December 10, 2016

News Section Index

Linux Top 3: SparkyLinux 4.5, Mageia 5.1 and Peppermint 7

 Lots of incremental rollup updates this week with new updates from SparkyLinux, Mageia and Peppermint

Linux Top 3: Fedora 25, openSUSE 42.2 and Zorin OS 12

This is the time of year when Linux distribution releases start to slow down (just a bit), but there have been several noteworthy recent releases to recognize before 2017 starts.

Linux Top 3: RHEL 7.3, Ubuntu Core 16 and 4MLinux 20.0

From the enterprise to embedded and everything in-between

Linux 5.0 Kernel is Coming in 2017

While the jump from Linux 2.4 to 2.6 was a big one, every major Linux kernel renumbering has been arbitrary.

Linux 4.8 Debuts - But Maybe It Shouldn't Have

Linux 4.8 hits stable, but it included a bug that Linus Torvalds said should never have landed.

Linux Top 3: Tails 2.6, Android-x86 6.0 and Deepin 15.3

Lots of incremental updates

Linux Top 3: Porteus Kiosk 4.1, 4MLinux 19 and TrueOS

Porteus Kiosk is as the name implies a Linux distribution that is designed for web kiosk use-cases.

Linux Top 3: Apricity, Tails 2.5 and Guix

First stable release of Apricity debuts

Linux Top 3: Simplicity 16.07, LXLE Eclectica and Lubuntu 16.10

 Lots going on this past week with LXDE desktop based distributions.

Linux 4.7 Debuts with Improved Security

Fourth major Linux kernel of 2016 is now out.

Linux Top 3: Network Security Toolkit, Untangle NG Firewall and IPFire

 A trio of security focused Linux distributions get big updates.

Linux Top 3: Fedora 24, Peppermint 7 and Solus 1.2

Lots of things to look at last week

Linux Top 3: Alpine Linux 3.4, deepin 15.2 and Linux Lite 3.0

Small footprint Linux distros leave a big impression

Linux 4.7 Set to Boost Live Patching, Security and Power Management

Merge window is almost closed

Linux 4.6 Charred Weasel adds USB 3.1 Support

cgroup namespace support could be a game-changer for containers

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