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Distribution Release: Robolinux 7.4.2

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 8:41am
John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 7.4.2, a user-friendly, Debian-based distribution featuring integrated virtualisation software (for running another operating system in an application window as a "guest"). From the distribution's download page on SourceForge: "What's new in Robolinux version 7.4.2? First, we updated our Robolinux Debian....

Distribution Release: Clonezilla Live 2.2.2-32

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 1:34am
Steven Shiau has announced a new stable release of Clonezilla Live, a Debian-based live CD designed primarily for partition and disk imaging/cloning tasks: "This release of Clonezilla live (2.2.2-32) includes major enhancements and bug fixes. The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded; this release is based on the....

Distribution Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0.1

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 1:13am
Rubén Rodríguez Pérez has announced Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0.1, an upgrade release of the Ubuntu-based distribution that uses strictly free software only (as defined by Free Software Foundation's guidelines): "This is an incremental upgrade release which includes all of the maintenance updates and bugfixes since the publication of Trisquel....

Distribution Release: Grml 2014.03

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 2:26pm
Michael Prokop has announced the release of Grml 2014.03, a Debian-based live CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software designed for system administrators and suited for administrative tasks including system rescue: "We just released Grml 2014.03 - Ponywagon. This Grml release provides fresh software packages from Debian testing....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 552

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 1:02pm
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Welcoming Tanglu 1.0 News: Ubuntu GNOME gains LTS status and discusses GNOME desktop versions, PC-BSD corrects update issue, SliTaz gains ARM port and Digital Era offers tips on staying safe on-line Tips and Tricks: Command line tips and tricks Released last week: antiX MX-14, Legacy....

Distribution Release: Musix GNU+Linux 3.0.1

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 12:59pm
Marcos Guglielmetti has announced the availability of Musix GNU+Linux 3.0.1, an update to the Debian-based distribution designed for musicians: "The development team of Musix GNU+Linux is proud to present version 3.0.1 Stable. This is a bugfix release related to installation fail due to lack of grub package. Also,....

Development Release: GhostBSD 4.0-ALPHA2

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 3:21am
The second alpha build of the upcoming GhostBSD 4.0, a FreeBSD-based operating system supporting the most popular lightweight and fully-featured desktop environments, has been unleashed: "The second ALPHA build of the 4.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available on SourceForge for the amd64 and i386 architectures. Changes and problems....

Development Release: Ubuntu 14.04 Beta 2

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 1:10am
Adam Conrad has announced that the availability of the second and final beta version of Ubuntu 14.04, code name "Trusty Tahr": "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. This beta release includes images from....

Development Release: Simplicity Linux 14.4 Beta

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 1:31am
David Purse has announced the availability of the beta release of Simplicity Linux 14.4, a small, fast, and versatile Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux: "Simplicity Linux 14.4 is based on 'Slacko' 5.6.5.6 by 01micko from the Puppy Linux community. Simplicity Linux 14.4 uses LXDE as the Window....

Distribution Release: Legacy OS 2.1 LTS

Wed, 26/03/2014 - 1:33pm
Legacy OS 2.1 Long Term Support edition, a Puppy-based distribution compatible with old hardware like Pentium III PCs, has been released: "Today sees the release of Legacy OS 2.1 LTS the final Series 2 release ever! While there won't be any new releases for the 2 Series you....

Distribution Release: antiX MX-14

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 1:17am
MX-14 "Symbiosis", a special version of antiX developed in full collaboration with the MEPIS Community, has been released for the 32-bit architecture: "It is a midweight OS designed to combine an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability, solid performance and medium-sized footprint. The base depends....

Development Release: OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 Beta

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 12:52am
Kate Lebedeff has announced the availability of OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 Beta (codename "Phosphorus"), which according to the release plan is the only beta version before the release candidate: "OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 Beta is here! First of all, we want to thank our devoted testers and bughunters - without....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 551

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 8:50am
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403 News: Shuttleworth calls for an end to proprietary firmware, GOG to offer Linux support, openSUSE plans 13.2 release, Debian considers extended support for Squeeze and the election for Debian's new Project Leader begins Tips and Tricks: Advanced File Systems....

Distribution Release: Kwheezy 1.5

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 7:19am
Euan Thoms has announced the release of Kwheezy 1.5, which is a Debian-based distribution with a pre-configured KDE desktop, designed for general-purpose desktop computing: "Version 1.5 is now available from the download page. This release improves the installer, ships Debian updates, changes and adds some new software. Changes....

Distribution Release: Webconverger 24.0

Thu, 20/03/2014 - 12:23pm
Kai Hendry has announced the release of Webconverger 24.0, a new stable version of the Debian-based distribution designed primarily for web kiosks with Firefox as the only user application: "It has been 3 months since the Webconverger 23 release which has been a fine stable release. Now it's....

Development Release: openSUSE 13.2 Milestone 0

Thu, 20/03/2014 - 2:06am
The development of openSUSE 13.2, the distribution's next stable release whose availability is tentatively scheduled for November, has kicked off with its initial milestone build labeled as zero: "openSUSE Factory development is going steady and our venerable release manager has made a first milestone available. No development schedule....

Distribution Release: Tails 0.23

Thu, 20/03/2014 - 1:02am
Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) 0.23, a security upgrade of the Debian-based distribution and live CD pre-configured for anonymous web browsing, has been released: "Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 0.23, is out. All users must upgrade as soon as possible: this release fixes numerous security....