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Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.26.0-1

Saturday 30th of April 2016 05:57:40 PM
The developers of GParted, the GNOME Partition Editor, have released GParted Live 0.26.0-1. The new release is based on Debian's Unstable branch and features read support for LUKS. The new release ships with version 4.5.1 of the Linux kernel and has added progress bars for several file system....

Development Release: GhostBSD 10.3-ALPHA1

Saturday 30th of April 2016 02:56:33 PM
Eric Turgeon has announced the availability of a new testing release for the GhostBSD operating system. GhostBSD is a desktop oriented project that is based on FreeBSD. The new version, GhostBSD 10.3-ALPHA1, supports installation of both UFS and ZFS file systems, the desktop environment has been updated to....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.3

Friday 29th of April 2016 01:21:56 PM
Pawel Piganowski has announced the release of SparkyLinux 4.3. The Sparky Linux distribution is based on Debian's Testing branch and provides users with a variety of desktop editions. In the latest release, the Linux kernel has been updated to version 4.5.1, the Iceweasel web browser has been replaced....

Distribution Release: Proxmox 4.2 "Virtual Environment"

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 05:10:02 PM
Proxmox is a commercial company that builds Debian-based specialized products. The company has released Proxmox 4.2 "Virtual Environment" with support for running LXC containers alongside KVM virtual machines and out of the box ZFS support. "Vienna, Austria - April 27, 2016 – Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH, the company....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu GNOME 16.04

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 01:38:32 PM
The Ubuntu GNOME project suffered some website issues last week, delaying their announcement, but the project has officially launched Ubuntu GNOME 16.04, a long term support release that will receive security updates for three years. "Ubuntu GNOME is an official flavor of Ubuntu, featuring the GNOME desktop environment.....

Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2016_04_26

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 11:11:39 PM
The Parted Magic distribution, an independent commercial project that provides partitioning and data recovery tools, has released a new version. The new release, Parted Magic 2016_04_26, includes several updates, including version 4.5.2 of the Linux kernel and TestDisk 7.1. The Chrome web browser has been dropped from this....

Distribution Release: Tails 2.3

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 08:03:33 PM
The developers of Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) have published a security update which fixes a number of bugs and updates the software on the distribution's live disc. The new release, Tails 2.3, includes Tor Browser 5.5.5 and addresses these security issues. "Upgrades and changes: You can....

Distribution Release: Black Lab Linux 7.6

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 01:36:52 PM
The Black Lab Linux team has announced the release of Black Lab Linux 7.6, a new update to the distribution's long term support series which will receive security updates through to the year 2019. The new release features UEFI support (in the 64-bit build) and version 3.19 of....

Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.5 "Openbox"

Monday 25th of April 2016 09:10:00 PM
Dimitris Tzemos has announced the availability of a new version of Slackel, a distribution that is based on Slackware and Salix. The new release, Slackel 6.0.5 "Openbox", is based on Slackware's 14.2 (-current) branch and features support for booting on UEFI systems. The release announcement offers several tips....

Distribution Release: Lubuntu 16.04

Monday 25th of April 2016 11:41:38 AM
The Lubuntu team has announced the release of Lubuntu 16.04, a lightweight community edition of Ubuntu that features the LXDE desktop. The new version is a long term support release and features mostly bug fixes and new artwork. "Thanks to all the hard work from our contributors, Lubuntu....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 658

Monday 25th of April 2016 12:00:25 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Kali Linux 2016.1News: Debian elects new leader, OpenMandriva launches build farm, Fedora 24 feature preview and Nard reaches 1.0Guest review: elementary OS 0.3.2 "Freya"Torrent corner: OpenIndiana, Quirky, VoidReleased last week: Ubuntu 16.04, TurnKey Linux 14.1, Quirky 8.0Opinion poll: Are you using HTTPS....

Distribution Release: Mythbuntu 16.04

Saturday 23rd of April 2016 12:28:07 PM
Thomas Mashos has announced the launch of Mythbuntu 16.04, a community edition of Ubuntu which facilitates setting up a MythTV system. This release is a long term support release with security updates and support for just over two years. Mythbuntu is compatible with MythTV 0.28. "Mythbuntu 16.04 has....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu Kylin 16.04

Friday 22nd of April 2016 09:05:28 PM
The Ubuntu Kylin project, which provides a Chinese language community edition of Ubuntu, has released Ubuntu Kylin 16.04. The new release includes long term support for security updates as well as a number of key changes. The English translation of the project's release announcement reads, in part:....

Distribution Release: OpenIndiana 2016.04

Friday 22nd of April 2016 06:43:06 PM
The OpenIndiana project, which is a continuation of OpenSolaris, has released a new version of the community-maintained operating system. The new release offers a number of improvements to package management and includes several package updates to such desktop applications as Firefox, Thunderbird and VLC. "New nlipkg zone....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2016.04

Friday 22nd of April 2016 03:34:30 PM
The KaOS team has released a new snapshot of the project's rolling release distribution. KaOS 2016.04 features a major update to the Qupzilla web browser, KDE's Plasma 5.6 desktop environment and version 4.4.5 of the Linux kernel. "Not the customary bi-monthly release this time, but celebrating the three-year....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 16.04

Friday 22nd of April 2016 12:32:11 PM
The Ubuntu Studio project has announced the launch of Ubuntu Studio 16.04, a long term support release which will be supported for three years. The project had another change to talk about as well: "In January 2016 we had an election for a new project lead, and the....

Distribution Release: Kubuntu 16.04

Friday 22nd of April 2016 01:19:51 AM
The Kubuntu team has announced the launch of Kubuntu 16.04. The new version of Kubuntu is a long term support release and features the KDE Plasma desktop environment. "What can you expect from this latest release? Our new software centre: Plasma Discover brim-full of software to choose from.....

Distribution Release: Xubuntu 16.04

Thursday 21st of April 2016 10:21:42 PM
The Xubuntu team has announced the release of Xubuntu 16.04. The new version carries the code name Xenial Xerus and will receive three years of security updates. One of the bigger changes in this release is the package manager front-end, Ubuntu Software Centre, has been replaced by GNOME....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 16.04

Thursday 21st of April 2016 07:26:41 PM
Martin Wimpress has announced the launch of Ubuntu MATE 16.04. The new version marks Ubuntu MATE's first long term support release and features an up to date MATE desktop environment as well as support for Ubuntu's Snappy command line package manager. "Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS has not just....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 16.04

Thursday 21st of April 2016 04:29:17 PM
Canonical has announced the availability of Ubuntu 16.04. The new version of Ubuntu is a long term support release, meaning it will receive security updates for the next five years. Some of the big changes in this release include support for the "snap" package format; Snappy packages can....

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