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Distribution Release: Linux Mint 18 "KDE"

Friday 9th of September 2016 02:26:41 PM
Clement Lefebvre has announced the release of Linux Mint 18 "KDE", an edition of the Mint family featuring the KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop: "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' KDE edition. Linux Mint 18 is a long-term support release which will....

Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 7.10

Thursday 8th of September 2016 03:25:40 AM
Bruce Dubbs has announced the release of Linux From Scratch (LFS) 7.10, the latest version of the project's electronic book of step-by-step instructions on how to build a base Linux system from scratch. A separate book, Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS), which extends the base system with additional....

Distribution Release: AryaLinux 2016.08

Wednesday 7th of September 2016 08:36:49 PM
Chandrakant Singh has announced a new release of AryaLinux, a cutting-edge distribution based on Linux From Scratch. The new release of AryaLinux, version 2016.08, features MATE 1.15, support for KDE and LXQt desktop environments and Qt4 has been dropped in favour of Qt 5. The GNU Compiler Collection....

Distribution Release: AV Linux 2016.8.30

Wednesday 7th of September 2016 06:03:11 PM
The AV Linux distribution is a Debian-based project which features many applications to assist the user in working with audio and video formats. The project has released a new version, AV Linux 2016.8.30, with a long list of changes: "Fixed UID/GID issue and restored live and installed UID/GID....

Development Release: Elive 2.7.6 (Beta)

Wednesday 7th of September 2016 02:50:38 PM
The Elive project has announced a new beta release of their Debian-based distribution. The new development snapshot, Elive 2.7.6 (beta), includes a welcome panel in the distribution's live mode, offers faster application launches and the default shell has been switched from bash to zsh. "When you run the....

Distribution Release: Solus

Wednesday 7th of September 2016 02:43:56 AM
Joshua Strobl has announced the release of Solus, the latest stable version of the desktop-oriented Linux distribution with the home-built Budgie as the preferred desktop user interface. Despite the tiny increment in the version number, the new release is packed with fresh software updates, including the latest....

Distribution Release: Emmabuntus 1.01 "Debian"

Monday 5th of September 2016 08:51:57 PM
The Emmabuntus project, which creates a desktop operating system designed to be run primarily on older computers, has announced an update to the distribution's "Debian" edition. The new version, Emmabuntus 1.01 "Debian", is based on Debian 8.5 and introduces support for the 64-bit x86 architecture. "This 1.01 version....

Distribution Release: Frugalware Linux 2.1

Monday 5th of September 2016 05:00:30 PM
The Frugalware development team has announced the availability of a new version of the Frugalware Linux distribution. Frugalware Linux is an independent distribution which follows a "keep it simple" style of design and features the pacman package manager. With the release of Frugalware 2.1, the team has announced....

Distribution Release: Porteus Kiosk 4.1.0

Monday 5th of September 2016 06:33:04 AM
Tomasz Jokiel has announced the release of Porteus Kiosk 4.1.0, a new version of the project's Gentoo-based distribution for web kiosks: "I'm pleased to announce that Porteus Kiosk 4.1.0 is now available for download. Linux kernel has been updated to version 4.4.19, Mozilla Firefox to version 45.3.0ESR and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 677

Monday 5th of September 2016 12:04:34 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Peppermint OS 7 News: Changes to Manjaro's leadership, openSUSE plans extra beta release, TrueOS becomes rolling-release Tips and tricks: Copying columns of text, organizing files, creating torrents Torrent corner: Kali Linux, Manjaro Linux, OpenBSD Released last week: Salix 14.2, GhostBSD 10.3, Kali....

Development Release: FreeNAS 10-BETA

Friday 2nd of September 2016 11:22:14 PM
The FreeNAS team has announced the release of a new beta snapshot which is now available for testing. The new version, FreeNAS 10-BETA, fixes many bugs and introduces Docker support. The developers have noted that this is still an early preview of features to come in FreeNAS 10....

Distribution Release: wattOS R10

Thursday 1st of September 2016 04:26:34 PM
Ronald Ropp has announced a new release of the low energy wattOS distribution. The wattOS project uses Ubuntu as a base and ships a collection of software suitable for old and low-end hardware. The new version, wattOS R10, is based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS and ships with the....

BSD Release: OpenBSD 6.0

Thursday 1st of September 2016 01:39:00 PM
The OpenBSD team has announced the availability of a new stable release of their security-oriented operating system. The new release, OpenBSD 6.0, introduces many bug fixes, improved driver support for many devices and fixes a number of potential security issues in OpenSSH. The new release also features a....

Distribution Release: Remix OS 3.0.203

Thursday 1st of September 2016 10:01:38 AM
Jide Technology has announced the availability of an updated release of Remix OS, version 3.0.203. Remix OS is a distribution project working on porting Google's Android (6.0 "Marshmallow") operating systems to desktop and laptop PCs. From the release announcement: "Remix OS for PC version 3.0.203. Optimizations for the....

Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 16.08

Thursday 1st of September 2016 06:00:41 AM
Philip Muller has announced the release of Manjaro Linux 16.08, a desktop-oriented distribution originally forked from Arch Linux. This version comes in two editions, shipping the Xfce 4.12 and KDE Plasma 5.7 desktops: "After two months of development, we are happy to present Manjaro 'Ellada' to you! The....

Development Release: Pisi Linux 2.0 Beta 2

Thursday 1st of September 2016 01:49:16 AM
The second beta release of the upcoming Pisi Linux 2.0, a new version of the desktop Linux distribution forked from the original Pardus Linux, is now ready for testing: "The new 2.0 beta 2 is now available. What is waiting for you in this version? Many programs, such....

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 2016.2

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 04:56:06 PM
Kali Linux is a Debian Testing-based distribution which includes many forensic and data recovery tools. The distribution uses a rolling release model for updates with Kali Linux 2016.2 providing the most recent snapshot of packages. "During these past few months, we've been busy adding new relevant tools to....

BSD Release: GhostBSD 10.3

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 01:08:38 PM
The GhostBSD project develops a desktop friendly operating system based on FreeBSD. The project has updated its 10.x series with the launch of GhostBSD 10.3. The new version supports booting on UEFI-enabled computers, supports ZFS volumes and includes VirtualBox modules. "What changed in GhostBSD 10.3? The installer partition....

Development Release: openSUSE 42.2 Beta 1

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 12:30:45 PM
Ludwig Nussel has announced the availability of the first beta build of openSUSE 42.2, the upcoming new stable release scheduled to arrive on 16 November 2016: "openSUSE 42.2 beta 1 is on the mirrors. Even though it's called beta 1, the base system is mostly in sync with....

Development Release: Fedora 25 Alpha

Tuesday 30th of August 2016 10:29:34 PM
Dennis Gilmore has announced that the initial alpha build of the upcoming Fedora 25 release is ready for download and testing. "The Fedora project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Fedora 25 alpha, an important milestone on the road to our Fedora 25 release in....

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