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BSD Release: FreeBSD 9.3

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 06:42:32 PM
FreeBSD 9.3, the latest update to the project's legacy branch, has been released: "The FreeBSD Release Engineering team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE. This is the fourth release of the stable/9 branch, which improves on the stability of FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE and introduces some new....

Distribution Release: Zorin OS 9

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 11:56:29 AM
Artyom Zorin has announced the release of Zorin OS 9, a new version of the Ubuntu-based user-friendly distribution designed for newcomers to Linux: "We are excited to announce the release of Zorin OS 9 Core and Ultimate. The main focus for Zorin OS 9 has been on stability....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 567

Monday 14th of July 2014 09:00:03 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Exploring Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 (Xfce edition) News: PC-BSD automates jail creation, Debian switches C library, CentOS considers additional architectures, Fedora changes package manager, FreeBSD elects Core Team, Andrew Tanenbaum retires, Raspberry Pi B+ Applications: Xiki and Opera Released last week: CentOS 7.0-1406,....

Distribution Release: HandyLinux 1.6

Monday 14th of July 2014 04:01:30 AM
HandyLinux is a Debian-based distribution that features a novice-friendly start menu with application launchers and Internet bookmarks. The just-announced version 1.6 is the project's first release that merges the French and English flavours into one download, available for the i486 and i686 (PAE) architectures. There is a long....

Distribution Release: Chitwanix OS 1.5

Saturday 12th of July 2014 09:04:25 AM
Chitwanix OS is a Linux distribution developed by a community of Linux developers in Nepal. Based on Ubuntu and featuring a desktop environment called Sagarmatha (a fork of Cinnamon), the distribution's second stable release, version 1.5, was announced today: "The team is proud to announce the release of....

Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11 Beta

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 02:29:53 PM
Red Hat has announced the availability of the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.11. This is expected to be the last release of the 5.x series of RHEL whose 10-year support cycle will terminate in 2017. From the release announcement: "When Red Hat Enterprise Linux....

Distribution Release: Kwort Linux 4.1

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 07:24:21 AM
David Cortarello has announced the release of Kwort Linux 4.1, a lightweight CRUX-based distribution with Openbox and a custom package manager called kpkg: "Kwort Linux 4.1 is out. This new version is fast, stable, and simple as always. Everything has been built from scratch in a clean way.....

Development Release: Mageia 5 Alpha 1

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 12:34:26 AM
Anne Nicolas has announced the availability of the initial alpha release of Mageia 5, the project's upcoming version due for a final release in the second half of December: "Here is the first step towards Mageia 5. Most of your favorite software has been updated to their latest....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.15 Core 79

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 11:34:24 AM
Michael Tremer has announced the release of IPFire 2.15 Core 79, the latest stable release of the project's specialist Linux distribution for firewalls: "IPFire 2.15 Core Update 79 is finally arriving with many bug fixes and enhancements. Among the big changes with this update are lots feature enhancements....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.4 "GameOver"

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 05:31:36 AM
Paweł Pijanowski has announced the release of SparkyLinux 3.4 "GameOver" edition, a Debian-based distribution designed for gaming enthusiasts: "SparkyLinux 3.4 'GameOver' is out. It has been built on the top of SparkyLinux 3.4 'Annagerman' and it's fully compatible with Debian's 'testing' repository. 'GameOver' is a special edition of....

Distribution Release: CentOS 7.0-1406

Monday 7th of July 2014 10:49:13 PM
The much-awaited initial release of CentOS 7, a distribution built by compiling the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, is out: "We would like to announce the general availability of CentOS 7 for 64-bit x86 compatible machines. This is the first release for CentOS 7 and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 566

Monday 7th of July 2014 09:00:02 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Playing with LXLE 14.04 News: A desktop designed for OpenBSD, openSUSE's artwork plans, Linux for your car, extra surveillance for Linux users Questions and answers: Home security basics Released last week: Ultimate Edition 4.2, Deepin 2014, Zentyal 3.5 Site news: DistroWatch.com domain....

Development Release: FreeBSD 9.3-RC3

Sunday 6th of July 2014 10:27:35 PM
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the third (and likely last) release candidate for FreeBSD 9.3: "The third RC build of the 9.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures. This is expected to be....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 9.0

Sunday 6th of July 2014 05:35:42 PM
Zbigniew Konojacki has announced the release of 4MLinux 9.0, a minimalist and lightweight desktop Linux distribution with JWM as the preferred window manager: "The status of the 4MLinux 9.0 series has been changed to stable. The final release has all the features included in 4MLinux 9.0 Rescue edition,....

Distribution Release: Deepin 2014

Sunday 6th of July 2014 11:30:56 AM
Chen Xiang Bang has announced the release of Deepin 2014, a new stable version of the Ubuntu-based community distribution with a custom desktop environment that bears the same name: "Deepin 2014 release - hold your dream and move forward. Deepin is a Linux distribution that aims to provide....

Distribution Release: Ultimate Edition 4.2

Sunday 6th of July 2014 06:36:22 AM
TheeMahn has announced the release of Ultimate Edition 4.2, an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the MATE 1.8 desktop environment: "Ultimate Edition 4.2 was built from the ground up debootstrapped from the Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Thar' tree using Tmosb (TheeMahn's Operating System Builder) which is also included in this release.....

Development Release: Scientific Linux 7 Alpha

Friday 4th of July 2014 03:48:24 AM
Pat Riehecky has announced the availability of an early alpha release of Scientific Linux 7, a distribution compiled from the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: "Fermilab's intention is to continue the development and support of Scientific Linux and refine its focus as an operating system....