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The Linux Mint crew has released the first release candidates of Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 "Betsy" with the Cinnamon and MATE desktop spins.
18 March 2015 - Linux Mint Debian - 6 Comments
A new development version of the Arch-based Manjaro 0.9 Linux distribution is now available for testing. This release has all of the latest stable Xfce 4.12 packages available.
14 March 2015 - Manjaro 0.9 - 5 Comments
Foreign LINUX is a new open-source project serving as a dynamic binary translator and Linux system call interface emulator. Foreign LINUX is designed to allow unmodified Linux binaries to run on Windows without any system changes or special drivers.
12 March 2015 - Dynamic Binary Translator - 24 Comments
While there's 1000+ Steam games on Linux and the Linux desktop experience improving greatly with GNOME 3.14/3.16 and KDE Plasma 5, for Windows users not everyone feels the Linux desktop is ready.
12 March 2015 - Linux Desktop Shortcomings - 170 Comments
A Gentoo developer has raised concerns over bad licensing and attribution by ChromiumOS and CoreOS for their copies of Gentoo ebuilds.
7 March 2015 - GPLv2 to BSD - 14 Comments
If you're after running Android on your laptop or desktop computer and Android x86 isn't panning out, the Android-based Console OS is now available to download.
24 February 2015 - Console OS - 25 Comments
For the most part my Linux benchmarking of Intel Broadwell systems currently in the form of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Intel Broadwell NUC have been going great. Major Linux distributions tested on this latest-generation Intel hardware have been going well, but the first major failure I've run into on Broadwell was when firing up Mageia 5 Beta 3.
21 February 2015 - Mageia 5 - 7 Comments
Version 3.0 of Bodhi Linux is now available, the distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that features a customized Enlightenment E19 desktop.
17 February 2015 - Bodhi 3.0
Version 2.0 of the Frugalware Linux distribution is now available, the operating system originally inspired by Slackware that since moved on to being an independent distribution using Pacman.
16 February 2015 - Frugalware 2.0 - 3 Comments
Earlier this month we wrote how CrunchBang Linux was winding down with its lead developer halting development of this Debian-based distribution. However, there's new developers now forming the CrunchBang++ project.
16 February 2015 - CrunchBang++ - 8 Comments
The third beta to the much delayed Mageia 5 is now available for some Valentine's weekend testing.
14 February 2015 - Mageia 5
A pre-alpha version of OpenMandriva Lx 3 is now available ahead of its planned official release later in 2015.
3 February 2015 - OM Lx3 - 1 Comment
Version 1.0 of the Calamares Distribution Independent, Installer Framework has been released.
31 January 2015 - Calamares - 20 Comments
The first development release for version 0.9 of Manjaro, the popular Arch-based Linux distribution, is now available.
18 January 2015 - Manjaro 0.9
After being challenged by delays, Mageia 5 Beta 2 was officially released on Friday. A revised release date for the Mageia 5 official ISOs has also been determined.
17 January 2015 - Mageia 5 Beta 2
Days after the release of the KDE spin of Linux Mint 17.1 and more than one month since the MATE and Cinnamon Linux Mint 17.1 spins debuted, the group of Linux Mint 17.1 releases has ended with the availability of the Xfce version.
11 January 2015 - Xfce Linux Mint 17.1 - 26 Comments
For fans of the Haiku operating system inspired by BeOS, its mail service has been reworked.
7 January 2015 - Haiku
Android 4.4 "KitKat" has been ported to Intel/AMD x86 processors for a while in stable form while kicking off the New Year is the second stable release of Android-x86 4.4
1 January 2015 - Android x86 - 2 Comments
Version 2014.2 of Deepin was released today, the Linux distribution powered by its own HTML5-powered Deepin Desktop Environment.
31 December 2014 - Deepin 2014.2 - 7 Comments
Version 14.12 of NixOS, "the purely functional Linux distribution", is now available.
31 December 2014 - NixOS 14.12 - 2 Comments
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