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Distribution Release: KaOS 2016.07

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 10:41:16 PM
The KaOS project, which provides a rolling release distribution with the latest available KDE software, has released a new snapshot. KaOS 2016.07, provides fresh installation media for the rolling-release distribution. The new snapshot features KDE's Plasma 5.7 desktop environment and packages built with version 5 of the GNU....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 16.04.1

Thursday 21st of July 2016 04:32:50 PM
Adam Conrad has announced the release of Ubuntu 16.04.1, the first maintenance update of the distribution's latest long-term support branch. This version is provided for users performing new installations of Ubuntu 16.04 (or any of the official Ubuntu flavours) while existing Ubuntu 16.04 users can gain the same....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu DesktopPack 16.04

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 08:42:11 PM
The Ubuntu DesktopPack distribution is a remix of the Ubuntu distribution by UALinux. The Ubuntu DesktopPack features software updates and multimedia support on the installation disc. The Ubuntu DesktopPack, version 16.04, is available in six editions for both the 32-bit and 64-bit x86 architecture. "Available to download images....

Development Release: openSUSE 42.2 Alpha 3

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 12:48:56 PM
Ludwig Nussel has announced the availability of the third alpha build of openSUSE 42.2, the upcoming new stable release from one of the oldest Linux distributions that's still going strongly today: "openSUSE 42.2 alpha 3 is on the mirrors. The merge of SLE 12 SP2 core components is....

Development Release: OpenMandriva 3.0 RC1

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 03:18:41 PM
Kate Lebedeff has announced the release of a new development snapshot for the OpenMandriva distribution. The new release candidate, OpenMandriva 3.0 RC1, introduces Chinese and Japanese translations, offers 32-bit (i586) support and fixes bugs in the GnuPG package. "Work for the RC1 has further improved stability and performance.....

Distribution Release: Korora 24

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 12:35:03 PM
The Korora distribution is a desktop oriented operating system built on Fedora. The Korora project has announced the availability of Korora 24 which is based on Fedora 24. The new version of Korora is available in four editions: Cinnamon, GNOME, MATE and Xfce. "Changes in Korora 24: Images....

Development Release: Tanglu 4.0 Beta 1

Monday 18th of July 2016 11:49:43 AM
Matthias Klumpp has announced the availability of the first beta release of Tanglu 4.0, an upcoming new version of the project's Debian-based distribution with a choice of GNOME or KDE Plasma desktops: "We are pleased to announce the release of the second development version of Tanglu 4, which....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 670

Monday 18th of July 2016 12:03:01 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Linux Lite 3.0 News: Bodhi team plans for 4.0.0, pfSense changes license, interview with FreeDOS's founder, Linux Mint offers upgrade path, Ubuntu's forums breached Questions and answers: Getting software to work across distributions Torrent corner: IPFire, NAS4Free Released last week: IPfire 2.19....

Development Release: elementary OS 0.4 Beta 2

Saturday 16th of July 2016 11:32:37 PM
Development Release: elementary OS 0.4 Beta 2^Daniel Foré has announced the availability of the second beta build of elementary OS 0.4, the project's upcoming new release of the Ubuntu-based distribution featuring a custom desktop called "Pantheon": "Loki beta 2 is here. Even though it has only been a....

Development Release: NethServer 7.2 Beta 1

Thursday 14th of July 2016 12:10:45 PM
Alessio Fattorini has announced the first beta release of NethServer 7.2. The new version, NethServer 7.2 beta 1, offers a number of changes, including improving and streamlining the network settings pages in the distribution's web interface. "The first beta release of NethServer 7 will bring numerous goodies: a....

