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Distribution Release: Neptune 5.4

39 min 38 sec ago
Leszek Lesner has announced the release of Neptune 5.4, an updated build of the project's desktop Linux distribution based on Debian's "stable branch" and featuring the KDE Plasma 5.12 desktop: "We are proud to announce version 5.4 of Neptune. In this update we introduce a new look-and-feel package....

BSD Release: NetBSD 8.0

Saturday 21st of July 2018 07:23:29 PM
The NetBSD team has announced a new version of their project's highly portable operating system. The new version, NetBSD 8.0, included support for USB 3, reproducible builds, in-kernel audio mixing and address layout randomization for improved security. "USB stack rework, USB3 support added. In-kernel audio mixer (audio_system(9)). Reproducible....

Distribution Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 15

Thursday 19th of July 2018 12:43:28 PM
SUSE has announced the availability of a new version of the company's SUSE Linux Enterprise distribution. The latest release, which was originally announced on June 25 with the trial download becoming available on July 17, is version 15 and includes a focus on lowering the barrier for transitioning....

Development release: FreeNAS 11.2-BETA1

Wednesday 18th of July 2018 03:26:26 PM
The FreeNAS project has published a new development snapshot, giving users a chance to test new features in the FreeBSD-based network attached storage system. This development snapshot includes a new user interface style, the Jails framework has migrated from Warden to iocage, and the boot loader has been....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 772

Monday 16th of July 2018 12:16:53 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre 0.2.4News: UBports running desktop applications, Arch reacts to AUR malware, OpenBSD gaining ability to auto-join wireless networks, Debian publishes new install media, Tails makes it easier to work with encrypted volumesTips and tricks: Managing boot environments with zedenvReleased last week:....

Distribution Release: ArcoLinux 6.9.1

Sunday 15th of July 2018 01:16:49 AM
ArcoLinux (formerly known as ArchMerge), is an Arch-based project developing several ready-to-use distributions that feature a number of popular desktop environments. ArcoLinux 6.9.1 was pre-announced earlier this week, but the main Xfce edition was only made available yesterday. From the release announcement: "We decided to trim down our....

Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 6.10

Wednesday 11th of July 2018 02:08:17 AM
Pat Riehecky has announced the availability of Scientific Linux 6.10, the final build of the Red Hat-based distribution's legacy branch, supported until November 2020: "Scientific Linux 6.10 i386/x86_64. According to the upstream lifecycle guide, 6.10 is expected to be the final release of EL6, with only important security....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 771

Monday 9th of July 2018 02:13:28 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Linux Lite 4.0News: SUSE being acquired by EQT, upgrade instructions for Mint, Gentoo responds to mirror breach, Ubuntu 17.10 reaching end of lifeQuestions and answers: Checking for CPU bugs and configuring GRUBReleased last week: SolydXK 201807, Pinguy OS 18.04, CentOS 6.10Torrent corner:....

Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.15.0

Friday 6th of July 2018 04:45:31 PM
Guix System Distribution (GuixSD) is a Linux-based, stateless operating system that is built around the GNU Guix package manager. The project's latest release, version 0.15.0, includes improvements to the Guix package manager and expands support for ARM-powered devices, though ARM ports will need to be built by the....

Distribution Release: AryaLinux 1.0

Thursday 5th of July 2018 03:35:25 AM
Chandrakant Singh has announced the release of AryaLinux 1.0, a source-based distribution built using the Linux From Scratch book, but with a Python-based package management utility, graphical installation tool and a customised GNOME 3.28 desktop: "We are proud to present AryaLinux 1.0 'Aranya'. This is the first release....

Development Release: elementary OS 5.0 Beta 1

Wednesday 4th of July 2018 03:22:06 AM
Daniel Foré has announced the availability of the initial public beta build of elementary OS 5.0, the upcoming major new update from the project that develops an Ubuntu-based distribution with a custom desktop environment (Pantheon) and a number of applications built in-house: "Developer preview 'Juno' beta 1 is....

Distribution Release: CentOS 6.10

Tuesday 3rd of July 2018 10:24:05 PM
CentOS is a Linux distribution based on the source code from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The project's latest version, CentOS 6.10, offers an update to the project's 6.x series and includes mostly bug fixes along with a few minor upgrades. "We are pleased to announce the immediate availability....

Development Release: NetBSD 8.0 RC2

Tuesday 3rd of July 2018 01:01:14 AM
Martin Husemann has announced the availability of the second (and probably final) release candidate for NetBSD 8.0, a highly portable operating system available for dozens of processor architectures. The new release candidate fixes a number of issues that existed in the previous snapshot and includes kernel security fixes....

Distribution Release: Pinguy OS 18.04

Monday 2nd of July 2018 10:54:14 PM
Pinguy OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution which offers a customized GNOME desktop environment intended to be easy to use for new Linux users. The project's latest release, Pinguy OS is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and includes GNOME 3.28. Support for 32-bit computer has been dropped from this....

