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Distribution Release: Linux Lite 4.2

Wednesday 31st of October 2018 10:03:22 AM
Jerry Bezencon has announced the release of Linux Lite 4.2, the latest build of the project's desktop-oriented distribution with Xfce, based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This release sees an addition of Redshift, an application that adjusts the computer display's colour temperature based upon the time of day: "Linux....

Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6

Wednesday 31st of October 2018 01:06:26 AM
Red Hat, a Linux company freshly acquired by IBM, has announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6. This is the latest update of the Linux distribution product targeted for deployments on bare-metal, virtual, containerised, private and public clouds. As usual, the new version comes with....

Distribution Release: Fedora 29

Tuesday 30th of October 2018 02:25:23 PM
Matthew Miller has announced the release of Fedora 29. The project's latest version is being published almost exactly 15 years after Fedora Core 1 was released and is available in many editions and spins for multiple architectures. "This release is particularly exciting because it’s the first to include....

Distribution Release: Zentyal Server 6.0

Tuesday 30th of October 2018 10:21:13 AM
José Antonio Calvo has announced the release of Zentyal Server 6.0, a major new update of the project's Ubuntu-based distribution designed for easy deployments as a server. The new Zentyal build upgrades the underlying system to Ubuntu's latest long-term supported release, version 18.04: "The Zentyal development team is....

Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 18.0

Tuesday 30th of October 2018 01:24:38 AM
Manjaro Linux is a rolling release distribution based on Arch Linux. The project has published a new stable release, Manjaro Linux 18.0. The new release runs version 4.19 of the Linux kernel, which is a long term support kernel. There have been a number of fixes to the....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2018.4

Monday 29th of October 2018 06:26:53 PM
Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. The project's latest release is Kali Linux 2018.4 which includes one significant new tool and an experimental 64-bit build for Raspberry Pi computers: "Welcome to our fourth and final release of 2018, Kali Linux....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 787

Monday 29th of October 2018 12:15:46 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Lubuntu 18.10 - now with LXQtNews: Haiku hardware compatibility list, Solus founder out of contact, a potential new GNU/Linux phone, explaining Mir 1.0, IBM buying Red HatQuestions and answers: Limit application access to specific usersReleased last week: Tails 3.10.1, OpenIndiana 2018.10, Primtux....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.0-BETA2

Saturday 27th of October 2018 07:19:13 PM
The FreeBSD project is making progress toward releasing FreeBSD 12.0. The developers have released a new development snapshot, FreeBSD 12.0-BETA2, which removes some debugging options, updates the time zone database, and improves the Linux compatibility layer. "The ability to prevent interrupting the boot process without entering the password....

Distribution Release: PrimTux 4

Friday 26th of October 2018 03:40:54 PM
PrimTux is a Debian-based distribution developed by a small team of school teachers and computer enthusiasts in the educational environment. The distribution's latest release is PrimTux 4 which unifies the look of the distribution's desktop environments across editions and makes it easier to customize the HandyMenu. The project's....

Development Release: SELKS 5.0 Beta 1

Friday 26th of October 2018 11:09:02 AM
Peter Manev has announced the availability of the first beta release of SELKS 5.0, a Debian-based specialist distribution designed for network security management, focusing on complete and ready-to-use Suricata (a network intrusion detection and prevention engine): "Our new and upgraded showcase for Suricata has just been released. Major....

Distribution Release: Tails 3.10.1

Wednesday 24th of October 2018 11:26:58 PM
A new version of Tails has been released. Tails is a Debian-based live distribution whose goal is to help its users to browse the Internet anonymously and to circumvent censorship. This version is a standard security and bug-fix update: "Tails 3.10.1 is out. This release fixes many security....

OS Release: OpenIndiana 2018.10

Wednesday 24th of October 2018 08:41:02 AM
Alexander Pyhalov has announced the release of OpenIndiana 2018.10, a new snapshot of the project's open-source operating system built from the ashes of Oracle's defunct OpenSolaris. This version updates the MATE desktop and most other applications to newer versions and provides various improvements to the Illumos kernel: "We....

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