Distribution Release: Untangle NG Firewall 12.1

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 03:51:35 PM
The Untangle NG Firewall distribution is a firewall solution based on Debian. It offers pluggable modules for network applications, including spam blocking, web filtering, anti-virus, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention and VPN. The latest release, Untangle NG Firewall 12.1, offers a number of interface updates as well as geolocation data....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.19 Core 103

Tuesday 12th of July 2016 09:37:29 PM
The IPFire project has announced a new update to the distribution's 2.19 series. The new version, IPFire 2.19 Core 103, features updates to the Squid proxy service, ClamAV anti-virus software and Tor networking software. "The web proxy Squid has been updated to the 3.5 series and various improvements....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 669

Monday 11th of July 2016 12:09:35 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Linux Mint 18 News: Merging LibreSSL into FreeBSD, Ubuntu discusses phasing out 32-bit support, pfSense publishes status report Questions and answers: Proving the system is secure Torrent corner: PCLinuxOS, Zenwalk Linux Released last week: NST 24-7977, KDE neon 5.7 Opinion poll: Finding....

Distribution Release: KDE neon 5.7

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 10:11:04 PM
Following the release of KDE's Plasma Desktop 5.7 earlier today, a new version of KDE neon is now also available. KDE neon is distribution based on the latest stable Kubuntu, but it is developed at a more rapid pace and it features a cutting-edge desktop stack, including the....

Development Release: OPNsense 16.7 RC1

Monday 4th of July 2016 01:49:50 PM
OPNsense is a FreeBSD-based project designed to be run on firewalls and routers. The OPNsense team has released a new development snapshot, OPNsense 16.7-RC1. The new testing release offers SSL fingerprinting, monitoring CPU temperature through the System Health page, HTTPS proxy support and NTP can be disabled as....

Distribution Release: Network Security Toolkit 24-7977

Monday 4th of July 2016 05:53:24 AM
Ron Henderson has announced the release of Network Security Toolkit (NST) 24-7977, the latest version of the project's Fedora-based distribution featuring a large collection of network security applications: "We are pleased to announce the latest NST release - 'NST 24 SVN:7977'. This release is based on Fedora 24....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 668

Monday 4th of July 2016 12:05:26 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fedora 24 - It isn't for everybody, but then, it doesn't try to be News: FreeBSD improves ZFS cache handling, Arch warns about updating screen, DragonFly BSD improves HAMMER2, Linux Mint plans for 18.1 Opinion: Flatpak, Snap and AppImage Torrent corner: antiX,....

Development Release: VectorLinux 7.2 Beta 1

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 11:29:45 AM
Robert Lange has announced the availability of the first beta release of the upcoming VectorLinux 7.2, a Slackware-based distribution with a choice of Xfce ("Standard" edition) and IceWM ("Light" edition) desktop user interfaces: "VectorLinux is proud to announce the first beta release of the 7.2 version of its....

Distribution Release: Debian Edu/Skolelinux 8+edu0

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 12:11:57 AM
Laura Arjona Reina has announced the release of a new major version of Debian Edu/Skolelinux, a Debian-based distribution tailored to educational institutions, computer labs and school networks. Labeled as version 8+edu0, this is the project's first stable release based on the Debian 8.0: "The Debian Edu developer team....

Distribution Release: Zenwalk Linux 8.0

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 08:41:49 AM
Jean-Philippe Guillemin has announced the availability of Zenwalk Linux 8.0, a major new release of the project's Slackware-based distribution with Xfce as the default desktop and a number user-friendly enhancements: "Zenwalk is back after a long development blackout, with the latest best-of-breed software (LibreOffice 5.1.3, Chromium 51, MPlayer....

