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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....

Development Release: Ubuntu 15.10 Beta 2

Friday 25th of September 2015 12:07:06 AM
Adam Conrad has announced the availability of new testing images for the Ubuntu distribution and Ubuntu's many community projects. The new images represent the second (and final) beta release of Ubuntu 15.10 and will likely be the last set of testing media prior to the final release of....

Development Release: openSUSE 42.1 Beta 1

Thursday 24th of September 2015 11:50:00 AM
Douglas DeMaio has announced the availability of the first beta build of openSUSE 42.1, the distribution's upcoming stable version scheduled for final release in early November: "Today openSUSE released the beta of Leap 42.1, providing an all-new look that deviates from previous versions. The newest regular release from....

Distribution Release: Absolute Linux 14.12

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 02:15:35 AM
Paul Sherman has announced the release of Absolute Linux 14.12. Absolute Linux is a Slackware-based distribution featuring the lightweight IceWM window manager as the default desktop. This release is based on Slackware's latest development tree: "Absolute 14.12 released. This release is based upon Slackware Current (prior to 14.2....

Distribution Release: Tails 1.6

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 08:12:20 PM
The developers of Tails, a privacy oriented live distribution based on Debian, have released Tails 1.6. The new release mostly contains minor software upgrades and security fixes. "Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.6, is out. This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade....

Development Release: Fedora 23 Beta

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 04:28:15 PM
Dennis Gilmore has announced the release of Fedora 23 Beta. This new test release showcases a number of important changes to the Red Hat sponsored distribution. Fedora's new beta release features security hardened packages to protect against memory corruption, GNOME 3.18 is included in the project's Workstation edition....

Distribution Release: Linux Mangaka Mou

Monday 21st of September 2015 09:52:44 PM
The Animesoft development team, the group behind the Ubuntu-based Linux Mangaka distribution, have announced a new release of their desktop operating system. According to the developers the new release, Linux Mangaka Mou, will work on both x86 and PowerPC 64-bit architectures. The Mou version ships with a lightly....

Development Release: Liquid Lemur Linux 2.0 Alpha 3

Monday 21st of September 2015 04:24:47 AM
Edward Snyder has announced the availability of the third alpha release of Liquid Lemur Linux 2.0, a distribution combining Window Maker and Xfce into a unique desktop experience: "The next release of Lemur is now available. There have been many updates and bug fixes for this release: APEman....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 628

Monday 21st of September 2015 12:02:57 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Taking a voyage through Neptune 4.4News: pfSense changes its development process, Pinguy OS releases fix for ISO images and Linux Mint unveils new features for MATE and Xfce usersQuestions and answers: Accessing hard disk images and creating PDF/A documentsTorrent corner: Antergos, Parsix....

BSD Release: MidnightBSD 0.7

Sunday 20th of September 2015 01:33:33 AM
Lucas Holt has announced the availability of MidnightBSD 0.7, a new stable release of the project's FreeBSD-derived operating system with focus on desktop use: "I’m happy to announce the availability of MidnightBSD 0.7 RELEASE. This release is primarily for stabilization, ZFS and mport package tool enhancements. Upgrading from....

Distribution Release: Semplice Linux 2015.2

Friday 18th of September 2015 05:08:26 PM
The developers of Semplice Linux, a Debian based distribution, have announced the launch of Semplice Linux 2015.2 for Workstations. The new release is based on Debian 8.2 and includes version 4.1.7 of the Linux kernel. "It's our pleasure to announce the first stable release of Semplice for Workstations....

Distribution Release: TurnKey Linux 14.0

Friday 18th of September 2015 12:04:25 AM
Jeremy Davis has announced the release of TurnKey Linux 14.0, a major new version of the project's extensive set of highly specialised virtual appliances made for severs. The new version is for 64-bit systems only, it is based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.0, and it includes a number of....

Development Release: Black Lab Linux 2015.9 (Beta)

Monday 14th of September 2015 03:42:23 PM
The Black Lab Linux project has released a new beta image called Black Lab NEXT 2015.9. The testing image ships with version 5 of the GNU Compiler Collection along with LibreOffice 5 and offers improved support for booting on UEFI enabled computers. "Today we have released Black Lab....

Distribution Release: Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0

Monday 14th of September 2015 04:23:46 AM
Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 has been released. Parsix is a desktop Linux distribution based on the latest stable Debian release, but shipping with the latest stable GNOME build. From the release announcement: "We are happy to announce the immediate availability of Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0, code name 'Mumble'. This version....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 627

Monday 14th of September 2015 12:01:32 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Exploring the magic of Mageia 5 News: Mark Shuttleworth explains Snappy packages, Debian releases Jessie update and Antergos unveils a new software manager Questions and answers: Creating PDF/A documents on Linux Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Debian, Peppermint OS Released last week: Peppermint OS....

BSD Release: GhostBSD 10.1

Sunday 13th of September 2015 04:16:18 AM
Eric Turgeon has announced the final release of GhostBSD 10.1, the latest stable version of the project's FreeBSD-based operating system with a choice of MATE or Xfce desktop environments: "After a year of development, testing and debugging we are pleased to announce the release of GhostBSD 10.1 MATE....

Distribution Release: Pinguy OS 14.04.3

Friday 11th of September 2015 05:26:12 PM
The developers of Pinguy OS, a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu, have announced the release of a minor update to the distribution 14.04 series. The new release, version 14.04.3, offers users a number of enhancements, including support for booting on EFI-enabled computers. This release also includes Firefox 40....

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FreeNAS 10 Enters Alpha, Brings Lots of New Technologies, Based on FreeBSD 10.2

FreeNAS' Jordan Hubbard was proud to announce the other day, October 8, the release and immediate availability for download of the first Alpha build of the upcoming FreeNAS open source Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution. Read more

openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets New Major Snapshot, Leap 42.1 RC1 Coming Next Week

On October 9, Douglas DeMaio wrote about the latest major snapshot released for the rolling-release edition of the openSUSE Linux operating system, Tumbleweed, which adds some of the latest software versions. Read more

Amazon’s AWS IoT platform taps three Linux SBCs

Amazon’s new “AWS IoT” cloud IoT platform offers Starter Kits built around Linux-ready SBCs like the BeagleBone Green, DragonBoard 410c, and Intel Edison. Amazon made its first big Internet of Things play by launching an IoT managed cloud platform for aggregating and processing IoT endpoint data, built around its Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. Available now in beta form, AWS IoT, is being made available in the form of a series of AWS IoT Starter Kits, which bundle popular hacker boards with the AWS IoT Device SDK, and in some cases other hardware such as Grove sensors. Three of the 10 kits runs Linux, including kits for the DragonBoard 410c, BeagleBone Green, and Intel Edison (see farther below). Read more

KDBUS Continues Maturing, But Will We See It For Linux 4.4?

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