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Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 3.6.0

Monday 30th of November 2015 07:42:30 PM
Tomasz Jokiel has announced the release of Porteus Kiosk 3.6.0, the latest quarterly update of the project's single-purpose Gentoo-based distribution for web kiosks. This release introduces a server edition which designed for monitoring, accessing and managing Porteus Kiosk clients: "I'm pleased to announce that Porteus Kiosk 3.6.0 is....

Development Release: deepin 15 Alpha 2

Monday 30th of November 2015 12:01:51 PM
The deepin development team has announced the availability of the second alpha build of the upcoming deepin 15, a major new version of the project's desktop Linux distribution featuring the Deepin desktop: "deepin 15 alpha 2 is thoroughly changed with a brand new system architecture. System performance and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 638

Monday 30th of November 2015 12:28:18 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Qubes OS 3.0, KaOS with Plasma and NetBSD 7.0News: Fedora seeks Wayland testers, a new application for scheduling tasks and how to deal with rootkit warningsQuestions and answers: What an ELF is and an HTTPS optionTorrent corner: CRUX, KNOPPIX, NetrunnerReleased last week:....

Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 10 "Aero"

Sunday 29th of November 2015 07:52:38 PM
Jacque Montague Raymer has announced the release of MakuluLinux 10. The new version, which is built from Debian and Ubuntu packages, ships with the Cinnamon desktop environment and a theme designed to make former Windows users feel at home. "Makulu kicks off the 10 series with the release....

Development Release: Elive 2.6.12 (Beta)

Saturday 28th of November 2015 07:51:17 PM
Elive 2.6.12, the latest development build of the project's commercial distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux and featuring a highly customised Enlightenment desktop, is out and ready for testing: "The Elive team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.6.12. This version includes bug fixes in....

Distribution Release: Kwort Linux 4.3

Friday 27th of November 2015 07:54:55 PM
David Cortarello has announced the release of Kwort Linux 4.3, the latest stable built from the project developing a lightweight, CRUX-based distribution with Openbox and a custom package manager called kpkg: "A new version of Kwort available, this one is 4.3. Get it while it's hot! As always,....

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.2

Thursday 26th of November 2015 03:57:29 PM
Oracle has announced the release of Oracle Linux 7.2. Oracle Linux is built from Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code and is designed to be binary compatible with Red Hat's product. Oracle Linux 7.2 ships with two kernels, a "Red Hat Compatible Kernel" and Oracle's "Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel",....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2015.11

Tuesday 24th of November 2015 09:01:04 PM
The developers of KaOS, a rolling release distribution with a strong focus on KDE software, have announced the availability of a new installation snapshot. The new installation media, KaOS 2015.11, offers a number of package updates, new artwork and experimental support for running the Plasma desktop in a....

Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 7.6.0

Tuesday 24th of November 2015 08:16:09 AM
Klaus Knopper has announced the release KNOPPIX 7.6.0, a brand-new version of the distribution's Debian-based live CD/DVD with a choice of LXDE, KDE 5.4 and GNOME 3.18, as well as a separate edition designed for visually impaired users: "Version 7.6.0 of KNOPPIX is based on the usual picks....

Distribution Release: Netrunner 17

Monday 23rd of November 2015 11:44:24 PM
The developers of Netrunner, a Kubuntu-based Linux distribution with useful extras such as Java, Flash and multimedia codecs, have announced the launch of Netrunner 17. The new release features a number of package updates, including the Plasma 5.4 desktop, VirtualBox 5, LibreOffice 5, Firefox 42 and version 4.2....

Distribution Release: CRUX 3.2

Monday 23rd of November 2015 02:16:05 AM
Juergen Daubert has announced the release of CRUX 3.2, the latest stable build of the project's lightweight, x86-64 optimised Linux distribution designed for experienced Linux users: "The CRUX team is happy to announce the release of CRUX 3.2. CRUX 3.2 comes with a multilib toolchain which includes glibc....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 637

Monday 23rd of November 2015 12:03:50 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: NixOS 15.09 and the Nix package managerNews: Antergos introduces ZFS support, MINIX unveils new features and Slackware prepares for betaQuestions and answers: Transferring an operating system to another computerTorrent corner: Bodhi Linux, Puppy LinuxReleased last week: Univention Corporate Server 4.1-0, Puppy Linux....

Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2

Thursday 19th of November 2015 02:44:44 PM
Red Hat has announced the availability of a new upgrade to the company's Enterprise Linux line of products. The new release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, is a relatively small update to the 7.x series and addresses known bugs and errata. "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 includes new....

Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 3.1.1

Thursday 19th of November 2015 12:20:34 AM
Jeff Hoogland has announced the release of Bodhi Linux 3.1.1, an updated build of the Ubuntu-based distribution featuring a customised Enlightenment desktop called "Moksha": "Today the Bodhi team and I are releasing an unscheduled bug fix release in version number 3.1.1. The 3.1.0 release we released back in....

Development Release: Linux Mint 17.3 Beta

Wednesday 18th of November 2015 07:42:01 PM
Clement Lefebvre has announced the availability of a new beta release for the Linux Mint distribution. The new version, Linux Mint 17.3 Beta, is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and contains mostly bug fixes and performance enhancements. The Driver Manager now reports installation errors and indicates whether available....

Distribution Release: Black Lab Linux 7.0

Tuesday 17th of November 2015 08:48:19 PM
The Black Lab Linux project has announced a new release of its commercial offerings. The new release, Black Lab Linux 7.0, ships with the Xfce 4.12 desktop, LibreOffice 5, version 5 of the GNU Compiler Collection, WINE and version 3.19.0 of the Linux kernel. "Today we are announcing....

Distribution Release: Puppy Linux 6.3

Tuesday 17th of November 2015 05:36:43 PM
Barry Kauler has announced the release of a new version of the Puppy Linux distribution. Puppy Linux provides users with a lightweight, installable live CD which strives to be easy to use. The new release, Puppy Linux 6.3, is built from Slackware packages and is available in 32-bit....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.1-0

Tuesday 17th of November 2015 01:51:19 PM
The developers of Univention Corporate Server (UCS), a Debian-based server distribution with Active Directory compatible domain services, have published a new release. The new version, Univention Corporate Server 4.1-0, features updates to a number of key packages, including the Linux kernel and Samba, and also includes support for....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 636

Monday 16th of November 2015 01:16:39 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Leaping in a new direction with openSUSE 42.1News: Fedora defaults to using Wayland, Ubuntu improves Mir support, Debian replaces its live CD project, Linux-based Steam consoles launch and Libreboot to join the GNU projectQuestions and answers: A stable operating system with rolling....

Distribution Release: Netrunner 2015.11 "Rolling"

Saturday 14th of November 2015 12:59:17 AM
Clemens Toennies has announced the availability of new installation media for the Netrunner project's rolling release edition. The new media, Netrunner 2015.11 "Rolling", is based on packages from the Manjaro distribution and is currently available for the 64-bit x86 architecture exclusively. "The Netrunner Team is happy to announce....

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