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Linux Mint 19 Beta Released

For fans of the Linux Mint distribution, their 19 "Tara" release based upon Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is now available in beta form.

4 June 2018 - Linux Mint 19 - 15 Comments
A Big Batch Of Mageia 6 Updates Are Coming

The Mandriva-forked Mageia 6 Linux distribution is nearly one year old, but a big batch of updates is en route to freshen up this distribution to reminisce over the grand days of Mandrake Linux.

5 May 2018 - Mageia 6 - 3 Comments
Void Linux Infrastructure In Limbo With Project Leader M.I.A.

The rolling-release Void Linux independent OS known for its XBPS package manager, use of Runit as an init system rather than systemd, LibreSSL rather than OpenSSL, and other offerings making this Linux distribution fairly different is in a bit of a trouble. The project leader of Void Linux is missing in action, making much of the project's infrastructure inaccessible.

1 May 2018 - Void Linux - 16 Comments
System76's Pop!_OS Is Exploring Intel's Clear Linux Performance/Power Optimizations

When Ubuntu-loaded laptop and desktop vendor System76 announced their new Ubuntu downstream last year as "Pop!_OS" it began as mostly cosmetic changes to the desktop shell and other minor improvements. Over time they've been investing more into it with work items like a better installation process, but it looks like they will be diving deeper as they begin exploring performance and power optimizations.

13 April 2018 - Pop!_OS Power + Performance - 11 Comments
More Windows Server vs. Linux Benchmark Tests With Spectre/Meltdown Mitigations

Last week I posted an article looking at the Relative Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation Costs On Windows vs. Linux. Today from a different system and using Windows Server 2016 rather than Windows 10 are some fresh benchmarks doing a similar comparison with different hardware and also looking at the Spectre and Meltdown mitigation performance impact again on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Clear Linux.

31 March 2018 - Kernel VA Shadow - 2 Comments

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