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Distribution Release: Proxmox 4.0

8 hours 6 min ago
Proxmox, a company which builds commercial computing solutions based on Debian GNU/Linux, has released Proxmox Virtual Environment 4.0. The new release includes support for Linux Containers (LXC), Bash shell completion and IPv6 support. "We are proud to announce the final release of our Proxmox VE 4.0 -....

Development Release: NethServer 6.7 RC1

Monday 5th of October 2015 09:09:56 PM
The NethServer project, which creates a server oriented distribution based on CentOS, has released a new development release. The new release candidate, NethServer 6.7-rc1, is built upon the foundation of CentOS 6.7 and includes a number of changes, particularly to the operating system's firewall. "Changes: Shorewall is....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 630

Monday 5th of October 2015 12:03:10 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: An Android living in your computer News: How Fedora tracks software releases, Ubuntu's redesigned installer, Raspbian enables desktop by default and purchasing computers with Linux Mint pre-installed Questions and answers: Clearing out dot files from the home directory Torrent corner: KaOS, Manjaro....

Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.4 "Openbox"

Sunday 4th of October 2015 04:54:27 PM
The developers of Slackel, a Slackware based desktop distribution, have released Slackel 6.0.4 "Openbox". The new release of the Openbox edition features the 4.1.6 version of the Linux kernel, the ability to choose between the GRUB and LILO boot loaders at install time and many package upgrades. "Slackel....

Distribution Release: OpenIndiana 2015.10

Sunday 4th of October 2015 02:32:27 AM
Alexander Pyhalov has announced the release of OpenIndiana 2015.10, the latest update of the distribution originally forked from the now-defunct OpenSolaris operating system: "So, after half a year we have a new ISO image. We synced IPS with the Everycity version, which includes Oracle updates and fixes necessary....

Distribution Release: Netrunner 15.09 "Rolling"

Saturday 3rd of October 2015 06:52:28 PM
The Netrunner development team has announced a new release of the project's Rolling edition. The new release, Netrunner Rolling 2015.09, is based on the Manjaro distribution and features a number of important changes. The most visible is a switch from using KDE4 to KDE's Plasma 5 desktop....

Development Release: SME Server 9.1 Beta 3

Saturday 3rd of October 2015 04:46:51 AM
Terry Fage has announced the availability of the third beta build of SME Server 9.1, a CentOS-based specialist distribution designed for servers: "The Koozali SME Server (SME Server) development team is pleased to announce the release of SME Server 9.1 beta 3 which is based on CentOS 6.7.....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2015.10

Friday 2nd of October 2015 10:56:35 PM
The developers of KaOS, a rolling release distribution which ships the latest releases of the KDE desktop and the Calligra productivity suite, have announced the availability of a new release. The new version, KaOS 2015.10, offers a number of interesting new features, including better protection in against data....

Distribution Release: Network Security Toolkit 22-7248

Friday 2nd of October 2015 07:08:36 PM
Ron Henderson has announced the release of a new version of the Network Security Toolkit (NST) distribution. The latest release, NST 22-7248, includes a new geolocation map with the ability to plot IPv4 network addresses on the map. This release also features a new systemd management widget and....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.1

Friday 2nd of October 2015 12:43:43 AM
The developers of SparkyLinux, a desktop distribution based on Debian's testing branch, have released SparkyLinux 4.1 in several editions. The latest release features packages from Debian Stretch, version 5.2.1 of the GNU Compiler Collection, LibreOffice 5.0.1, systemd 226 and version 4.1.6 of the Linux kernel. "New ISO images....

Distribution Release: Qubes OS 3.0

Thursday 1st of October 2015 08:12:29 PM
Joanna Rutkowska has announced the availability of a new release of Qubes OS, a Fedora based platform which isolates a user's tasks for improved security. The new release, Qubes OS 3.0, includes a number of important improvements over the 2.0 release. Among the new features are separating Qubes....

Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 7.8

Thursday 1st of October 2015 05:01:59 PM
Bruce Dubbs has announced a new release of the Linux From Scratch (LFS) guide to building a Linux distribution from the ground up. The latest edition of the LFS book, version 7.8, and its companion book Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS) explore how to set up a functioning....

Distribution Release: NixOS 15.09

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 10:24:09 PM
NixOS 15.09 has been released. NixOS is an independently developed Linux distribution with a unique approach to package and configuration management, Nix package manager, atomic upgrades with rollbacks, and other interesting features. "NixOS 15.09 'Dingo' has been released, the fourth stable release branch. In addition to numerous new....

Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 15

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 03:05:52 PM
Alexander Tratsevskiy has announced the availability of Calculate Linux 15, a major new release of the project's Gentoo-based distribution for desktops (with a choice of KDE, MATE or Xfce), servers and media centres: "We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 15. Main changes: a new....

Distribution Release: Raspbian 2015-09-24

Tuesday 29th of September 2015 10:25:23 AM
Simon Long has announced the release of the first Debian "Jessie"-based Raspbian, version 2015-09-24, a distribution designed specifically for the Raspberry Pi single-board mini-computer. What's new in this major update? "Many of the changes between Wheezy and Jessie are invisible to the end-user. There are modifications to the....

Distribution Release: Sabayon 15.10

Tuesday 29th of September 2015 12:33:15 AM
Joost Ruis has announced the release of Sabayon 15.10, the latest monthly build of the Gentoo-based distribution available in GNOME, KDE, MATE and Xfce desktop flavours. This is Sabayon's first release that features KDE's Plasma 5 desktop, as well as a new system installer. From the release announcement:....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 629

Monday 28th of September 2015 12:10:27 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Reach out and touch a desktopNews: Mageia makes transferring ISOs safer, OpenMandriva creates new gaming documentation and Rebellin replaces their support forumQuestions and answers: Containing user accountsTorrent corner: Absolute, TailsReleased last week: Manjaro Linux 15.09, Tails 1.6, Absolute Linux 14.12Upcoming releases: Black....

Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 15.09

Sunday 27th of September 2015 04:52:31 PM
Philip Müller has announced a new release of Manjaro Linux, an Arch-based distribution designed to be easy to install and use. The new release features a date-based version number, 15.09, along with a new graphical system installer, called Calamares. Manjaro Linux 15.09 also includes Firefox 41 and updated....

Development Release: ClearOS 7.1.0 RC1

Saturday 26th of September 2015 01:41:53 AM
David Loper has announced the availability of the first release candidate for ClearOS 7, an enterprise-class server distribution based on CentOS 7: "ClearOS 7.1.0 release candidate 1 is here. This release contains major improvements and insight to the eventual release of ClearOS 7 and replaces ClearOS 7.1.0 Beta....

Distribution Release: Webconverger 32.0

Friday 25th of September 2015 07:10:47 AM
Kai Hendry has announced the release of Webconverger 32.0, the latest stable release of the specialist Linux distribution for web kiosks - now with Firefox 41.0 and improved web browser privacy features: "Webconverger 32 release. Prompted by the disturbing privacy defaults in Windows 10 and an enquiry whether....

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