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Development Release: Ubuntu 14.10 Alpha 2

4 hours 54 min ago
Iain Lane has announced the availability of the second alpha release of Ubuntu 14.10, code-named "Utopic Unicorn". As with the first alpha, only Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu Kylin have opted to release CD/DVD images for testing. From the release announcement: "The second alpha of the Utopic....

Distribution Release: SolydXK 201407

Thursday 31st of July 2014 05:34:27 AM
Arjen Balfoort has announced the release of SolydXK 201407, an updated build of the project's Linux distributions with a choice of Xfce (SolydX) or KDE (SolydK) desktops, based on Debian's "Testing" branch: "The Home editions were upgraded to the latest upgrade pack and the Business editions were upgraded....

Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 14.7

Thursday 31st of July 2014 01:29:41 AM
David Purse has announced the release of Simplicity Linux 14.7, a set of lightweight, Puppy-based Linux distributions in four editions: "Simplicity Linux 14.7 is now available for everyone to download for free. Obsidian is our cut-down edition, pretty much just Firefox 30, a network manager and not....

Distribution Release: Zorin OS 9 "Educational"

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 09:28:55 PM
Artyom Zorin has announced the release of Zorin OS 9 "Educational" edition, an Ubuntu-based distribution packed with specialist software suitable for use in educational environments: "We are pleased to release Zorin OS 9 Educational. Zorin OS 9 Educational brings the latest and greatest software into the hands of....

Distribution Release: Bio-Linux 8.0.2

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 03:29:49 PM
Tim Booth has announced the release of Bio-Linux 8.0.2, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with a collection of specialist software designed for use in bioinformatics: "Bio-Linux 8 is a powerful, free bioinformatics workstation platform that can be installed on anything from a laptop to a large server, or run....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 569

Monday 28th of July 2014 09:00:12 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: First impressions of Deepin 2014 News: Fedora Magazine encourages people to join Ask Fedora, Gentoo developer weighs in on using LibreSSL, FreeBSD team issues quarterly report, Ubuntu launches 8th edition of The Official Ubuntu Book Questions and Answers: Encrypted package downloads Released....

Distribution Release: Salix 14.1 "Openbox"

Sunday 27th of July 2014 10:17:27 AM
George Vlahavas has announced the release of Salix 14.1 "Openbox" edition, a lightweight Slackware-based distribution featuring with Openbox as the default window manager: "Salix Openbox 14.1 brings the Openbox window manager, teamed with fbpanel and SpaceFM to create a fast and flexible desktop environment. This is the most....

Development Release: Scientific Linux 7.0 Beta 1

Saturday 26th of July 2014 12:34:00 AM
Pat Riehecky has announced the availability of the first beta build of Scientific Linux 7.0, a distribution compiled from the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and enhanced with extra applications for scientific computing: "Today we are announcing a beta release of Scientific Linux 7. Changes....

Distribution Release: Core OS 367.1.0

Friday 25th of July 2014 07:01:24 PM
Alex Polvi has announced the release of CoreOS 367.1.0, the first stable release of the specialist Linux distribution for servers and clusters: "First off, happy sysadmin day. We think we have a pretty good sysadmin surprise in store for you today as we are announcing the CoreOS stable....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 14.04.1

Friday 25th of July 2014 01:57:22 AM
Adam Conrad has announced the release of Ubuntu 14.04.1, the first maintenance update of the popular distribution's current stable release: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (long-term support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours....

Development Release: Elive 2.3.4 (Beta)

Thursday 24th of July 2014 10:00:32 PM
Samuel Baggen has announced the release of Elive 2.3.4, the latest beta version from the project that builds a Debian-based distribution with a customised Enlightenment desktop: "The Elive team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.3.4. This new version includes: a send-to-Dropbox option has....

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.0

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 02:18:21 PM
Oracle has announced the release of Oracle Linux 7.0, a distribution rebuilt from source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, but featuring a custom "unbreakable" kernel: "Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7. Oracle Linux 7 offers the latest innovations and improvements....

Distribution Release: Tails 1.1

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 11:39:54 PM
An updated version of Tails, a Debian-based distribution known for its strong privacy features and pre-configured for anonymous web browsing, has been released: "Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.1, is out. All users must upgrade as soon as possible - this release fixes numerous security issues.....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 1.0.8

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 04:35:42 PM
Mati Aharoni has announced the release of Kali Linux 1.0.8, a minor update of the project's Debian-based distribution with specialist tools for penetration testing and forensic analysis: "The long awaited Kali Linux USB EFI boot support feature has been added to our binary ISO builds, which has prompted....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 568

Monday 21st of July 2014 08:59:57 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Revisiting Antergos News: Mint considers "Debian Stable" edition, Fedora to provide bleeding-edge kernel, OpenBSD patches LibreSSL vulnerability, Debian releases final "Squeeze" update, articles on upgrading CentOS and installing Arch Tips and tricks: System monitoring and storage information Released last week: Zorin OS....

Distribution Release: UberStudent 4.0

Sunday 20th of July 2014 11:49:34 PM
Stephen Ewen has announced the release of UberStudent 4.0, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that includes specialist software for learning and teaching: "I'm pleased to announce the release of UberStudent 4.0 (LTS) 'Socrates' Xfce edition. UberStudent is a Linux distribution for learning, doing and teaching academic success at the....

Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.19.1-1

Thursday 17th of July 2014 11:14:09 PM
Curtis Gedak has announced the release of GParted Live 0.19.1-1, the latest stable release of the Debian-based live CD with specialist utilities designed for disk management and data rescue tasks: "The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live. This live image contains....

Distribution Release: Robolinux 7.5.5

Thursday 17th of July 2014 05:24:57 PM
John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 7.5.5, the latest update of the Debian-based distribution that comes with a pre-configured VirtualBox for running Windows as a "guest" operating system: "Robolinux version 7.5.5 adds more privacy and safety for its users on the web. A large number of....

Distribution Release: UHU-Linux 3

Thursday 17th of July 2014 06:07:50 AM
UHU-Linux 3, an independently developed Hungarian Linux distribution designed for the domestic market and featuring the GNOME 3.12 desktop with GNOME Shell, has been released. It comes nearly four years after the project's last stable release, version 2.2. The distribution's home page (in Hungarian) announced the new release....

Distribution Release: CRUX 3.1

Thursday 17th of July 2014 01:14:49 AM
Fredrik Rinnestam has announced the release of CRUX 3.1, a lightweight, x86-64 optimised Linux distribution designed for experienced Linux users: "The CRUX team is happy to announce the release of CRUX 3.1 for the x86_64 architecture. CRUX 3.1 comes with a multilib toolchain which includes glibc 2.19.0, GCC....