Distribution Release: Network Security Toolkit 28-10234

Monday 2nd of July 2018 08:06:17 PM
Network Security Toolkit (NST) is a bootable live disc based on the Fedora distribution. The toolkit was designed to provide easy access to best-of-breed open source network security applications. The project has released NST 28-10234 which is based on Fedora 28. The new version includes Bluetooth improvements and....

Distribution Release: SolydXK 201807

Monday 2nd of July 2018 05:02:29 PM
SolydXK is a Debian-based desktop distribution which is available in KDE Plasma and Xfce editions. The project's latest release, SolydXK 201807, features a number of security enhancements, including the activation of AppArmor in the default configuration. The distribution's release announcement reads: "The new 201807 ISO images have been....

Development Release: Bodhi Linux 5.0.0 RC

Monday 2nd of July 2018 04:00:12 AM
Jeff Hoogland has announced the availability of the release candidate for Bodhi Linux 5.0.0, an upcoming major new version of the Ubuntu-based distribution that features the Enlightenment-based Moksha desktop environment: "Today I am very pleased to share the hard work of the Bodhi team with our latest 5.0.0....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 770

Monday 2nd of July 2018 12:09:11 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Linux Mint 19News: SUSE's reproducible packages, Solus polishes the desktop experience, new Fedora changes, the new MintBox Mini 2 computerQuestions and answers: Rise of Manjaro and the future of PCLinuxOSReleased last week: Linux Mint 19, KaOS 2018.06, Tails 3.8Torrent corner: Alpine, AV....

Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1806

Sunday 1st of July 2018 07:17:38 PM
Redcore Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution designed to be easy to set up for desktop use. It ships with the LXQt desktop environment and provides a repository of pre-built binary packages. The project's latest snapshot, Redcore Linux 1806, includes many package upgrades from Gentoo along with improvements with....

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 19

Friday 29th of June 2018 02:45:43 PM
The Linux Mint team has released a new version of the project's Ubuntu-based editions. The new version, Linux Mint 19, is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and receives five years of security updates. New changes in version 19 include the Timeshift operating system snapshot tool, the update manager....

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KDE Applications 18.08 Software Suite Enters Beta, Adds Apple Wallet Pass Reader

With KDE Applications 18.04 reached end of life with the third and last point release, the KDE Project started working earlier this month on the next release of their open-source software suite, KDE Applications 18.08. KDE Applications is an open-source software suite designed as part of the KDE ecosystem, but can also be used independently on any Linux-based operating system. To fully enjoy the KDE Plasma desktop environment, users will also need to install various of the apps that are distributed as part of the KDE Applications initiative. KDE Applications 18.08 is the next major version of the open-source software suite slated for release on August 16, 2018. As of yesterday, July 20, the KDE Applications 18.08 software suite entered beta testing as version 18.07.80, introducing two new libraries, KPkPass and KItinerary. Read more

NetBSD 8.0 Released

  • Announcing NetBSD 8.0
    The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 8.0, the sixteenth major release of the NetBSD operating system.
  • NetBSD 8.0 Officially Released With USB3 Support, Security Improvements & UEFI
    While it's been on mirrors for a few days, NetBSD 8.0 was officially released this weekend. NetBSD 8.0 represents this BSD operating system project's 16th major release and introduces USB 3.0 support, an in-kernel audio mixer, a new socket layer, Meltdown/Spectre mitigation, eager FPU support, SMAP support, UEFI boot-loader support for x86/x86_64 hardware, and a variety of long sought after improvements -- many of which are improving the security of NetBSD.
  • NetBSD 8.0 Released with Spectre V2/V4, Meltdown, and Lazy FPU Mitigations
    The NetBSD open-source operating system has been updated this week to version 8.0, a major release that finally brings mitigations for all the Spectre variants, Meltdown, and Lazy FPU security vulnerabilities, as well as many stability improvements and bug fixes. Coming seven months after the first and last point release of the NetBSD 7 series, NetBSD 8.0 is here with mitigations for both the Spectre Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715) and Spectre Variant 4 (CVE-2018-3639) security vulnerabilities, as well as for the Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) and Lazy FPU State Save/Restore (CVE-2018-3665) vulnerabilities.

Neptune 5.4

We are proud to announce version 5.4 of Neptune . This update represents the current state of Neptune 5 and renews the ISO file so if you install Neptune you don't have to download tons of Updates. In this update we introduce a new look and feel package called Neptune Dark. This comes together with an modified icon theme optimized for dark themes called Faenza Dark. We improved hardware support further by providing Linux Kernel 4.16.16 with improved drivers and bugfixes. Read more

Plasma 5.14 Wallpaper “Cluster”

The time for a new Plasma wallpaper is here, so for 5.14 I’m excited to offer up “Cluster”. But first, please allow me to gush for a moment. In tandem with Inkscape, this is the first wallpaper for KDE produced using the ever excellent Krita. For graphic design my computer has a bit of beef to it, but when I work with Inkscape or GIMP things always chug just a bit more than I feel they should. Whenever I’ve had the distinct pleasure of opening Krita, even on my lesser powered laptop, it’s always been productive, rewarding, and performant. I’m looking forward to using Krita more in future wallpapers. *claps for Krita* Read more