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Distribution Release: BitKey 14.1.0

Saturday 21st of January 2017 01:33:21 AM
BitKey is a specialist, Debian-based distribution designed for Bitcoin users - it provides useful utilities to perform highly secure air-gapped Bitcoin transactions as well as tools for most paranoid Bitcoin users, such as Warpwallet for generating a "brainwallet". It is developed by the TurnKey Linux project. The distribution's....

Distribution Release: Vinux 5.1

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 01:57:47 PM
The Vinux distribution is an Ubuntu-based project developed for blind and partially sighted people. Vinux provides screen readers, Braille support and high contrast icons. The latest release from the project, Vinux 5.1, is based on Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS and offers three desktop environments: Unity 7.2.4, GNOME 3.10.4 and....

Distribution Release: antiX 16.1

Tuesday 17th of January 2017 12:40:01 PM
A new version of antiX, a Debian-based distribution featuring a simple desktop built around several lightweight and rarely-used window managers, has been released: "antiX 16.1 'Berta Cáceres' released. Bug-fix version, including all updates from Debian 'Jessie' and security-patched kernels. Existing users of antiX 16 do not need to....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 695

Monday 16th of January 2017 12:10:10 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Zorin OS 12 "Core" News: Peppermint team fixes installer bug, Debian releases new installation media, Fedora changes Intel video driver, Ubuntu improves low graphics mode, Everyday Linux User reviews distros of 2016 Questions and answers: Exciting things coming in 2017 Released last....

Distribution Release: Quirky 8.1.6

Sunday 15th of January 2017 07:06:43 PM
Barry Kauler has announced the availability of an update to Quirky, a sister distribution to the lightweight Puppy Linux project. The new release, Quirky 8.1.6, updates the project's 8.1.x series and is compatible with binary packages built for Ubuntu 16.04. "Quirky Linux 8.1.6 x86_64 is codenamed "Xerus" and....

Distribution Release: AryaLinux 2017

Friday 13th of January 2017 01:44:31 PM
Chandrakant Singh has announced the launch of AryaLinux 2017. The AryaLinux distribution is source-based and uses ports style of package management. The project's front page announcement reads: "AryaLinux 2017 released with package updates and a new set of scripts to assist you in building from scratch. This is....

Distribution Release: Ultimate Edition 5.1

Friday 13th of January 2017 02:34:14 AM
A new version of Ultimate Edition is out and ready for download. Version 5.1 is still based on Ubuntu 16.04, but it comes with the KDE Plasma desktop and, as usual, plenty of customisations and eye candy: "Ultimate Edition 5.1 was built from the Ubuntu 16.04 'Xenial Xerus'....

Development Release: NuTyX 8.2.93

Wednesday 11th of January 2017 11:19:48 PM
The developers of NuTyX, a distribution derived from Linux From Scratch with a custom package manager called "cards", have announced the availability of a new development snapshot. The new development release, NuTyX 8.2.93, is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit builds. A number of fixes have been....

Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2017_01_08

Monday 9th of January 2017 08:55:16 PM
Parted Magic is a live CD/DVD Linux distribution for working with disk partitions and rescuing data. The latest version of the commercial distribution is Parted Magic 2017_01_08 and has been updated to use X.Org Server 1.19.0 and the kernel has been upgraded to Linux 4.9.1 with various video....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 694

Monday 9th of January 2017 12:07:34 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: MX Linux 16 News: Fedora considers systemd security features, DragonFly BSD to support large swap spaces, Ubuntu Touch to use Snap packages, Puppy Linux gets newsletter Questions and answers: Removing sudo's password requirement Released last week: Solus 2017.01.01.0, Netrunner 17.01, BlankOn 10.0....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2017.01

Friday 6th of January 2017 05:46:53 AM
Anke Boersma has announced the release of KaOS 2017.01, a new stable build of the project's rolling-release, desktop-oriented Linux distribution featuring KDE Plasma 5.8.5: "It is with great pleasure to present to you a first KaOS ISO image for 2017. Starting the new year with a fresh new....

Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Beta

Thursday 5th of January 2017 07:27:43 PM
Red Hat has announced the availability of a development release for the company's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 product series. The new development version, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Beta, provides mostly bug fixes and updated software for cloud deployments. The release announcement lists some of the new....

