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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 - 30 Comments
CentOS Hyperscale SIG Backported Newer Systemd, Preps For Experimental Repo

Approved at the start of the year was the CentOS Hyperscaler special interest group that is working to cater CentOS Stream so it's more suitable by the likes of Facebook and Twitter along with other modern enterprises. The SIG just issued their Q1'2021 report about what they accomplished in this first quarter of being an approved effort and what work remains on the table.

5 April 2021 - Hyperscale For Q1-2021 - 1 Comment
Arch Linux Developers Discuss Idea Of Providing An x86-64-v3 Port

While recently Arch Linux developers and stakeholders were discussing the possibility of raising the x86-64 base requirements for this Linux distribution to the "x86-64-v2" micro-architecture feature level that roughly correlates to Intel Nehalem and newer, now the discussion has shifted to keeping the same x86-64 base level while potentially offering a "x86-64-v3" port for those with newer Intel/AMD CPUs.

16 March 2021 - x86-64-v3 - 83 Comments
Linux Mint's Update Manager To Encourage Users To Apply Security Updates

Last week the Linux Mint project shared the troubling news how many of its users are behind on important security updates or in some cases even running end-of-life versions. In trying to help address the issue, Linux Mint is working on improvements to its Update Manager to encourage users to apply updates.

28 February 2021 - Updates Are Important - 19 Comments
Void Linux Has Been Working To Deliver Great POWER Support

Void Linux, a rolling-release distribution we have covered before that is known for its XBPS package manager and interesting design decisions like using the Runit init system and supporting the Musl C library, has recently been working on enhancing its POWER CPU architecture support.

27 February 2021 - Void Linux + POWER - 9 Comments

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