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Distribution Release: Rebellin Linux 3.5

13 hours 40 min ago
Utkarsh Sevekar has announced the release of Rebellin Linux 3.5, a set of two distributions with a choice of GNOME or MATE desktop environments, both based on Debian's "unstable" branch: "Rebellin Linux 3.5 released. Built on the goodness of Debian and the previous Rebellin, it's the best Debian....

BSD Release: pfSense 2.3.3

Tuesday 21st of February 2017 03:05:33 AM
Jim Pingle has announced the release of pfSense 2.3.3, an updated build of the FreeBSD-based specialist operating system designed for firewalls and routers: "We are happy to announce the release of pfSense software version 2.3.3. This is a maintenance release in the 2.3.x series, bringing numerous stability and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 700

Monday 20th of February 2017 12:11:20 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: RaspBSDNews: Debian swaps out Icedove for Thunderbird, GParted Live to support LUKS, Fedora's licensing guidelines, Mint's new features, FreeBSD's Status Report, DragonFlyBSD works to update video card supportTips and tricks: Shell switching, battery charge, getting the system's IP address and dealing with....

Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.28.1-1

Sunday 19th of February 2017 07:30:54 PM
Curtis Gedak has announced the availability of a new version of the GParted Live Linux distribution. GParted Live provides users with a Debian-based live CD with which to manipulate, rescue and rescue disk partitions from within a graphical user interface. The latest version, GParted Live 0.28.1-1, features version....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 16.04.2

Friday 17th of February 2017 02:33:32 AM
The second maintenance update of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (long-term support) release is now ready for download: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS for its Desktop, Server and Cloud products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. Like....

OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.4

Thursday 16th of February 2017 08:06:42 PM
ReactOS is an open source operating system which seeks to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows, capable of running Windows applications. The project's latest release, ReactOS 0.4.4, introduces printing support and offers several visual improvements and graphical fixes. "Today marks the fifth release of the ReactOS 0.4.x series,....

Distribution Release: RancherOS 0.8.0

Thursday 16th of February 2017 12:38:03 AM
Sven Dowideit has announced the release of RancherOS 0.8.0, an updated build of the project's minimalist Linux distribution designed for running Docker containers: "RancherOS release - version 0.8.0. Linux 4.9.9 (amd64), Linux 4.4.43 hypriot-v7+ (Raspberry Pi), Docker 1.12.6 default, Docker 1.13.0 available for testing. Note: due to the....

Distribution Release: DEFT Linux 2017.1 "Zero"

Tuesday 14th of February 2017 12:33:51 AM
After more than two years of apparent hiatus, the Ubuntu-based DEFT Linux distribution (featuring specialist tools for forensic analysis) has sprung to life with a new release. Dubbed as "DEFT Zero" and labelled as version 2017.1, the new build is much more compact and lightweight, but it brings....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 699

Monday 13th of February 2017 01:12:12 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: OpenELEC and Clear Linux News: GhostBSD's network utility ported to FreeBSD, Ubuntu coming to Fairphone, elementary OS crowd-funding app store Tips and tricks: Package compression compared Released last week: NethServer 7.3, CRUX 3.3 Torrent corner: Antergos, MidnightBSD, NethServer, PCLinuxOS Opinion poll: Archive....

Distribution Release: CRUX 3.3

Sunday 12th of February 2017 02:44:58 AM
Juergen Daubert has announced the release of CRUX 3.3, a new version of the project's lightweight (and systemd-free) Linux distribution designed for experienced Linux users (or users willing to follow a detailed handbook). This is the distribution's first stable release in nearly 15 months. "The CRUX team is....

Development Release: GhostBSD 11.0-ALPHA1

Saturday 11th of February 2017 08:14:19 PM
The GhostBSD project produces a desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD. The GhostBSD project has announced the availability of a new test release, GhostBSD 11.0-ALPHA1, which is based on FreeBSD 11. The new alpha snapshot includes the latest NVIDIA video drivers and introduces the Whisker Menu as the....

Development Release: Elive 2.8.0 (Beta)

Friday 10th of February 2017 03:02:01 PM
The Elive distribution is a Debian-based project featuring the Enlightenment window manager. The project has released a new development version, Elive 2.8.0. The new development release features an improved welcome panel, desktop performance improvements and thumbnail previews for Epub and Mobi document files. "The Elive Team is proud....

Distribution Release: NethServer 7.3

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 03:16:44 PM
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of NethServer 7.3. The NethServer distribution is a CentOS-based project for servers and features a modular design along with web-based administrative controls. The new version can use Samba to replace Microsoft Active Directory domain controllers and features centralized account management. "NethServer is....

