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Distribution Release: 4MLinux 13.0

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 03:00:14 PM
The 4MLinux project has announced a new release of the independent Linux distribution. The latest release, 4MLinux 13.0, ships with the GNU Compiler Collection 5 and offers miscellaneous desktop improvements. "The status of the 4MLinux 13.0 series has been changed to S. Major changes in the core of....

Development Release: Simplicity Linux 15.7 Beta

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 05:08:38 AM
David Purse has announced the availability of the beta release of Simplicity Linux 15.7, a lightweight Puppy-based distribution for netbooks and desktops. Due to unresolved issues, the "Desktop" edition is only available in a 32-bit build for now. From the release announcement: "Simplicity Linux 15.7 beta is now....

Development Release: Tanglu 3.0 RC1

Tuesday 30th of June 2015 11:49:58 PM
Matthias Klumpp has announced the availability of a release candidate for Tanglu, a Debian based distribution for desktop users. Tanglu 3 RC1 introduces experimental support and is presented in three editions (GNOME, KDE and Core). "We are pleased to announce the release of the first release candidate (RC)....

Distribution Release: antiX 15

Tuesday 30th of June 2015 07:48:39 PM
The antiX project, a distribution suitable for low-resource computing based on Debian's Stable branch, has announced the launch of antiX 15. "A lot of time and work was spent getting antiX-15 (Killa P) ready for stable release; we hope you like it. As with previous releases, antiX-15 comes....

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 17.2

Tuesday 30th of June 2015 02:00:21 PM
Clement Lefebvre has announced the availability of Linux Mint 17.2. The new release is a long term support release, based on packages from Ubuntu 14.04, and supported through to 2019. Linux Mint ships in two editions, Cinnamon and MATE. The Cinnamon edition offers a number of performance improvements....

Distribution Release: OpenMediaVault 2.1

Tuesday 30th of June 2015 07:13:00 AM
Volker Theile has announced the release of OpenMediaVault 2.1, a new version of the project's specialist Debian-based distribution designed for network-attached storage (NAS) tasks: "Today I am happy to announce the release of OpenMediaVault version 2.1 (Stone burner). The main features at a glance: using Sencha ExtJS 5.1.1....

Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2

Tuesday 30th of June 2015 12:44:35 AM
The developers behind OpenMandriva have released a new version of their novice-friendly distribution. OpenMandriva originally started as a fork of Mandriva and continues on with similar goals and practices. The latest release, version 2014.2, ships with UEFI support and upgraded desktop, kernel and multimedia packages. "Just as any....

BSD Release: DragonFly BSD 4.2.0

Monday 29th of June 2015 06:00:00 PM
The DragonFly BSD team has announced the launch of DragonFly BSD 4.2.0. The new release includes a number of important new features and upgrades. DragonFly BSD 4.2.0 includes GNU's GCC 5 compiler as the default system compiler, offers improved graphics support and Sendmail has been replaced by a....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 616

Monday 29th of June 2015 12:17:25 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Running BSD on the desktop with MidnightBSD 0.6News: Customizing Fedora, Debian gains sponsorship for reproducible builds, Linux's ext4 file system to get built in encryption, openSUSE unveils "42" and Johnathan Riddell leaves the Kubuntu CouncilRapid review: FreeBSD on a Raspberry Pi 2Torrent....

Distribution Release: VectorLinux 7.1

Saturday 27th of June 2015 09:02:49 AM
It took quite a while to build, but finally it's here - the brand new VectorLinux 7.1. A Slackware-derived distribution with Xfce and without systemd. From the release announcement: "The VectorLinux team is proud to announce the final release of VectorLinux 7.1. This release is the culmination....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.0

Friday 26th of June 2015 06:59:30 PM
The developers of SparkyLinux, a distribution based on Debian's Testing branch (also know as Debian "Stretch"), have announced the availability of a new release. SparkyLinux 4.0 ships with version 4.0.5 of the Linux kernel, offers package compatibility with Debian "Stretch" and can be installed on machines featuring UEFI.....

Development Release: SteamOS 2.0 Preview

Friday 26th of June 2015 03:32:18 AM
The developers of SteamOS, a Debian-based distribution for gamers, have released an early preview of what should eventually become SteamOS 2.0. Built on top of the new Debian GNU/Linux 8, the release is primarily designed for those users who would like to help with testing. From the release....

Development Release: Ubuntu 15.10 Alpha 1

Thursday 25th of June 2015 07:14:29 PM
Adam Conrad has announced the availability of alpha test images for the family of Ubuntu community editions. The Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE and UbuntuKylin projects have released development snapshots of their upcoming 15.10 releases for people who want to test the distributions and report bugs. "The first alpha....

BSD Release: pfSense 2.2.3

Thursday 25th of June 2015 11:18:18 AM
Chris Buechler has announced the release of pfSense 2.2.3, a security and bug-fix update of the specialist operating system designed for firewalls and routers, based on FreeBSD: "pfSense software version 2.2.3 release is now available, bringing a number of bug fixes and some security updates. Security fixes: multiple....

Development Release: Proxmox 4.0 Beta1

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 03:17:02 PM
Daniela Häslerhas announced the launch of a Beta release of Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE). Proxmox VE is a Debian-based distribution for running virtual applications and virtual machines. The new release, Proxmox VE 4.0 Beta1, offers a new resource manager and is the first version of Proxmox to include....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 615

Monday 22nd of June 2015 12:28:59 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: The Pi and INews: Fedora works around video driver issue, openSUSE builds Tumbleweed with new compiler, OpenBSD reduces power consumption on laptops, first impressions of Debian, Chromium's hidden binary extensionQuestions and answers: System freezing while deleting filesTorrent corner: LinuxConsole, MageiaReleased last week:....

Development Release: NetBSD 7.0 RC1

Sunday 21st of June 2015 10:38:48 PM
Soren Jacobsen has announced the availability of the first release candidate for NetBSD 7.0. The new development release, NetBSD 7.0 RC1, introduces several new features that have been developed since NetBSD 6.0 was launched. The release candidate includes GPT support, the ability to run NetBSD on several new....

Distribution Release: Linux Mangaka Nyu

Sunday 21st of June 2015 06:42:39 PM
Maycon Schneider has announced the launch of Linux Mangaka Nyu. The new release represents the project's first stable release since the Ubuntu-based distribution was revived earlier this year. "After a month of development containing the last 64-bit Linux image, various bug-fix and software implementation, we reached the final....

Development Release: antiX 15 RC1.1

Sunday 21st of June 2015 02:38:03 AM
antiX developer "anticapitalista" has uploaded the first release candidate for the upcoming antiX 15, a lightweight Debian-based distribution (with IceWM and SysVInit) designed primarily for older computers: "antiX 15 RC1.1 available for testing. Many bug fixes from beta 3. Main changes: antiX 4.0.5 Linux kernel; should now boot....

Distribution Release: Mageia 5

Saturday 20th of June 2015 01:47:49 AM
Rémi Verschelde has announced the release of Mageia 5. Mageia is a community distribution which started as a fork of the Mandriva project, but which now operates as an independent distribution. "After more than one year of development, the Mageia community is very proud to finally deliver this....

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