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Development Release: Tails 3.0 Alpha 1

Friday 18th of November 2016 12:54:47 PM
The developers of Tails, a Debian-based live DVD designed for anonymous web browsing using the pre-configured Tor Browser, have announced the availability of the initial development build of Tails 3.0. Based on the upcoming Debian 9.0 "Stretch", the new version is only available for the x86_64 architecture while....

Development Release: NethServer 7.2 RC2

Thursday 17th of November 2016 02:24:33 PM
Alessio Fattorini has announced a new, and probably final, release candidate for NethServer 7.2. NethServer is a CentOS-based server distribution which is administered primarily through a web interface. The new development snapshot, NethServer 7.2 RC2, supports both long (with domain suffix) and short user names, blocks guest users....

OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.3

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:15:01 PM
ReactOS is an open source operating system which strives to provide an environment which is binary compatible with the Microsoft Windows operating system. The ReactOS project has published their fourth release of 2016 with ReactOS 0.4.3. The new version includes improvements to the winsock networking library and offers....

Distribution Release: openSUSE 42.2

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 01:22:52 PM
The openSUSE team has announced the availability of a new version of the distribution's Leap edition. openSUSE Leap provides a stable base, similar to SUSE Linux Enterprise, with the addition of community-provided software packages. The latest version, openSUSE 42.2, features KDE's Plasma 5.8 desktop, version 4.4 of the....

Distribution Release: Tails 2.7

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 08:30:23 PM
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based, live distribution with the goal of providing Internet anonymity for its users. The distribution accomplishes this by directing Internet traffic through the Tor network and by providing built-in tools for protecting files and scrubbing away meta data. The project's....

Distribution Release: Salix 14.2 "Live Xfce"

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 02:36:42 AM
George Vlahavas has announced the release of Salix 14.2 "Live Xfce" edition, a live distribution based on Slackware Linux 14.2 and featuring the Xfce desktop environment: "After a long round of testing, Salix Live Xfce 14.2 is released. This is the first Live release for the 14.2 series....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 687

Monday 14th of November 2016 12:05:32 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Storing files with NAS4Free 10.3.0.3 News: Managing Fedora repositories, Fedora to offer MP3 playback, budgie-remix becomes Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu flavours compared, ReactOS works on application compatibility Rolling release trial #2: Week threeReleased last week: KaOS 2016.11, Univention Corporate Server 4.1-4, SUSE Linux....

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.3

Friday 11th of November 2016 02:03:25 PM
Oracle has announced the release of a new version of Oracle Linux. The new version, Oracle Linux 7.3, represents an incremental update to the company's 7.x series. The new version supports booting on UEFI-enabled computers and will run on machines with Secure Boot turned on. Oracle Linux provides....

Distribution Release: Black Lab Linux 8.0

Thursday 10th of November 2016 03:37:16 PM
Black Lab Linux is a desktop operating system based on software provided by Ubuntu packages. The Black Lab Linux project has announced the availability of a new version, Black Lab Linux 8.0. "Today our development team is pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 8.0, the....

Distribution Release: Rockstor 3.8.15

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 10:12:38 AM
Suman Chakravartula has announced the release of Rockstor 3.8.15, the latest stable version of the project's CentOS-based specialist distribution for Network-Attached Storage (NAS) deployments: "I am thrilled to announce the release of Rockstor 3.8.15. It has been a long release cycle and it's our 30th release. We have....

Development Release: GoboLinux 016 Beta

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 05:46:34 AM
Lucas Villa Real has announced the availability of the beta release of GoboLinux 016, an independent distribution with a custom file system hierarchy. As was also the case with the earlier alpha release, GoboLinux provides a minimalist desktop based on the Awesome window manager. From the release announcement:....

Distribution Release: SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 05:56:42 PM
SUSE has announced the release of a new service pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise. The new software, SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2, offers a number of performance improvements and bug fixes. However, the biggest news is SUSE's support for a wide range of hardware, such as....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.1-4

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 02:33:21 PM
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is a Debian-based distribution for use on servers. The Univention team has announced the availability of an update to the UCS 4.1 series: "We are pleased to announce the availability of UCS 4.1-4 for download, the forth point release of Univention Corporate Server (UCS)....

Distribution Release: KaOS 2016.11

Monday 7th of November 2016 09:52:00 PM
The developers of KaOS have announced a new snapshot of their KDE-focused, rolling release distribution. The new snapshot, KaOS 2016.11, supports UEFI (though not Secure Boot), improves support for AMD video cards and addresses some issues with Wayland. The old Qt 4 libraries, which are no longer maintained,....

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Ubuntu-Based ExTiX OS Updated for Intel Compute Sticks with Improved Installer

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced this past weekend the release of an updated build of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX Linux distribution for Intel Compute Stick devices. Last month, we reported on the initial availability of a port of the ExTiX operating system for Intel Compute Sticks, boasting the lightweight and modern LXQt 0.10.0 desktop environment and powered by the latest Linux 4.8 kernel, tweaked by Arne Exton for Intel Atom processors. And now, ExTiX Build 161203 is out as a drop-in replacement for Build 161119, bringing a much-improved Ubiquity graphics installer that should no longer crash, as several users who attempted to install the Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distro on their Intel Compute Stick devices reported. Read more Also: Debian-Based SparkyLinux 4.5 Brings Support for exFAT Filesystems, systemd 232 4MLinux 20.1 Linux Distro Released with Kernel 4.4.34 LTS to Restore PAE Support

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