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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 796

Monday 7th of January 2019 12:15:09 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: FreeBSD 12.0News: Peppermint releases ISO update, the best distro of 2018, roundtable interview with Debian, elementary OS and Fedora leadersOpinion: Musings on distros after prolonged use (2019)Released last week: antiX 17.3, KaOS 2018.12, Calculate Linux 18.12Torrent corner: antiX, CAELinux, Calculate, Chakra, GhostBSD,....

Distribution Release: CAELinux 2018

Friday 4th of January 2019 11:29:43 PM
Joël Cugnoni has announced the release of CAELinux 2018, a new version of the project's Xubuntu-based Linux distribution with a collection of tools designed for computer-aided engineering: "We are proud to announce the new release of CAELinux 2018, which is based on Xubuntu 16.04 and which contains a....

Distribution Release: Septor 2019

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019 01:34:31 AM
Happy New Year! The first announcement of the year 2019 comes courtesy of Septor, a new distribution in the DistroWatch database. It is part of the growing number of projects that focus on preserving the anonymity and privacy of the user while browsing the Internet. Septor is based....

BSD Release: GhostBSD 18.12

Monday 31st of December 2018 10:06:25 PM
GhostBSD is a rolling-release desktop operating system based on TrueOS, which is in turn based on FreeBSD's development (-CURRENT) branch. The project has published an update to GhostBSD 18.10, GhostBSD 18.12, which includes a number of updates and which replaces the Oktopkg graphical package manager with Software Station....

Distribution Release: Grml 2018.12

Monday 31st of December 2018 02:00:59 PM
Michael Prokop has announced the release of Grml 2018.12, a new version of the project's Debian-based Linux distribution focusing on the needs of system administrators: "So we did it again - we just released Grml 2018.12 'Gnackwatschn'. This Grml release provides fresh software packages from Debian 'Testing' which....

Distribution Release: OviOS Linux 3.00

Monday 31st of December 2018 05:51:05 AM
OviOS Linux is a storage operating systems based on the Linux kernel, with open-source software needed to create a fully functional, high-performance storage server. A major new update, version 3.00 (code name 'Arcturus'), was released yesterday: "OviOS Linux 3 comes with a few package upgrades, bug fixes and....

Distribution Release: Q4OS 2.7

Monday 31st of December 2018 02:11:20 AM
Q4OS is a Debian-based desktop distribution featuring the Trinity desktop, a lightweight environment forked from KDE 3. The project's latest stable release is Q4OS 2.7 which improves scaling for high resolution screens. The release announcement states: "A significant update to the Q4OS 2 Scorpion stable LTS is immediately....

Distribution Release: Slackel 7.1 "Openbox"

Sunday 30th of December 2018 02:50:39 PM
Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel 7.1 "Openbox", the latest version of this distribution based on Slackware and Salix. The new version is available in 64-bit builds only and features several application updates and a new icon theme. Persistent file encryption is also supported: "Persistent file....

Distribution Release: OLPC OS 13.2.10

Sunday 30th of December 2018 12:30:28 PM
James Cameron has announced the release of OLPC OS 13.2.10, an updated build of the project's specialist distribution developed under the initiative of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project to provide children in developing countries with low-cost laptops. This version, still based on Fedora 18, is mostly....

Development Release: Chakra GNU/Linux 2019.01 RC2

Sunday 30th of December 2018 09:07:48 AM
Luca Giambonini has announced the availability of the second release candidate for Chakra GNU/Linux 2019.01, an upcoming major new update of project's desktop distribution featuring the latest KDE Plasma: "Chakra 2019.01 'Hawking' RC2 released. The second release candidate is ready; except for the Calamares bug, the RC2....

Distribution Release: RancherOS 1.5.0

Sunday 30th of December 2018 05:16:53 AM
Rancher Labs has published the release of RancherOS 1.5.0, an updated build of the company's minimalist Linux distribution designed for running Docker containers. This release brings a large number of new features, as well as bug fixes: "Release 1.5.0. Versions: Linux 4.14.85, Buildroot 2018.02.7, Docker 18.06.1-ce by default,....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2018.12

Saturday 29th of December 2018 07:43:40 AM
A new version of KaOS, a rolling-release Linux distribution with KDE Plasma as the preferred desktop environment, has been released. Version 2018.12 comes with the very latest that the KDE and Qt projects have on offer, including Plasma 5.14.4, KDE Applications 18.12.0 and Qt 5.12.0: " KaOS is....

Distribution Release: antiX 17.3

Wednesday 26th of December 2018 12:53:35 PM
antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy-to-install Linux live CD distribution based on Debian's "Stable" branch for x86 systems. The project's latest release is antiX 17.3 which includes new kernel fixes. "This is primarily a point-release upgrade of antiX-17.2 'Helen Keller' with a newer L1TF/Foreshadow and Meltdown/Spectre patched....

Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 Alpha 1

Tuesday 25th of December 2018 12:31:36 AM
Cristina Sgubbi has announced the availability of the first development build of the upcoming OpenMandriva Lx 4.0. The new version brings a change in the package management department (a switch to RPM 4 and dnf) and the distribution is now compiled with Clang 7.0: "Today we are proud....

Development Release: LibreELEC 9.0 Beta 1

Monday 24th of December 2018 04:34:45 PM
LibreELEC is a minimal Linux distribution for running the Kodi media centre. The LibreELEC project has published a new development snapshot, LibreELEC 9.0 Beta 1 (which also carries the build number 8.95.1). "LibreELEC 9.0 (Leia) Beta 1 has finally arrived after a long gestation period. Based upon Kodi....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 795

Monday 24th of December 2018 12:44:49 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: First impressions of Pinebook, the $99 Linux laptopNews: Questions and answers with Bedrock developer, Librem 5 development kits shipped, FreeBSD to use ZFS on Linux code base, Alpine being ported to RISC-V, Lubuntu dropping 32-bit supportQuestions and answers: Separate /home partition and....

Distribution Release: Elive 3.0.3

Sunday 23rd of December 2018 07:54:25 AM
Samuel F. Baggen has announced the release of Elive 3.0.3, an updated build of the project's desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Debian 7 "Wheezy" and featuring a highly customised Enlightenment 17 desktop: "The major stable release of Elive 3.0 has been updated. We were so pleased with this....

Development Release: Fatdog64 Linux 800 Beta

Saturday 22nd of December 2018 03:42:35 PM
Fatdog64 Linux is a small, desktop, 64-bit Linux distribution. Originally created as a derivative of Puppy Linux with additional applications. The project has released a new development snapshot, Fatdog64 Linux 800 Beta. The new version includes a number of package updates, Redshift to make late night work easier....

Distribution Release: NuTyX 10.5

Saturday 22nd of December 2018 02:13:45 AM
NuTyX is a French Linux distribution (with multi-language support) built from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch, with a custom package manager called "cards". The project has released NuTyX 10.5 which offers a number of software updates in Base (command line) and MATE (desktop) editions. "I'm....

Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 9-20181222

Friday 21st of December 2018 11:02:59 PM
Mark Greaves has announed the release of an version of Peppermint OS 9. Peppermint OS is a lightweight distribution based on Ubuntu and featuring a combination of local and web-based applications. The new version is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and offers a number of improvements: "Swapped VLC....

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10GbE Linux Networking Performance Between CentOS, Fedora, Clear Linux & Debian

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