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Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 8.0

12 hours 9 min ago
The Puppy Linux project produces a lightweight distribution which includes many graphical utilities in a small download. The project's latest release is Puppy Linux 8.0 "BionicPup". A forum post lists the changes in 8.0: "Built with woofce using Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver packages and various .pet packages. ....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 807

Monday 25th of March 2019 12:09:13 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Pardus 17.5News: New features in the Budgie desktop, a GUI for browsing sysctl values on FreeBSD, Debian archives older releasesQuestions and answers: Tracking down the user who changed a fileReleased last week: Solus 4.0, Tails 3.13Torrent corner: BSD Router Project, Clonezilla, GParted,....

Development Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1 RC 1

Friday 22nd of March 2019 06:17:35 PM
SUSE has announced the availability of the first release candidate for SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1. The new snapshot includes many bug fixes and several package updates. "SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Service Pack 1 is entering the Release Candidate Phase since we are closer and closer to the....

Development Release: Zorin OS 15 Beta

Wednesday 20th of March 2019 06:19:47 PM
The Zorin OS team has published a new beta release which offers enhanced performance and a preview of features to come in Zorin OS 15. The beta is based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 and includes a night mode, the ability to connect to Android devices to sync notifications, share....

Distribution Release: Tails 3.13

Tuesday 19th of March 2019 07:24:13 PM
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 product ships with several Internet applications, including web browser, IRC client, mail client and instant messenger, all pre-configured with security in mind and with all....

Distribution Release: Solus 4.0

Monday 18th of March 2019 05:35:55 AM
Joshua Strobl has announced the release of Solus 4.0, an independently-developed desktop Linux distribution featuring the simple but efficient Budgie desktop (separate editions with GNOME and MATE desktop environments are also available) and a custom package management called eopkg. From the release announcement: "We are proud to announce....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 806

Monday 18th of March 2019 12:10:09 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Kubuntu versus KDE neonNews: Debian gears up for an election with no candidates, Ubuntu Studio maintains official Community Flavour status, SUSE becomes independentTechnology review: Managing multiple operating systems on one drive with znxReleased last week: Univention Corporate Server 4.4-0, ROSA R11Torrent corner:....

Distribution Release: ROSA R11

Saturday 16th of March 2019 01:40:18 AM
Svetlana Savelyeva has announced the release of ROSA R11, a new stable version from the project that develops a set of desktop-oriented distributions (originally forked from Mandriva Linux). The new release is available in four variants featuring KDE 4, KDE Plasma, LXDE and Xfce desktops. Some of the....

Development Release: NuTyX 11 RC2

Tuesday 12th of March 2019 04:52:08 PM
NuTyX is a French Linux distribution (with multi-language support) built from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch, with a custom package manager called "cards". The project's latest snapshot is a release candidate for version 11 that includes a complete rebuild of packages with the GNU compiler.....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.4-0

Tuesday 12th of March 2019 02:12:40 PM
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is an enterprise-class distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. The project's latest release is Univention Corporate Server 4.4-0, which is based on Debian 9 "Stretch". "Univention is pleased to announce the availability of Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.4-0, the fourth minor release of UCS 4.....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 805

Monday 11th of March 2019 12:06:34 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: EasyOS 1.0News: Devuan team debates machine ID file, Haiku improves desktop features and file system support, Feren OS changes repository servers, Ubuntu Studio considers its relationship with UbuntuQuestions and answers: Managing services and start-up applicationsReleased last week: Ubuntu 14.04.6, Pardus 17.5, SparkyLinux....

Distribution Release: ExTiX 19.3

Thursday 7th of March 2019 08:22:31 PM
ExTiX is an Ubuntu-based desktop distribution which experiments with alternative desktop environments. The project's latest release, ExTiX 19.3, is based on a snapshot of Ubuntu 19.04's development branch and features a similarly early preview of the Xfce 4.13 desktop. "A new extra version of ExTiX is ready. This....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 14.04.6

Thursday 7th of March 2019 05:29:52 PM
The Ubuntu team have announced the release of new install media for Ubuntu 14.04, a long-term support release. The new media provides security fixes for a vulnerability in the APT package management software. "The Ubuntu team is happy to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS (Long-Term Support)....

Distribution Release: UBports 16.04 OTA-8

Thursday 7th of March 2019 03:58:12 PM
UBports is a community-developed fork of Canonical's Ubuntu Touch operating system for mobile devices. The project's latest release is UBports 16.04 OTA-8 which introduces stability improvements, extends the dark theme to the web browser and opens the door for more text to be translated. "OTA-8 is appearing as....

Distribution Release: antiX 17.4

Thursday 7th of March 2019 01:53:26 AM
The developers and antiX, a systemd-free distribution based on Debian's current "Stable" branch, have published an updated build, version 17.4. This is primarily a security and bug-fix release, with an updated and patched Linux kernel to mitigates several vulnerabilities: "antiX-17.4 'Helen Keller' released. This is primarily a point-release....