Distribution Release: BlankOn 10.0

Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:21:04 PM
Rania el-Amina has announced the release of BlankOn 10.0, an Indonesian Linux distribution based on Debian and featuring a custom GNOME Shell-based desktop called "Manokwari": "After several years of development, the BlankOn development team proudly present the 10th release of BlankOn, code-named 'Tambora'. There are many changes....

Distribution Release: Netrunner 17.01

Monday 2nd of January 2017 07:55:51 PM
Clemens Toennies has announced a new version of the desktop-oriented Netrunner Linux distribution. Netrunner is available in a few different flavours, with one branch based on Debian and the other on Manjaro Linux. The latest release, Netrunner 17.01, is based on Debian 'Stretch' and features KDE's Plasma 5.8.2....

Distribution Release: Solus 2017.01.01.0

Monday 2nd of January 2017 03:55:21 PM
Joshua Strobl has announced the release of a new Solus snapshot. Solus is an independent Linux distribution which uses the eopkg package manager (a fork of the PiSi package manager). The new snapshot, Solus 2017.01.01.0, is available in two editions (Budgie and MATE) and features support for mounting....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 693

Monday 2nd of January 2017 12:10:39 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Some of the smallest Linux distributions News: New GNU Hurd release, Raspberry Pi launches Debian+PIXEL, Ubuntu drops 32-bit PowerPC, Wayland on FreeBSD, Debian considers automatic updates, OpenMediaVault focuses on 64-bit, FreeDOS 1.2 launched Questions and answers: Video drivers and Linux Technology review:....

Distribution Release: PelicanHPC 4.1

Sunday 1st of January 2017 01:19:21 AM
Happy New Year 2017! The first release announcement of the year goes to the PelicanHPC project (formerly known as "ParallelKnoppix") which develops a specialist Debian-based distribution that can be easily set up as a node for a High-Performance Computing cluster network. It is maintained by Aissam Hidoussi at....

Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 17

Friday 30th of December 2016 12:42:18 PM
Alexander Tratsevskiy has announced the release of Calculate Linux 17, a major update of the project's Gentoo-based set of distributions designed for desktops (with a choice of KDE Plasma, MATE or Xfce) as well as servers: "We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 17. Main....

Distribution Release: Linux Kodachi 3.5

Friday 30th of December 2016 11:35:46 AM
Warith Al Maawali has announced the release of Linux Kodachi 3.5, a new version of the project's Debian-based, privacy-oriented distribution. This release includes a new hard disk installer from the Refracta project: "Version 3.5, based on Debian 8.6 Xfce. Added Refracta installer, now you can install Kodachi permanently....

Distribution Release: Porteus 3.2.2

Thursday 29th of December 2016 09:40:39 PM
Porteus is a fast, portable Linux distribution based on Slackware. The project has published a new stable release, Porteus 3.2.2. The new release is available in four editions: Cinnamon, KDE Plasma, MATE and Xfce. "Porteus is on cloud nine to announce the final release of Porteus v3.2.2 and....

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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more

Calamares Release and Adoption

  • Calamares 3.0 Universal Linux Installer Released, Drops Support for KPMcore 2
    Calamares, the open-source distribution-independent system installer, which is used by many GNU/Linux distributions, including the popular KaOS, Netrunner, Chakra GNU/Linux, and recently KDE Neon, was updated today to version 3.0. Calamares 3.0 is a major milestone, ending the support for the 2.4 series, which recently received its last maintenance update, versioned 2.4.6, bringing numerous improvements, countless bug fixes, and some long-anticipated features, including a brand-new PythonQt-based module interface.
  • Due to Popular Request, KDE Neon Is Adopting the Calamares Graphical Installer
    KDE Neon maintainer Jonathan Riddell is announcing today the immediate availability of the popular Calamares distribution-independent Linux installer framework on the Developer Unstable Edition of KDE Neon. It would appear that many KDE Neon users have voted for Calamares to become the default graphical installer system used for installing the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers. Indeed, Calamares is a popular installer framework that's being successfully used by many distros, including Chakra, Netrunner, and KaOS.

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