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Haiku OS Gains Rudimentary Support For Haswell Graphics

Haiku, the open-source operating system that maintains compatibility with the defunct BeOS, now appears to have basic support for Haswell graphics.
29 August 2014 - Basic - 1 Comment

Genode OS 14.08 Has New GUI Architecture, Pluggable VFS

Version 14.08 of the Genode general purpose operating system is now available. Genode OS 14.08 brings with it a ton of changes but most pressing is the new GUI architecture.
28 August 2014 - Genode OS 14.08

MenuetOS Updated With SMP Threads & Onscreen Keyboard

MenuetOS, the operating system written in Assembly and now primarily focused on 64-bit x86 systems and fits on a 1.5MB floppy disk image, is out with a new release.
26 August 2014 - MenuetOS - 14 Comments

The Widely-Criticized New Commercial Linux Distro Is Now On Kickstarter

Back in July I wrote about a new Linux distribution based on Arch and Wayland that was aiming for commercial success and talked up being the "ultimate operating system" for users that could compete with the likes of Microsoft Windows. The distribution, Operating System U, was widely criticized by readers, but now the distribution is on Kickstarter to solicit funds.
22 August 2014 - Operating System U - 43 Comments

Scientific Linux 7.0 Beta 3 Released

Fermilab developers continue to be hard at work on their Scientific Linux 7.0 OS, which of course is respun from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
20 August 2014 - SL7

Mageia 5 Alpha 2 Works To Add KF5 & LXQt Packages

The second alpha release to Mageia 5 was released this weekend and it incorporates updated package "under the hood" and is working towards KDE Frameworks 5 and LXQt support for Mageia 5.
17 August 2014 - Mageia 5 - 2 Comments

Knoppix 7.4 Plays With Systemd & Compiz

Knoppix, one of the longest standing Live CD/DVD/USB Linux distributions based off Debian, is out with a new update.
8 August 2014 - Knoppix 7.4 - 6 Comments

CoreOS Experiences Its First Stable Release

CoreOS, the lightweight Linux distribution designed for clustered deployments and depends upon utilization of Docker/LXC software containers, has experienced its first stable release.
25 July 2014 - CoreOS - 2 Comments

Slackware Turns 21 Years Old

It was on this day in 1993 that Patrick Volkerding announced the Slackware 1.00 release that was inspired by the Softlanding Linux System.
17 July 2014 - Slackware - 10 Comments

The OS That Switched From Linux To BSD Is Now Making Its Own GUI

JabirOS, the distribution formerly powered by Ubuntu that changed to a FreeBSD base and then proclaimed itself an independent FreeBSD fork, is trying to invent its own user-interface.
14 July 2014 - Jabir OS - 25 Comments

Scientific Linux 7.0 Alpha 2 Is Ready For Testing

The second alpha release to Scientific Linux 7.0 is now available for user testing.
12 July 2014 - SL7

Mageia 5 Alpha Updates A Lot Of Software

The first alpha release of the upcoming Mageia 5 has been released.
9 July 2014 - Mageia 5 - 1 Comment

Manjaro Linux Developers Experience A Mass Exodus [Updated]

It seems all of the Manjaro Linux developers might have parted way with the distribution's development except for the project leader.
8 July 2014 - Manjaro - 23 Comments

CentOS 7 Release Relives RHEL7 As A Community Project

After being under public QA since last month, CentOS 7 has been released as the popular community-based re-spin of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
7 July 2014 - CentOS - 16 Comments

Operating System U Now Solicits Community Ideas

Operating System U, the newest distribution out there that plans for commercial opportunities with laptop pre-loads and is powered by Arch Linux and Wayland, is now soliciting development ideas from the community.
6 July 2014 - OSu - 16 Comments

Deepin 2014 Linux Distribution Released

This weekend marks the release of Deepin 2014.
6 July 2014 - Deepin 2014 - 19 Comments

The Latest Distro Trying For Commercial Success Uses Arch & Wayland

A new Linux distribution under development is among the latest dreaming of commercial success in hopes of finally conquering the Linux desktop and having their OS pre-installed on systems being sold in brick and mortar stores.
5 July 2014 - Operating System U - 55 Comments

Scientific Linux 7 Alpha Arrives, Based On RHEL 7

Scientific Linux, the distribution developed by produced by the Fermi Laboratory and CERN as a derivative of the open Red Hat Enterprise Linux code-base, is preparing for their RHEL7 re-spin.
4 July 2014 - Scientific Linux 7 - 2 Comments

Calculate Linux 13.19 Ends The Last Of CL13

The last release before Calculate Linux 14 is now available with various updates to the Gentoo-based Linux distribution.
2 July 2014 - Gentoo-Based - 1 Comment

Mageia 4.1 Comes Out As A Surprise Release

Mageia 4.1 is out today as an unscheduled maintenance release to the Mandriva-forked Linux distribution.
20 June 2014 - Mageia 4.1

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