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Distribution Release: Q4OS 1.2.2

Friday 22nd of May 2015 05:11:00 PM
The development team behind the Debian-based Q4OS distribution have announced the availability of Q4OS 1.2.2. This new release presents a minor update to the Q4OS 1.2 series and introduces a new graphical package manager, called Software Centre. "We introduce the new 'Software Centre' in this version, now it....

BSD Release: PC-BSD 10.1.2

Monday 18th of May 2015 01:33:28 PM
Ken Moore has announced the release of PC-BSD 10.1.2. The PC-BSD project offers users a desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD. The project also provides a server edition, called TrueOS. The latest release of PC-BSD allows users to maintain their home directories on an encrypted external drive and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 610

Monday 18th of May 2015 12:15:01 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Server administration made easier with NethServer 6.6News: Interview with Debian's Neil McGovern, CentOS offers AArch64 images, Ubuntu extends support for Linux 3.19, Fedora helps Mozilla and plans Cinnamon spin and Foresight Linux has been discontinuedMyths and misunderstandings: GPL Torrent corner: ConnochaetOS,....

Development Release: Solus Beta 2

Sunday 17th of May 2015 11:40:34 PM
Ikey Doherty has announced the availability of the second beta build of Solus (formerly Evolve OS), a Linux distribution with a custom desktop (Budgie) and package manager (eopkg): "The Solus project team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Solus Operating System beta 2. This release is....

Distribution Release: Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5

Sunday 17th of May 2015 05:47:44 PM
Alan Baghumian has announced the launch of Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5. The Debian-based distribution for desktop computers ships with GNOME Shell 3.14 as the default desktop environment, offers UEFI boot support and runs atop version 3.14 of the Linux kernel. "Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5 (code name Rinaldo) brings the stable....

Distribution Release: Netrunner 16

Sunday 17th of May 2015 06:21:44 AM
Clemens Toennies has announced the release of Netrunner 16, a Kubuntu-based Linux distribution featuring the KDE Plasma 5.3 desktop: "This is the release announcement of Netrunner 16 Main Edition (Ozymandias) 64-bit. 'Why Ozymandias?' you might ask? Here is how it goes: I met a traveler from an antique....

Distribution Release: HandyLinux 2.0

Saturday 16th of May 2015 03:57:37 PM
HandyLinux is a Debian-based distribution for French speakers. The distribution is designed to be lightweight and fast. HandyLinux's developers have simplified the graphical user interface, making the distribution easier for novice users. The latest release of HandyLinux, version 2.0, is the first to be based on Debian 8.0....

Distribution Release: NuTyX 15.05

Friday 15th of May 2015 06:40:35 PM
The NuTyX project has announced the release of NuTyX 15.05. The distribution is based on Linux From Scratch (LFS) and features a custom package manager, called cards. A revised version of cards (version 1.0) is present in NuTyX 15.05. Another new feature is the ability to work with....

Development Release: Linux From Scratch 20150514

Friday 15th of May 2015 02:29:35 PM
The Linux From Scratch (LFS) team has released a new copy of their free, electronic book which walks readers through the steps required to build a GNU/Linux operating system from scratch. The updated version of the text works with Linux kernel 4.0 and the new 5.1 branch of....

Distribution Release: Tails 1.4

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 12:10:46 AM
Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.4, has been released. The new version of the Debian-based live disc offers users a number of new features, including an updated copy of the Tor Browser and the Tor anonymity software has been upgraded to version Tails 1.4 also....

Development Release: TurnKey Linux 14.0 RC1

Tuesday 12th of May 2015 09:08:40 PM
Jeremy Davis has announced the availability of a release candidate for TurnKey Linux 14.0. The new TurnKey release candidate is based on Debian "Jessie" and features TurnKey's Core and TKLDev editions. These editions are available as 64-bit builds only as the TurnKey project now considers 32-bit x86 to....

Distribution Release: ConnochaetOS 14.1

Tuesday 12th of May 2015 05:18:46 PM
ConnochaetOS, a desktop distribution based on Slackware, has recently reached version 14.1. The project's developers announced the new release on the distribution's forum: I'm happy to announce the release of ConnochaetOS 14.1. The installation ISO image comes with Kernel GNU Linux Libre 3.10.77, IceWM 1.3.7, Iceweasel 31.6.0esr libre.....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.0-2

Tuesday 12th of May 2015 02:31:45 PM
Univention has announced the launch of its second point release of Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.0. The new release offers a new, less restrictive license for individuals running UCS in commercial settings along with the additional of Docker container technology. "We are pleased to announce the availability of....

Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 6.2

Tuesday 12th of May 2015 02:29:12 AM
Philip Papadopoulos has announced the release of Rocks Cluster Distribution 6.2, the latest stable version of the project's CentOS-based specialist distribution designed for building real and virtual clusters: "The latest update of Rocks, code name Sidewinder, is now released. Sidewinder is a 64-bit only release and is based....

Distribution Release: Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR 1

Monday 11th of May 2015 03:06:45 PM
The Black Lab project has released its first service release to Black Lab Linux 6.5. The new service release completes the project's migrating to using one standard desktop environment (KDE), but the project reports community members are working on alternative spins, including a spin for the legacy CDE....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 609

Monday 11th of May 2015 12:18:47 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Rapid fire reviews: OpenIndiana 2015.03, LXLE 14.04.2, PC-BSD 11-CurrentNews: Debian works toward reproducible builds, Ubuntu prepares for new packages and systemd updates, Korora re-launches MATE spin and Linux Mint plans improvements to CinnamonQuestions and answers: Creating an ISO from a discAsk a leader:....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 12.0

Saturday 9th of May 2015 04:31:11 PM
The 4MLinux blog has announced the launch of 4MLinux 12.0 "Allinone" edition. The latest version of this independent distribution features PAE support in the kernel, the Chrome web browser and a number of package updates. "4MLinux 12.0 'Allinone' edition final released. The status of the 4MLinux 12.0....

Development Release: OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1

Friday 8th of May 2015 12:46:46 AM
Stephan Raue has announced the availability of the first beta release of OpenELEC 6.0, an upcoming new stable release of the project's multimedia distribution featuring the Kodi entertainment media hub: "The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 1st beta of OpenELEC 6.0. The most visible change is....

Development Release: GhostBSD 10.1-BETA1

Wednesday 6th of May 2015 12:03:40 AM
Eric Turgeon has announced the availability of the first beta build of GhostBSD 10.1, an upcoming new version of the project's FreeBSD-based operating system featuring the MATE desktop: "I am pleased to announce the availability of the first beta build of the 10.1-RELEASE release cycle which is available....

Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Beta

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 06:33:15 PM
Red Hat has announced the availability of new testing images for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) customers. The new images for RHEL 6.7 beta include a number of bug fixes and new features, such as base images to facilitate moving services from traditional environments into application containers. "We....

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