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Distribution Release: siduction 14.1.0

Monday 24th of November 2014 05:29:59 PM
Ferdinand Thommes has announced the release of siduction 14.1.0, a set of Debian-based desktop Linux distributions with separate Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, LXDE, LXQt and Xfce editions: "We are very happy to present the final release of siduction 2014.1 'Indian Summer'. siduction is a distribution based on Debian’s unstable....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 586

Monday 24th of November 2014 09:00:18 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Feature: Observing Scientific Linux 7.0 News: Debian votes on init coupling, Ubuntu MATE combines classic desktop with Ubuntu packages, Mageia 3 approaches end of life, FreeBSD Foundation receives generous donation, Linux Voice releases first issue for free download Questions and answers: Blocking network....

Distribution Release: Guadalinex 9

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 01:41:49 AM
Guadalinex 9 has been released. Guadalinex is a Linux distribution developed by the Council of Economy, Innovation and Science of the Government of Andalucía (Spain) to facilitate the access to information technology for all citizens of the Spanish province. It is largely based on Ubuntu 14.04, with elements....

BSD Releases: NetBSD 5.2.3, 5.1.5

Friday 21st of November 2014 01:39:37 PM
Soren Jacobsen has announced the release of NetBSD 5.2.3 and 5.1.5, the project's legacy versions in the 5.2 and 5.1 release branches: "The NetBSD project is pleased to announce NetBSD 5.1.5, the fifth security and bug-fix update of the NetBSD 5.1 release branch, and NetBSD 5.2.3, the third....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.0

Thursday 20th of November 2014 01:07:07 PM
Nico Gulden has announced the release of Univention Corporate Server 4.0. Univention Corporate Server is an enterprise-class distribution based on the stable release of Debian GNU/Linux, featuring an integrated management system for central administration of servers. From the release announcement: "We are very happy to announce the availability....

Distribution Release: Grml 2014.11

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 04:03:03 AM
Michael Prokop has announced the release of Grml 2014.11, a Debian-based live CD featuring ZSH as the default shell and a large collection of specialist scripts for system administrators: "We just released Grml 2014.11 'Gschistigschasti'. This Grml release provides fresh software packages from Debian 'testing'. As usual it....

BSD Release: PC-BSD 10.1

Monday 17th of November 2014 11:44:03 PM
Dru Lavigne has announced the release of PC-BSD 10.1, a new stable release of the FreeBSD-based operating system for the desktop: "The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 10.1. Highlights: KDE 4.14.2, GNOME 3.12.2, Cinnamon 2.2.16, Chromium 38.0.2125.104, Firefox 33.1, NVIDIA Driver 340.24, Lumina....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 585

Monday 17th of November 2014 09:05:31 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Feature: Meeting the green lizard of openSUSE 13.2 News: PC-BSD experiments with "roles", Debian votes on init coupling, Mint rolls out new desktop features, OpenBSD adds USB 3 support, Mageia shares progress report Questions and answers: Cleaning up the package cache Released last....

Development Release: Porteus 3.1 RC2

Sunday 16th of November 2014 11:34:52 PM
Jay Flood has announced the availability of the second release candidate for Porteus 3.1, a set of small Slackware-based live CDs with a choice of KDE, LXQt, MATE and Xfce desktops: "The Porteus Community is joyful to announce the candidate release of Porteus Desktop edition 3.1rc2 and Porteus....

Development Release: Linux Mint 17.1 RC

Saturday 15th of November 2014 10:51:18 PM
Clement Lefebvre has announced the availability of the release candidate for Linux Mint 17.1, an upcoming updated release still based on Ubuntu 14.04 and offering security support until 2019: "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' MATE RC. Linux Mint 17.1 is....

BSD Release: FreeBSD 10.1

Friday 14th of November 2014 10:35:04 PM
FreeBSD 10.1 has been released: "The FreeBSD Release Engineering team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE. This is the second release of the stable/10 branch, which improves on the stability of FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE and introduces some new features. Some of the highlights: the new console....

Development Release: LinuxConsole 2.3 Beta 3

Friday 14th of November 2014 11:06:30 AM
Yann Le Doaré has announced the availability of the third beta release of LinuxConsole 2.3, a distribution designed for game consoles: "This is the last beta before LinuxConsole 2.3 that should be out in December. What is new? 32-bit and 64-bit releases; new installer based on GRUB, you....

Development Release: Linux Lite 2.2 Beta 1

Friday 14th of November 2014 02:46:37 AM
Jerry Bezencon has announced the availability of the first beta build of Linux Lite 2.2, an updated release of the project's Ubuntu-based distribution with a customised Xfce desktop: "Linux Lite 2.2 beta 1 is now available for testing. This release is the culmination of ideas and suggestions from....

Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 6.6

Thursday 13th of November 2014 06:52:52 AM
Pat Riehecky has announced the release of Scientific Linux 6.6, the latest update of the distribution built from source package for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6, with additional software meant for use in scientific and academic environments: "Scientific Linux 6.6 i386/x86_64. Major differences from SL6.5: OpenAFS has been....

Distribution Release: Chakra GNU/Linux 2014.11

Wednesday 12th of November 2014 11:23:47 PM
Neophytos Kolokotronis has announced the release of Chakra GNU/Linux 2014.11, the project's latest update featuring KDE 4.14.2, the Pacman package manager and a custom installer called Tribe: "The Chakra team is happy to announce the second release of the Chakra 'Euler' series, which follows the KDE Applications and....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 3.2-4

Wednesday 12th of November 2014 05:18:47 PM
Nico Gulden has announced the availability of a new point release of Univention Corporate Server 3.2, a Debian-based server distribution featuring an intuitive web-based server management panel: "We are pleased to announce the availability of UCS 3.2-4, the fourth point release of Univention Corporate Server (UCS). It includes....

Development Release: Mageia 5 Beta 1

Wednesday 12th of November 2014 01:10:35 PM
Rémi Verschelde has announced the availability of the delayed first beta release of Mageia 5: "It has been a long road, longer than we anticipated, but we're almost there. Mageia 5 Beta 1 is now validated! What took so long (a month and a half longer than originally....

Distribution Release: Q4OS 0.5.20

Tuesday 11th of November 2014 11:52:54 AM
Q4OS 0.5.20, a lightweight and minimalist desktop Linux distribution featuring the Trinity desktop (a fork of KDE 3.5) and based on Debian GNU/Linux 7, has been released: "Significant update 0.5.20 of Q4OS is out. The essential new feature is the KDE 4 desktop integration into Q4OS system. It....

Distribution Release: Robolinux 7.7.1

Tuesday 11th of November 2014 01:23:06 AM
John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 7.7.1, a new update of the beginner-friendly, Debian-based distribution with a pre-configured VirtualBox that can run Windows seamlessly alongside Robolinux: "The Robolinux development team is very excited to announce our new Robolinux Xfce and GNOME versions 7.7.1. Now you can....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 584

Monday 10th of November 2014 09:00:05 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Feature: Introducing OpenMandriva 2014.1 News: Debian enters feature freeze, systemd-free Grml delays release over critical bug, PC-BSD introduces UEFI support, Fedora presents new features, openSUSE introduces boot environment snapshots, Canonical shares new container technology Tips and tricks: Limiting network transfer speeds Rolling-release testing:....

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