Serpent OS Hopes To Ship Pre-Alpha ISOs In The Coming Weeks

Ikey Doherty's Serpent OS Linux distribution project is hoping to be able to ship their pre-Alpha ISOs in a matter of weeks as they continue bringing up the initial desktop experience and getting more of their operating system's build tools into good shape.

1 April 2024 - Serpent OS - 24 Comments
Pop!_OS Upgrades To The Linux 6.8 Kernel
Pop!_OS Upgrades To The Linux 6.8 Kernel

Besides its desktop-level customizations, further differentiating System76's Pop!_OS Linux distribution from its Ubuntu LTS package base is the tendency to roll down newer versions of the upstream Linux kernel once validated across System76's portfolio of laptops and desktops. The latest on that front is Pop!_OS now shipping with the fresh Linux 6.8 stable series.

27 March 2024 - Pop OS + Linux 6.8 - 33 Comments
OpenMediaVault 7.0 Released For Debian 12 Powered NAS Platform
OpenMediaVault 7.0 Released For Debian 12 Powered NAS Platform

OpenMediaVault 7.0 was released today as a major update to this open-source Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution built around Debian Linux. This plug-based NAS platform with web UI allows supporting a variety of services/protocols is now even more capable with the OpenMediaVault 7.0 availability.

3 March 2024 - OpenMediaVault 7.0 - 4 Comments
Distrobox 1.7 Improves NVIDIA GPU Support, Better Wolfi Containers
Distrobox 1.7 Improves NVIDIA GPU Support, Better Wolfi Containers

Distrobox is the open-source software making it easy to run any Linux distribution inside your terminal by leveraging Podman, Docker, or Lilipod for containerizing the Linux distribution of your choice. Distrobox works well with a range of Linux distros and has developed quite a following. Out now is Distrobox 1.7 with yet more improvements to this innovative software.

29 February 2024 - Distrobox 1.7 - 8 Comments
CachyOS Moves To Glibc 2.39 & Other Package Upgrades For February
CachyOS Moves To Glibc 2.39 & Other Package Upgrades For February

CachyOS 240224 was released today for this Arch Linux derived desktop distribution that focuses on being a "blazingly fast and customizable Linux distribution" with a variety of desktop options, employing LTO and other optimizations for packages, optional x86-64-v3 binaries, and other tuning to make for a speedy out-of-the-box Linux experience.

24 February 2024 - CachyOS 240224 - 21 Comments
Gentoo Linux Begins Offering x86-64-v3 Binary Packages
Gentoo Linux Begins Offering x86-64-v3 Binary Packages

Gentoo ended out last year by beginning to optionally provide binary packages for direct installation. This lowers the barrier for using Gentoo Linux and also works out well for low-end/embedded systems rather than always compiling source packages locally. They've now taken their binary position a step further by also offering up x86-64-v3 packages.

4 February 2024 - Gentoo x86-64-v3 Binaries - 18 Comments
ReactOS Making Progress On Its GUI-Based Installer
ReactOS Making Progress On Its GUI-Based Installer

You may recall from a few months back that the "open-source Windows" project ReactOS was going to be working on improving its GUI setup/installation. Progress is indeed being made there as shared in the latest ReactOS blog entry around further enhancing its GUI installer as an alternative to the text-mode setup.

31 January 2024 - GUI-Mode Setup - 19 Comments
CachyOS Experimenting With x86-64-v4 Repository For AVX-512 Optimized Packages
CachyOS Experimenting With x86-64-v4 Repository For AVX-512 Optimized Packages

While a number of Linux distributions are experimenting with x86-64-v2 baselines or offering x86-64-v3 optimized packages for assuming AVX/AVX2 support by default for their packages, the CachyOS Linux distribution has been experimenting with offering x86-64-v4 packages for those running on Intel or AMD systems with AVX-512 support.

29 January 2024 - CachyOS + x86-64-v4 - 31 Comments
Linux Mint 21.3 EDGE ISOs Now Available For Running On Linux 6.5
Linux Mint 21.3 EDGE ISOs Now Available For Running On Linux 6.5

Released earlier this month was Linux Mint 21.3 and out-of-the-box it continues to run on the Linux 5.15 LTS kernel... Quite old at this point and was the Ubuntu 22.04 default for which Linunx Mint 21 is based. For those unable to boot Linux Mint 21.3 due to running on newer AMD/Intel hardware or other platform compatibility issues, the Linux Mint 21.3 EDGE ISOs are now published that utilize Linux 6.5 by default.

22 January 2024 - Linux Mint 21.3 + Linux 6.5 - 9 Comments

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