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Development Release: Elive 2.6.2 (Beta)

Tuesday 7th of April 2015 03:27:05 PM
The Elive development team has announced the launch of a new beta release, Elive 2.6.2. The new beta includes a number of improvements, including a faster installer, improved sound card detection, faster compile times and terminal fonts that are easier to read. The biggest change to appear in....

Distribution Release: Kwort Linux 4.2

Monday 6th of April 2015 07:21:30 AM
David Cortarello has announced the release of Kwort Linux 4.2, a new version of the project's lightweight distribution with Openbox, no systemd, and a custom package manager called kpkg - all based on CRUX: "As the title says, Kwort Linux 4.2 is out there in the wild. This....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 604

Monday 6th of April 2015 12:21:28 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Looking into the Void distribution News: Linux Mint desktop improvements, Debian picks release date, Devuan chooses Xfce for its default desktop, Haiku in commercial products and openSUSE unveils new Tumbleweed features Tips and tricks: Grub Customizer Torrent corner: Linux Lite, OpenIndiana, Paldo....

Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 8 "Unity"

Sunday 5th of April 2015 02:24:49 PM
Jacque Montague Raymer has announced the launch of a new branch of MakuluLinux 8. The new MakuluLinux edition is based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 and features a customized Unity desktop. Apart from a special look, the MakuluLinux edition of Unity features three panels where users can access information and....

Distribution Release: LXLE 14.04.2, 12.04.5

Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:38:26 PM
The developers behind the LXLE distribution have announced the availability of LXLE 14.04.2 and LXLE 12.04.5, the project's respective 64-bit and 32-bit branches. The new release features a number of important application changes. For example, Firefox, Thunderbird and Filezilla have been replaced by the SeaMonkey suit and FireFTP.....

Development Release: SparkyLinux 4.0 RC

Friday 3rd of April 2015 11:23:01 PM
A release candidate for SparkyLinux 4.0 has been released. The new release candidate updates many packages, offers a new theme and the XChat IRC client has been swapped out for HexChat. According to the release announcement SparkyLinux is offering two editions of the release candidate, one with the....

Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs 3 1.01

Wednesday 1st of April 2015 10:00:09 PM
The Emmabuntüs team has announced the availability of a new release of their lightweight distribution for recycled computers. The new release is based on Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and features a range of useful desktop software. "This new release is designed to improve the efficiency of the refurbishing tasks....

Development Release: Simplicity Linux 15.4 Beta

Wednesday 1st of April 2015 02:18:41 PM
David Purse has announced the availability of the alpha release of Simplicity Linux 15.4, a lightweight Puppy-based distribution featuring the LXDE desktop: "We are pleased to announce that Simplicity Linux 15.4 beta is now available to download. We are releasing Netbook and Desktop betas, both available for the....

Distribution Release: CentOS 7.1-1503

Wednesday 1st of April 2015 12:12:56 AM
Karanbir Singh has announced the availability of the first point update to CentOS 7, a Linux distribution built by compiling the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: "We would like to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 (1503) for 64-bit x86-compatible machines. This is....

Distribution Release: Linux Lite 2.4

Tuesday 31st of March 2015 08:11:27 PM
Jerry Bezencon has announced the launch of Linux Lite 2.4. The new version of Linux Lite features smooth upgrades between point releases. There have also been a number of improvements, including VPN support and the installer now supports disk encryption. "With the release of Linux Lite 2.4 Final,....

Development Release: OpenIndiana 2015.03

Tuesday 31st of March 2015 03:43:37 PM
Ken Mays has announced the availability of a new OpenIndiana release, "Hipster" 2015.03. The new version provides updates to the GNOME 2 desktop, Intel video drivers and system libraries. "First of all, most evident changes were made in desktop area. We've updated X.Org server and libraries, which allowed....

Development Release: SME Server 9.1 Beta 1

Monday 30th of March 2015 11:35:31 PM
Terry Fage has announced the availability of the first beta build of the upcoming SME Server 9.1, a CentOS-based specialist distribution for servers: "The Koozali SME Server (SME Server) development team is pleased to announce the release of SME Server 9.1 beta 1 which is based on CentOS....

Distribution Release: BlackArch Linux 2015.03.29

Monday 30th of March 2015 12:43:16 PM
Gaurov Soni has announced the release of BlackArch Linux version 2015.03.29, an Arch Linux-based distribution designed for penetration testers and security researchers: "Today we have released new BlackArch Linux ISO images. The new ISO images include over 1,200 tools for i686 and x86_64 architectures and over 1,000 tools....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 603

Monday 30th of March 2015 12:09:33 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Privacy and Tails 1.3 News: Kubuntu prepares to roll out Plasma 5, Debian's Project Leader election update, web-based LibreOffice in the works Humour: The systemd project forks the Linux kernel Book review: Linux Firewalls by Steve Suehring Ask a leader: Introduction Torrent....

Distribution Release: Zentyal Server 4.1

Friday 27th of March 2015 02:59:43 PM
The Zentyal development team has announced the launch of Zentyal 4.1. The Ubuntu-based server distribution is designed to be easy to install and configure and ships with a powerful collection of web-based system administration modules. "Zentyal development team is proud to announce Zentyal Server 4.1, a new release....

Distribution Release: Voyager Live 14.04.4 "X"

Friday 27th of March 2015 02:18:47 PM
Rodolphe Bachelart has announced the availability of a new edition of Voyager Live. Voyager "X", based on Voyager 14.04.4 LTS, is an experimental version built around the new Xfce 4.12 desktop which was only recently released. It also includes an updated Linux kernel, version 3.16. The entire layout....

Development Release: Ubuntu 15.04 Final Beta

Friday 27th of March 2015 04:03:08 AM
Canonical has announced the launch of Ubuntu 15.04 Final Beta along with the availability of beta images for the many Ubuntu community distributions. These test images should be mostly bug-free, but are still intended to be used for testing purposes. "Codenamed "Vivid Vervet", 15.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition....

Distribution Release: NethServer 6.6

Thursday 26th of March 2015 12:55:24 AM
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of NethServer 6.6, the new stable version of the project's CentOS-based specialist distribution for servers: "We are proud to announce a new NethServer release. This is a thrilling day for the whole NethServer community. It has been a journey to get to....

Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.22.0-1

Wednesday 25th of March 2015 12:52:45 AM
Curtis Gedak has announced the release of a new stable build of GParted Live, a Debian-based live CD with a collection of software applications designed for disk partitioning and data rescue tasks: "The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live. This live....

Distribution Release: Black Lab Linux 6.5

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 03:55:01 PM
The Black Lab Linux team has announced the launch of Black Lab Linux 6.5. The new release is available in a number of desktop editions and features improved hardware compatibility and fallback options for older machines. "Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux....

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