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Distribution Release: Raspberry Digital Signage 10.0

Friday 17th of November 2017 11:14:59 PM
Raspberry Digital Signage (RDS) is an operating system designed for digital signage installations on the Raspberry Pi. It displays a full-screen browser view restricted to a specified (web) resource. The project has released a new version, Raspberry Digital Signage 10.0, which is based on Raspbian "Stretch". The release....

BSD Release: GhostBSD 11.1

Thursday 16th of November 2017 06:13:05 PM
GhostBSD is an easy to use, FreeBSD-based desktop operating system. The project has released GhostBSD 11.1 which is available in MATE and Xfce flavours. The new version features easy ZFS configuration the Whisker Menu for the Xfce edition, keyboard layout fixes and an independent GhostBSD software repository. "After....

Distribution Release: Slax 9.2.1

Thursday 16th of November 2017 03:09:59 PM
Following a long absence, the Slax project has returned and the new version, Slax 9.2.1, features several significant changes. Slax no longer uses Slackware as its base, the project is now built using Debian packages. With this migration to Debian, Slax will also adopt the APT package management....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2017.11

Wednesday 15th of November 2017 02:07:05 PM
KaOS, a rolling KDE/Qt-centric Linux distribution, has been updated to version 2017.11. Besides the very latest Plasma Desktop (version 5.11.3), the new release also introduces Elisa as the default music player: "KaOS is pleased to announce the 2017.11 release. Just days after Plasma 5.11.3, KDE Applications 17.08.3 and....

Distribution Release: Tails 3.3

Wednesday 15th of November 2017 01:03:44 AM
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The Tails project has released a new update, Tails 3.3. The new version features reduced bandwidth usage via Tor 0.3.1.8, the Tor Browser version 7.0.10 and....

Development Release: Linux Mint 18.3 Beta

Tuesday 14th of November 2017 06:49:11 PM
The Linux Mint team has announced the availability of a new development snapshot for Linux Mint. The new testing snapshot, Linux Mint 18.3 Beta, features several overhauled applications. The software manager and backup utilities in particular have been given a new look. Linux Mint now makes it easier....

Distribution Release: Fedora 27

Tuesday 14th of November 2017 02:40:21 PM
The Fedora team has announced the release of a new version of their cutting edge Linux distribution. The new version, Fedora 27, ships with GNOME 3.26 which features a new settings panel and a more comprehensive search page. The Boxes virtual machine utility now supports shared folders and....

Distribution Release: VyOS 1.1.8

Monday 13th of November 2017 11:40:57 PM
Daniil Baturin has announced the release of VyOS 1.1.8, an updated version of the Debian-based distribution for firewalls and routers born in 2013 from the ashes of the discontinued Vyatta project: "VyOS 1.1.8 is now available for download. It breaks the semantic versioning convention; while the version number....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 738

Monday 13th of November 2017 12:12:14 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: SparkyLinux 5.1News: Slax developer explores init options, Arch Linux drops 32-bit packages, an overview of LineageOSQuestions and answers: Worried about spywareReleased last week: Redcore Linux 1710, Parrot Security OS 3.9, SharkLinux 4.13.0-17Torrent corner: Antergos, IPFire, KDE neon, Netrunner, PCLinuxOS, Redcore, SharkLinuxUpcoming releases:....

Distribution Release: SharkLinux 4.13.0-17

Saturday 11th of November 2017 06:47:07 PM
SharkLinux is an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the MATE desktop environment. The project has released new installation media labeled SharkLinux 4.13.0-17. "This release comes with several system changes from previous builds which aim to increase system efficiency and allow greater control for user configuration. The more significant upgrades include....

Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.9

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 01:30:50 AM
Lorenzo Faletra has announced the release of Parrot Security OS 3.9, an updated build of the project's specialist distribution featuring a collection of tools for penetration testing and forensic analysis, based on Debian's "Testing" branch. This release brings a major new feature - an introduction of application sandboxing....

Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1710

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 06:28:12 PM
Redcore Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution featuring the LXQt desktop environment. The project has released a new update of its rolling release distribution, Redcore Linux 1710. "Hey there Redcore lovers. It is my pleasure to announce that Redcore Linux 1710, code name 'Helvetios', ISO image is now ready....

Development Release: MX Linux 17 Beta 1

Monday 6th of November 2017 07:02:47 PM
MX Linux is a desktop distribution based on Debian's Stable branch. The distribution ships with the Xfce desktop environment and swaps out the systemd init software provided by Debian for the SysV init implementation. The project has released a new development snapshot, MX Linux 17 Beta 1. "MX-17....

