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Distribution Release: Porteus 3.0.1

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 09:17:46 PM
Jay Flood has announced the release of Porteus 3.0.1, a set of lightweight Slackware-based distributions and live CDs in five editions (with KDE, LXDE, MATE, Razor-qt or Xfce): "The Porteus community is elated to announce the release of Porteus Desktop edition 3.0.1, as well as Porteus Kiosk edition....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 570

Monday 4th of August 2014 09:00:06 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: First impressions of Neptune 4 News: Kubuntu introduces KDE Plasma 5, openSUSE turns Factory into rolling release, Debian announces kernel roadmap for "Jessie", FreeBSD improves UEFI support, seL4 releases its microkernel as open-source software Questions and Answers: Getting started with Linux servers....

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.15 Core 80

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 08:30:09 PM
Michael Tremer has announced the release of IPFire 2.15 Core 80, a new stable release of the project's specialist Linux distribution for firewalls: "This is the official release announcement for IPFire 2.15 Core Update 80. It comes with lots of new features, some bug fixes and some minor....

Development Release: Ubuntu 14.10 Alpha 2

Friday 1st of August 2014 11:36:42 AM
Iain Lane has announced the availability of the second alpha release of Ubuntu 14.10, code-named "Utopic Unicorn". As with the first alpha, only Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu Kylin have opted to release CD/DVD images for testing. From the release announcement: "The second alpha of the Utopic....

Distribution Release: SolydXK 201407

Thursday 31st of July 2014 05:34:27 AM
Arjen Balfoort has announced the release of SolydXK 201407, an updated build of the project's Linux distributions with a choice of Xfce (SolydX) or KDE (SolydK) desktops, based on Debian's "Testing" branch: "The Home editions were upgraded to the latest upgrade pack and the Business editions were upgraded....

Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 14.7

Thursday 31st of July 2014 01:29:41 AM
David Purse has announced the release of Simplicity Linux 14.7, a set of lightweight, Puppy-based Linux distributions in four editions: "Simplicity Linux 14.7 is now available for everyone to download for free. Obsidian is our cut-down edition, pretty much just Firefox 30, a network manager and not....

Distribution Release: Zorin OS 9 "Educational"

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 09:28:55 PM
Artyom Zorin has announced the release of Zorin OS 9 "Educational" edition, an Ubuntu-based distribution packed with specialist software suitable for use in educational environments: "We are pleased to release Zorin OS 9 Educational. Zorin OS 9 Educational brings the latest and greatest software into the hands of....

Distribution Release: Bio-Linux 8.0.2

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 03:29:49 PM
Tim Booth has announced the release of Bio-Linux 8.0.2, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with a collection of specialist software designed for use in bioinformatics: "Bio-Linux 8 is a powerful, free bioinformatics workstation platform that can be installed on anything from a laptop to a large server, or run....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 569

Monday 28th of July 2014 09:00:12 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: First impressions of Deepin 2014 News: Fedora Magazine encourages people to join Ask Fedora, Gentoo developer weighs in on using LibreSSL, FreeBSD team issues quarterly report, Ubuntu launches 8th edition of The Official Ubuntu Book Questions and Answers: Encrypted package downloads Released....

Distribution Release: Salix 14.1 "Openbox"

Sunday 27th of July 2014 10:17:27 AM
George Vlahavas has announced the release of Salix 14.1 "Openbox" edition, a lightweight Slackware-based distribution featuring with Openbox as the default window manager: "Salix Openbox 14.1 brings the Openbox window manager, teamed with fbpanel and SpaceFM to create a fast and flexible desktop environment. This is the most....

Development Release: Scientific Linux 7.0 Beta 1

Saturday 26th of July 2014 12:34:00 AM
Pat Riehecky has announced the availability of the first beta build of Scientific Linux 7.0, a distribution compiled from the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and enhanced with extra applications for scientific computing: "Today we are announcing a beta release of Scientific Linux 7. Changes....

Distribution Release: Core OS 367.1.0

Friday 25th of July 2014 07:01:24 PM
Alex Polvi has announced the release of CoreOS 367.1.0, the first stable release of the specialist Linux distribution for servers and clusters: "First off, happy sysadmin day. We think we have a pretty good sysadmin surprise in store for you today as we are announcing the CoreOS stable....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 14.04.1

Friday 25th of July 2014 01:57:22 AM
Adam Conrad has announced the release of Ubuntu 14.04.1, the first maintenance update of the popular distribution's current stable release: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (long-term support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours....

Development Release: Elive 2.3.4 (Beta)

Thursday 24th of July 2014 10:00:32 PM
Samuel Baggen has announced the release of Elive 2.3.4, the latest beta version from the project that builds a Debian-based distribution with a customised Enlightenment desktop: "The Elive team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.3.4. This new version includes: a send-to-Dropbox option has....

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Eclipse Luna for Fedora 20

If you are a Fedora Eclipse user, then you're probably saddened since the release of Eclipse Luna (4.4) because you are still using Eclipse Kepler (4.3) on Fedora 20. Well, be saddened no longer because Eclipse Luna is now available for Fedora 20 as a software collection! A software collection is simply a set of RPMs whose contents are isolated from the rest of your system such that they do not modify, overwrite or otherwise conflict with anything in the main Fedora repositories. This allows you install multiple versions of a software stack side-by-side, without them interfering with one another. More can be read about this mechanism on the software collections website. The Eclipse Luna software collection lives in a separate yum repository, which must be configured by clicking on this link to install the release package. Read more