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BSD Release: GhostBSD 10.3

2 hours 21 min ago
The GhostBSD project develops a desktop friendly operating system based on FreeBSD. The project has updated its 10.x series with the launch of GhostBSD 10.3. The new version supports booting on UEFI-enabled computers, supports ZFS volumes and includes VirtualBox modules. "What changed in GhostBSD 10.3: The installer partition....

Development Release: openSUSE 42.2 Beta 1

2 hours 59 min ago
Ludwig Nussel has announced the availability of the first beta build of openSUSE 42.2, the upcoming new stable release scheduled to arrive on 16 November 2016: "openSUSE 42.2 beta 1 is on the mirrors. Even though it's called beta 1, the base system is mostly in sync with....

Development Release: Fedora 25 Alpha

Tuesday 30th of August 2016 10:29:34 PM
Dennis Gilmore has announced that the initial alpha build of the upcoming Fedora 25 release is ready for download and testing. "The Fedora project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Fedora 25 alpha, an important milestone on the road to our Fedora 25 release in....

Distribution Release: Salix 14.2 "Xfce"

Monday 29th of August 2016 10:58:22 PM
George Vlahavas has announced the release of Salix 14.2 "Xfce". The new version of Salix, a Slackware-based desktop distribution, improves the boot process, provides better language support at install time and includes a few new graphical configuration tools. "We also have two new GUI system tools, both developed....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 676

Monday 29th of August 2016 12:02:53 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Korora 24 News: Fedora to run Wayland by default, PC-BSD becomes TrueOS, Gentoo loses long-term member, Linux turns 25 Questions and answers: Finding software licensing information Torrent corner: BlackArch Linux, MidnightBSD, SparkyLinux Released last week: LinuxConsole 2.5, ConnochaetOS 14.2, Q4OS 1.6.1....

Distribution Release: Q4OS 1.6.1

Saturday 27th of August 2016 07:22:07 PM
The Q4OS team has announced the release of a new version of their lightweight, Debian-based distribution. The new version, Q4OS 1.6.1, ships with an updated version of the Trinity (a fork of KDE 3) desktop environment. "The significant Q4OS 1.6 'Orion' release receives the most recent Trinity R14.0.3....

Distribution Release: ConnochaetOS 14.2

Friday 26th of August 2016 02:36:10 PM
Henry Jensen has announced the release of a new version of the Slackware-based ConnochaetOS distribution. ConnochaetOS ships with free software (as defined by the Free Software Foundation) exclusively, stripping out binary blobs and replacing proprietary components where possible with freely licensed packages. "I am proudly announcing ConnochaetOS 14.2,....

Development Release: Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 1

Friday 26th of August 2016 01:30:18 AM
The upcoming release of Ubuntu 16.10 is getting closer as the developers deliver the first beta build. Five of the official Ubuntu sub-projects participate in the testing - Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE and Ubuntu Studio. Ubuntu MATE is the first with the release announcement: "We....

Distribution Release: LinuxConsole 2.5

Thursday 25th of August 2016 10:46:54 PM
Yann Le Doare has announced a new release of LinuxConsole, a lightweight, independent distribution whose editions feature the LXDE and MATE desktop environments. The new release, LinuxConsole 2.5, includes versions 4.1 and 4.4 of the Linux kernel, offers support for booting on UEFI-enabled hardware and provides many games.....

Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta

Thursday 25th of August 2016 08:37:38 PM
Red Hat has announced the release of a new development release of the company's flagship product, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The new development snapshot, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta, is now available to Red Hat's customers for testing. The new beta features smart card authentication for Active....

Development Release: FreeBSD 11.0-RC2

Thursday 25th of August 2016 05:22:58 AM
The delayed second release candidate for FreeBSD 11.0 is finally out. The problem, as reported on the project's mailing lists last week, was caused by two IPv6-related bugs, both of which have now been resolved. The release announcement provides the usual details: "The second RC build of the....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 675

Monday 22nd of August 2016 12:08:20 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Gentoo Linux live DVD "Choice Edition" News: Ubuntu improves terminal convergence, OpenIndiana packages MATE, FreeBSD improves video card support Tips and tricks: More utilities via moreutils Torrent corner: OpenIndiana, OpenMandriva, SystemRescueCd Released last week: MidnightBSD 0.8, ReactOS 0.4.2, SparkyLinux 4.4 Opinion poll:....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.4

Saturday 20th of August 2016 02:04:41 PM
The SparkyLinux distribution is based on Debian's Testing branch and is available in several editions. The project's latest release, SparkyLinux 4.4, is available in five different desktop flavours. The new version offers updated packages for the kernel and Firefox. The ability to easily install additional desktops, including PekWM,....

Distribution Release: BlackArch Linux 2016.08.19

Friday 19th of August 2016 11:45:54 PM
Gaurov Soni has announced the release of BlackArch Linux 2016.08.19, an Arch-based live distribution with a large collection of tools designed for penetration testing and security research: "Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISO image. The new ISO image includes over 1,500 tools. Here's the changeLog: include Linux....

OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.2

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 08:09:20 PM
The ReactOS project is an open source operating system which attempts to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows. The ReactOS project has released a new version, ReactOS 0.4.2. The new release improves compatibility with Windows applications via WINE and includes the ability to read and write with several....

BSD Release: MidnightBSD 0.8

Monday 15th of August 2016 04:01:22 AM
Lucas Holt has announced the release of MidnightBSD 0.8, a new stable build of the project's FreeBSD-derived operating system developed with desktop users in mind: "MidnightBSD 0.8 released. MidnightBSD 0.8 includes several enhancements to the system. We switched system compilers from GCC 4.2 to LLVM/Clang 3.3 with plans....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 674

Monday 15th of August 2016 12:06:08 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Zenwalk Linux 8.0 - a more Zen SlackwareNews: openSUSE prepares for Leap release, Lubuntu migrating to LXQt, Steam running on FreeBSD, PC-BSD's Lumina desktop reaches 1.0.0 Questions and answers: Ubuntu phone follow-up Torrent corner: Apricity OS, DragonFly BSD, GuixSD Released last week:....

Distribution Release: Maui Linux 1

Sunday 14th of August 2016 04:28:02 PM
The Netrunner project has discontinued its Kubuntu-based edition and replaced it with a new distribution, called Maui Linux, which uses KDE neon as a base. The first release of the new distribution, version 1, is built on a lon-term support (LTS) base, but it is expected to provide....

Distribution Release: RancherOS 0.5.0

Sunday 14th of August 2016 01:04:51 PM
Josh Curl has announced the release of a new version of RancherOS, a minimal Linux distribution that places most of its functionality in Docker containers. The new release, RancherOS 0.5.0, moves the project out of its alpha status and introduces new features, including an official Raspberry Pi image.....

Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 3.0

Saturday 13th of August 2016 03:39:40 PM
Kate Lebedeff has announced the launch of OpenMandriva Lx 3.0. The new version features the Calamares system installer, improved boot times and has been compiled using the Clang/LLVM compiler. "OpenMandriva Lx is a cutting edge distribution compiled with LLVM/clang. Combined with the high level of optimization used for....

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