Development Release: GhostBSD 11.1-RC1

Monday 6th of November 2017 03:47:07 PM
GhostBSD is a desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD. The project has published a new release candidate for the 11.1 series, GhostBSD 11.1-RC1. The new development snapshot removes GRUB from the system installer to prevent a number of bugs and ZFS volume configuration has been updated. "This last....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 737

Monday 6th of November 2017 12:08:01 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: BeeFree OS 18.1.2News: Canonical joins GNOME Advisory Board, Solus works on software manager and Wayland support, a Tails status report, Slax may be returning to lifeTips and tricks: Quick tricks to fix small problems on LinuxReleased last week: NethServer 7.4, OpenIndiana 2017.10,....

Development Release: UBOS 12 Beta

Sunday 5th of November 2017 05:13:08 PM
UBOS is a server distribution based on Arch Linux. The distribution provides utilities for quickly setting up network services such as Wordpress and Nextcloud. The developers of UBOS have launched a new beta which introduces new services for users and makes it easier for developers to package their....

Development Release: Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.5 Beta 3

Sunday 5th of November 2017 12:38:06 AM
Black Lab Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution which develops a user-friendly, commercial distribution. The Black Lab team is currently working on the upcoming release of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.5 and have published a development snapshot. The new beta updates several packages, including the Linux kernel, LibreOffice and....

Distribution Release: Pardus 17.1

Saturday 4th of November 2017 08:21:48 AM
Pardus, a Debian-based Turkish Linux distribution for desktops and servers, has been updated to version 17.1. The new release offers three separate ISO images with distinct names that indicate the purpose - Xfce, DDE (Deepin Desktop Environment) and Server. The release notes are available in Turkish only, but....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 23.0

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 12:56:49 AM
4MLinux is a simple Linux distribution for desktops and servers; it uses the lightweight JWM window manager together with the LTS Linux kernel 4.9 and somewhat conservative applications and tools, including the increasingly rare-to-see LILO bootloader. After prolonged testing, the distribution's 23 branch has now been declared "stable":....

OS Release: OpenIndiana 2017.10

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 01:28:06 PM
OpenIndiana is an open source operating system based on the Illumos project and a member of the Solaris family. The project has released a new version, OpenIndiana 2017.10, which features updates to the display server and the MATE desktop environment. The new version also supports binary compatibility with....

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'Turbo Boost Max 3.0' and Mesa 17.2.4

  • Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With Linux 4.15
    The platform-drivers-x86 updates have been sent in for Linux 4.15 and include a range of improvements for Intel hardware support. One of the bigger items is support for Skylake CPUs with Turbo Boost Max 3.0.
  • Mesa 17.2.4 Graphics Stack Lands for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 Gamers
    Canonical's Timo Aaltonen reports on the availability of the Mesa 17.2.4 open-source graphics drivers stack on the X-SWAT updates PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 systems. Ubuntu systems have always lagged behind the development of the Mesa 3D Graphics Library, the Linux graphics stack containing open-source drivers for Intel, AMD Radeon, and Nvidia GPUs, but they usually catch up with it through a specially crafted PPA (Personal Package Archive) repository that can be easily installed by users.

OSS Leftovers

  • The Future of Marketing Technology Is Headed for an Open-Source Revolution
  • Edging Closer – ODS Sydney
    Despite the fact that OpenStack’s mission statement has not fundamentally changed since the inception of the project in 2010, we have found many different interpretations of the technology through the years. One of them was that OpenStack would be an all-inclusive anything-as-a-service, in a striking parallel to the many different definitions the “cloud” assumed at the time. At the OpenStack Developer Summit in Sydney, we found a project that is returning to its roots: scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service. It turns out, that resonates well with its user base.
  • Firefox Quantum Now Available on openSUSE Tumbleweed, Linux 4.14 Coming Soon
    Users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system can now update their computers to the latest and greatest Firefox Quantum web browser.
  • Short Delay with WordPress 4.9
    You may have heard WordPress 4.9 is out. While this seems a good improvement over 4.8, it has a new editor that uses codemirror.  So what’s the problem? Well, inside codemirror is jshint and this has that idiotic no evil license. I think this was added in by WordPress, not codemirror itself. So basically WordPress 4.9 has a file, or actually a tiny part of a file that is non-free.  I’ll now have to delay the update of WordPress to hack that piece out, which probably means removing the javascript linter. Not ideal but that’s the way things go.

Red Hat and Fedora Leftovers