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Genode OS Framework 21.08 Streamlining Its Porting Of Linux Driver Code

We've been covering Genode OS for more than a decade now as this original open-source operating system "framework" and through this time they have managed to keep up with their routine feature releases. Out this week is Genode OS Framework 21.08 as they seek to make it easier porting device driver code to their platform.

2 September 2021 - Genode OS 21.08 - 8 Comments
Linspire-Based Freespire Announces "Entirely New Direction" With Cloud Apps...

What started off as Lindows twenty years ago as an easy-to-use Linux-based operating system with great Wine integration and easy application support but then changed to Linspire following a Microsoft lawsuit has had quite a journey. PC/OpenSystems LLC revived Linspire after a multi-year gap following the closure of Xandros and since then it's been a rather peculiar platform. Today they are now shifting focus once again.

30 July 2021 - Freespire 7.7 - 14 Comments
Haiku R1 Beta 3 Released As Spiritual Successor To BeOS

One year after Haiku R1 Beta 2, the third beta of this inaugural release of the open-source Haiku operating system is now available for testing. Haiku remains the open-source OS project going on two decades for advancing as the spiritual successor to BeOS.

26 July 2021 - Haiku R1 Beta 3 - 24 Comments
Haiku R1 Beta 3 Aims For Release In About One Month

The Haiku open-source operating system inspired by BeOS has been in development since 2001. It took until September 2018 for the Haiku R1 Beta and then last summer was succeeded by Haiku R1 Beta 2. Now a year later the third beta for this inaugural release is now approaching.

22 June 2021 - Haiku R1 Beta 3 - 22 Comments
Sailfish OS 4.1 Finally Embracing 64-bit, Android 10 App Support API Level

While other mobile operating systems have for years been on a 64-bit software stack and in the process of phasing out 32-bit app support, Jolla is celebrating Sailfish 4.1 as finally marking their first fully 64-bit Sailfish OS software stack -- for use currently just with the Sony Xperia 10 II smartphone.

27 May 2021 - Sailfish OS 4.1 - 30 Comments
Arch-Based Endeavour OS Spins Up April Release, Adds Sway Community Edition

While Arch Linux now has its own convenient installer for quick and easy Arch installs, for those in search of an out-of-the-box, desktop-friendly Arch based Linux distribution Endeavour OS remains one of the leading options in 2021. This weekend marks the availability of Endeavour's April 2021 install media refresh.

18 April 2021 - Endeavour OS - 7 Comments
Slackware 15 Beta Process Begins

Back in February Slackware 15.0 went into alpha, nine years since Slackware 14.0 made its debut or even five years since Slackware 14.2. Now Slackware 15.0 is up to its beta phase.

13 April 2021 - Slackware 15 - 31 Comments

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