Development Release: Emmabuntus DE3 Alpha

Wednesday 6th of March 2019 09:36:32 PM
Emmabuntus is a desktop Linux distribution which strives to be beginner-friendly and reasonably light on resources so that it can be used on older computers. The project's latest development release is based on Debian Buster, which is about to become Debian's next Stable release. The new development snapshot,....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 5.7

Wednesday 6th of March 2019 04:21:45 PM
SparkyLinux is a Debian-based distribution which is available in several editions. The Sparky team has released a new snapshot of the project's Rolling branch which is based on Debian Testing. "There are new live/install ISO images of SparkyLinux 5.7 Nibiru available to download. This is the first of....

Distribution Release: Pardus 17.5

Monday 4th of March 2019 05:40:04 PM
Pardus is a Debian-based distribution jointly developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and National Academic Network and Information Centre (ULAKBİM). The project's latest release, Pardus 17.5, offers several package updates and continued support through to 2021. An English translation of the project's release....

OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.11

Monday 4th of March 2019 03:23:32 PM
ReactOS is an open source operating system which strives to be binary compatible with software developed for Microsoft Windows. The project's latest release, ReactOS 0.4.11, introduces several improvements in filesystem storage, application loading and adds the ability to upgrade an existing ReactOS installation. "While the community wish-list for....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 804

Monday 4th of March 2019 12:07:10 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Condres OS 19.02 "MATE"News: Devuan plans first conference, CentOS marks 15th birthday, UBports to run on new PinePhoneQuestions and answers: Securely erasing hard drivesReleased last week: Ubuntu 16.04.6, NuTyX 10.6, Fatdog64 800Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Alpine, Archman, Clonezilla, Condres OS, Container, Fatdog64, KaOS,....

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World’s first Zynq UltraScale+ based SMARC module runs Linux

MSC’s rugged “MSC SM2S-ZUSP” SMARC module features a Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC with 4x Cortex-A53, 2x Cortex-R5, GPU, and FPGA plus up to 8GB DDR4 and 64GB eMMC and optional WiFi/BT and carrier. MSC Technologies — a brand of Avnet Integrated Solutions — has launched the world’s first SMARC 2.0 form-factor module with Xilinx’s Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. The 82 x 50mm SMARC “Short” style MSC SM2S-ZUSP joins other Zynq UltraScale+ based modules such as iWave’s iW-RainboW-G30M, Enclustra‘s Mars XU3 and Mercury+ XU1, Trenz’s TE0808 UltraSOM+, and Iveia’s Atlas-II-Z8 and Atlas-III-Z8 COMs. SBCs include Avnet’s 96Boards compatible Ultra96. Read more

Puppy Linux 8.0 Released

Puppy Linux is one of the tiniest Linux distros. It loads into RAM and runs from it making it faster than most Linux distributions. Puppy Linux 8.0 "Bionicpup" came out yesterday with a couple of new features and latest software. As the codename 'Bionicpup" suggests, this release is based on Ubuntu 18.04. Read more Meanwhile in Sparky Linux (lightweight):

  • Sway
    There is a new, small desktop available for Sparkers: Sway [...] If you don’t want to install gdm3 (and gnome-shell), you can use other display managers, such as LightDM, SDDM, etc., but they can run Sway in Xorg session with Xwayland (xwayland package has to be installed).

The 6 Best Linux Bandwidth Monitoring Tools in 2019

Knowledge is power! Consequently, knowing what the bandwidth utilization of the network you manage will give you power by allowing you to be proactive and by ensuring that network congestion is avoided as much as possible. To accomplish that, what you need are bandwidth monitoring tools. And since Linux is a popular platform with many network administrators, let’s have a look at some of the best Linux bandwidth monitoring tools available. Considering that most of them are free and open source, they will allow you to start monitoring bandwidth at no other cost than the time you’ll spend installing and configuring them. As you’ll soon find out, many of these tools are as good as some of the best Windows tools. We’ll begin our exploration by having an overview of bandwidth monitoring. We’ll explain what it is and, more importantly, how it works. This will lead us to discuss the Simple Network Management Protocol, the basis of most monitoring tools. Then, we’ll briefly discuss Linux in general and also what it means to use it as a platform for monitoring tools. Once we’re all on the same page, we’ll be ready for the core of our subject, the best Linux bandwidth monitoring tools. Read more

NuTyX 11 available with cards 2.4.96

I'm very please to announce the new NuTyX 11 release. The NuTyX 11 is a complete recompilation of all the available binaries on NuTyX. Since everything has been recompiled, most of the packages have been update as well. The base of NuTyX comes with the new kernel LTS 4.19.28 and the very new kernel 5.0.3. The toolchain is completely rebuild around glibc 2.29, gcc 8.3.0 and binutils 2.32. The graphical server is now in xorg-server 1.20.4, the mesa lib in 18.3.4, gtk3 3.24.3, qt 5.12.1. The python 3.7.2 and 2.7.16 are updated as well Read more Also new: Feren OS 19.03 Run Through