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Leftovers: More Software

  • PSPP 0.10.2 has been released
    I'm very pleased to announce the release of a new version of GNU PSPP. PSPP is a program for statistical analysis of sampled data. It is a free replacement for the proprietary program SPSS.
  • Skype For Linux Alpha Update Adds ‘Close to Tray’, Call Settings, More
  • Hamster-GTK 0.10.0 Released
    Just a few seconds ago the initial release of Hamster-GTK, version 0.10.0, has been uploaded to the cheese shop. That means that after the rewritten backend codebase hamster-lib has been out in the wild for a few days by now you can now have a first look at a reimplementation of the original hamster 2.0 GUI. It will come as no surprise that this current early version is rather unpolished and leaves a lot to be desired. However, if you are familiar with legacy hamster 2.0 aka hamster-time-tracker you will surely see some major resemblance.
  • Core improvements in digiKam 5.0
    Version 5.0.0 of the digiKam image-management application was released on July 5. In many respects, the road from the 4.x series to the new 5.0 release consisted of patches and rewrites to internal components that users are not likely to notice at first glance. But the effort places digiKam in a better position for future development, and despite the lack of glamorous new features, some of the changes will make users' lives easier as well. For context, digiKam 4.0 was released in May of 2014, meaning it has been over two full years since the last major version-number bump. While every free-software project is different, it was a long development cycle for digiKam, which (for example) had released 4.0 just one year after 3.0. The big hurdle for the 5.0 development cycle was porting the code to Qt5. While migrating to a new release of a toolkit always poses challenges, the digiKam team decided to take the opportunity to move away from dependencies on KDE libraries. In many cases, that effort meant refactoring the code or changing internal APIs to directly use Qt interfaces rather than their KDE equivalents. But, in a few instances, it meant reimplementing functionality directly in digiKam.
  • MATE Dock Applet 0.73 Released With Redesigned Window List, Drag And Drop Support
    MATE Dock Applet was updated to version 0.73 recently, getting support for rearranging dock icons via drag and drop (only for the GTK3 version), updated window list design and more.
  • Minimalist Web Browser ‘Min’ Sees New Release
    The Min browser project has picked up a new update. Version 1.4 of the open-source, cross-platform web browser adds browser actions and full-text search.
  • Docker adds orchestration and more at DockerCon 2016
    DockerCon 2016, held in Seattle in June, included many new feature and product announcements from Docker Inc. and the Docker project. The main keynote of DockerCon [YouTube] featured Docker Inc. staff announcing and demonstrating the features of Docker 1.12, currently in its release-candidate phase. As with the prior 1.11 release, the new version includes major changes in the Docker architecture and tooling. Among the new features are an integrated orchestration stack, new encryption support, integrated cluster networking, and better Mac support. The conference hosted 4000 attendees, including vendors like Microsoft, CoreOS, HashiCorp, and Red Hat, as well as staff from Docker-using companies like Capital One, ADP, and Cisco. While there were many technical and marketing sessions at DockerCon, the main feature announcements were given in the keynotes. As with other articles on Docker, the project and product are referred to as "Docker," while the company is "Docker Inc."

Games for GNU/Linux

  • Cheese Talks: Porting Games to Linux & Day of the Tentacle
    In addition to my own thoughts, the article includes insights from a number of other Linux game porters including Leszek Godlewski (Painkiller Hell & Damnation, Deadfall Adventures), Ryan "icculus" Gordon (StarBreak, Left 4 Dead 2, Unreal Tournament 2004, Another World, Cogs, Goat Simulator), David Gow (Keen Dreams, Multiwinia), Ethan Lee (Salt & Sanctuary, Hiden in Plain Sight, HackNet, Waveform, Dust: An Elysian Tail) and Aaron Melcher (Outland, La-Mulana, Hyper Light Drifter, Darkest Dungeon). Betweem them, they offer a great range of attitudes and approaches that support and provide counterpoint to my own experiences.
  • ​Bundle Stars presents the Indie Legend Bundle 4
    Boasting one of the most star-studded game line-ups ever seen in an indie bundle, the brand new and exclusive Indie Legends 4 Bundle is here. Bundle Stars has pulled 8 incredible Steam games out of the bag for just $3.49 – that’s a saving of more than $100, and a discount of more than 95%. So just how good are the games? Games like Party Hard and Door Kickers are award winners, and the average Steam user score is a stunning 91%, across nearly 30,000 reviews!
  • Life is Strange: a Groundhog Day Simulator

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