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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 665

Monday 13th of June 2016 12:02:59 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: BunsenLabs Linux News: Fedora 24 delayed again, NetBSD grows, Ubuntu MATE updates MATE desktop Questions and answers: Clearing up Clonezilla Torrent corner: ChaletOS, Manjaro, Tails Released last week: Manjaro 16.06, Tails 2.4, HandyLinux 2.5 Opinion poll: Accessing the Internet using IPv6 Upcoming....

Distribution Release: HandyLinux 2.5

Saturday 11th of June 2016 03:35:43 PM
The HandyLinux distribution, a user-friendly French distribution based on Debian, has released an update to the project's 2.x series. The new version, HandyLinux 2.5, offers mostly minor updates and bug fixes and is based on Debian 8.5. An English translation of the project's release announcement lists the changes....

Development Release: Android-x86 6.0 RC1

Thursday 9th of June 2016 11:37:55 PM
Chih-Wei Huang has announced the availability of the first release candidate for Android-x86 6.0, an upcoming new version of the project's unofficial port of Google's Android to standard desktop and laptop computers. This release is based on Android "Marshmallow" and is the first one to support the x86_64....

Development Release: Linux Mint 18 Beta

Thursday 9th of June 2016 08:37:37 PM
Clement Lefebvre has announced a development release of the Linux Mint distribution. The new testing release, Linux Mint 18 Beta, is available in Cinnamon and MATE editions. There are several new features being previewed in this beta, including an enhanced update manager which supports installing different versions of....

Development Release: Porteus 3.2 RC3

Wednesday 8th of June 2016 06:36:56 AM
Jay Flood has announced the availability of the third release candidate for Porteus 3.2, a Slackware-based live CD originally derived from Slax. This release delivers four live CD images featuring Cinnamon, KDE, LXDE and Xfce desktops: "We are jubilant to announce the release of the next lightweight portable....

Distribution Release: Tails 2.4

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 06:50:46 PM
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live disc with the goal of providing Internet anonymity for the user. The project's latest release, Tails 2.4, includes security updates, firewall enhancements and additional security checks built into the Icedove e-mail client. "We enabled the automatic account configuration....

Development Release: NethServer 6.8 Beta 1

Monday 6th of June 2016 04:51:00 PM
The NethServer project has unveiled a new beta release based on CentOS 6.8. The new version, NethServer 6.8 Beta 1, includes all the bug fixes and improvements from CentOS as well as a number of custom enhancements: "NethServer 6.8 beta 1 is here, on schedule for our planned....

Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 16.06

Monday 6th of June 2016 02:34:35 PM
Philip Muller has announced a new release of Manjaro Linux, an Arch-inspired rolling release distribution. The new version, Manjaro Linux 16.06, features Linux kernel 4.4 (along with ten alternative kernel versions) and many improvements to the graphical software manager. "Some features to point out in this release: Kernel....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 664

Monday 6th of June 2016 12:10:57 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Sabayon 16.05 News: Debian releases updated media, FreeBSD adds ZFS daemon, Qubes explains security practises, new educational resource Opinion: The cost of free software Torrent corner: Alpine Linux, Slackel Released last week: Porteus Kiosk 4.0.0, Clonezilla Live 2.4.6-25, Linux Lite 3.0 Opinion....

Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.6 "Openbox"

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 11:49:09 PM
Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel 6.0.6 "Openbox" edition, a new version of the project's lightweight Slackware and Salix-based distribution that is available both as a live or an installation image: "Slackel 6.0.6 Openbox has been released. Slackel is based on Slackware and Salix. It includes....

Distribution Release: deepin 15.2

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 01:36:34 AM
Melody Zou has announced the release of deepin 15.2, an updated version of the desktop-oriented, Debian-based distribution with a custom desktop environment called Deepin. This version delivers a new screen for launching applications and many updated packages, including the latest LTS Linux kernel: "deepin 15.2 adopts a new....

Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.4.0

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 08:16:00 PM
Natanael Copa has announced the launch of Alpine Linux 3.4.0. Alpine Linux is a lightweight distribution which uses the musl C library and the BusyBox userland utilities. The latest version of the distribution supplies users with version 1.14 of the MATE desktop and version 4.4 of the Linux....

Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.0

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 04:58:35 PM
Jerry Bezencon has announced the availability of a new release of Linux Lite, a lightweight distribution based on Ubuntu. The new version, Linux Lite 3.0, features a number of significant changes, including an overhaul of the graphical software manager. "Linux Lite 3.0 final is now available for download.....

Distribution Release: Clonezilla Live 2.4.6-25

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 12:11:34 PM
Steven Shiau has announced the release of a new version of the Clonezilla Live disk cloning software. The new release, Clonezilla Live 2.4.6-25, is based on Debian's Unstable (Sid) branch and features version 4.5.4 of the Linux kernel. "This release of Clonezilla Live (2.4.6-25) includes minor enhancements and....

Special Announcement: DistroWatch Turns Fifteen!

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 05:34:14 AM
We are pleased to announce that DistroWatch has reached a milestone - we are exactly 15 years old today! This website, which began back in 2001 as a one-page HTML table reporting on the key features and package versions for a handful of Linux distributions, has grown a....

Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 4.0.0

Monday 30th of May 2016 11:25:48 PM
Tomasz Jokiel has announced the release of Porteus Kiosk 4.0.0, a major new release of the project's Gentoo-based distribution of Linux designed for web kiosks. The biggest change is a switch to the x86_64 architecture following Google's decision to drop support for the 32-bit Chrome browser on the....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 663

Monday 30th of May 2016 12:01:40 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Comparing live version upgrade methods News: Ubuntu MATE's progress, Debian users debate systemd change, Android's use of Java APIs legally fair use, updated WiFi drivers in DragonFlyBSD DistroWatch Statistics: DistroWatch turns 15 Torrent corner: CentOS, Antergos Released last week: Tiny Core Linux....

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