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Distribution Release: KaOS 2014.12

Friday 26th of December 2014 01:32:44 PM
Anke Boersma has announced the release of KaOS 2014.12, an updated build of the project's Arch-inspired, rolling-release Linux distribution featuring the KDE desktop: "KaOS is very proud to announce the availability of the December release of a new stable ISO image. It marks two major milestones for this....

Distribution Release: Raspbian 2014-12-24

Friday 26th of December 2014 12:37:07 AM
Just in time for some holiday hacking - version 2014-12-24 of Raspbian, a Debian-based distribution designed for the Raspberry Pi single-board mini-computer, has been released. What's new? "Fix regression with omission of python-pygame; new firmware with various fixes and improvements; new UI configuration for LXDE; various package updates;....

Distribution Release: ROSA R5 "Desktop Fresh"

Thursday 25th of December 2014 09:39:22 AM
Ekaterina Lopukhova has announced the release of ROSA R5 "Desktop Fresh" edition, a desktop Linux distribution featuring an intuitive KDE 4.14.3 desktop: "The ROSA company is happy to present the long-awaited ROSA Desktop Fresh R5, the number 5 in the "R" lineup of the free ROSA distros with....

Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2014.12

Wednesday 24th of December 2014 12:06:47 AM
Bill Reynolds has announced the release of PCLinuxOS 2014.12, the last build in the current series of PCLinuxOS releases before some major upgrades: "PCLinuxOS 2014.12 ISO images have been released for Full Monty, KDE, MATE and LXDE. Highlights include Linux kernel 3.18.1, FFmpeg 2.5.1, MESA 10.4.0, SysVInit (no....

Distribution Release: Webconverger 27.1

Monday 22nd of December 2014 11:59:10 PM
Kai Hendry has announced the release of Webconverger 27.1, the latest update of the single-purpose, Debian-based Linux distribution designed for web kiosks - now with updated Linux kernel, version 3.16.7: "Webconverger 27 release. Webconverger wishes you a happy new year and gives the gift of a better web....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 590

Monday 22nd of December 2014 09:03:38 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Trying on Fedora 21 News: Questions raised at Ubuntu Community meeting, Ubuntu phone coming in February, Manjaro shows off new system installer, Mageia gives back to upstream developers Tips and tricks: Expanding on-line ZFS storage Product review: Able2Extract PDF converter 9.0 Released....

Development Release: Elive 2.5.0 (Beta)

Friday 19th of December 2014 10:00:24 AM
Samuel Baggen has announced the release of Elive 2.5.0, the latest build in the long line of development releases that characterise this Debian-based distribution with Enlightenment 17: "The Elive team is proud to announce the release of beta version 2.5.0. This new version includes: Linux kernel optimizations -....

Development Release: Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1

Thursday 18th of December 2014 10:41:35 PM
Jonathan Riddell has announced the availability of the initial development release of "Vivid Vervet", a family of Ubuntu distribution that will eventually bear the version number 15.04. This first alpha build is available for Kubuntu (now with Plasma 5 as the default KDE), Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu....

Distribution Release: Robolinux 7.7.1 "LXDE"

Thursday 18th of December 2014 03:13:44 AM
John Martinson has announced the availability of a brand-new edition of Robolinux with the lightweight LXDE as the default desktop. Extremely fast and containing a pre-configured VirtualBox for running other operating systems from within Robolinux, it is, according to the developers, the project's best release to-date. From the....

Distribution Release: Wifislax 4.10

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 09:39:00 AM
Version 4.10 of Wifislax, a Slackware-based distribution with a collection of utilities for performing wireless connection analyses and related security tests, has been released. This the first time the ISO image file exceeds 700 MB which means that it will no longer fit on a CD. The release....

Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 14.12

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 12:12:20 AM
Alexander Tratsevskiy has announced the release of Calculate Linux 14.12, the latest update of the project's Gentoo-based distribution with editions for desktops (KDE or Xfce), servers and media centres: "We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 14.12. Main changes: updates are checked even faster in....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 589

Monday 15th of December 2014 09:00:01 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 - a desktop Debian distribution News: Fedora 21 arrives, Canonical introduces "Snappy" images, PC-BSD tests new update process, Gentoo migrates handbooks to Wiki Book review: How Linux Works Released last week: SparkyLinux 3.6, Porteus 3.1, FreeNAS 9.3, Fedora 21....

Development Release: Point Linux 3.0 Beta 3

Sunday 14th of December 2014 09:48:10 AM
Peter Ryzhenkov has announced the availability of the third beta build of Point Linux 3.0, a Debian-based distribution with a choice of MATE or GNOME desktops: "Point Linux team proudly announces the availability of the Point Linux 3.0 beta 3. The key feature of this release is the....

Distribution Release: Tanglu 2.0

Saturday 13th of December 2014 06:15:02 PM
Matthias Klumpp announced the release of Tanglu 2.0, a desktop Linux distribution with a choice of KDE or GNOME, based on Debian's "Testing" branch: "We are glad to announce the availability of the second release of Tanglu, code name 'Bartholomea'. This release contains a large amount of updated....

Distribution Release: LinuxConsole 2.3

Saturday 13th of December 2014 05:55:43 AM
Yann Le Doaré has announced the release of LinuxConsole 2.3, an independent Linux distribution made for game consoles: "LinuxConsole is primarily designed to turn old and semi-old computers into game console centers. The LXDE desktop includes some utilities, scripts to install Firefox 34, Flash player and Google Chrome),....

Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Beta

Friday 12th of December 2014 03:38:47 AM
Red Hat has announced the availability of the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1, the upcoming first update in the distribution's 7.x branch: "Today, we are pleased to build on the successful launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 with the beta availability of Red....

Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.1.0

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 03:31:26 PM
Natanael Copa has announced the release of Alpine Linux 3.1.0, a security-oriented distribution built from scratch and designed (not only) for server deployments: "We are pleased to announce Alpine Linux 3.1.0, the first release in the 3.1 stable series. This release is built with musl libc and is....

Distribution Release: Clonezilla Live 2.3.1-18

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 07:15:03 PM
Steven Shiau has announced the release of a new stable version of Clonezilla Live, a Debian-based specialist live CD designed for disk cloning and file backup tasks: "This release of Clonezilla Live (2.3.1-18) includes major enhancements and bug fixes: the underlying GNU/Linux operating system has been upgraded, this....

Distribution Release: Fedora 21

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 03:03:36 PM
Matthew Miller has announced the release of Fedora 21, the latest stable version of Red Hat's community distribution for desktops, servers and the cloud: "The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 21, ready to run on your desktops, servers and in the cloud. Fedora....

BSD Release: FreeNAS 9.3

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 07:46:50 AM
Jordan Hubbard has announced the release of FreeNAS 9.3, a brand-new version of the specialist FreeBSD-based operating system for network-attached storage (NAS) systems: "After months of work and close to a thousand bugs resolved, we are very proud and pleased to announce the official release of FreeNAS 9.3.....

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