Development Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.2 Milestone 1

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 03:56:41 PM
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is a Debian-based server distribution which features domain services that are compatible with Microsoft's Active Directory. The project has released a new development snapshot, Univention Corporate Server 4.2 Milestone 1. "We are very pleased to present the first milestone of Univention Corporate Server (UCS)....

Development Release: NuTyX 8.2.94

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 01:41:21 PM
NuTyX is a Linux distribution built from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch which features a custom package manager called "cards". The NuTyX project has released a new development version, NuTyX 8.2.94. "The NuTyX team is please to announce the development release 8.2.94 of NuTyX. NuTyX....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 698

Monday 6th of February 2017 12:09:10 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Solus 2017.01.01.0: Impressive newcomerNews: Tails migrating to 64-bit, Debian Stretch freezes, Ubuntu backports Snap, Ubuntu 16.04.2 delayed again, running Steam games on TrueOSQuestions and answers: Comparing containers with portable applicationsReleased last week: OPNsense 17.1Torrent corner: Bluestar Linux, Calculate Linux, Clonezilla, OBRevenge OS,....

BSD Release: OPNsense 17.1

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 01:43:09 PM
The OPNsense operating system is a FreeBSD-based specialist operating system (and a fork of pfSense) designed for firewalls and routers. The project has released a new stable version of the OPNsense operating system, version 17.1. "The OPNsense team is proud to announce the final availability of version 17.1,....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 697

Monday 30th of January 2017 12:10:42 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Subgraph OS 2016.12.30 AlphaNews: Arch to phase out 32-bit, Solus to use Qt for Budgie development, Linux Mint testing updated LMDE mediaTips and tricks: Running Ubuntu Touch on an Android phoneReleased last week: Tails 2.10, Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15, Scientific Linux 7.3Torrent corner:....

Development Release: Lubuntu 17.04 Alpha 2

Saturday 28th of January 2017 04:07:19 AM
Simon Quigley has announced the second alpha release of Ubuntu's community editions. The new alpha, 17.04 Alpha 2, is an early development snapshot of the community editions and Quigley warns it should not be installed on systems where stability is required: "The second alpha of the Zesty Zapus....

Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 4.1.0

Saturday 28th of January 2017 12:26:32 AM
Jeff Hoogland has announced the availability of a new stable version of Bodhi Linux. The new version, Bodhi Linux 4.1.0, is an update to the project's 4.x.x series and is mostly a bug-fix release. "Today I am happy to announce the first scheduled update release of the Bodhi....

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GNOME and Other Software

  • Nautilus 3.24 – The changes
    Since Nautilus was created, if a user wanted to open a folder where the user didn’t have permissions, for example a system folder where only root has access, it was required to start Nautilus with sudo. However running UI apps under root is strongly discouraged, and to be honest, quite inconvenient. Running any UI app with sudo is actually not even supported in Wayland by design due to the security issues that that conveys.
  • GNOME hackaton in Brno
    Last week, we had a presentation on Google Summer of Code and Outreachy at Brno University of Technology. Around 80 students attended which was a pretty good success considering it was not part of any course. It was a surprise for the uni people as well because the room they booked was only for 60 ppl.
  • Peek Gif Recorder Gets Updated, Now Available from a PPA
    Peek, the nifty animated gif screen capture app for Linux desktops, has been updated. Peek 0.9 reduces the size of temporary files, adds a resolution downsampling option (to help the app use fewer resources when rendering your gif), and introduces fallback support for avconf should ffmpeg be unavailable.
  • Cerebro is an Open Source OS X Spotlight Equivalent for Linux
    Billed as an ‘open-source productivity booster with a brain’, Cerebro is an Electron app able to run across multiple platforms. It’s an extendable, open-source alternative to Spotlight and Alfred on macOS, and Synapse, Kupfer, Ulauncher, GNOME Do, and others on Linux.
  • JBoss Fuse 6.3 integration services for Red Hat OpenShift released
    Red Hat announced the latest update to the Red Hat JBoss Fuse-based integration service on Red Hat OpenShift. With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud-based SaaS systems, and new data streams, organizations can face increasing pressure to more quickly deliver innovative new services. Traditional centralized, monolithic ESB-style integration approaches are often ill-suited to support the business in responding to this pressure.
  • Fedora 25: The perf linux tool.
  • Meet the chap open-sourcing US govt code – Paul, an ex-Microsoft anti-piracy engineer [Ed: Used to work for Microsoft and now spreads the GPL ("cancer" according to Microsoft) in the US government]
    The manager of the project, Berg said, really wanted to release MOOSE as open source, but didn't know how to do so. As a result it took 18 months to traverse government bureaucracy and to obtain the necessary permissions. It's now available under the GPL 2.1 license.

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